Health

Celebrate National Prevention Week GUIDE Style

This month is an exciting time for organizations in the prevention field and many others who support substance abuse prevention efforts. May 12-18, 2019 is National Prevention Week, a time to raise public awareness about substance use and abuse, as well as mental...

The Truth About Youth… Alcohol Use

On a typical Friday during the school year, social media lights up about the upcoming weekend events and parties. Word spreads quickly and plans are excitedly made. On Monday, stories are told of where students went over the weekend and what they did. Often, the...

The Power to Write Your Future

Contributed by Jennifer Bateman, Ph.D., National Vice President, Youth Development Programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of America Carl Bard says, “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”...

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation: A Valuable Partnership

July is National Park and Recreation month! What better time to highlight our collaboration with Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation (GCPR) than on this special occasion? GUIDE was created by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education over...

Understanding the Effects of Trauma

Contributed by Anna Blount Imagine you’re hiking in the woods. Suddenly, a huge shape lumbers across the trail – a black bear has crossed your path! Your breathing becomes short, your heartbeat skyrockets, and every muscle tenses as cortisol rushes through your...

Back to School: Powering Your Brain

School is in full swing, and amidst the busyness this season can sometimes bring, it is a good reminder of new beginnings and opportunities for positive change. Many of us have been affected by the new school year and have made adjustments to our routines: teachers...