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Extension is expanding its online education and resources to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions.

Building youth resilience

Young people face unique concerns including school violence, farm stress and mental health. Program staff can help youth cope with these challenges.

Research briefs

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Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)

By Melissa Persing, Extension educator

Early traumas can change the structure and function of the brain and how a person responds to stress and disease. 

Practical guides

Helping youth to cope with cancellations and loss

By Kathryn Sharpe and Karyn Santl, Extension educators

Losses can cause significant disappointment -- even feelings of grief.

Creating space for dialogue on difficult and important topics with youth

By Karyn SantlMaryAnn Anderson and Dianna Kennedy, Extension educators

How to have open conversations about tough topics.

Reviewed in 2020

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