Entries by Youth First

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Why is Youth Sports Participation Decreasing?

By Jordan Nonte, MSW, LSW – February 21, 2024 There are many factors impacting sports and athletes today, including social media, cost to participate, time commitment, and hyper competitiveness. I think anyone could make the argument that sports help kids develop many skills that can benefit them in adulthood. However, since sports culture has been […]

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The Power of Small Therapeutic Moments

By Hannah Gill, MSW, LSW – February 7, 2024 These days it seems like a surprising number of children and teens are under significant stress, and this is likely true for many others in our communities. Research shows that the COVID-19 pandemic heightened anxiety and depression for many kids, and we are now seeing the […]