Using Feedback Effectively In Parenting

By Len lantz, md The Power of Describing the Behavior You Want to See Feedback is less effective when spontaneously interjected into routine …

Perspectives Matter

By Craig Struble, LCSW, LAC   How many times have you used the phrase, “Oh, that was just a misunderstanding.” How many times …

The Importance of Family Connection

By Craig Struble, LCSW, LAC This article is a continuation of our series addressing risk and protective factors. Risk factors increase the likelihood …

Medicine Cabinet: Friend Or Foe?

By Holly Mook, LAC, MSW Intern What’s in your medicine cabinet? Over-the-counter (OTC) medications that are intended to be helpful can be harmful …

The Dangers Of Alcopops

By Staff Alcopops describes alcoholic beverages that are similar to sweet drinks like soda pop, sweetened tea, or lemonade. The sweetness appeals to …

Fentanyl: NOT Just Another Synthetic Drug

By Holly Mook, LAC, MSW Intern Caution! Fifty to a hundred times more potent than an average pain killer, fentanyl is a synthetic …

The Central Nervous System: Are You Ready?

By John Greig Underwood, Human Performance Project Without any question, the brain and central nervous system (CNS) play the most significant role in …

Parents’ Attitudes About Youth Use

By staff This article is a continuation of our series addressing risk and protective factors. Risk factors increase the likelihood of youth getting …

Positive Communication with Kids

By Len lantz, md ABOVE ALL, KEEP COMMUNICATION WITH KIDS SIMPLE If there is one habit I’ve seen backfire most often for parents, …

Let’s Talk About ‘Sharenting’

By Dr. Tim Elmore It all started when April, Christine’s youngest daughter, was five years old. Christine knew April would be their family’s …

The Benefits of Getting Involved

The Benefits of Getting Involved By Youth Connections Staff This article is part of our series about risk and protective factors. Risk factors …

The Hidden Hardships of Back to School

The Hidden Hardships of Back to School By Emily C.T. Hankins Most students—and parents—are excited for school to start again. But for others, …