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Webinar: Farm Youth Mental Health: What We Know and How to Help

Hosted by the Agrisafe Network Farm Youth Mental Health: What We Know and How to Help Summary: Caring for both the physical and emotional health of our next generation is crucial. From adapting to changes to feeling overwhelmed, like adults, children also experience stress and anxiety; however, they may be unsure of what they are feeling and how to respond. During this webinar, we will take a closer look at the status of farm youth mental health. We will recognize causes of stress among youth living in farming and rural communities and highlight the resources available to assist families. Intended Audience: Extension, practitioners, educators, farming/rural families, etc. Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to…– Describe the status of farm youth’s mental health including the prevalence of anxiety and depression.– Recognize common and unique reasons or causes of stress among youth living in farming and rural…

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Webinar: Protecting and Promoting the Health of Young Agricultural Workers: The Role of Employers and Supervisors

Hosted by Agrisafe Network Protecting and Promoting the Health of Young Agricultural Workers: The Role of Employers and Supervisors Summary: There are many benefits for hiring youth in agriculture, including the development of job skills, increased self-esteem, responsibility, and earned income. However, adolescents and young adults working in agriculture (under 25 years old) are at increased risk for occupational injuries. In addition to traditional workplace hazards, developmental differences (both physical and cognitive), inexperience, fatigue, and distracted behaviors increase the risk of injury. Employers and supervisors play an active role in protecting these workers. Communicating effectively with young workers about health and safety hazards that impact injury risk is key to protecting this population. This webinar will describe specific skills and practices that can be implemented in the workplace, on family farms, and in agricultural classrooms. Intended Audience: Employers, Parents, Educators Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be…

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Webinar: Putting Time and Distance Between Someone at Risk of Suicide and Lethal Means: An Overview of the CALM Workshop

Hosted by Agrisafe Network Summary: Suicide is a leading cause of death in many communities and impacts hundreds of people. Creating mechanisms to put time and distance between someone struggling with a mental health concern and lethal means is an important part of creating hope and healing. Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to…– Suicide risk and protective factors in rural, ranching, and farming communities– Why safe storage protocols matter in suicide safety planning– Overview of the Counseling on Access to Lethal Means approach To register, please click HERE.

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