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9/17/2018

Know! To create an after school prevention plan

A new school year is a time of transition, especially for students entering ThinkstockPhotos-499487432.jpgmiddle or high school or students attending a new school. Studies show that times of transition increase a child’s risk for substance use.


9/13/2018

Know! The Risk Factors Associated with Drug Addiction

More than 20 million Americans are currently in recovery from addiction, which is something to celebrate! Tragically, however, more than 20 million more Americans are currently facing addiction. Have you ever wondered why some people become addicted to alcohol and drugs, while others don’t?


9/4/2018

Know! The Key Skills for Academic Success

As teens begin a new school year, we can help them start strong and stay on track toward academic success. We all know the importance of academic achievement in shaping the minds of our children, giving them a competitive edge to further their education and to better prepare them for future careers. In addition, research shows there are health benefits as well—as young people who achieve higher grades in the classroom also don’t use drugs.


8/30/2018

Know! How to Create Safe and Welcoming Schools for LGBT Students

GettyImages-472404164-1.jpgAs discussed in the previous tip, Know! To Support Your LGBT Student, we learned that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth face an increased risk of bullying, violence and sexual assault compared to their heterosexual peers. In turn, these youth experience higher rates of depression, suicide and suicidal thoughts, substance use and risky sexual behavior. We also discussed the impact of parental acceptance versus rejection on a child’s mental, emotional and physical health, and learned what parents can do to better protect and support their LGBT child’s overall health and well-being.


8/23/2018

Know! To Support Your LGBT Student

GettyImages-824257318.jpgThe back-to-school season brings excitement for students (even if they won’t admit it), mixed with a bit of fear and anxiety. These feelings are especially apparent if a student is moving up to middle or high school or attending a new school. For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, however, fear and anxious feelings may be further intensified.


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