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...

Raise the Age Calling All Wake County Youth Service Providers! New legislation to raise the age of juvenile court jurisdiction in North Carolina will go into effect in December of 2019. Learn what this means for youth programs, the impact on youth, and how programs can prepare. Presenters: William Lassiter, Deputy Secretary for Juvenile Justice Cindy Porterfield,...

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Youth on the Rise Article by: Edie Alfano-Sobsey, PhD, MSPH, MT (ASCP), Human Services Program Manager/Epidemiologist, Wake County Government Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), most notably chlamydia and gonorrhea, have risen dramatically in Wake County, especially among our youth. In the past 5 years, overall rates have increased 30% for chlamydia and...

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