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By Heather Rogers, Hanley Foundation Prevention Specialist “She swings…there’s contact…. it’s outta here!” There’s no better feeling as an athlete than seeing that perfect pitch, the feeling of making solid contact and hearing that boom off the bat. Whether it sails over the fence or it’s a line shot...
By Susan Makowski, Hanley Foundation Prevention Specialist Even before COVID-19, school closures and online learning, parents have homeschooled their children for a wide variety of reasons. Some families choose to homeschool because their local public education system is lacking in areas they feel are important. Some families are unable...
By Ashleigh Berke, Hanley Foundation Prevention Specialist While alcohol remains the most commonly used substance among youth, marijuana is quickly gaining popularity, as it becomes more socially acceptable and readily available across the nation. Young people use marijuana for many of the same reasons they may begin using alcohol,...
Nick News Presents: Kids, Race, and Unity | Hosted By Alicia Keys Hosted by Alicia Keys, Nick News talks with founders and leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement, offer tools for families to have constructive conversations about race, and highlights teen activists who are fighting racial injustice in Kids, Race and Unity.
By Jennifer Venuto “Parenthood has two big transitions, when our children arrive and when they leave.” Today is the day that my son starts his freshman orientation at Florida State University.  Exciting right?  The thing is, he will be orienting from the office in our home, logging into a Zoom...
Planning a road trip, having a stay-cation, or just need ideas to keep your teen busy this summer? Check out these interactive activities and resources around drug prevention to keep them busy and educated as summer break is when many teens may experiment with drugs. Have little ones? Don't worry, we got you covered...
The Bridging The Gap program assists those in treatment make the transition from treatment to the A.A. Program. Those of us who were previously in treatment have found that probably the “wettest” and most “slippery” place in the journey to lifelong sobriety is the distance between the door of the treatment facility and the nearest A.A. group...
Originally Published on childmind.org Although e-cigarettes have been around for more than a decade, vaping rates have skyrocketed in recent years, especially among teens. E-cigarettes are now the most frequently used tobacco product among adolescents — some 2.1 million middle and high school students were e-cigarette users in 2017 — far surpassing traditional combustible cigarettes.
Originally Published on childmind.org Every fall, after students return to high school and college, there are tragic news stories about those who die of alcohol poisoning. These tragedies could often be averted if teens were better prepared to call for help. When we speak with teens in our classroom prevention workshops, they...
Originally Published on childmind.org Humans are creatures of habit. Even when we welcome it, change takes more energy. So perhaps it’s not surprising that children often find it difficult to make transitions between activities, places, and objects of attention. Being asked to stop one thing and start another is a very common trigger...

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