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Adolescent Prescription and Over-the-counter Drug Abuse (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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No. 2 in the Series 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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Gossip, Whining, Conflict

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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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

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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When Generations Farm/Ranch Together

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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Stress Management for Farm/Ranch Couples

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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Stress Management for Farmers/Ranchers

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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Stress Symptoms

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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Stressful Occupations

Farming/Ranching: Stressful Occupations - FS282

Farmers and ranchers experience pressure from many directions. While all of us must contend with economic ups and downs or family concerns, families have added uncertainties like weather and commodity prices that directly influence their livelihoods. Farming and ranching can be challenging occupations due to some of the dangers and stress difficulties that occur.

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Preparing for Parenthood

Bright Beginnings #1 Preparing for Parenthood - FS601

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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Talking to Children About Suicide

Talking to Children About Suicide - FS637

Suicide is not a comfortable topic. It is sobering, serious and saddening to talk about. But the factors involved in suicide and approaches to diminishing or preventing its occurrence must be openly talked about in responsible ways. Silence cannot prevent the problem of suicide – it only can make it worse. Understanding when, how, why and who should talk about suicide is important.

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Working With Distressed Clientele

Working With Distressed Clientele - FS1789

As the farm economy plunges, many farmers will struggle to obtain operating loans and maintain cash flow. The financial stress can lead to depression and anxiety. This publication will help professionals deal with struggling clientele.

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Talking to Children About Armed Conflict

Talking to Children About Armed Conflict - FS636

Whenever stories about armed conflict, terrorism or the possibility of war appear on television or in the news, considering the possible reactions of children and youth is important. Such topics quickly become a focus and concern for children. Addressing children's reactions is especially important when the issues directly relate to their family life, such as deployment of a parent for military service.

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Talking to Children About Divorce

Talking to Children About Divorce - FS638

Divorce can be a challenging and painful transition that children experience differently than adults. The distress of the parents involved in a divorce can interfere with their ability to respond to their children and their children’s needs. However, parents and caregivers can find the tools they need to help themselves and their children through the difficult transition of divorce.

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