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JUST THE FACTS

Community Newsletter - October 2021

   
   

FROM THE EXPERTS

Becoming an "Askable Adults"
Lance Williams - Education Manager

One of the most common pieces of advice that is given to parents, guardians, teachers, grandparents, and others alike is to be an “askable adult”. Quite simply: An adult that young people see as approachable and they feel comfortable asking any question. When kids are young, the “askable adult” role is easy! “Why is the sky blue?”, “why do people wear glasses?”, “why are apples red?” …okay, so maybe the questions aren’t easy, but they certainly are easier than the topics when they get older.

   
   

THANK YOU "FORE" SUPPORTING US IN 2021

Helping to Empower Young People to Make Informed Decisions


Thank you to everyone that came out  and supported us last month during our annual golf outing. 

   
   

IN THE NEWS

5 Myths About Social-Emotional Learning

Understood


There’s a growing awareness of the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL) at home and in school.  In fact, SEL is already being implemented in many classrooms.

Numerous studies show that SEL builds the foundation for thriving in life — inside and outside the classroom. Kids with strong social-emotional skills: 

  • Get along better with others 

  • Have an increased ability to manage stress 

  • Are more likely to graduate from high school 

  • Have key social skills that employers are looking for

  • Are less likely to be involved in the criminal system 

But there are still misconceptions about SEL. Here are five of the most common myths — with the facts to debunk them.

   
   

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - UNWINED IS BACK

Saturday, February 26, 2022


We're excited to announce our 2nd Annual Unwined: Raise a Health to Glass wine tasting event. 


More details will be shared in the coming months. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact Amanda Byrne.

   
   

JUST RELEASED

Introducing our 8-pixel interactive game on our Drug Education Portal.

  • Create an avatar
  • Choose your own path
  • Navigate through everyday situations and see what you'd do
  • Learn and practice coping strategies along the way
A GREAT, FUN RESOURCE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL  STUDENTS!

   
   

IN THE NEWS

Fentanyl-laced Pills Add to Spike in Overdoses

CBS Evening News

   
   

MEET THE TEAM

Tishauna Edwards

Health Educator


Tishauna joined Candor Health Education as a Health Educator in August of 2021. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s in Public Health from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. While at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Tishauna worked with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Department to provide educational hazard programs for elementary school students. Her goal is to assist with educating and encouraging the youth on healthy lifestyle practices.

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