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Self-Care Activities for Kids of All Ages

By Catherine Workman Local coalitions and partners work tirelessly to reduce substance abuse, bullying, and violence for youth. Part of this means teaching children how to care for their mental and physical health from an early age, which includes everything from finding a hobby to maintaining their physical appearance. Today, we showcase a few self-care …

Strategic Instruction Opens Doors to Learning for Your Child

By TRISH SCHREIBER, SIM Professional Developer and JOCELYN WASHBURN, Director of Professional Development, University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning It’s hard to know how best to support your child or teenager at home with their nightly homework. You’ve probably wondered where the line is drawn between doing it for them and simply helping. …

Dangers of Dabs

By Staff ‘Concentrates’ is a broad term referring to all products that have been extracted from the marijuana plant. According to the National Institutes of Health, “Extracts and concentrates are often used interchangeably. Some people define extracts as products manufactured using solvents, but not those pulled from the plant with non-solvent methods. Dabs may refer …

Grappling with Grief: Coming Alongside Children as They Navigate Loss

By Crystal Amundson, MS, LCPC, RPT-S Four months ago, I had a conversation with my child about cancelling her birthday plans. She cried for 10 minutes, then immediately began planning the make-up celebration. She still has not gotten to do that celebration and when I spoke with her recently about cancelling summer camp, her reaction …