Cultivate…KNOWLEDGE by learning the common types of bullying

Bullying is a public health issue across the nation and is a form of youth violence. In fact, CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention states that bullying “may inflict harm or distress on the targeted youth including physical, psychological, social, or educational harm.” Unfortunately, there are many types of bullying that may include physical, verbal, or…

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Cultivate…KNOWLEDGE by understanding what bullying is

The Oklahoma School Safety and Bullying Prevention Act (70 O.S. § 24 – 100.3) defines bullying as: “…any pattern of harassment, intimidation, threatening behavior, physical acts, verbal or electronic communication directed toward a student or group of students that results in or is reasonably perceived as being done with the intent to cause negative educational or…

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Cultivate…KNOWLEDGE by understanding the consequences of underage drinking

According to the 2018 Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment, about two-thirds of children reported that they have not talked with their parents about the dangers of alcohol and other drug use and they do not perceive drugs to be risky, making them more likely to being using alcohol and other drugs. Underage drinking is associated with…

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Cultivate…KNOWLEDGE by understanding the effects of marijuana on young brains!

Did you know that young people start using marijuana for many reasons? Some may use out of curiosity or peer pressure and some may use as means of coping with anxiety or depression. Despite whatever the reason may be, marijuana has negative effects on young developing brains. When marijuana is smoked, vaporized or consumed, the…

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