Illinois Web site aims to help families
- By Daniel Keegan
- Aug 07, 2000
As part of a program that seeks to help parents overcome problems facing
children, Illinois launched an Internet site that families can use as a
The Futures for Kids program launched its site
as a resource on subjects such as drugs, juvenile delinquency and school
success. Information is provided for both parents and children. The site
is divided into three sections: "Healthy Futures" provides information on
topics such as nutrition, finding a doctor and paying for health care. "Safe
Futures" provides information about childproofing your home and how to deal
with strangers and violent situations. "Bright Futures" provides ways to
keep children in school and build self-esteem.
"We hope parents start talking to their kids on some of these issues
and begin to use [the site] as a resource," said Cathy Leonis-Muno, program
Each section has links to sites where parents can find medical, safety
and education assistance. The site also has information on the Governor's
Teen Summit, where 100 Illinois teens gathered in May to discuss drug prevention.
The program is run from the office of First Lady Lura Lynn Ryan.