Preparing for College Emotionally, Not Just Academically

This week we are going to share resources and advice from Child Mind Institute to help families support soon-to-be college students.
The first shares how problem-solving skills can help students keep from being overwhelmed. Topics include:
– College mental health skills
– Don’t try to “fix” every problem
– Practice mindfulness with your teen
– Help your child establish good self-care
– Work on planning and “coping ahead”
– Develop strategies for self-soothing
Hear how you can communicate, respond and help your teen below!

Preparing for College Emotionally, Not Just Academically

 

New Video! Communities Talk

Check out Casco Bay CAN’s new 1-minute video, “Communities Talk” featuring Freeport Middle School students and Coalition members. Learn how you can support youth to make healthy decisions about underage drinking prevention.

Parents and Caregivers are the Single Most Powerful Influence in a Child’s Life

“Youth who learn the risks of drugs and alcohol from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use.”

– Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Parents are the single most powerful influence in a child’s life. By starting the conversation early with your child, and continuing the conversation through the teen years, you can help prevent alcohol and drug use.

Casco Bay CAN provides parents with the latest data, talking points, tips, training, and other free resources to help prevent alcohol and drug use. We also facilitate group meetings, including Table Talks, so parents can share information and support one another in their efforts to raise healthy children, free of drugs and alcohol.

Remember, you are not alone. MOST parents don’t approve of underage drinking and drug use.

Learn more by visiting our website here

Talk. They Hear You.

From SAMHSA‘s Talk. They Hear You. Campaign, “Did you know that June is National Men’s Health Month? Not only that, but June 14-20 is Men’s Health Week and Father’s Day is on June 20, 2021! Show the young men in your community that you care about their health by encouraging parents and caregivers to talk with their kids about underage drinking and other drug use this month.

Check out resources from SAMHSA to help parents and caregivers get informed, be prepared, and take action by having conversations with their children about the risks of underage drinking and other substance use.”

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: 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.

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Complex carbohydrates for pre-game fuel equals better performance.

Your body needs energy to perform at its best, and you get that energy from glycogen. Glycogen acts as your body’s fuel source and is found in complex carbohydrates. Eat foods that are rich in starch—potatoes, pasta and rice. It’s extremely important that your body has time to digest the food so eat three hours before you compete to avoid cramping and fatigue during the competition.

National Prevention Week: Vaping Prevention

Today’s National Prevention Week theme is Preventing Youth Tobacco Use (E-Cigarettes and Vaping). Learn more about E-cigarette’s and vaping and how to start the conversation using our resource below!