Talking with your teen or middle schooler is an important part of helping keep your family safe. MADD's Power of Parents program can give you the tools you need to handle hard situations.
Is your Child Drinking?
Here are the warning signs to look for in order to determine if your child might be putting themselves at risk by drinking alcohol before 21.
April 21st is National Day to Talk with Your Children About Alcohol
21 Days in Support of 21
Every day from April 1-21, MADD will provide parents and communities across the nation with information and tools to tackle underage drinking through MADD's Power of Parents program, nationally sponsored by Nationwide and nationally supported by the GM Foundation.
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National Presenting Sponsor:
We are proud of our partnership with Nationwide Insurance, who supports our entire mission through a MADD/Nationwide affinity program, our mission of underage drinking prevention through our Power of Parents® program, and our Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® through their sponsorship of Tie One On For Safety®.
In 2013, a total of 1,149 children 14 and younger were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Of those 1,149 fatalities, 200 (17%) occurred in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes. Out of those 200 deaths, 121 (61%) were occupants of vehicles with drivers who had BACs of .08 or higher, and another 29 children (15%) were pedestrians or pedalcyclists struck by drivers with BACs of .08 or higher. More Facts »
voices of victims
If you or a loved one has been affected by drunk driving, MADD is here to help. 24-Hour Victim Help Line 877.MADD.HELP