2019 Child Health Report

2019 Child Health Report Card Highlights Increase in Youth Suicides North Carolina's 2019 Child Health Report Card gives the state high marks for children's health coverage but also points out some troubling trends. The rate of youth suicide in the state has nearly doubled over the previous decade. Suicide is now the second leading...

Self- Injury Awareness Day

Blog originally by Rebecca Wenrich Wheeler, MA, MEd – Health Educator at the Poe Center for Health Education Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) was classified as a psychiatric disorder for the first time in the most recent 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Hopefully this new classification will increase research and...

Black History- More Than a Month

Each year we observe February as Black History Month, a time to highlight and honor the achievements that African Americans have made throughout our nation's history. This month-long celebration provides an intentional opportunity to educate and engage our youth, our families, and our communities about the vast and significant contributions African Americans have made...

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness

by KC Buchanan of Interact of Wake January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month in the United States. According to Compassion International (2019), every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, most trafficking occurs either regionally or nationally, and sex trafficking is the most commonly reported form of human trafficking. Exploitation is...

The Wake County Drug Overdose Prevention Coalition Has Released a Prevention Campaign #Down20by21 In Time For National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

  Last month, the Youth Thrive Emotional Well-Being team – in partnership with Alliance Behavioral Health Care and the Poe Center for Health Education, hosted a Cross-Agency Training on the Intersectionality of Youth Suicide and Substance Use.  Today we are sharing that The Wake County Drug Overdose Prevention Coalition (of which Youth Thrive is a member) has...

Youth Mental Health First Aid

January 28, 2019 – January 28, 2019 514 Southtown Circle Map and Directions | Register Description: Similar to ‘First Aid’ and CPR, ‘Mental Health First Aid’ teaches individuals how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises. Training by Ruth Sutherland from Wake County Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program Mental health challenges...

Diversity in Literacy

Diversity in Literacy Children and youth having culturally congruent literature to read is imperative for supporting their educational success and fostering their love of reading. Additionally, diverse literacy options help youth understand and respect the cultures of others. Here are some suggested books and materials for Hispanic Heritage month: Book Lists Teaching for Change:  Afro-Latinx Book List: https://socialjusticebooks.org/booklists/afro-latinx/ (Elementary Grades,...

Stand Up Speak Out: Prevent Bullying Now! October is National Bullying Prevention month. Youth Thrive, in conjunction with our Wake County community of partners, is launching our annual Bullying Prevention Campaign: STAND UP! SPEAK OUT! Bullying is a significant problem plaguing our schools and our communities. More than 3.2 million students fall victim to a bully every...

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