Watch The Aftermath: Surviving the Loss of a Child

Watch The Aftermath: Surviving the Loss of a Child

by Graham Wiseman

Losing a child to suicide is entering into the land of “I can’t imagine.” It’s something you can never prepare for and it’s every parent’s worst fear. In this video you will hear a father share his own tragic and heartfelt account of losing a child to suicide. He provides practical yet soothing words of advice for those in mourning and for those seeking to support loved ones through a time of indescribable loss and grief. Discover steps to grieving, healing and finding a “new normal” on a path with few guides ahead. Or, learn how to be a genuine support system, offering helpful comments and a nonjudgmental presence to survivors.

The Secret World Your Kids Don’t Tell You About

The Secret World Your Kids Don’t Tell You About

By Graham Wiseman

Did you know your kids have a secret world? Here’s a hint, it’s what they are thinking and feeling but are too afraid to tell their parents and sometimes even their friends. Our kids are growing up in a vastly different world than we did, a digital generation where every action is captured and extreme pressures to compete and succeed on every front are unavoidable and seemingly inescapable. The stress today’s youth are feeling can have devastating effects on their mental and physical health if left unaddressed. So how do you engage your child and help alleviate this stress because they desperately want to tell someone but just don’t know how. This video will give you a little insight into that world and how you can enter in.

Transitioning Your Child from Middle School to High School

Transitioning Your Child from Middle School to High School

By Graham Wiseman

Transitioning from middle school to high school can be scary and a little unnerving. Help your child be prepared for this new season. Discover telltale signs of stress, acknowledge the pressures they are facing and support them as they navigate their way through this challenging yet exciting time of life. Glean tips to becoming an avid listener, gain a greater level of trust and help your child find a healthy life balance during these busy years. In this video you learn a few key things you can do as a parent to help your child confidently move through this transition. Handout

Transitioning Your Child from High School to College

Transitioning Your Child from High School to College

By Graham Wiseman

Is your high schooler ready to navigate this world without you? Can your young adult manage basic life situations on their own? During this exciting yet stressful transition, it’s important to make sure both you and your child have adequately prepared for this next phase of life. And part of that preparation is making sure they can handle the common struggles that many young adults face during this time. In this video you learn a few things your child should know to be more successful before going off to college. Handout

How to Talk to Your Kids

How to Talk to Your Kids

by Jaime Rich
Environmental Prevention Program Director
Center for Human Development

Talking to your child about marijuana use may not be a conversation you’ve had or feel prepared to start. While it’s rarely easy to bring up difficult subjects like these with our kids, it’s an important topic to discuss and it’s best to be prepared. Using the tools and communication skills outlined in this video, you’ll find yourself better equipped to have a productive conversation using techniques such as active listening. You’ll learn trigger words to avoid and alternative replacement words to help steer the discussion. You’ll also find a variety of common scenarios with potential questions you may want to raise that could improve communication with your child on this sensitive yet timely subject.

Signs and Symptoms of Marijuana Use

Signs and Symptoms of Marijuana Use

by Jaime Rich
Environmental Prevention Program Director
Center for Human Development

Concerned your child may be using marijuana but don’t know exactly what to look for? That’s not surprising since today’s marijuana consumption has become much less distinct and easier to hide. While pungent, skunk-like odors and dilate pupils remain telltale signs of smoking marijuana, the use of sweet or odorless vape pens, e-cigarettes and a growing variety of edibles can make weed consumption much more difficult to detect. In this video, you will discover a number of physical and behavioral signs and symptoms of today’s marijuana use as well as commonly used paraphernalia to help you more quickly and easily identify marijuana use in your home.