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We can stop bullying AMA firmly opposes marijuana legalization Talk early. Talk often. Talk together. Prevention creates the future by transforming culture Effects, warning signs of teen steroid use What you need to know about alcohol poisoning Top 10 reasons prevention matters Know limits, equivalents
 

We can stop bullying

Bullying is a growing problem in our country, and we’ve found some great information and resources that can help parents, educators and others who work with kids address it. 

AMA firmly opposes marijuana legalization

The American Medical Association, the nation’s largest professional organization for physicians, on Nov. 19, 2013, rejected marijuana legalization despite heavy lobbying to remain neutral on the subject.

Talk early. Talk often. Talk together.

Talking with your child about alcohol and other drugs is an on-going conversation. You are likely to have a greater impact on your child’s decisions about underage drinking and drug use by having a number of discussions about this health issue throughout his or her adolescence.

Prevention creates the future by transforming culture

WaylandCares seeks to prevent problems — but what does prevention really mean, and how can it transform lives and entire communities? Dr. Jeff Linkenbach explains in these excerpts from the “Why Prevention Matters”” series, a publication of Prevent Child Abuse America.

Effects, warning signs of teen steroid use

Metabolic and anabolic–androgenic steroids first were studied on experimental animals.

What you need to know about alcohol poisoning

Excessive drinking can be hazardous to everyone’s health.

Top 10 reasons prevention matters

To get out the message about the real benefits of prevention, Clare Jones, director of prevention services at Helping Services, developed this great Top 10 list. It was published orginally in Prevention, Summer 2011 edition.

Know limits, equivalents

The holidays are swiftly approaching — so, here’s a great reminder to share with people you care about.

Focus on positive prevention strategies

04 December 2013

As a parent or other caring adult, when we look to prevent or change particular behaviors in children, we sometimes do so by attempting to instill fear (scare tactics). When it comes to anti-substance use scare tactics, messages delivered may go something like this: See that mock crash? If you drink and drive, you will […]

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Posted in For Parents, Parent Resources, Prevention

WHS students discuss youth substance abuse ‘In Their Own Words’

21 November 2013

WaylandCares would like to thank the Wayland High School SADD chapter for their partnership and hard work to deliver the compelling and educational student presentation, “In Their Own Words.” 

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Posted in News & Views

A parent’s guide to the teen brain

01 October 2013

These are questions every parent has asked themselves one time or another — and this great resource helps answer them.

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Posted in Brain Matters, For Parents, News & Views, Parent Resources

Students take lead, make healthy changes

27 September 2013

Through SADD, WaylandCares supports youth leadership, student-driven activities and healthy alternative options for Wayland High School

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Posted in News & Views, Youth Leadership

A mother and son battle addiction

25 September 2013

Chris and Toren Volkmann, the mother-and-son authors of From Binge to Blackout, spoke to an audience of about 300 adults and students in March, 2010. The Volkmanns talked candidly about Toren’s early experimentation with alcohol — experiences that quickly led to alcoholism. Chris Volkmann talked about the red flags she missed and about the lost […]

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Posted in Alcohol, Parent Resources, Teen Resources

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How WaylandCares affects youth substance abuse rates

12 September 2013

The outcomes of WaylandCares’ activities and strategies show compelling, measurable results:

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Posted in Featured, News & Views, Prevention, Success Stories

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WaylandCares is a collaborative community coalition of local people and organizations working together to improve the health and wellbeing of youth in Wayland, Mass.