Posted on December 19, 2020
Posted on December 8, 2020
This brief video provides information from FCD prevention specialists about the impact of alcohol use on a developing teen brain. We encourage you to share this link as a prevention conversation starter with the adolescents in your life.
Posted on December 3, 2020
This event is hosted by Casco Bay CAN, Choose To Be Healthy, City of Bangor Department of Public Health and Community Services, Healthy Acadia, Healthy Communities of the Capital Area, Project Alliance, River Valley Rising and Somerset Public Health.
Angst is a film-based education program designed to raise awareness around anxiety, with an emphasis on youth and families. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, experts, and parents. Our goal is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help. We will be showing the film, which will promptly be followed by a panel discussion and include access to further resources and materials.
Learn more at www.angstmovie.com
To learn about all of our online, film-based education programs, visit www.indieflix.com/edu
Posted on December 2, 2020
Tip of the Week: It is difficult to reach peak performance and learn new information if under the influence of marijuana.
The effects of marijuana can remain in the body for up to several days and may negatively impact attention, motivation, memory and learning. It can also compromise judgment and affect many other skills necessary to be successful in sports.
Posted on December 1, 2020
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Posted on November 20, 2020
Sometimes our well-meaning efforts to guide teens backfires, leading them to shut down or push back. It can be tough to get teens to open back up after they think we’ve messed up. There are behavioral adjustments parents can make to get conversations flowing once again. Your tweens and teens will appreciate your efforts and return to you for the guidance they need (and crave!) even if they don’t say it aloud.
Consider the common scenarios from The Center for Parent & Teen Communication here. If you’ve experienced any of them, you’re not alone.
Posted on November 11, 2020
Tip: Be sure to cross train one or two days a week. Participate in another activity to avoid overuse injury and let your muscles repair
Rest can be just as important to fitness as working out. Your body gets stronger during the rest period as it rebuilds itself from exercising, giving your muscles time to heal and also reducing the risk of injury. You can practice alternating between hard and easy workouts, involving cross-training and valuing your personal time.
Posted on November 10, 2020
Lynn Lyons, LICSW writes, “School nurses, you save the day. I love working with you, training with you, depending on you to help with those worried kids that show up over and over. You have always been on the front lines of this, and I am so appreciative. In this episode, I talk about the powerful role that school nurses can play in helping our kids manage anxiety at school.” Listen to this episode and more here!
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