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As a Certified Prevention Specialist for Wasco County, I am often asked at what age should a parent start talking to their child about the risks of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.  My answer to that question has dramatically changed...
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Free Movies for you and your family! What does Saturday morning mean for most families in The Dalles and surrounding areas? It means an opportunity to see free movies on the big screen. YouthThink, The City of The Dalles and...
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YouthThink brings nationally known speakers to The Dalles for a four-event series  “PROTECTING YOUNG MINDS AND BODIES” What do screen time, child trafficking, internet pornography seen by young children, and the struggles of young athletes all have in common? Children...
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Parents who give alcohol to their teen and/or their teen’s friends under any circumstances, even in their own homes, are breaking the law. There are many health-related consequences of youth consuming alcohol including negative effects on brain development, deviant behavior...
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After receiving an award and a flag that has been flown over the capital, YouthThink gave a gift to Senator Merkley. Debby Jones, coordinator for YouthThink, quipped… “Senator, we understand that often in your dealings with congress you need to...
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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...
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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....
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“KIDS CAN LEARN TO REJECT PORNOGRAPHY” Tuesday, May 7, 6 -8 pm The Dalles High School            ...
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 If we really want to help our youth and families overcome the pit falls of underage drinking it will take a team effort.  One where our whole community becomes involved.  Underage drinking is not a “minor” problem.  It is a community...
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