About the event
The simple, little things you do with your kids make a big difference. These activities create strong, healthy relationships that can prevent future drug use. On the fourth Monday of September, Family Day brings together communities across the country to celebrate the positive influence parents have on their kids.
Founded in 2001 by Center on Addiction, Family Day works with organizations across the country to educate parents about how everyday activities, like sharing a meal, playing a game, or asking about their day, can make a difference in the life of a child. With the support of corporations, community leaders, Major League Baseball teams, schools and thousands of local groups, Family Day helps communities prevent teen drug use.
Family Day works to strengthen family ties and thereby strengthens the the bonds that hold homes, neighborhoods, and communities together.
Last year, 15 state first spouses served as Honorary Chairs of Family Day, about 6,000 people downloaded materials from from the Family Day website, and 11,000 Family Day borchures and magnets were distributed nationwide. To date, we communicate with over 35,000 community groups and individuals through our social media outlets.
More than 100 local non-profits including school, community based groups, subtance abuse prevention organizations, and small businesses celebrated and promoted Fmaily Day by linking to www.CASAFamilyDay.org, ordering materials, hosting events, or including information on their website.
The success of Family Day is defined by how many parents we reach with our message and our initiative on a yearly basis. We look at how many First Spouses serve as Honorary Chairs and the number of people that order Family Day materials. Honorary Chairs promote Family Day in their local communities by sending out press releases, holding events, distributing materials and spreading the word using their social media pages. We also look at the number of non-profit groups, schools, faith-based organizations and community centers that order Family Day materials. The more materials we distribute, the more parents we reach with our message. Lastly, we track the number of people who visit www.CASAFamilyDay.org, download our Family Day Toolkits, and engage with Family Day on Facebook and Twitter.
Why should you sponsor?
All sponsorship funds received will help us spread awareness about the importance of connecting with your kids every day. Research shows that children with hands-on parents are far less likely to smoke, drink or use other drugs. Your contribution will enable us to reach audiences we didn’t have access to before. For example, we would be able to translate our materials into different languages. We can provide parents with tools and tips that will help them openly talk about the dangers of substance use with their kids.
Organization: Center on Addiction
Event: CASA Family Day
Contact: Elizabeth Mustacchio, Senior Marketing and Communications Associate
Telephone Number: 212-841-5286
E-mail Address: *****@****.***
Center on Addiction is a science-based, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 1992 by former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
Our purpose is to find, promote and enact the necessary solutions to end America’s deadly addiction crisis.
WHAT WE DO
TURN RESEARCH INTO RESULTS
Research is at the core of what we do and have been doing for more than 25 years. But, we are more than a research organization. We take action. Armed with our deep understanding of addiction, we’re working to ensure these effective prevention and treatment strategies are implemented wherever a need exists.
MOBILIZE AND EDUCATE FAMILIES
We make research relatable so families can put our knowledge to work. By empowering parents and caregivers with information, we hope to dramatically improve the odds that young people will avoid or overcome addiction.
And, we’re not just stopping there. We’re igniting a movement that will bring together families and put an end to the heartbreak.
MODERNIZE OUR TREATMENT SYSTEM
We provide world-class consulting services to our nation’s health care providers so they have the tools to provide patients with the quality of care they deserve. We facilitate change in health care systems and emphasize the implementation of evidence-based practices.
ADVOCATE FOR EFFECTIVE POLICIES
We make recommendations on health, justice, education and regulatory policies to change the culture around addiction and replace stigma with compassion and science. We counsel lawmakers and policymakers on how to implement the best strategies to take on addiction.
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