Georgia Mountain Positive Choices Blairsville

We are providing primary prevention programs that emphasize positive youth development and risk avoi

Georgia Mountain Positive Choices Blairsville is a nonprofit serving youth and families in Union County and surrounding areas. Our mission is to educate, encourage and equip youth to make healthy choices and avoid risky behaviors.

10/10/2022
Instagram for KIDS?! 3 Red Flags Every Parent Should Consider | Protect Young Minds 04/07/2021

Instagram for KIDS?! 3 Red Flags Every Parent Should Consider | Protect Young Minds

Instagram for KIDS?! 3 Red Flags Every Parent Should Consider | Protect Young Minds Facebook confirmed plans to create an Instagram for kids ages 6-13. Find out why we think all parents should be concerned.

Teen Vogue Instructs Teens on How to Get Abortions Without Their Parents Knowing 06/12/2020

Teen Vogue Instructs Teens on How to Get Abortions Without Their Parents Knowing

Hard to believe.

Teen Vogue Instructs Teens on How to Get Abortions Without Their Parents Knowing Teen Vogue published another article this week promoting abortions to young, impressionable girls. The Blaze reports the magazine ran a guide instructing you

SHUT DOWN TEENVOGUE.COM: “A Parent’s Worst Nightmare” 05/07/2020

SHUT DOWN TEENVOGUE.COM: “A Parent’s Worst Nightmare”

Parent alert

SHUT DOWN TEENVOGUE.COM: “A Parent’s Worst Nightmare” Please, sign the petition NOW which will be directed to Conde Nast CEO Roger Lynch, other Conde Nast senior executives, and TeenVogue.com editors.

7 Tactics a Child Predator Uses to Lure Kids: Red Flag Phrases Every Parent Needs to Know 04/15/2020

7 Tactics a Child Predator Uses to Lure Kids: Red Flag Phrases Every Parent Needs to Know

7 Tactics a Child Predator Uses to Lure Kids: Red Flag Phrases Every Parent Needs to Know This is a guest post written by Kimberly King, an award-winning author, teacher, and authority on the subject of s*xual abuse prevention. As parents, we all want to keep our kids safe from harm. We teach our kids to wash their hands, cover their mouths, buckle up the seat belts, and always wear a he...

Columbus 10-year-old warns about new social media challenge 02/14/2020

Columbus 10-year-old warns about new social media challenge

Columbus 10-year-old warns about new social media challenge It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.

15 Apps That Are Being Used To Target Our Children 02/10/2020

15 Apps That Are Being Used To Target Our Children

15 Apps That Are Being Used To Target Our Children Social media has made it easier than ever for predators to connect with children. Parents, be vigilant about apps your children have access to.

Grosse Pointe teen with double lung transplant from va**ng warning his peers 02/08/2020

Grosse Pointe teen with double lung transplant from va**ng warning his peers

Grosse Pointe teen with double lung transplant from va**ng warning his peers Daniel Ament, the teen who became anonymously famous after becoming the first patient to receive a double lung transplant from va**ng, spoke to a class of students about the dangers of va**ng.

Can You Get Herpes from Kissing? And 14 Other Things to Know - Free Teens Youth 01/29/2020

Can You Get Herpes from Kissing? And 14 Other Things to Know - Free Teens Youth

Thank you E3 for all the help and info you have shared with us.

Can You Get Herpes from Kissing? And 14 Other Things to Know - Free Teens Youth Is it possible? Yes, you can contract oral herpes, aka cold sores, from kissing, but developing ge***al herpes this way is less likely. Oral herpes (HSV-1) is usually transmitted by kissing, and ge***al herpes (HSV-2) is most often spread through vaginal, a**l, or oral s*x. Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can....

M**h is On the Rise Again: What Parents Should Know 12/19/2019

M**h is On the Rise Again: What Parents Should Know

M**h is On the Rise Again: What Parents Should Know M**hamphetamine, or m**h, is experiencing a resurgence. Learn how it affects the body, why it's appealing, and how to help your child get treatment.

School system warns parents about Blue Whale Challenge 11/27/2019

School system warns parents about Blue Whale Challenge

Essentially, a su***de challenge.

School system warns parents about Blue Whale Challenge An Alabama school system is warning parents about a potentially deadly game called the Blue Whale Challenge or Blue Whale Game.The Baldwin County Public School System warned parents about the game on their page Tuesday.According to a social worker

Don't Become the Next Colorado 11/24/2019

Don't Become the Next Colorado

Don't Become the Next Colorado Big Ma*****na wants to go "Full Colorado" in states all across the nation. They are sugar coating the impact on kids and denying the staggering costs of lega...

Georgia Mountain Positive Choices Blairsville updated their address. 11/20/2019

Georgia Mountain Positive Choices Blairsville updated their address.

Georgia Mountain Positive Choices Blairsville updated their address.

Getting Through to Your Teen About the Dangers of Va**ng 11/18/2019

Getting Through to Your Teen About the Dangers of Va**ng

Thank you Paula for the link.

Getting Through to Your Teen About the Dangers of Va**ng As va**ng-related illnesses and deaths mount, it’s even more important for parents to talk with their kids. Here’s how to have an effective conversation.

Kids Who Do Chores Are More Successful Adults 11/18/2019

Kids Who Do Chores Are More Successful Adults

Kids Who Do Chores Are More Successful Adults When your kids balk, science is on your side.

nbcnews.com 11/07/2019

Tests show bootleg ma*****na v**es tainted with hydrogen cyanide

nbcnews.com NBC News commissioned laboratory tests of knock-off ma*****na v**es that found a pesticide linked to hydrogen cyanide in 10 out 10 products.

10/23/2019

E3 Family Solutions, inc.

Parents, administrators, counselors is it time for some discussions about this?.

foxnews.com 09/27/2019

Florida, Georgia see first va**ng-related deaths as nationwide toll hits 12

Not a good alternative to smoking.

foxnews.com The recent fatalities bring the nationwide total to 12.

09/05/2019

Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership

Fact: The more often children eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use illegal drugs.

Coming together at dinnertime each day not only
keeps a family involved with each other, but also creates a network of communication and support.

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foxnews.com 09/05/2019

Va**ng dangers detailed by pediatric pulmonologist after spike in lung disease cases

Va**ng is not a healthy alternative to smoking. Know the facts.

foxnews.com A pediatric pulmonologist warned Thursday on "Fox & Friends" about the dangers of va**ng after a young man in Philadelphia was hospitalized with lung failure.

foxnews.com 09/04/2019

Utah teen will 'never touch a v**e again' after coma, lung disease

foxnews.com "After going through that, I would never touch a v**e again."

08/28/2019

E3 Family Solutions, inc.

Parents - social media is here to stay so we will try to help you equip your teens to make good decisions about it. We remind teens in our Equipping Youth program that the phrase “DON’T TELL ANYONE” is a red flag to get away from the situation.

08/17/2019

V**e News Episode 1: Brian Buffington, featuring Scott Crane

Parents… Talk to your kids about va**ng.

Thanks to Scott Crane, Safety Coordinator at Rabun County Schools for guest starring!

08/15/2019

Sumter CAP -A Project of E3 Family Solutions, Inc

Please read and share with other parents and teens in our communities. This story is about a teen who lives in Florida and wants to share his story.

08/15/2019

What is Prevention | Introduction

90% of people who have a substance use disorder started using alcohol or drugs before they turned 18. This is why we work so hard to prevent the onset of all the Big Bad 5 the Centers for Disease Control says puts students at risk - drugs, alcohol, s*xual activity, violence and ni****ne. For more information or to join us in our prevention efforts please visit our websites at e3familysolutions.org and sumtercap.org and work with us as we build protective factors in our youth and our community.

The adolescent brain is rapidly developing and is more vulnerable to alcohol and drugs than adult brains, which increases young people’s chances of developin...

08/03/2019

Sumter CAP -A Project of E3 Family Solutions, Inc

Very informative video to watch. Parents - this is great informative with suggestions about how everyone can use less social media.

07/25/2019

Herren Project

Kevin Burns, CEO of Juul Labs ⁠— the maker of the bestselling e-cigarette in the U.S. and center of federal regulators’ crackdown into what they’re calling a teen va**ng “epidemic” ⁠— has a message for parents whose children are addicted to his company’s products: “I’m sorry.” **ng

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Generation Z Depression on the Rise
Depression is a very serious issue, especially when it comes to the teenagers of Generation Z (Gen Z). Teenagers are more depressed than ever. According to a study done by PEW Research in 2017, 59% of American teens ages 12 to 17 said they experienced at least one major depressive episode in 2017.

In 2017, it was found that teen girls are three times as likely as teen boys to experience a depressive episode. At the same time, statistics show girls are more likely to seek out and receive help for their depression.

Unfortunately, we cannot identify a singular cause to the rise in Gen Z depression. Many experts link depressive behavior to social media, technology and the pressure that comes with being a teen. However, it is important to recognize the role that relationships play in mental health. Another study done by the Centers for Disease Control found that teens who felt "engaged, supported and cared for" were much less likely to become depressed.

Iif you are suffering from clinical depression, we encourage you to seek professional help.

If you are a parent of a child suffering with depression, there are resources for you as well. Check out Axis's A Parent's Guide to Depression and Anxiety.
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Clint Gresham - White Chair Film - I Am Second®

Super Bowl Champion Clint Gresham
Depression affects people from every walk of life. Clint Gresham was a long snapper for the Seattle Seahawks when they won the Super Bowl in 2013. In this video from I am Second, Clint shares his powerful testimony about his journey with depression as he came to know the depth of God's incredible love for him.

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07/23/2019

Aspire

Nothing like a little cowboy shuffle @ Lecanto High School. Today we learned that sometimes, in life, our way isn't always the best way. When we rush and are not intentional with our actions and goals, we may find that, just like with our cowboy on the left, things can get a little tricky and may take a while longer.

So if doing things the right way can place us on the shorter and easier path to success... what is that right way?

Well, research has shown that people who complete the following steps, in order, have a 90% chance of escaping poverty.

1. Get a high school diploma
2. Work-full time / enroll in college
3. Marry before having children

Be like the cowboy on the right and do things the right way. Don't be afraid to take your time, shake things up when you make mistakes, and keep your eyes on the prize.

Yeehaw!

07/06/2019

Sumter CAP -A Project of E3 Family Solutions, Inc

Parents beware!!
Minutes into the second episode of HBO’s teen drama series Euphoria, the teenaged star is shown taking drugs with a new friend, hallucinating and talking about how happy she feels. Then, in voiceover narration, she says:

“I know you’re not allowed to say it, but drugs are kinda cool.”
Rue, the star, is shown returning to her dealer (portrayed as a child of 9 or 10) and buying psychotropic pills, which she offers to share with her new friend Jules. In the midst of her drug-induced hallucinations, Rue says “I’m just so happy.”
The illegal drug market couldn’t get any better advertising than that.

Euphoria is teaching our children which drugs to buy, how to use them and how to hide the fact you’re using from their parents. It shows how to beat a home drug test. And worst of all, its episodes are ignoring the unquestionably devastating toll drugs take on one’s mental and physical health, life, livelihood and family.
It would be great if media gurus were interested in the health and future of our youth instead of their wallets but that is a battle for others. Our cause is Equipping Youth with skills to understand media manipulation and not buy the lie that everybody is doing it.

06/22/2019

Live Action

This is atrocious. The same Teen Vogue writer who told teens how to take and distribute naked selfies is now telling them how to get an abortion without their parents' knowledge. Be mindful of the information your children are consuming.

05/17/2019

Sumter CAP -A Project of E3 Family Solutions, Inc

Remember that famous movie line, "Houston, we have a problem." Well today it could be, America, we have a problem. That problem is su***de.
Su***de is the third leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10 and 24, and results in approximately 4,600 lives lost each year. Boys are more likely than girls to die from su***de. Of the reported su***des in the 10 to 24 age group, 81% of the deaths were males and 19% were females. Girls, however, are more likely to report attempting su***de than boys.
Protective Factors for preventing su***de include: Connectedness to individuals, family, community, and social institutions
Life skills (including problem solving skills and coping skills, ability to adapt to change)
Self-esteem and a sense of purpose or meaning in life; Cultural, religious, or personal beliefs that discourage su***de
Effective behavioral health care.

One great resource is the 741741 text hotline. Please make sure the young people you know are aware of this number and let them know, "You're Not Alone." For more information please check our website sumtercap.org

05/16/2019

NBC Parent Toolkit

Have you spoken to your kids about alcohol abuse? https://nbcnews.to/2Kzt9CJ

05/16/2019

E3 Family Solutions, inc.

Parents... check this out.

YOLO App Snapchat Safety
Guide for Parents
According to Axis, a new, third-party app called YOLO has partnered with Snapchat in allowing users to anonymously respond to other users' questions.

The app has quickly become the number one free app in the iOS App Store. "YOLO once again proves teens' desires to have space to share thoughts anonymously," Axis wrote in a recent Cultural Translator.

Similar apps have been banned for facilitating bullying, but for now parents and educators should ask teens if they have used the app. Ask how they know where the line is between anonymity, bullying and gossip. Do they think the anonymity is worth the risk of being hurt or getting negative responses?

Watch the video below for helpful tips regarding YOLO.

05/03/2019

Sumter CAP -A Project of E3 Family Solutions, Inc

Although it's recommended as a means to quit smoking ci******es, those that v**e should be wary of the long-term side effects of inhaling foreign chemicals into the lungs.

04/14/2019

Thanks Darla!

These are funny but with truth behind them. Research shows that students who had to do chores growing up do are much more successful in college and tech school.

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