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Resources on Suicide Prevention
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among school age youth. However, suicide is preventable. Youth who are contemplating suicide frequently give warning signs of their distress. Parents, teachers, and friends are in a key position to pick up on these signs and get help. Most important is to never take these warning signs lightly or promise to keep them secret. When all adults and students in the school community are committed to making suicide prevention a priority-and are empowered to take the correct actions-we can help youth before they engage in behavior with irreversible consequences.

Article: 10 Things Parents Can Do to Prevent Suicide



Resources on Bullying
Basalt Middle School takes bullying extremely seriously. We strive to create a safe learning environment for all our students. Please report any incidents of bullying immediately to Principal Ellsperman at 384-5901 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cyberbullying and the internet: Commonsense Media

Bullying resource list: Click here 

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For additional resources on bullying, Click Here 


Resources on Social Media
Social Media is everywhere lately and increasingly it's a big challenge to navigate for both parents and middle school students. Threats of sexual predation, bullying, digital footprints, and data mining are just a few of the potential areas parents need to think about when they allow their children access to smart phones and social media. To learn more about social media age restrictions and guidelines, read a 2017 enewsletter by Principal Ellsperman. We encourage all parents to become informed about the dangers of social media and to that end have provided many resources below. We hope you'll take the time to look through them.


Resources on Drug Use

Local Resources

Mindsprings Health offers drug treatment and recovery options.

Youth Recovery Center at Valley View offers drug treatment and recovery options.


The science of learning:Marijuana, Learning, and the Teen Brain

Fact Sheet: Youth and Marijuana (English)

Fact Sheet: Youth and Marijuana (Spanish)

Fact Sheet Tips for Parents (English)

Fact Sheet Tips for Parents (Spanish)

How to talk to kids about weed This is a Children's Hospital resource.

Changing the conversation about marijuana: A parents Guide

Is Marijuana Safe for Children and Adolescents? A study by Columbia University

Parent Marijuana Booklet in English

Parent Marijuana Booklet in Spanish

Additional Marijuana Resources in Spanish

Myths & Facts on Marijuana

Marijuana Fact Sheet

Marijuana and Children


Concerns explode over health risks of vaping

Vapor or E- Cigarettes in English and Spanish

Vapor or E- Cigarettes

The Dangers of Vape Pens

New study on E-Cigarettes

Substance Abuse & Drug Use

Youth Prevention & Health Effects

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens  

Spice, Synthetic Canabis/THC

Substance use resources in English and Spanish


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