A new national curriculum called “Vaping: Know the truth” is meeting an urgent need to help keep America’s youth from starting to use e-cigarettes, and offering resources for those who are already vaping.
Right off the bat, most people will tell you “smoking cigarettes is bad.” But when talking about e-cigarettes, it seems fewer people are inclined to say the same about vaping. The harmful health impacts of e-cigarettes are alarming. While there are roadblocks to passing widespread e-cigarette regulations, schools and school districts can implement campus rules.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness and protect young people from relationship abuse. Antonia Leto is on a mission to prevent teen dating violence from happening. Her post here outlines some important warning signs that school staff, teachers, health professionals and parents should be aware of.
Even after all these years of touring, Nightmare on Puberty St. continues to resonate with middle schoolers, moving them to reach out and share their personal stories of suicidal thoughts, self-harm, depression and mental health issues, bullying, abuse and domestic and other violence. When they do, the performers/educators are there to listen, to provide support and to continue to save lives.
Getting important messages about drugs and alcohol to students is critical to their success in school and life. But how can you get young people to hear what you have to say? Here are some hard facts to help you dispel common myths and educate the next generation about the risks that come from drug or alcohol abuse.
Depression touches people of all ages, but teens are especially vulnerable, and the presence of a caring parent or teacher can make a big difference for a teen who is struggling.