Laytonville Healthy Start provides a variety of activities for teens including peer counseling, summer activities, afterschool program, teen drop in and teen night, which is held most Saturday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Harwood Hall (check the LHS Event Calendar for the current schedule).
The Laytonville High School Buddy (Youth) Mentoring Group is also sponsored by Healthy Start. Once a week the high school “Big Buddies” go over to Laytonville Elementary School and hang out with their “Little Buddies.”
For a detailed listing of what we do, click here. Need more information? Contact us!
Introducing the 2015/2016 Peer Counselors
The 2015-2016 Peer Counseling year got off to a great start. The Peer Counselors were trained in beautiful Philo, California, then paired with middle school buddies. Since then they have been helping to coordinate health education days at the high school.
If you would like more information about the Peer Counseling program, please contact Jayma Shields at 984-8089.
Youth Speaks Out
Our Peer Counselors are also active participants in “Youth Speaks Out,” a radio talk show held on the first Sunday of every month from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on KZYX/Z 91.5/90.7/88.1 fm. A recent show was hosted by youth from Laytonville and Willits High schools titled, “Peer Counseling – Listening, Helping and Developing Trust.” The show can be accessed at www.youthspeaksout.net/radioshows.html, (broadcast) http://youthspeaksout.net/YSOpeer1113.mp3 or (dial-up) http://youthspeaksout.net/YSOpeer1113_24.mp3. It is worth a listen. You might want to tell a friend about it.
If you would like a copy of the above show or of the 2-hour presentation Ralph Cantor gave to the Laytonville community, contact Dan Roberts.
If you would like more information about the Peer Counseling program, please contact Jayma Shields at 984-8089 or visit www.youthspeaksout.net.
Check Out These Resources!
National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens
Awesomely Evolved Human Brain Infographic
Drug Overdoses Kill More Infographic
In The Know! Prescription Drugs
In The Know! Your Brain on Drugs
Methamphetamine Knowing the Facts = Smart Choices
Push Pause – Teen Brain Self Control Infographic
Underage Drinking Can Detour Academic Success Infographic
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