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Tag Archive: tobacco

Exposure to Excessive Drug Use

April 4, 2019 12:13 pm Published by Comments Off on Exposure to Excessive Drug Use

By Stephanie Escobedo Tirado, local CSUCI student. It’s easy to say, “You’re young; live a little!” Or, “That stuff only... View Article


California Healthy Kids Survey 2015/16

May 29, 2017 10:12 pm Published by Comments Off on California Healthy Kids Survey 2015/16

What is CHKS? “The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is an anonymous, confidential survey of youth resiliency, protective factors, and... View Article


Kicking Ash is Cool

April 3, 2017 5:23 pm Published by Comments Off on Kicking Ash is Cool

*This post was written by a Ventura County young adult. How was I lucky enough to be hanging out with... View Article


Evan’s Teens Kick Ash 2017 Rundown!

March 20, 2017 5:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Evan’s Teens Kick Ash 2017 Rundown!

Greetings and Salutations! Earlier this month, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the annual Teens Kick Ash conference put... View Article


Summer fairs' healthier fare

July 27, 2015 7:00 am Published by Comments Off on Summer fairs' healthier fare

Summer fairs, including our own Ventura County Fair, have taken steps to change social norms and to make events safer and... View Article


Assessing the situation

September 5, 2014 10:45 am Published by Comments Off on Assessing the situation

Jaimee H, 21, was Straight Up’s intern in summer 2014 and wrote about her experiences with us and about drug and... View Article


Meeting the Mayor!

August 11, 2014 12:20 pm Published by Comments Off on Meeting the Mayor!

Jaimee Hanna is 20 years old and recently graduated from college in the Pacific Northwest. She is Straight Up’s summer... View Article