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WHEN TO SEEK HELP

By: KELLY ACKERMAN, LCPC   Emotional struggles throughout life are normal no matter what age a person is. There are times when these emotional struggles are magnified or even more prevalent, often taking parents by surprise such as entering and navigating adolescence, major changes in life are occurring, or experiencing the struggles of important people …

Motivating Kids

By: LEN LANTZ, MD IS YELLING AT YOUR CHILD EFFECTIVE? In short, no. Screaming at kids is ineffective and unenjoyable, however, I often hear parents say, “My kids only listen to me when I scream at them.” This yelling often includes: Get ready for school! We’re late! Do your homework! Clean your room! Go to …

Return to Gathering: Tips and Helpful Ideas on Engaging Your Community Post Covid

By: Sara Mahoney, SC RTAL, Youth Connections   As many more citizens get vaccinated and communities in Montana have lifted their Covid-19 restrictions, in-person gatherings for community-based Prevention work will resume. For many of you- you have already been engaging your community leaders in-person. For others, as you return to office settings and either begin …

Contractor Corner: Alliance For Youth, Northcentral Region

For this month’s Contractor Corner, we are highlighting the North Central Regional Contractor, Alliance For Youth. Kristy Pontet-Stroop is the Executive Director.   How and when did Alliance For Youth get started in business and start in Prevention? In 1986, a group of concerned community citizens formed the Making the Grade Task Force to address …

Parents’ Night Out

April 1–15: Schedule your organization’s “Parents’ Night Out” pilot session(s), ideally within the month of May or early June (May 1–June 15). Select a time(s) that will work best for your audience and facilitator(s), most commonly in the early evening after school and work commitments. Email the “Talk.  They Hear You.” campaign’s coordinator (Jocie Broth, …