Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE by understanding the effects of vaping on young brains

Did you know that in 2017, 25.6% of Oklahoma high school youth reported they currently were using a tobacco product, including e-cigarettes? E-cigarette devices are commonly used among teens and from recent studies, most teens who vape are unaware that vaping cartridges contain liquid nicotine in them. When a person vapes, the liquid nicotine is…

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Cultivate…KNOWLEDGE by re-thinking health benefits of wine

You’ve probably heard the claims that wine, especially red wine has health benefits. That’s because wine contains something called resveratrol. But according to the Harvard Health Letter we need to think a little more critically about these claims. According to the article, “resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine and certain foods, has been touted…

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Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE by understanding the science of gratitude!

On our third day of gratitude week, we will learn about the science of gratitude and think about ways to cultivate gratitude into our daily schedules. There is no question that when we express gratitude, we feel more positive about ourselves and the people that we are building a strong relationship with. Research has shown…

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Cultivate…KNOWLEDGE by understanding the impact of social emotional learning

Did you know that social emotional learning (SEL) for children improves student achievement, health, classroom management, and prevents youth behavioral problems? In fact, children participating in SEL programs also showed improvement in the ability to manage their own stress an depression and increased better attitudes about themselves, others, and school. The informational video below was…

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Cultivate KNOWLEDGE by understanding why adults should prevent access to alcohol.

The most common ways youth report getting alcohol are: From someone they know who is 21 years or older At home WITH a parent’s permission (Source: Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment Survey 2018) Many parents believe that youth are going to drink anyway, so therefore they can better protect the child by at least making sure…

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