R.I.S.K. Sonoma - A Parent Support Network (Resources, Information, Support and Knowledge), is fiscally sponsored project under the non profit under Inquiring Systems, Inc., dedicated to helping families connect with resources. Our structure and services are designed to help us to become advocates for parents and children in difficult issues like substance abuse, bullying, academic issues or even trouble fitting in school. Parents often find themselves in difficult situations with thier children , and have no place to turn. R.I.S.K offers a place to turn when parents need another parent to talk to and a connection to the resources that are needed to get answer and support from professionals.
Starting at "square one" while you are struggling with a difficult and confused teen is challenging. We hope to be able to eliminate the need for parents to have to research for help. We want to be there to take some of the burden off of them and give them the tools and support they need. We believe parents need support to stay healthy and strong to be able to help get their teens and their families the help they need.
R.I.S.K is partnering with other groups in Sonoma Valley including Sonoma Valley Youth and SErvices, Sonoma Valley Boys and Girls Club, Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, Sonoma Valley Hospital and schools to centralize information, support and resources. We are here to listen and create dialogue between parents and the community about raising children in today's world.
R.I.S.K has held a number of educational forums about the dangers our kids and teens face from binge drinking, e-cigs/vaping, the effects of marijuana on brain development in teens, opiod issues and addictiones. Our goal is to be proactive in brining issues to the forefront. Trhough education, professional panels and open discussion, we hope to be able to give parents and students the resources and knowldege they need to navigate the issue they are going through.
There are many ways in which you can support R.I.S.K. Sonoma:
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Thank you to community partners and sponsors who have supported our events!