Category Archive for: Youth

Parenting Corner

by dstudio21

Recent research informs parents on potential risks linked to youth vaping. “…young people who use THC or nicotine products in any form, including e-cigarettes or vaporizers, are uniquely at risk for long-lasting effects. Because these substances affect the development of the brain’s reward system, continued use can lead to addiction (the likelihood of addiction increases…



Youth Update: Use Your Voice

by dstudio21

When: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 9:00am – 1:30pm Where: Excelsior High School, 1401 39th Street, Washougal, WA 98671 Register Online: http://tinyurl.com/useyourvoice2017 More Info: Leanne Reid • leanne.reid@esd112.org                                    



Parenting Corner

by dstudio21

Early conversations are invaluable to your children! The research continues to support the benefits of early and frequent parental conversations. When children know how to navigate peer pressure and learn multiple ways to say, “no, they are better equipped to make healthy choices. Parents are a powerful influence in their child’s life and a protective…



Youth Update: Prevention Summit!

by dstudio21

Unite! Washougal sent 6 youth and 3 adults to the Prevention Summit training in Yakima, Washington. This year’s theme was “Use Your Voice.” Why Attend? The goal of the Prevention Summit is to provide an enriching and culturally competent training and networking opportunity for youth, volunteers and professionals working toward the prevention of substance abuse,…



Partners Corner: The Search Institute

by dstudio21

        The Search Institute has created a list of assets that include important factors and reinforcements to help youth build self-confidence and healthy decision-making skills. These “developmental assets” can help to empower healthy, resilient and responsible individuals. Research has shown time and again that the more of these assets a young person…



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