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Opioids and Young People

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Though the opioid epidemic has been well publicized, the landscape of this epidemic is ever evolving and changing; and ultimately the prevalence of these harmful drugs persists. So how do we support our young people in developing an awareness and understanding of the dangers of opioids? Increased education. It appears that young people are more […]

Self-Advocacy in Children

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Whether at home, in healthcare, the classroom, or the workplace the importance of self-advocacy is undeniable. However, even for an adult, self-advocating isn’t always easy. The ability to “speak-up for [ourselves] and the things that are important to [us]” is a necessary life skill. As young people’s trusted adults we can both teach and model […]

Reflecting on 2023, Excited for 2024

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A reflection on 2023 and outlook for 2024 from our Executive Director: Barb Thayer With 2024 quickly approaching, it has given me pause to think about how I want to start the new year, both personally and professionally. With every year comes challenges and opportunities and for Candor 2023 has been a year in which […]

Considering Gender Combined Sex Education

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For many students, their first experience with school-based sex education happens in fourth or fifth grade with a lesson(s) about puberty. While not widespread, some schools include age – appropriate sex education beginning in kindergarten. My first career was in early childhood education and I found it was common to have daily interactions with the […]

Reframing Failure

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With students well into a new school year and exploring the excitement of new learning opportunities, friendships, and extra curriculars it is inevitable that at some point, they will hit a bump in the road and experience a setback or failure.    As human beings, especially kids, we sometimes tie self-worth or our value to […]

Q&A Adds to the Online Interactive Program Experience

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Taking an on-line interactive program?  Don’t forget to schedule your virtual Q&A! All online interactive programs include a 30-minute live question and answer session with a Candor Health Educator via Zoom, Google Meet or Microsoft Teams, though only a small percentage of schools that take Online Interactive classes schedule this part of the program.  We […]

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