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Alcohol Awareness Month

This April we’ve been participating in Alcohol Awareness Month, a national education and information-sharing event to raise awareness of this important substance-abuse issue. While much recent attention has been devoted to youth JUULing/vaping/dabbing, it is...

Guest Post: Are Vermont’s Youth Resilient?

This is a guest post from ParentIn Burlington.  ParentIN Burlington was created to empower parents and caregivers of middle school students with the support they need to help their children make healthy choices. ParentIN offers evidence-informed educational tips and...

An Invitation to Participate (reposted from Live Well Lamoille)

(This post originally appeared on Live Well Lamoille, on September 18th, 2018.) Everyone reading this post has at least one thing in common: We are all part of a community. We can choose our level of interaction, but that does not change the fact that we are still...

“Scarey” thing

This week I did a “scarey” thing… that wasn’t… I was invited into the 6th grade at Johnson Elementary School to help the students prepare for their transition to middle school.  Specifically to help the students build refusal skills to...

Thoughts of Thanksgiving

Written by: Jessica Bickford As I write this, I sit near my woodstove while snow floats softly down outside my windows.  Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and I am enjoying some quiet before the busyness begins. This year there is much to be thankful for –...