August is Family Fun Month! Summer’s winding down, and it’s the perfect time to make family fun a priority. Beyond the fun, your kids will also receive much more from these special times with them in the form of protective factors that will help them grow and thrive.
The Partnership Prevention Blog
Exposure to trauma in childhood and adolescence, or adverse childhood experiences (ACES), puts children and youth at higher risk of re-victimization, substance misuse, and mental health issues. Learn what programs and organizations throughout New Hampshire are doing to prevent and mitigate these negative experiences.
Despite the fact that selling products containing nicotine to anyone under the age of 21 is illegal in New Hampshire, the use of e-cigarettes and disposable vape products is surging among youth. Learn what big tobacco is doing to make vaping so attractive to youth and how you can help them avoid this serious public health threat in the latest The Power of Prevention Podcast episode.
The landscape for cannabis use has been changing in and around New Hampshire with increased legal access to recreational and therapeutic forms of cannabis. These changes have caused confusion about the risks and harms associated with cannabis/marijuana use. The Partnership @drugfreeNH recently introduced a new campaign to help clarify some of the confusion.
Parenting an anxious child is a balance, and as such requires a balanced approach. Guest writer Dr. Veronica Raggi shares insights on how and when accommodating a child’s anxiety best serves the child, as well as how normal life stressors are essential to their growth and development.
A 2018 investigation ranked New Hampshire just behind West Virginia in leading the nation in overall deaths per capita from opioid overdose. Today, with the help of federal investments, evidence-based practices, and the dedicated work of home grown experts, New Hampshire has become a beacon of hope to the rest of the US as to how we start to move forward from the opioid crisis. Learn more from some of the people spearheading this work in our Power of Prevention Podcast.
Youth & Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor and ACE Certified Master Trainer Jodi Langellotti shares key things parents, caregivers, friends, and communities can do to support those struggling with anxiety and other mental health challenges through understanding and education.
Tym Rourke, Senior Director, Third Horizon Strategies, offers Dad’s some advice about navigating fatherhood in the “new normal” in time for Father’s Day.
Governor Sununu shares his outlook on the opioid crisis in New Hampshire and how involving youth in the conversation is so essential. He talks about the Governor’s Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) and their recent podcast episode on substance use prevention.
Power of Prevention podcast guest and psychotherapist Lynn Lyons discusses childhood anxiety, and shares her perspective on how best to support your child when they’re feeling worried, overwhelmed, or anxious.
National Prevention Week Observed May 8 through 14, 2022 Mental health issues and substance misuse affect millions of people in the United States each year. Examples of mental health issues include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and...
Career coach Tara Ryan shares how women’s (particularly mothers’) mental health and contributions have been disproportionately devalued since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as steps we can take to better support the women around us.