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Posted on October 8, 2018 8:18 pm
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uryden
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Smoking
I have a student who smokes cigarettes. He told me him and his mom smoke together. How do I provide guidance to my student when his parents can't help show support themselves. I do not know how to appreciate the situation without the student feeling cornered.
 
     
     
 
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Posted Yesterday 5:16 pm

Cali Pohlman
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There are a couple things you could do to show support for student health and well-being.
One, if possible, schedule a health services advocate to come into the class to do a presentation with the class.
additionally, there are organizations that districts partner with to provide health presentations and resources to students and families - look into those scheduled presentation days at your school as well!

Be mindful of any changes to student health such as weight loss, coughing, illness, etc. to ensure you can provide proper resources to student if need be.
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Posted October 11, 2018 9:14 pm

uTaGuv
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You could attempt to teach a mini-lesson about the dangers of smoking to inform the student of the harm it is doing to his body.
Otherwise, there wouldn't be a way around discussing it with the student. If he is smoking on school grounds, I would report it to the guidance counselor or another administrator responsible for such acts.
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