About TIP the Scale

TIP the Scale, a parent communication campaign, is very much a community effort aimed at involving parents in changing local attitudes and behaviors to prevent underage drug use with a focus on alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco (including vaping).  TIP stands for Talking Improves Parenting. The goal is to encourage parents to do their part to help TIP the Scale to stop underage drinking and drug use in Iroquois County by:

  • communicating with their teens that underage alcohol and drug use is both illegal and harmful
  • setting clear rules/enforcing consequences regarding underage alcohol and drug use 
  • and not providing alcohol or drugs for teens.

You Can Get Involved Too

It takes a county to raise a child.  Please e-mail us for more information.

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Recent News

Pizza with a Side of Prevention

Iroquois County pizzerias have teamed up with the TIP the Scale campaign to encourage families to talk about the risks…

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Tune in to 94.1 WGFA to Hear a Live Hotline Interview with Deputy Clint Perzee on May 14, 2021 at 8:15 a.m.

How can parents help to keep their teens safe during graduation season? Tune in to 94.1 WGFA on Friday, May…

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TIP the Scale’s Ad in IWHS Musical Program Makes Parents Take Note

Parenting is the role of a lifetime.  Iroquois West High School parents attending the Broadway Revue 2021 were reminded to…

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Iroquois County Member Agencies


Central Community Unit School District #4 • Christ Lutheran High School • Cissna Park Community Unit School District #6 • Clove Alliance for Hope and Healing • Crescent-Iroquois Community Unit School District #249 • District #21 Illinois State Police • Donovan Community Unit School District #3 • George Cuonzo • Gibson Hospital & Health Services • Gilman Nursing Home • Harbor House • ILNG Counterdrug Task Force Illinois State Police – Vermilion County MEG • Iroquois County City Municipalities • Iroquois County Community Unit School District #9 • Iroquois County Coroner’s Office • Iroquois County Opioid Coalition • Iroquois County Parents • Iroquois County Probation Department • Iroquois County Public Health Department • Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department • Iroquois County State’s Attorney’s Office • Iroquois County Youth • Iroquois Memorial Hospital • Iroquois Mental Health Center •  Iroquois West Community Unit School District #10 • Iroquois-Kankakee Regional Office of Education • Milford Area Public Schools District #124 • Nexus Family Healing - Onarga Academy • Prairie State’s Christian Camp • St. John Lutheran School • St. Paul Lutheran School • The Garage in Gilman • Times-Republic Newspaper • Trinity Church - Celebrate Recovery • United Way • University of Illinois Extension Office - Ford-Iroquois • Volunteer Services: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren • WGFA Radio Station • Watseka Kiwanis Club • Watseka Masonic Lodge • Watseka Park District • Local police departments in Ashkum, Buckley, Cissna Park, Clifton, Gilman, Milford, Onarga, Sheldon, Watseka and Woodland

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