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Family Caregiving: Helpful Resources for Family Caregivers - FS689

One of the most important aspects of managing life as a family caregiver is accessing useful resources that can provide needed knowledge and skills. The list of helpful resources below provides information about educational materials and support organizations related to family caregiving. It is not exhaustive but instead provides a beginning point for those involved in family caregiving.

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Family Caregiving: Tips for Reducing Stress for Family Caregivers - FS688

Caregiving provided to aging family members or others in need often is associated with stress and burnout. Although providing direct care to a family member or someone else can result in significant stress, remember that this experience can have positive benefits as well. Consider the rewards and challenges of the caregiving experience honestly.

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Family Caregiving: Starting the Care Conversation - FS687

Family members or friends may feel awkward or uncertain about having a conversation with you about providing care. They may worry about your feelings or be unsure of what you think. You can help them by starting the care conversation.

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Family Caregiving: The Who and What of Family Caregiving - FS1930

Family caregiving is an activity that occurs across many different settings. Individuals in need of care at particular times may include adult children with special needs, aging parents, a sick family member or a friend. People may need help with transportation to medical appointments, light chores around the home, payment of bills or personal care. No matter the person or the need, the who and the what of family caregiving clearly are important to understand.

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Family Caregiving: Myths and Realities of Family Caregiving - FS686

Understanding myths versus realities in family caregiving can be helpful. This publication explores different realities you can face with family caregiving.

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Family Caregiving: Key Support Resources in Family Caregiving - FS1932

Support and resources in the caregiving process come in many forms: prayer, talking to family or friends, visits with professionals or assistive equipment. One of the most important aspects of managing life as a caregiver is accessing useful

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Family Caregiving: Planning for Care for You or a Loved One - FS1931

The time to plan for the care needs of yourself, a family member or another you care about is before the person might need it. At the least, planning often can occur before the care needs become more significant. Planning for care involves strategies such as assessing the situation, discussing the big concerns and forming a support or caregiving team.

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Snooze News: The Importance of Healthy Sleep Habits - FS1943

We can support our children emotionally, physically, academically and socially just by helping them establish healthy sleep habits.

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Teens and Cellphones: A Guide for Teachers - YD1917

The widespread use of cell phones by teenagers raises the concern of the negative effects it could have on their performance in school. However, teachers can work with their students to incorporate effective cell phone use into the classroom. When used appropriately, cell phones can enhance class participation and allow students to access current information.

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My Farming Resource Network - FS1929

Building a strong support and resource system for you and your family will come in handy during a time of need or concern. This publication is part of a series called Managing Stress and Pursuing Wellness in Times of Tight Margins

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My Coping Strategies Plan - At Home and on the Farm - FS1928

Creating a coping toolbox and planning steps to a more sustainable lifestyle can help you manage farm and ranching, family or individual stresses in a healthy way. This publication is part of a series called Managing Stress and Pursuing Wellness in Times of Tight Margins.

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Key Coping Tools in Times of Farm/Ranch Stress - FS1927

All of us cope with the stresses and challenges of life daily. When it comes to farm/ranch stress, finding tools that will help us manage stress is needed to help make decisions. This publication is part of a series called Managing Stress and Pursuing Wellness in Times of Tight Margins

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Where Are You In the Farm/Ranch Stress Zone? - FS1925

Each person is affected differently by stress, and becoming familiar with common ways in which stress affects a person is helpful. This publication is part of a series called Managing Stress and Pursuing Wellness in Times of Tight Margins.

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Talking to Children About Terrorism

Talking to Children About Terrorism - FS635

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.

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4 Steps to Managing Stress in Farming and Ranching - FS1926

Working in agriculture brings its own set of unique experiences and stresses. The Managing Rural Stress Model allows you to use a reflective approach and explore multiple steps in dealing with stress concerns. This publication is part of a series called Managing Stress and Pursuing Wellness in Times of Tight Margins.

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A Parent’s Role in Substance Use Prevention: Tips for Talking to Youth of All Ages - YD1912

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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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

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

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

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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