Mental Health First Aid Now Being Offered In Carbon and Stillwater Counties

By Mary Cameron Initially, all I’d ever known about Mental Health First Aid was that everyone I’d ever talked to that had taken it, had loved it. Natasha Sailer, Stillwater County Public Health Nurse emailed me the 6 page application and a flyer that read, “What to Expect at a Mental Health First Aid Instructor …

Associations of Parental Marijuana Use With Offspring Marijuana, Tobacco, and Alcohol Use and Opioid Misuse

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2755867   Key Points Question  Is parental marijuana use associated with marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol use and opioid misuse by adolescent and young adult offspring living in the same household? Findings  In this cross-sectional study including 24 900 father-offspring or mother-offspring dyads, parental marijuana use was associated with increased risk of marijuana and tobacco use and opioid misuse …

State Leadership in Roadside Drug Detection

State Leadership in Roadside Drug Detection Shared from Responsibility.org The limited amount of data on drug-impaired driving is directly tied to existing protocols in impaired driving investigations which often end with the administration of evidential breath tests. For years, my partner has stated that DUI remains the only crime where an investigation ends after minimal …

A Historical Perspective of Prevention in Montana

November note:  A historical perspective of Prevention in Montana. Did you know that there was a Montana Prevention Caucus formed in 1993, whose mission was to promote coordination of statewide public and private resources to support healthy children, families and communities?  A group of dedicated preventionists at the time, started working on the caucus in …

Five Truths About Middle Schoolers and How Parents Can Make the Most of a Critical Phase

By Phyllis L. Fagell. LCPC “When Maia starts sixth grade in the fall, I’m putting you on speed dial,” my friend Jackie told me over lunch. “I was the mean girl in middle school, and karma is going to bite me. Tell me the truth—just how bad will it be?” As a school counselor who …

Children’s Growing Identity: Cultivating Self-Awareness to Inspire Confidence

By Jennifer Miller, M.Ed. In those last sweet days of summer, Mom Margaret wanted to do something enjoyable with both kids in addition to the typical flurry of school supply shopping. But she hesitated to propose an outing when she noticed that ten-year-old Olivia was slinking around the house seeming down. When Margaret asked her …