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Publication Bright Beginnings 3: Steps Toward a Healthy Pregnancy for You and Your Baby
It is important to create a healthy environment for an unborn child during the time of pregnancy. Key topics in creating a healthy pregnancy for you and your baby include managing personal health concerns, practicing healthy behaviors, meeting nutrition needs, increasing your knowledge of child development and reducing stress and preparing for the child's birth.
Located in Kids & Family
Publication ECMAScript program A Parent’s Role in Substance Use Prevention: Tips for Talking to Youth of All Ages
Youth are less likely to use addictive substances if their parents talk early and often about the risks, establish clear rules and consequences, and regularly monitor their activities. Active involvement and support of caring adults are both critical in the prevention of youth substance abuse. Tips for how to start the conversation, integrate positive communication, and respond to children at every age are provided in this publication.
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Publication Talking to Children About Terrorism
Children may experience strong emotions when faced with mass violence or terrorist acts either on television or in the news. This publication helps parents and adults find ways to support children through kindness, understanding and reassurance.
Located in Kids & Family
Publication text/texmacs Snooze News: The Importance of Healthy Sleep Habits
We can support our children emotionally, physically, academically and socially just by helping them establish healthy sleep habits.
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Publication Teens and Vaping: What Caring Adults Should Know About Electronic Cigarette Use
Rates of e-cigarette use among teens are increasing at an alarming rate. Many teens are unaware of the physical and psychological risks that are associated with vaping. Additionally, adults are unaware of the overall prevalence of vaping among youth. It is important that they are informed of what vaping is, what the effects are, and how to recognize the signs to lessen the use of vapes.
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Publication Octet Stream Family Engagement in Early Childhood Settings in North Dakota: Opportunities, Barriers and Parent Preferences
Early childhood education programs and resources can provide important benefits to young children and their families between birth and five years of age. This report reviews findings from research in North Dakota on family engagement opportunities, issues and resources in the state.
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Publication chemical/x-pdb A Resource Menu for Family Engagement
Family engagement focuses on building positive relationships and supporting children and families. This document provides a menu of resources and organizations for understanding and promoting family engagement in early childhood settings.
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Publication Family Engagement in Early Childhood Settings in North Dakota: Opportunities, Barriers and Parent Preferences (Executive Summary)
Early childhood education programs and resources can provide important benefits to young children and their families between birth and five years of age. This report shares key findings from research in North Dakota on family engagement opportunities, issues and preferences among parents and early childhood professionals.
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Publication Kids and Money: Wants vs. Needs
Part of a financial newsletter for kids and parents, this issue explores the difference between wants and needs.
Located in Personal & Family Finance
Publication Youth Mental Health: How Adults Can Prevent, Recognize and Intervene with Mental Disorders
Mental disorders are prevalent among today's youth. However, an increasing number of disorders are left unnoticed or untreated. Many adults are unaware of the growing numbers, warning signs, and risk factors associated with youth mental disorders. It is important for caring adults to know how to recognize these warning signs in order to intervene effectively and promote positive mental health for youth in our schools and communities.
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