Earn CEUs at ESAP Coalition Meetings 

Summer is a great time to get outside, visit friends and family, and re-energize. We’ve been working on new initiatives and program planning for the 2017-2018 school year. We’re excited to begin offering quarterly training’s with CEU credits; from exceptional local trainers who are also ESAP affiliates and coalition members. If you’re interested in presenting a training, please get in touch with us at: Esapc.Coordinator@gmail.com.

The next ESAP Coalition meeting will take place at Curt’s Cafe, 2922 Central Street. Wednesday, September 13, 10:30am – 12:00pm.

Topic:  Teen Dating Violence & Substance Abuse (1.5 CEUs)

We’re looking forward to a productive session and Curt’s Cafe is excited to host. Please arrive a little early and order a snack or stay for lunch. We’ll start promptly at 10:30am.

Thanks for helping us support Curt’s Cafe and the great work that they do! 

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Are Teens Addicted to Social Media?

The high-tech digital age is placing pressure on the teens of today. All of the social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Tumblr are engaging teenagers in unhealthy habits, and they can’t stop, not even to sleep, sometimes. A recent study found that teens who engage in social media at night are at risk for increased anxiety and depression. Hence, it also disrupts their sleeping patterns (Udorie, 2015). Teens feel like they’re going to miss out on something and often wake up every time their cell phone dings. Plus, the emotional investment that teens have with social media is unhealthy. It’s a known fact that teenagers need more sleep than adults; with the lack of causing irritability, colds, flu symptoms, and are less likely to finish their homework.

Read the article in it’s entirety: Are Teens Addicted to Social Media?

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