High School – You’re Not Alone

2020-01-17T15:58:41-05:00

You're Not Alone Below you’ll find two sections: “Hear Our Voices” and “Creating Youth-to-Youth Networks.” “Hear Our Voices” has stories and videos about youth who have had a lot to deal with in their lives. They talk about what they’ve been through, where they are now, and how they got there. They tell

High School – You’re Not Alone2020-01-17T15:58:41-05:00

Ages 15-18 – Substance Misuse

2020-01-22T10:17:39-05:00

Summary Adolescent substance results in a child’s inability to control emotions and impulses. Teens are particularly susceptible to substance use because adolescence is the stage of the greatest vulnerability to addiction. During adolescence, the parts of the brain that are so critical for judgment and self-regulation do not fully mature until people reach

Ages 15-18 – Substance Misuse2020-01-22T10:17:39-05:00

Ages 9-14 – Substance Misuse

2020-01-22T10:19:15-05:00

Summary People are most likely to begin misusing drugs—including tobacco, alcohol, and illegal and prescription drugs—during adolescence and young adulthood. Substance misuse in adolescents can range from experimentation to serious substance use disorders. All substance misuse, “even experimental use, puts adolescents at risk of short-term problems, such as accidents, fights, unwise or unwanted

Ages 9-14 – Substance Misuse2020-01-22T10:19:15-05:00

Ages 4-8 – Substance Misuse

2020-01-22T10:18:08-05:00

Summary Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is withdrawal that occurs in a newborn who was exposed to opioid, heroin cocaine, hallucinogens and other drugs while in the mother's womb. Prevention Related Standards Problems may include Processing information, following directions Attention Difficulty learning Respiratory problems Sleep

Ages 4-8 – Substance Misuse2020-01-22T10:18:08-05:00

Ages 0-3 – Substance Misuse

2020-01-22T10:17:18-05:00

Summary Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is withdrawal that occurs in a newborn who was exposed to opioid, heroin cocaine, hallucinogens and other drugs while in the mother's womb.  The 2017 NAS incidence rate in West Virginia was 51 out of 1000 live births. In the same year one WV county reported 107 cases

Ages 0-3 – Substance Misuse2020-01-22T10:17:18-05:00

Ages 15-18 – Trauma

2020-01-22T10:07:38-05:00

Summary A traumatic experience is any event in life that causes a threat to our safety and potentially places our own life or the lives of others at risk. Therefore, individuals who experience high levels of emotional, psychological, and physical distress may find that their ability to function normally, day to day, as

Ages 15-18 – Trauma2020-01-22T10:07:38-05:00

Ages 9-14 – Trauma

2020-01-22T10:08:14-05:00

Summary When a child feels intensely threatened by an event he or she is involved in or witnesses, we call that event a trauma. When children do not feel safe or protected, the event may be experienced as traumatic.  There is a range of traumatic events or trauma types to which children and

Ages 9-14 – Trauma2020-01-22T10:08:14-05:00

Ages 4-8 – Trauma

2020-01-22T10:07:54-05:00

Summary Extreme stress and traumatic experiences that occur when children are 4-8 can have long term emotional, physical and educational effects. Research has established that young children may be affected by events that threaten their safety or the safety of their parents/caregivers. These traumas can be the result of intentional violence, natural disaster,

Ages 4-8 – Trauma2020-01-22T10:07:54-05:00

Ages 0-3 – Trauma

2020-01-22T10:07:17-05:00

Summary Extreme stress and traumatic experiences that occur when children are 0-3 can have long term emotional, physical and educational effects. Because infants' and young children's may not be able to verbalize their reactions to threatening or dangerous events, many people assume that young age protects children from the impact of traumatic experiences.

Ages 0-3 – Trauma2020-01-22T10:07:17-05:00

Ages 15-18 – Mental Health

2020-01-22T10:35:25-05:00

Summary Mental Health is a state of emotional and psychological well-being when an individual can use his or her thinking and emotional abilities to function in society and meet the ordinary demands of everyday life.  Helping your child take care of their mental health is as important as taking care of their physical

Ages 15-18 – Mental Health2020-01-22T10:35:25-05:00
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