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Family Youth and Community Sciences

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RECENT & REVISED PUBLICATIONS

A Community-Based Approach to Supporting the Mental Health of Rural Youth

FY1514/FCS3375by Ashlyn Michael, LaToya O'Neal, Erin Kersey, Angela Nielsen, Karen Coker, and Larry ForthunNovember 21st, 2022This publication highlights the role the established presence of UF/IFAS Extension in rural regions can play in the dissemination of community-based professionals into these areas. The integration of these professionals and the various programs and services they offer will serve as a buffer to the many stressors faced by rural residents, the complexities of which often lead to overall poor mental health. Written by Ashlyn Michael, LaToya O’Neal, Erin Kersey, Angela Nielsen, Karen Coker, and Larry Forthun, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, November 2022.Critical Issue: Families and Communities

Resources and Suggestions to Support Black Women’s Maternal Health

FY1515/FCS3376by Tyler S. Nesbit, Karen Awura-Adjoa Ronke Coker, Sarah McKune, Larry Forthun, and LaToya O’NealNovember 15th, 2022This publication is intended to support Black women in navigating the healthcare system before, during, and after pregnancy. Written by Tyler S. Nesbit, Karen Awura-Adjoa Ronke Coker, Sarah McKune, Larry Forthun, and LaToya O’Neal, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, November 2022.Critical Issue: Families and Communities

Fall Prevention: How to Handle a Fall

FY739/FCS2233 by Leigh Nova, Linda B. Bobroff, and Wendy W. LynchSeptember 21st, 2022After a fall, panic is often the first reaction. It is important to stay calm and remain still so you can think clearly and take the appropriate steps to get help if needed. A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet for General Public audience(s). Critical Issue: Nutrition, Health and Food Safety

Social Networks and Obesity

FY1512/FCS3373by Kellie Cooper, Megan A. McVay, and LaToya J. O’NealSeptember 21st, 2022Social networks play a very important part in successful weight management. This publication discusses social networks and ways these connections may support or hinder weight management. Written by Kellie Cooper, Megan A. McVay, and LaToya J. O’Neal, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, September 2022.Critical Issue: Nutrition, Health and Food Safety

Introduction to Youth Online Peer Support: A Guide for Teens

FY1511/FCS3372by Angela Nielsen and Larry F. ForthunAugust 15th, 2022This publication provides information about adolescent mental health and suicidality, ways that adolescents can provide empathetic support to a friend they met online, ways that adults can help, and the importance of self-care. Written by Angela Nielsen and Larry F. Forthun, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, August 2022.Critical Issue: Families and Communities