Kids & Family

References and Resources for Addressing Youth Issues (YD1889)

Numerous youth issues are highlighted in this single publication. Each topic area includes a list of current references and resources specifically focusing on the particular youth issue. Included are websites, NDSU Extension publications and programs, brochures, lesson guides, fact sheets, videos and more. Each reference and resource is followed by a short description.

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Understanding and Working With Youth (YD1470 Revised)

Certain characteristics are common to youth at each age level. While the rate of development of youth may vary, the order of the stages does not. Each of the four stages is distinct, characterized by abilities and attitudes that are different from the stages before and after. Within each developmental stage, there are four areas of development impacting individual learning.

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Essential Elements for Positive Youth Development (YD1482 Revised)

Positive youth development is intentional. It is the combination of positive experiences, positive relationships, and positive environments. When youth programs combine these three components, youth are more likely to stay involved and experience the essential elements that serve as the foundation of positive youth development programming. The eight essential elements can be categorized into one of four key concepts: belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.

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Adolescent Prescription and Over-the-counter Drug Abuse: The Truth About Abusing Over-the-counter and Prescription Medications (YF1857 Revised)

Prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse and overdose are growing concerns across the nation and in North Dakota communities. In North Dakota, there has been a 59.7% increase in the number of controlled substance prescriptions dispensed between 2008 and 2015. Staying up-to-date on prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse trends is critical for today's caring adults.

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Bright Beginnings 3: Steps Toward a Healthy Pregnancy for You and Your Baby (FS610 Revised)

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.

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Addressing Gossip, Whining, Conflict and Negative Attitudes - FS1816

People need to feel valued. A workplace that values diversity and manages change with respectful conversations will have less negativity to address.

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Talking to Children About Peer Pressure (FS1859)

Children receive pressure from fiends and peers as they make decision. Clothing styles, music choices, and social behaviors are all influenced by feedback from peers. Parents and other adults can assist children in understanding peer pressure, how to respond to such pressures, and discuss such issues with children of different ages.

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12 Tools for Your Wellness Toolbox in Times of Farm Stress (FS1866)

Individuals in farming can experience stress from multiple sources. Stresses can be managed as individuals use practical wellness strategies to reduce stress and improve wellness.

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The Art of Grandparenting: Making Memories for Grandchildren (FS1858)

Grandparents play a key role in making memories for grandchildren. Grandparents can connect a grandchild with the past, pass on family memories, and make memories together in the present. This publication highlights how to make memories for grandchildren through stories, pictures, activities, recordings and other efforts.

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Managing Conflict (FS1563 (Revised))

This publication will help understand and provide methods to address conflict.

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Couple Transition Issues in Becoming Parents

Bright Beginnings 2b Key Couple Transition Issues in Becoming Parents - FS605

Couples need to deal effectively with stresses that occur in the process of becoming parents. Couples can use resources and coping strategies to effectively deal with sharing chores, money worries, relationship difficulties, work issues and social activates as they transition to parenthood.

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Farming and Ranching in Tough Times

Farming and Ranching in Tough Times - FS1804

Farmers and ranchers experience pressures from many directions. Stresses can pile up and result physical or mental health concerns. Individuals can take steps to reduce stress and improve health by noting and managing stress symptoms. Also, learning to control events, attitudes, and responses will help farmers and ranchers to manage the stresses of tough times.

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Responding to Distressed People

Responding to Distressed People - FS1805

Sometimes you need help. Sometimes you are help. This flow chart outlines the process of responding to distressed people.

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Bright Beginnings 1: Preparing for Parenthood (FS601 (Revised))

Becoming a parent brings about a series of changes in the life of a person. Preparing for the transition to parenthood includes changes in life roles and taking steps to manage such changes. New or expectant parents and others can prepare for parenthood by considering skills, tasks, experiences and resources that can assist in becoming a parent.

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The Transition from Partners to Parents

Bright Beginnings #2 The Transition from Partners to Parents - FS604

This publication is meant to help couples think about the transition issues they will experience or already may have experienced in becoming parents.

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Farm/Ranch Stress Management Plan - FS287

Farm and ranch families experience a variety of additional life stresses, such as uncertain weather conditions or machinery breakdowns. By meeting together and planning ahead, family members can take steps to reduce or eliminate stress. Use this planning guide to create a stress management plan that works for you.

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Farm Stress Fact Sheets: When Generations Farm/Ranch Together - FS286

Many benefits can exist when generations in a family farm or ranch together. However, conflicts or challenges may arise that develop into stressful situations. Sharing decisions, asking for what you want, listening well, and resolving conflicts quickly can help to reduce or eliminate stress among generations farming or ranching together.

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Farm Stress Fact Sheets: Stress Management for Farm/Ranch Couples - FS285

Working together under pressure, changing roles, and holding down more than one job can add up to one thing-high stress levels for farm/ranch couples. But by being sensitivities, communication, and relaxing together, a husband and wife can ease pressures and cope with stresses.

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Farm Stress Fact Sheets: Stress Management for Farmers/Ranchers - FS284

Working in agriculture is accompanied by managing a variety of stresses on a regular basis. Learning to control events, attitudes, and responses day-in and day-out will help farmers and ranchers to management those hectic stressful times.

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Farm Stress Fact Sheets: Stress Symptoms - FS283

It is helpful to recognize the early symptoms of stress. These symptoms can include rising blood pressure, rapidly beating heart, clenched teeth, aching neck and shoulders, churning stomach, or excessive fatigue. You and your family can take steps to reduce stress and regain health and self-esteem by noting and managing stress symptoms.

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