December 26, 2023

Staying Safe in the New Year

As we get ready to ring in the new year, many are celebrating with family and friends. We advocate for the safety of pregnant women and children, and we are pro your lives too. Please stay safe this holiday season!

Be a defensive driver especially during the holidays, and keep your headlights on during the day as it is proven to reduce accidents.

Intoxicated drivers are a big threat during the holidays, especially New Year’s Eve. Hungover drivers aren’t at their best the next day, either. 

So if you host a party, consider switching from serving alcohol to eggnog or hot or sparking cider before midnight!

If you plan on drinking, remember most areas have sober rides if you overdo it. 

Better yet, volunteer as a designated driver. 

The new year is also a time to make resolutions and goals.

Talking to kids about the hidden threats of fentanyl and other drugs and alcohol is a conversation that needs repeating—and sharing with other parents. Here are some tips as we head into the new year:

How to Talk to Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

Getting Help with Substance Abuse

Our WomenDeserveBetter helpsite has more than 300 other articles to help families Work, Learn, Live, and Love better.

Help us help women and children by sharing these resources now—and throughout the new year.

Because women deserve better,

Joyce McCauley-Benner
Director of Public Education

P.S. The three-way year-end match is on until December 31. As 2023 comes to a close, we thank you for helping us through your tax-deductible donation to help women and children.