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During the past year it has been my privilege to work on several projects with the National Organizations for Youth Safety, www.noys.org. NOYS is a national coalition of 65 agencies that serve youth in a variety of areas, including traffic safety, wellness, substance abuse, youth violence, and bullying. NOYS reaches about 80 million people in the U.S. with its outstanding website and excellent, numerous communications. NOYS has been kind enough to highlight this blog and its posts on several occasions.
NOYS has now launched a new effort to reach one of the most challenged and challenging audiences, parents and relatives of teens who have died or have been seriously injured in vehicle crashes. This service is provided as a new blog called Parent Perspective. The link is theparentsperspective.blogspot.com. The concept is that I and a few other parents are attempting to start an online conversation about the difficulties of loss and injury involving teens, so that parents who are struggling will know that they are not alone. NOYS and the parents involved in the writing expect that it may take some time – and some brave parents and relatives — to get this conversation going in such a public forum, but we think that once it is established, it will be a helpful and unique resource.
If you know of a parent or relative who might benefit from this new source, please pass along the link above. Thanks