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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Working in Prevention Education

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Adolescence is not easy. Even though they have their full lives ahead of them, children, tweens' and teens' daily decisions can impact their adult lives. This is especially true with substance use, and children who use substances are at increased risk for substance use disorders and substance-related injuries and illnesses. Prevention education wor...
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FEB
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The Link Between Prevention and Mental Health

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There are many comorbidities and risk factors to having a mental illness or struggling with mental health. Some may turn to substance abuse in order to deal with their day-to-day difficulties with mental health while others face the urge to self-harm. Dealing with mental health diagnoses on top of substance abuse issues isn't easy to treat and prev...
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FEB
09
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Why Schools Need a Prevention Education Program

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Prevention is an important component of any child's overall education. Parents aren't always sure how to talk to their children about drugs, alcohol, and other substances and risks, which is why school systems should focus on providing a baseline prevention education program to all students. Here's why we believe all schools should invest in preven...
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OCT
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How to Combat “Zoom Fatigue” as an Online Counselor

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Article contributed by Best Counseling Degrees, https://www.bestcounselingdegrees.net In 2019, the term "Zoom fatigue" probably would have sounded like nonsense. In 2020, it's a very real issue for working professionals.The COVID-19 pandemic forced many individuals to work or study from home to adhere to social distancing guidelines. For counseling...
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SEP
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How the Census Impacts Local Nonprofits Like Wellspring

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By Wellspring Staff 2020 is a Census year, and if you haven't already completed the U.S. Census, you should consider doing so. It's not just for federal records — the Census has a very real and tangible impact on state, county, and local programs, including nonprofits, that could benefit you and your family. Learn how completing the Census can posi...
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SEP
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Virtual Parent Groups: Different but not Mundane

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By: Heather Ward, MSW, LSW, CPS 2020 has been a year unlike any other in recent history. The COVID-19 pandemic threw many of us off our usual schedules and changed the way families, agencies and businesses conduct daily activities. This was most definitely the case here at Wellspring Center for Prevention! We are used to holding in-person activitie...
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AUG
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5 Mental Health Tips for Battling COVID Fatigue

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Humans are wired to adapt to their environment. Earlier this year, it took only a matter of days for the world to transition into a lockdown, forced to quarantine due to a global pandemic. However, despite our ability to adjust to our new "normal," many — if not all — of us have been emotionally impacted by the current health crisis in some way. Wh...
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AUG
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Prevention Embraces Technology

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By: Hugh Anthony Wallace, PreventionistSince COVID-19, most of us have been forced to wear many different hats in our chosen fields of work. For some that has been rather simple, but for others it has been a nightmare that has them being dragged kicking and screaming into the new millennium of technology. Fortunately, I have been in a position wher...
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Statement on Re-opening School Buildings from the School-Based Health Alliance

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"Not Just Face Masks and Hand Sanitizer, but Counseling and Care" While school district leaders across the country urgently seek protective gear and cleaning supplies, redesign classrooms and bus schedules to enable social distancing, and take other preventative safety measures, they must also place an equally high priority on protecting the mental...
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JUL
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Wellspring’s Commitment to Empowering Girls

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By ShaRonda Amon, Preventionist "If we succeed in empowering girls, we will succeed in everything else" — Desmund Tutu There are many risks that women face because of their gender. Relationship and sexual violence, social media exposure, unrealistic and unhealthy body expectations are only a few problems that disproportionately affect gir...
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