Study: States That Legalized Marijuana Saw Uptick In Kids Ingesting Drugs

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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Keep Your Kids Healthy and Safe this Summer!

Thank you SoPo Unite for these helpful summer tips!

Playing Sports May Protect From Childhood Trauma

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.

How to Help with Anxiety

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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Resilience and Connection During Adolescence

As part of his Seven C’s of Resilience, Dr. Ken Ginsburg talks about the importance and power of connections during adolescence.

 

 

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

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.

Strengthening Children and Teens Against Anxiety

Strengthening Children and Teens Against Anxiety

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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