Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Never increase your exercise intensity or the amount of weight lifted by a factor of 10% every 2 weeks

Be smart to avoid injury when training for your sport. Gradual increases in exercise intensity and amount of weight lifted will provide the best results. Progression is the key to the success of your workout.


Why We Should Embrace Mistakes in School

Helping students respond to perceived failure:
1) Adjust the learning context: “Let’s try this another way”
2) Encourage persistence: “Keep trying, Don’t give up!”
3) Model self-compassion: “Be kind to yourself when you’re confused; it’s okay.”
4) Build positive relationships with students: “I see your strengths, and I believe in you.”
5) Focus on resilience: “Even though this is tough, you will find your way.”

To read the full article from the Greater Good Magazine, Science-Based Insights for A Meaningful Life click here

The Power of Grandparents

Find out how to communicate better with your teenage grandchild; learn about the latest drugs; and discover how you can help keep your grandchild healthy.

SAMHSA Family Educational Materials

Check out SAMHSA’s new Family Educational Materials, which give youth and caregivers information and resources about mental disorders such as bipolar disorder, major depression, first episode psychosis and more. Download:

What to Look for – and What to Avoid – when Searching for an Addiction Treatment Program

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids writes to look for these top things in a treatment center:

They readily provide their day-to-day schedule.

They have easily-identifiable contact information and a physical address.

Their website has photos of real people, staff and facilities.

They’re accredited.

They have full-time staff with addiction counseling credentials.

They understand and are equipped to handle co-occurring disorders if needed for your son or daughter.

The program is gender- and age-appropriate.

They treat detox medically.

They practice evidence-based treatments.

They include family as part of the process.

They have a very clear step-down or discharge process.

They are very clear and up-front about costs.

They have a policy on no “kick-backs” for referrals.

Read the full article here.