Originally Published on The Daily Beast Authorities nationwide are reporting an uptick in fatal opioid overdoses during social distancing. Lynn sat in the parking lot of her opioid treatment clinic in Columbus, Ohio, for hours on a recent Tuesday. Like in other parts of the country, the coronavirus pandemic was leading...
Family can exist in many forms and as a single parent, there are some things I know to be important. What lies in the epicenter of that are the people who consider themselves family and the love that they have for one another. These bonds are important because family helps us get through...
By Prevention Specialist LaQueda Lewis We have all been experiencing the inimical effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on our society and families. One of the big changes that have occurred is virtual learning because our children cannot attend school due to the potential spreading of the virus. The big question is how do we...
Raising children is hard. Parenting Wisely can help. Two highly interactive courses designed by family and social scientists to help parents with tips and tools to parent your children in difficult situations. Learn constructive skills proven to solve problem behaviors, family conflict, and more. These programs are especially helpful for single parents.  Programs are on-line and free. ...
By Susan Makowski, Prevention Specialist Are you looking for ways to improve your relationship with your children? Do you feel like you could benefit from gaining a few new insights into some effective parenting techniques?  If you find yourself answering YES then please continue reading to find out more about “Active Parenting” and...
By Prevention Specialist Lakisha Griffin  Young children often live in their imaginary world more than they do in the real world. We as parents know that the real world offers fears, stress, worries, and anxieties. These things can cause more harm than good. We as parents need to be able...
By Lorrie van Voorthuijsen So . . .  school has begun at home– the assignments are in from the teachers, the computers and tablets are up and running, and YOU are the new substitute. And teaching was not what you expected to do this spring.  Welcome to...
Substance abuse is unfortunate with 19.7 million Americans ages 12 and older who have been suffering, but we can work together to prevent and treat the illness with adequate healthcare modalities. We must be aware of comorbidities when speaking about substance abuse, which is the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions in a patient, such...
With the current Coronavirus Pandemic, also known as COVID-19, as parents we are adjusting to a “New Normal” as it relates to life as we once knew. Some of us were stay at home moms or maybe working parents who struggled to find a healthy balance between home, work, school, extracurricular activities and then some.  In a...