In this Know! Alert we are warning teachers and school administrators about youth getting high on cough syrup. While young people abusing cough medicine is nothing new, is seems to have grown again in popularity, with one in 10 teens partaking nationwide.
Do your students know what to expect from “dating” partners? Have you discussed with them the characteristics of healthy dating relationships? While it is easy to make light of adolescent boyfriend/girlfriend relationships, it may be a risky notion; as statistics show that one in three teens experience an abusive dating relationship prior to high school graduation.
February is known as the month of love. With that in mind, Know! focuses back-to-back Parent Tips on adolescent “love” relationships.
When it comes to drugs and drug abuse, youth receive an abundance of misinformation from television, the internet, movies, music and peers. That’s why January 27th through February 2nd is being honored as National Drug Facts Week; a health observance for teens that aims to shatter the myths and share the truth about drugs and what they can do to one’s brain, body and behavior.
TEACHERS: January rolls in like a breath of fresh air. The calendar is reset and the second half of the school year is just beginning. In many regards, it is a chance for students to begin anew and an opportunity to do things “better” moving forward. The New Year is also an ideal occasion for them (and you) to set some fresh goals.