Free Screening: LIKE- Documentary on Finding Balance in our Digital World

Join us Tuesday March 16 @ 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT for a virtual screening and panel of LIKE a Documentary about the impact of social media on our lives.

LIKE is a film-based education program exploring the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. The goal of the film is to inspire us to self-regulate. Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share, and care … but is that what’s really happening? We will be showing the film, which will promptly be followed by a panel discussion and include access to further resources and materials.
This free event is made possible with generous support from the Bradley Family Foundation and Casco Bay CAN. Hosted by Freeport Middle School and Freeport Community Services. View the details and register below!

 

 

Start Conversations to Help Kids With Saying No to Risky Behaviors

From the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility and Ask, Listen, Learn: Parents: navigating the teenage years with our children can prove overwhelming. From academics and sports, to social media and technology, kids are faced with countless pressures and often times, risky situations. It’s important for parents to guide their teens, and their developing brains, through a healthy lifestyle. As kids become adults and go through changes and transitions, it’s important to keep having conversations.
Check out the short video in the link below!

 

 

The Anxiety Vaccine Pt. 2: What Parents Can Do Right Now

“As we face a mental health crisis alongside the pandemic that we really focus on the emotional management skills that we can teach our children. It’s an effective way to immunize them against emotional difficulties by talking about their emotions, raising their awareness of them, and parents modeling emotional literacy. Lynn discusses the commons trait that most anxious parents have in common in how they raise anxious kids.”

If you are worried about your children and anxiety, Lynn Lyons, Psychotherapist, Anxiety and Children​, provides helpful tips on how to help.

The Anxiety Vaccine Pt. 2: What Parents Can Do Right Now

 

The Teen Brain

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: To increase flexibility hold each stretch for at least 45 seconds


Hold each of your stretches for at least 45 seconds and repeat two to three times and remember to breathe through each. Stretching for this period of time will lengthen your muscles therefore increasing your range of motion. Additional benefits also include improved circulation, better posture, stress relief and enhanced coordination.

Student Resources for Stress and Anxiety Regarding COVID-19

The Casco Ban CAN website has a list of Hot Topics, including a resource page dedicated to support during COVID-19. We have compiled and are sharing a list of resources for families, counselors, educators, and other community members, to help address the additional pressures, stresses, and changes our youth are encountering during this challenging time.

If you are interested to learn more, including helpful apps that teens can use, click here: https://www.cascobaycan.org/covid-19-support/

Thank You School Counselors!

Thank you to all of our school counselors who represent Casco Bay CAN and their communities!

School Counselors are ALL IN!

School Counselors are ALL IN!

 

 

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Alcohol suppresses training hormones for up to 4 days. You may show up to practice but there will be little improvement or gains

A few drinks can offset your hard work by erasing the effects of your workouts, reducing your endurance and compromising your mental game. Alcohol affects your ability to learn new plays and strategies; it decreases your aptitude for muscle development and recovery and negatively impacts your nutrition and endurance.