Great ‘N Small Community Child Care Center and Pocket Full of Feelings

YouthThink introduced Great and Small Community Care Center to emotional literacy through the Pocket Full of Feelings process.

Secret life of teens: The dangerous drug parents aren’t talking about with kids

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A Drug Prevention Key: Mind Your Meds!

October is Medicine Abuse Awareness Month, and ​October 21st marks the beginning of MIND YOUR MEDS week, a time to show your support for ending teen medicine abuse by safeguarding and properly disposing of medicine you keep in the home. Check the Partnership for Drug Free Kids. One step we can all take is to have frequent conversations with the teens in our lives about the dangers of medicine abuse. Parents, it is important that parents monitor, safeguard and properly dispose of […]

Drug Take Back Drop Box

Permanent Drug Take Back Box Installed

Local area residents may now drop off their expired or unwanted prescription and over the counter medications thanks to a permanent drop box recently installed at The Dalles Police Department. The drop box was purchased through donations from Mid-Columbia Medical Center and YouthThink. The location is 401 Court Street in The Dalles. Residents may drop off their household prescription and over the counter medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements and pet medicines. Not accepted are needles or sharps, thermometers, and medical waste […]

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Working to prevent bullying

What about bullying ? “Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include: An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to […]


Pot and Our Potential Masterpieces

A message from Debby Jones, Certified Prevention Specialist in Wasco County and coordinator: “Whether measure 91 passes or not, my responsibility as the county Prevention Specialist will remain the same. No matter what the legislation is, YouthThink’s mission is to find a way to help our youth choose never to use or at least make the decision to wait until their brains are fully developed to introduce alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.” Read the October Newsletter.

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Pocket Full of Feelings has really been interesting to me. As a new father I look forward to helping my son better understand his feelings.

Jason Call