E-cigarettes: Know the Facts!

According to ClearWay Minnesota, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are an untested product and have not been proven to be a safe alternative to smoking. E-cigarettes are battery -operated products designed to deliver nicotine to the user by heating liquid nicotine, derived from tobacco plants, along with flavors and other chemicals, into a vapor that the user inhales. A Center […]

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Asset No. 38 of 40 | Self-Esteem

  Positive Identity Self-Esteem | Young person reports having a high self-esteem. TAKE ACTION: Talk openly and positively about changes happening in your children’s bodies–growth spurts and puberty. When your son’s voice begins to change or your daughter gets her period, celebrate in a way that suits your child–perhaps a special dinner or outing. Tell your […]

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Asset No. 36 of 40 | Peaceful Conflict Resolution

  Social Competencies Peaceful Conflict Resolution | Young person seeks to resolve conflict nonviolently. TAKE ACTION: Forgive people of all ages when they make mistakes. Teach young people how to apologize, explain, negotiate, and resolve conflicts peacefully when relationships run into trouble. If your children hit each other (or kick, bite, and pull each other’s hair), […]

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Kanabec County prevention efforts continue to grow

This article was published in the Kanabec County Times on December 5, 2013. Click here to view the original article. Kanabec County Public Health (KCPH) will have additional resources for prevention, particularly to reduce underage and binge drinking among youth and young adults. Kanabec County was one of eight communities to receive a Strategic Prevention […]

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