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Time for Self-Care!

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The purpose of this month's column is to focus on you, the reader, and the fact that as a result of the pandemic, many of you might be overwhelmed with fear, anger, resentment, shame and guilt. You may feel zapped of emotional and physical energy. And it's not uncommon to develop physical symptoms like headaches, insomnia and stomach aches. You may...
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MAY
29
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Feeling Cooped Up? Try These Family-Friendly Survival Strategies

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By Hugh Anthony Wallace, PreventionistSeveral months into our new "normal," things have become quasi-organized and some sort of school and work structures have been put in place in the home. Every square inch of the home has been sanitized and cleaned – in fact I'm pretty sure you can eat off the floors now, providing you use a plate.But now the it...
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MAR
28
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America is Phoning It In

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Cathy Cardew, PreventionistNow more than ever in the world we live in currently, the hot word on everyone's lips is "telehealth."What's telehealth you ask?Telehealth is the use of electronic information, telecommunication and technology to support things we would have usually done in-person such as clinical health care, health-related education, pu...
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MAR
28
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A Single Father’s View

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By Hugh Wallace, PreventionistPicture this, week one of the new normal.Home - aka ground zero - a 17-year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl, and a 12-year-old boy surrounded by packets on packets of assignments and a place that once was an escape now more resembles triage in a chaotic war zone. Woosaahh! There are many things that I have learned and in t...
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MAR
22
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Nobody’s Perfect, Not even Mom

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by ShaRonda AmonDay Two at the Amon Academy Home School After a successful first day of school-at-home, it seemed like things were really going to work out and I was feeling quite proud of myself. The schedule I made for my daughter to complete her written and on-line work was off to a great start! That feeling of accomplishment didn't last long wh...
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MAR
22
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Let’s Get Back to Discussing Underage Drinking

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Next month is observed as Alcohol Awareness Month. This observe was initiated as a way to increase awareness of alcohol addiction and also as a way to bring understanding of alcohol's causes, that effective treatments are available, and encouraging people recovery is very possible. Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 by the National Cou...
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FEB
12
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Wellspring. Celebrating 40 Years of Community Service.

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Quick. What do you give someone on the occasion of a 40th anniversary?Well, it would seem that the traditional 40th wedding anniversary has always been synonymous with the ruby. Why? With the stone's bright red hue, it's only fitting that rubies symbolize the strong love that's lasted for 40 years. If you want to go the "nontraditional" way, then y...
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JAN
11
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Do You Know How to Recognize & Respond to Bullying?

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Bullying touches the lives of at least one out of every four children in the U.S. In this year alone, approximately 13 million youth from preschool to high school will experience it. Yet, many parents do not even know their child is a victim. One study revealed that as many as 64% of youth who were bullied did not tell a parent, teacher or any othe...
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DEC
05
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With Holiday Time Approaching, This is a Good Time to Address Underage Drinking

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Despite what you may hear in the news, alcohol is the most widely used substance in the country.And, it is also the among most widely used substance among America's teens and young adults, posing substantial health and safety risks. Believe it or not, the average age for a first drink is 14.Teens try alcohol for a variety of reasons – to exert inde...
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OCT
31
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What Every Parents Should Know About CBD

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THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the most well-known component of marijuana, and it is the one that "gets you high," so to speak. But have you heard of CBD? Many parents haven't, or even if they have, they aren't sure what to make of it or even understand if their son or daughter is using CBD. What's certain is that it's becoming more and more widely ...
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