Training Opportunity: ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences)

New Pathways, a non-profit organization based in Cambridge that provides shelter and support services to homeless families with children, is offering a training opportunity on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES): Understanding the impact of trauma experienced during childhood.  Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018 Time: 1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m.  Location: First Baptist Church, 304 Main Street […]

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“Screenager: Growing up in the Digital Age”

SACK is excited to announce plans to show the documentary/movie, “Screenagers: Growing up in a Digital Age” at the Paradise Theater on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  This is a FREE event!  Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston […]

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Opioid Abuse Community Prevention Pilot Projects

Congratulations to First Light Health System for being chosen as one of the first Opioid Abuse Community Pilot Project Grantees by the MN Department of Health!   Minnesota Department of Health |  May 2018 While opioid overdose and addiction is preventable, it continues to be a major public health problem in Minnesota. Preventing opioid abuse and […]

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Are we good models of screen time limits?

Screenagers Tech Talk Tuesday Blog | May 8, 2018 Kids aren’t the only ones glued to their screens. Parents get sucked into the little glowing light too. Not one, but two studies, found something that I found surprising: the majority of parents believe they are good media-use role models for their kids. The American Psychological […]

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Highly addictive e-cig use in schools is much worse than parents think

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Health and the Department of Education have sent a rare, joint letter to school districts across the state, warning them of the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping products. The letter explains how e-cigarettes have led to the first increase in teen tobacco use in nearly two decades […]

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Meth Cuts Leathal Path Through Minnesota

Pictured above: PURITY TEST: A DEA forensic chemist tested bags of meth for purity and potency. Lab workers, whose names are withheld, are often called as expert witnesses in drug trials. Somewhere along his path to a better life in the U.S., William De Roo-Ramirez found himself hauling carloads of meth up to Minnesota for one […]

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