IYD is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that promotes a
comprehensive message to youth in the U.S. and around the world to avoid
five harmful risk behaviors that are inextricably linked: alcohol,
drugs, sex, tobacco and violence. IYD believes that children and teens,
provided with consistent and sound messages, are capable of making the
choice to avoid these risk behaviors altogether, especially if they are
empowered by strong parent and family connections.
This web site is designed for both professionals in the field
of youth development and for mothers, fathers, and teens looking
current information and advice. It is designed to provide an overview
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