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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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…

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Cultivate…HOPE by becoming resilience-informed parents!

Welcome to the first post of the OKPTA’s Prevention and Safety Committee! Every day of the week we will work together to cultivate a different practice. Mondays we will focus on HOPE. We can’t think of a better way to start our journey together because there is HOPE for our children. We all know the…

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