Red Ribbon Week 2011
“It’s Up to Me to Be Drug Free”
What is Red Ribbon Week?
Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country and takes place during the last week in October. This year Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated October 23-31, 2011.
The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to reach communities all across America to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG-FREE AMERICA, and Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who died in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe.
How We Can Help? What Can You Do?
Red Ribbon Week is nationally recognized and celebrated. Parents play an important role in their children lives by being their first role model. Parents can show their support for Red Ribbon Week by not supporting illicit drug use, taking part in your child’s life by spending time and talking to them, and displaying behaviors and attitudes that oppose illicit drug use.
By wearing a red ribbon during the last week in October, you can support the campaign and your local communities to take a stand against drugs and show intolerance for illicit drug use.
LMCHD supports Red Ribbon Week and encourages all communities to help build a drug-free America and to participate in drug prevention activities that are happening in your area.
The following links provide information regarding prevention, strategies, and answers to questions that you may have about how to help or talk to your children regarding drug prevention.
PARENTS. The Anti-Drug (Spanish Version)
Lean how to talk about drugs to your children
National Family Partnership
Red Ribbon Week Information, Drug Information, Parenting Tools and Advise
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
Connect for Kids
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America
News, Drug information, Parenting Advice