ThisWeekInSWAG

This Week In S.W.A.G.- Welcome

Welcome To Our Parent Community

What is S.W.A.G.?

S.W.A.G. is a life skills and prevention program aimed at helping young people make positive life choices.  S.W.A.G. stands for Students With Awareness and Goals.  In S.W.A.G. students are equipped for success in a variety of areas including:

  • Self Esteem
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Goal Setting
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Relationships
  • Risk Avoidance and More…

S.W.A.G. emphasizes three key principals:

  • Knowing One’s Self
  • Relating to Others
  • Planning One’s Future

We encourage Parents and caregivers to actively participate in helping us support youth who choose to make positive life choices.  We provide updates and training for Parents to ensure that you are equipped to work with the Yunion in Loving Youth and Uniting Families.  Our Parental Advisory Training is a great place to learn about the latest trends and happenings in popular culture that affect our youth. We strongly encourage you to attend.

Incentives and participant-led special events such as prom campaigns and PSAs augment intensive programming as a way to ensure youth ownership and cultural relevance.  Programs like S.W.A.G. are vital to our youth fulfilling their potential.  With it, we can help change attitudes and values that ultimately lead to thriving communities where making the right decision is embraced.

S.W.A.G Person of the Week

Every week in S.W.A.G. we shout out students and Life Guides that make S.W.A.G. a memorable experience. This week, we’d like to shout out Mrs. Lydia!  Lydia has served as a Life Guide, Camp Director and now serves as our Program Coordinator.  Lydia has been with the Yunion for over 7 years and possesses a great ability to connect with young people.  Mrs. Lydia is tasked with making things happen behind the scenes, ensuring that S.W.A.G. runs smoothly.  Thank you, Mrs. Lydia, your service is greatly appreciated!

In The Classroom

 

The 3A’s Of Self-Esteem Building

January 27, 2023

Parents, 👋 Self-Esteem or self-worth is more than how you feel about yourself. It’s also about how capable you are to meet life’s challenges and feel worthy of happiness. You can build self-esteem in your child/teen by developing three “A’s”. Affirmation, Achievement and Affirmation. 1️⃣…

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“Boys Don’t Do What We Say, They Do What They See”

January 25, 2023

Parents, It’s been said that, “Boys don’t do what we say, they do what they see.” The Cave Podcast: @iamelinunn @_jasonxiv @nocap_josey https://fb.watch/igSSZPgz_P/  

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You Are The Biggest Influence In Your Teen’s Life!

January 24, 2023

Hey parents! Did you know this…? 🤔⁣⁣𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘭𝘶𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘯’𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦! ⁣⁣Even though you may feel your child pulling away or eager for more independence, deep down they still want you involved. ⁣⁣A strong bond with your child, especially during the…

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The 3 Stages of Adolescent Development

January 20, 2023

Parent, did you know there are 3️⃣ stages of Adolescence? The 3️⃣ stages of adolescence are an important framework for understanding teenage development. Each stage is guided by physical, cognitive and emotional changes. The 3️⃣ stages include early adolescence (ages 11 to14), middle adolescence (ages…

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Connecting with Your Adolescent

January 18, 2023

Talk to Them Tuesdays: Connecting with Your Adolescent. Join us for weekly conversation prompts designed to strengthen your connection with your adolescent! https://fb.watch/i7EKeazAhX/  

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Our Children Need Our Presence, Not Our Presents

January 17, 2023

“𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.⁣⁣Happy MLK Day everyone. We hope you are able to rest and enjoy time with your loved ones today. 💙⁣⁣Leave a comment below! 👇#happymlkday #familyovereverything #familiesbelongtogether https://fb.watch/i6hA5oXq77/  

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5 Foods That Can Your Teens Mental Health

January 13, 2023

5 Foods That Can Your Teens Mental Health: 🥗 #parentingtips #MentalHealthAwareness #healtyfood #healthylifestyle https://fb.watch/i56nC5cDuO/  

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Parental Advisory – “How Your Food Can Affect Your Mood”

January 12, 2023

Parental Advisory – “How Your Food Can Affect Your Mood”

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5 Things You Can Do To Positively Effect Your Teen’s Mental Health

January 11, 2023

Parents, 👋 Living a healthy lifestyle helps keep you and your teen’s mind balanced.🧠 We know during the teenage years, things are constantly changing, and they are constantly developing. They are growing, and are becoming more independent. It is our responsibility as parents to help…

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1 in 5 Teenagers Experience Mental Illness

January 10, 2023

1 in 5 teenagers experience mental illness. Mental health issues such as generalized anxiety, social phobias and depression are common among teenagers. It may be hard for a parent to distinguish between regular adolescent behavior and a possible mental health issue because some of the…

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5 Influences That Effect Teen At-Risk Behaviors

January 5, 2023

Parents, 👋 Did you know that despite all of the internal and external influences that influence risky behaviors in our teenagers, we as parents are still ranked number one. 🥳 Though we are number 1️⃣, we need to be aware of the other influences as…

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3 Mistakes To Avoid When Parenting Teens

January 4, 2023

Parents, 👋 We have all made mistakes as parents and we will continue to make mistakes (because we are human and that’s what humans do 🤷🏿‍♂️). Though we’ve made mistakes and will probably make more… 💎 Here are 3 Mistakes to avoid when parenting teens:…

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Transition From Childhood To Adulthood

January 2, 2023

Parents! 👋 We know that raising a teen can be very difficult. One of the reasons this can challenging is they’re in transitional phase. Adolescence is the transition from childhood to adulthood. Though they are not adults just yet if we begin to interact with…

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5 Things You Can Do Over The Holiday Break

December 30, 2022

Parents, as the holiday season is winding down there is still time to spend intentional time with our kids. We encourage you to spend time with your family, and not just small talk, but true quality time.⁣ ⁣ ⁣Here is a list of 5 things…

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Proactive vs. Reactive Parenting?🤔⁣

December 28, 2022

𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐯𝐬. 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠? 🤔⁣ ⁣ 𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 “𝘧𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘱” 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥’𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘳. ⁣ ⁣ Reactive parents yell, scream and hit haphazardly when they have “had enough.” But this parenting style will backfire on you, because reactive…

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Annual Staff Holiday Appreciation Dinner! 😉

December 27, 2022

We hope you had a great holiday weekend! Maybe even as much fun as we had with our staff at our Annual Staff Holiday Appreciation Dinner! 😉 We had food, dancing, laughter, great company, and even chair massages. We love spoiling and showing appreciation for…

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