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* Binge-Watching and Your Brain

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By Diane Braun, Courier & Press, March 13, 2018 – We all know that sitting for long periods of time isn’t good for your body, but what does sitting in front of the television do to your brain? A recent conversation with a colleague made me curious about this phenomenon called “binge-watching.” Binge-watching is defined […]

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  • "Youth First’s multifaceted programming comprehensively addresses both youth and their families – among the most important targets for the Welborn Baptist Foundation. Through their school-based social workers and other prevention and early intervention resources, Youth First is tackling risk factors like substance abuse and family conflicts, using evidence-based programming models and a deep understanding of our community."
    - Kevin R. Bain, Executive Director/CEO, Welborn Baptist Foundation, Inc.
  • "Over the last twenty years, Youth First has taken a firm stance in our community on behalf of young people. They have demonstrated significant leadership in helping to improve many of the serious substance abuse issues in our city and region, all while enhancing our most important assets…young people and strong families. I believe we should all invest in their future through Youth First."
    - Ronald D. Romain, President and CEO, United Companies
  • "Vectren believes in Youth First’s mission because its progress should result in a healthier and safer community by addressing some of the most costly problems such as drug abuse and graduation rates. Their very successful focus on students’ success in school should also contribute to a higher quality workforce. We believe our contribution advances a very strong partnership between Youth First and the local schools."
    - Carl Chapman, Chairman, President and CEO, Vectren Corporation

Strengthening Young People and Their Families

Youth First protects and heals the hearts of young people and their families, resulting in more positive, productive citizens and a stronger, healthier community. We do this by providing Master's level social workers on-site in area schools, and free, proven programs in life skills training and substance abuse prevention.

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