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JUST THE FACTS

SCHOOL NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 2021

   

FROM THE EXPERTS

What's SEL Got To Do With Prevention Education?
Jeanne Osgood - SEL Expert & Candor Health Education Board Member

SEL builds on what are known as character education and life skills with the addition of brain science,  and a focus on skill building. In the end, this supports learning and that is why it has become an element in many schools and districts.

   

ONLINE DRUG & SEX EDUCATION RESOURCES

Talking to kids about tough topics like sexting, explicit content, opioids and addiction is difficult. 


Good news! We have dedicated content to help.

   

IN THE NEWS

The U.S. Surgeon General Issues a Stark Warning About the State of Youth Mental Health

NPR

Murthy told Morning Edition that children and young adults were already facing a mental health crisis before the coronavirus pandemic began: One in three high school students reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, a 40% increase from 2009 to 2019, he said. Suicide rates went up during that time by 57% among youth ages 10 to 24. During the pandemic, rates of anxiety and depression have increased, he said.

   

IN THE NEWS

Learn more about Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

   

IN THE NEWS

Teens have easier access to drugs as illegal trade booms on social media

CBS Evening News

Last winter, Megan Macintosh found her 18-year-old son Chase unconscious after she says he experimented with pills. He died just over a month later, likely from a pill laced with fentanyl from an unknown source. 

Macintosh turned to his social media for answers. Looking through her son's Snapchat, she said she saw bags of pills and mushrooms. "I felt really helpless like there's really nothing I can do when I saw how prevalent it was, how many people were in his feed," she said. 

The drug trade is booming on social media, according to Kathleen Miles, who works for the Center on Illicit Networks and Transnational Organized Crime. "I think social media can be great, but it also has a really dark side of it," Miles said.

   

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MEET THE TEAM

Susan Foley

Health Educator

Susan joined Candor Health Education as a full time Educator in September of 2021. She earned a BS in Health Education from Illinois State University (1994) and was a member of Eta Sigma Gamma, a Health Education Honorary Society. Prior to joining the Candor Education Team, Susan spent 2 years as a faculty member for Illinois State University‚Äôs College of Health Sciences, 9 years teaching health education at the middle school level and 4 years working as a Special Education Assistant while completing her LBS1 (Learning Behavior Specialist endorsement) at National Louis University. 

Susan brings to her work extensive experience in curricula development, depth of content knowledge and the strategies to differentiate instruction to meet individual need. Her greatest joy is working and connecting with students, providing them with the tools and information they need to make healthy choices in regard to their physical, social and emotional health.

   

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