Focus on positive prevention strategies

Focus on positive prevention strategies

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:...
Think Safe, Post Smart!

Think Safe, Post Smart!

Whether you were a student, parent, or faculty member, Wayland was treated to an eye opening Internet Safety talk on Tuesday with National Internet Safety Expert, Katie Greer. WaylandCares was proud to bring this presenter to our community, reinforcing the mission of...
We can stop bullying

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.  Check out http://preventingbullying.promoteprevent.org. The site is maintained by...
AMA firmly opposes marijuana legalization

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. The AMA’s policy statement on cannabis now states in part: “Our...