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  • Childhood Self-Control Linked to Future Job Success

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    According to a recent study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Sciences (APS), “children with high self-control — who are typically better able to pay...

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  • Social Media and Underage Drinking

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    According to a study by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, children and teens who spend time on social networking sites are...

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  • The Effects of Nicotine on the Teen Brain

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a study that showed adolescent e-cigarette use tripled between 2013 and 2014.  This new trend means...

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  • Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness

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    The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley recently highlighted the essential connection between social emotional learning and mindfulness. The center states that...

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  • Spiked Heroin Leads to Rise in Fatalities

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    Prescription opioid abuse has risen significantly over the past decade, leading the federal government and many state governments to instate more stringent laws to reduce...

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  • Human Bonding as a Preventive Factor

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    Conventional wisdom suggests isolation rises out of addiction, but studies have shown that in fact addiction may be a result of social isolation.  Of course, there is...

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  • Executive Function

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    Executive function development is essential for success in college and career. These executive function skills consist of working memory, mental flexibility, and self-control—all necessary components...

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  • Benefits of Interactive Learning

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    Interactive activities are an integral part of social emotional learning. The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) states that “learning is an intrinsically social and...

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  • Speak Up… And Lend an Ear

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    Effective communication skills are key to resilient living.  Communication is the means by which we interact with the world, and how we communicate plays a...

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  • Stop to Think

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    The road to healthy living begins with children setting reachable goals, but to stay true to that road children must learn to make responsible decisions. ...

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  • Building Better Relationships

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    As children enter adolescence, their minds and bodies are rapidly changing.  Adolescence marks the beginning of more complex relationships, including romantic relationships, as hormones begin...

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  • The New Face of Heroin

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    Think of Vermont, and you most likely conjure images of mountains ablaze with russet foliage and roads meandering through quaint covered bridges. You might not...

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  • The Possible Dream

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    Goal-setting is a cornerstone to effective prevention education. When children set goals for themselves, they make an investment in their future. The firmer their resolutions, the less...

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  • Please Pass the Gravy!

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    As we greet the new year, we tuck away more memories of close family gatherings—memories of the table draped in heirloom lace and the lingering...

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  • Take Five

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    Emotion management is one of the core components of social emotional learning skills taught in effective prevention education. Coupled with other social emotional skills, emotion...

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  • Parents Key to Substance Abuse Prevention

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    - by Kate Elkins - For some parents, the new marijuana legalization laws may be nerve-wracking, but there are many proven ways that parents can...

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  • A Closer Look at Prescription Drugs & Heroin

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    While prescription drug abuse has become a focus for concern, the corresponding rise in heroin use is also prompting calls for action. Click the link...

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  • Welcome!

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    Welcome! For more than thirty-five years, the Mendez Foundation has been developing and implementing Too Good prevention education programs for grades K-12 that teach kids...

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