A new report shows that “Adverse Childhood Experiences” (ACEs), or traumatic experiences, have long-term effects on the brain and body. For example, an individual reporting four or more traumatic experiences is over five times as likely to cope with depression as an adult. Those individuals are also more likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [...]
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Cigarette companies have a long history of marketing to youth. “Robbing the Future” explores the various ways the tobacco industry targets young people, the growing popularity of emerging products, such as e-cigarettes, and the dangers associated with those products. If we don’t do more to prevent youth from starting to [...]
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month – a good time for families, schools, and communities to take stock of current efforts to reduce and prevent bullying. In recognition of the efforts to improve school climate and reduce rates of bullying nationwide, the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention (FPBP) have released a variety of resources [...]
Parenting can be frustrating when we feel that we are always waiting for the next crisis or difficulty to happen. We can find ourselves always reacting to daily challenges instead of having a solid plan to prevent things from falling apart.
This day long (7-hour) training will focus on 6 key elements for developing positive and [...]
Over the last 50 years, more than 20 million Americans have died from smoking.
Today’s report, The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General, comes a half century after the historic 1964 Surgeon General’s report, which concluded that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer. Over the last 50 [...]