Entries by Youth First

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Underage Drinking – The Social Media Impact

To be held tonight, Monday, October 21st, 6:00-8:00 pm Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, 200 S. E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Browning Room Youth First, Inc. is hosting a town hall forum to increase community awareness on the effects social media has on the teen brain, especially when it pertains to substance use and its […]

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Up in Smoke – Marijuana & Teens

By Grace Wilson, Program Coordinator – Oct. 15, 2019 The conversation around marijuana is a hot topic in our society these days.  Most folks seem to choose one side or the other and not many fall in the middle. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), marijuana is the most used illegal […]

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Opioids and Rx Awareness

By Salita Brown, Project Manager – Oct. 8, 2019 Addiction…overdose…death…all of these serious consequences have become synonymous with opioid use. Opioids are very powerful drugs that have received a lot of news coverage lately. However, through all of the coverage the reason opioids have become so addictive has gotten lost. So, what exactly is an […]

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Teen Alcohol Use: A Call to Action

By Diane Braun, Project Manager – Oct. 1, 2019 The month of October brings Red Ribbon Week, an event supported by the National Family Partnership as an anti-drug campaign.  Since 1986, this campaign has brought awareness to the general public about the dangers of drug abuse, including alcohol, prescription drugs and marijuana. Did you know […]

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Karass – Our Connections

By Brandy Terrell, LCSW – September 17, 2019 We all have connections to family, friends, faith, and community, to name a few. These connections are vital to our health and well-being. We know that being connected to other people provides an increased sense of belonging and support, which in turn creates protective factors that help […]

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AstraZeneca Awards $25,000 to Youth First, Inc.

Gift Supports the Social and Emotional Needs of Students in Posey County In a presentation on September 10, AstraZeneca awarded $25,000 to Youth First, Inc. to strengthen the social and emotional well-being of students in Posey County. Youth First partners with school districts to embed social workers in school buildings, where they become specialized mentors […]

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GrandFamilies Are Growing

By Beth Greene, MSW – September 10, 2019 More grandparents than ever are stepping up to take care of and raise their grandchildren. There are many different reasons grandparents are assuming the role of caretaker. It may be due to the death or absence of the children’s parents, the financial situation of the parents, or […]

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Grain Processing Corporation Awards $10,000 to Youth First, Inc.

Gift Supports the Social and Emotional Needs of Students in Daviess, Martin & Pike Counties In a presentation on August 16, Grain Processing Corporation (GPC), Washington, Indiana, committed $10,000 to Youth First, Inc. to strengthen the social and emotional well-being of students in Daviess, Martin and Pike counties. GPC is a subsidiary company of Kent […]