Kitchen Table Toolkit
The Kitchen Table Toolkit was developed to assist parents, teachers, counselors and the community with guidance on how to initiate conversations about heroin and opioid abuse. The information in the toolkit may also be applicable for alcohol and other drugs. Videos and guidance documents were developed to assist with a community forum or a personal conversation.
Also included is a PowerPoint presentation which may be used in the classroom, a group setting or any one-on-one conversation
How to Use
This document provides information to assist when conducting a discussion with adults about alcohol and substance abuse.
This document provides age-appropriate information to assist individuals with methods to start the conversation about alcohol and substance abuse.
Video Part 1: Talking with the Community
A video on talking with the community that can be used at things like community forums, PTA meetings, teacher trainings, etc. Hearing real stories offers an opportunity for individuals to understand that addiction can happen to anyone, any family, at any time. The video ends with an action to view Part 2 with young people and have the conversation.
Video Part 2: Talking with Young People
A video on starting a conversation with a young person. This video can be shown and talked about at the kitchen table, in a classroom or at the sports field.
A variety of print materials are available for your use to continue the discussion. You may download the materials or order them for free delivery in New York State.