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By Ashtin Morio, Hanley Foundation Prevention Specialist You may have heard the misconception that marijuana is safer than cigarettes. You may have even heard that medical marijuana is just like other medicine. However, we have learned that these are common misconceptions, especially among the adolescent and young adult populations. So, what...
By Ashleigh Berke, Hanley Foundation Prevention Specialist As marijuana becomes legal in various capacities – a new challenge is presented for parents, caregivers and educators…How do you talk to kids about using a newly legal substance that is gaining societal acceptance and even the label of medicine among some?Regardless of your role in...
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By Michelle Duret, Hanley Foundation Prevention Specialist Even if you don’t light the cigarette yourself, you can still be impacted by the negative side effects of smoking. Secondhand smoke from tobacco products harms everyone in proximity, especially children. We must protect ourselves and future generations to come. Why is secondhand...
By Keri Malinoski, MA, CAP, Hanley Foundation Prevention Specialist “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures. They give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.”  – Gilda Radner Almost any pet owner can cite numerous advantages of having a cuddly companion around the home....
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.

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