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E-cigarettes & Vaping

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March
14

​ E-cigarettes are exploding in popularity, and are being used by both adolescents and adults. They are not a safe alternative to cigarette smoking. E-cigarettes, personal vaporizers, vape pens, e-cigars, pod systems, e-hookah, or vaping devices, are products that produce an aerosolized mixture …

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The Science of Neglect

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January
31

Extensive biological and developmental research shows significant neglect—the ongoing disruption or significant absence of caregiver responsiveness—can cause more lasting harm to a young child’s development than overt physical abuse, including subsequent cognitive delays, impairments in executive functioning, and disruptions of …

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The Juvenile Dependency Court Process

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November
1

Take a journey through the California Juvenile Dependency Court system. Travel this interactive and powerful story! CASA volunteers, as always, will perform duties and responsibilities as determined by the judge and that’s why it is so important that they understand …

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Resources in Response to Extreme Weather

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August
30

  In response to the wildfires, flooding, and extreme heat happening across the United States, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help families and communities. The following resources may be relevant depending on what is happening …

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Mental Health Awareness Month & Foster Care

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May
23

Recent studies suggest that up to 80% of children in foster care have significant mental health issues compared to approximately 18%-22% of children in the general population. Most youth in foster care have traumatic family histories and life experiences that result …

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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April
11

Children and families thrive when they have access to safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. Policies and programs that are supportive of children and families can prevent child abuse and neglect and other early adversity. CDC works to better understand …

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New resources added to our CASA of Sonoma County website

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November
1

Take a look at the new resources added to our Useful Links area on Mental Health Tips for Survivors of Disaster or Traumatic Event. You may find the resources under the “Advocate Resources” tab and “Useful Links” or by clicking …

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The most affordable colleges of 2017

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October
2

Check out this great resource for your readers who are interested in continuing their education through an online college, the most affordable online colleges of 2017.

New resources added to our CASA of Sonoma County website

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September
18

Take a look at the new resources added to our Useful Links area on Transition into Adulthood and Wellness. You may find the resources under the “Advocate Resources” tab and “Useful Links” or by clicking on this link.

Guide to college for LGBTQ students

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April
26

Choosing a college is a daunting task for any first-time student, but for LGBTQ students, it can be downright terrifying. A whopping 13.4% of LGBTQ high school students who report frequent verbal harassment plan on not attending college, and 20% …

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