Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children™ is a national movement promoting parental engagement as a tool to help keep kids substance free. Mission Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children™ is a national movement launched by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia™) in 2001 to remind parents that frequent family Dinners Make A Difference! While there are no silver bullets – substance abuse can strike any family regardless of ethnicity, affluence, age or gender – the parental engagement fostered at the dinner table can be a simple, effective tool to help prevent substance abuse in kids.
Family Day began as a grassroots initiative and has grown to become a nationwide celebration. Every year, families, faith-based organizations, elected officials, Major League Baseball teams, corporations and landmarks across the country celebrate and promote Family Day.
Company Overview CASAColumbia is a science-based, multidisciplinary organization focused on transforming society’s understanding of and response to the disease of addiction. Founded in 1992 by Former US Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Joseph A. Califano, Jr., CASAColumbia assembles the professional skills needed to research, prevent, treat and eliminate this disease. CASAColumbia conducts its own research and also utilizes the scientific findings of others to inform Americans of the economic and social costs of substance use and addiction in all sectors of society and its impact on their lives. CASAColumbia aims to reduce the stigma attached to this disease and replace shame with hope. For more information visit www.casacolumbia.org.
Join the national celebration on Monday, September 24, 2012.
DINNER MAKES A DIFFERENCE!