Entries by Youth First

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Why Do We Need Manners?

By Katherine S. Baker, LCSW, January 29, 2019 – It appears to me that good manners seem to be lacking these days.  Many of us were taught from childhood how to be polite.  We learn to say please and thank you, how to be respectful to our elders, how to be nice to other children […]

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Youth in a Digital World Pros, Cons & Effects of Social Media

To be held Tuesday, January 22nd, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Crossroads Christian Church Chapel, 10800 Lincoln Ave., Newburgh, IN Youth First, Inc., Warrick County Cares, and Evansville Christian Schools (ECS) are joining to begin a discussion about the pros, cons and effects of social media on our children and youth.  According to the Pew Research […]

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Helping Children Cope with Upsetting News

By Jaclyn Durnil, MSW, January 15, 2019 – Telling a child that someone has died can be difficult. Most children are aware of death, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they understand it. Children may have seen someone die on television or in a movie, or some of their friends may have lost a loved one. […]

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Music on the Brain

By Callie Sanders, LSW, January 8, 2019 – Music is a universal language. It is the gateway for optimal brain health, longevity, and happiness. In the world of research, neuromusicology explores the nervous system’s response to music and how it activates every part of the brain. Studies performed on musicians reveal significant brain health and […]

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Kendrick Foundation Awards $15,160 to Youth First, Inc. to Support Morgan County Students

The Kendrick Foundation has awarded a $15,160 grant to Youth First, Inc. to strengthen the social and emotional well-being of students in Mooresville and Martinsville schools. This investment will help Youth First expand its highly impactful model of prevention to reach more youth and families in Morgan County. In partnership with school districts, Youth First […]

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Catching Z’s

By Jenna Whitfield, MSW, January 2, 2019 – Is your teen getting enough sleep? If not, it could be impacting their life in negative ways. According to webmd.com, lack of sleep is one of the top sources of stress for teens. The recommended amount of sleep in order to function and perform well is 9 […]

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Don’t Ignore “Unhappy” Holidays

By Youth First, December 24, 2018 Depression: it happens, especially this time of year with the hustle and bustle of the holidays. If you already battle some depression, it’s the most important time of year to learn to take care of yourself. Depression doesn’t look the same for every person, and it happens for many […]

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What Kids Really Need This Holiday Season

By Jana Pritchett, Communications Manager – December 17, 2018 Christmas is almost here, and kids everywhere are hoping to be on Santa’s good list.  Interactive toys like the Nintendo Switch and Hatchimals are on many kids’ lists, as are classics like Legos, Play-Doh and Barbie. We all hope to give our children the presents they […]

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Home Bank Awards $30,000 to Youth First, Inc.

Gift Supports the Social and Emotional Needs of Morgan County Students Home Bank awarded a $30,000 challenge gift to Youth First, Inc. Tuesday to strengthen the social and emotional well-being of students in Martinsville and Mooresville schools. The funds will help Youth First grow its highly impactful model of prevention in Morgan County, but other […]

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Heart of Youth First Luncheon Honors Warrick County Supporters

Youth First, Inc. celebrated growth in Warrick County schools and honored Warrick County supporters and donors at its annual Heart of Youth First luncheon, presented by German American Bank and sponsored by Edward Jones, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, in Castle High School’s Community Room. Speakers included Gene Raber, Principal of Lynnville Elementary School, who […]