Do you know about Common Sense Media? This non-profit rates media in terms of its appropriateness for children. You simply go to their website and look up almost any movie, tv show, video game, book, and more. The site will give you a recommendation for what age a child should be in order to view.…Read More
Cultivate… COMMUNICATION with a picture telling exercise!
Verbal and nonverbal effective communication is the foundation of all relationships and it helps us when we interact with other people. Effective communication fosters our relationship with loved ones and it positively fulfills our need for connectivity. Not only effective communication is very important for children to achieve their need for connectivity, but it also…Read More
Cultivate…COMMUNICATION by following up and continuing your ongoing support!
If someone you know tells you they’ve been thinking about suicide, don’t forget to take the last step and #BeThe1To follow up with them to see how they are doing. Leave a message, send a text, or give them a call. This type of contact can continue to increase their feelings of contentedness and can…Read More
Cultivate…COMMUNICATION by confronting messages around alcohol.
Two out of three Oklahoma youth report that their parents have NOT spoken to them within the last 12 months about alcohol.* When it comes to talking with your children, the key is frequency. It doesn’t have to be an hour long lecture. One important way is to help youth interpret the messages our culture…Read More
Cultivate…COMMUNICATION by talking with your kids about substance use!
Research suggests that one of the most important factors in healthy child development is a strong, open relationship with a parent. It is important to start talking to your children about alcohol and other drugs before they are exposed to them. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s “Talk. They Hear You.” Underage Drinking…Read More
Cultivate…COMMUNICATION by asking “the question!”
In honor of #SuicidePreventionMonth, OKPTA Cultivate will be sharing #BeThe1To’s 5 action steps that you can take to help your friends and family in a suicidal crisis. Visit http://www.bethe1to.com to learn more about the campaign message for National Suicide Prevention Month. If you think someone might be considering suicide, take the first step and #BeThe1To…Read More