Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are warning about an increase in accidental ingestion of marijuana by children.
The study relies on National Poison Data System figures from 2000-2017. Up until 2008, the number of incidents involving kids was mostly flat at about 80 cases a year.
Since then, however, it increased by slightly more than 25% a year on average. According to the study, “during this period of increase, more than 70% of these ingestions occurred in states with legislation legalizing marijuana.”
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Participation in team sports as a young person can significantly reduce the long-term likelihood of depression and anxiety for people with childhood trauma. Read the full article here.
Students from Gray-New Gloucester High School collaborated with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and Casco Bay CAN to visit local businesses and promote Project Sticker Shock, a national and state-wide program. The students volunteered to be a part of the project and bring awareness to the ramifications of purchasing alcohol for underage individuals by placing stickers on alcohol packs that include Maine laws about providing or purchasing alcohol for a minor. Volunteers wore t-shirts promoting their efforts and they presented participating businesses with a “thank you” recognition certificate for helping promote keeping youth safe and healthy. Project Sticker Shock was also implemented in surrounding communities served by Casco Bay CAN and is held twice a year, in the Spring during prom and graduation season and again in December during the holiday season.
Photo from left to right: Deputy Cole Chandler (School Resource Officer, CC Sheriff’s Office), Jenny Hall, Michelle Murley (School Social Worker) Jess Nimblett, Keegan Delaney, Emma Sinford, Gage Grindle, Morgan Stokes, Nick McCann, Joye Macrina, Connor Myatt, Renee Brichetto, Sabrina Fisher, Zoe Jewell, and Deputy Shaeffer (CCSO).
How to help youth (and yourself!) with anxiety. Here are three keys to help you reset:
1. Think of 5 things that went right today.
2. Make an active list.
3. Get an accountability buddy.
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As part of his Seven C’s of Resilience, Dr. Ken Ginsburg talks about the importance and power of connections during adolescence.
Tip: Celebrate safely during the end of the sports season
Make healthy choices and stay alcohol and drug-free to celebrate the end of your sports season. Plan a dinner out with friends and family, host a game or movie night or take an overnight trip to somewhere new. Take time to reflect on the season and prepare for your next sport or enjoy the off-season.
Anxiety is a very normal part of being human, but for as many as one in five children it can reach intrusive levels, interfering with family life, friendships, and school performance. This transformational session will provide parents and carers with the essential information and powerful, practical strategies to help their children and teens thrive through anxiety, whether it’s everyday levels of anxiety or more intrusive.
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