Who We Are
Research and Public Awareness Programs for Youth Suicide Prevention, Drug Use, and Bullying
Synaptic Youth is a non-profit charitable research foundation based in Grand Junction, Colorado. The focus of the foundation is youth suicide prevention, alcohol and other drug use, and bullying conduct. The Our Remarkable Brain (ORBUS) program, originally created in 1983, is the primary curriculum. Synaptic Youth is currently conducting public classes in Colorado.
Research indicates that family connectedness is a leading protective factor against youth involvement in alcohol and other drug use, bullying conduct, and suicidal behavior. A vital component to building positive family connections is effective parent-child communication and the development of empathy. By empathy is meant feelings of concern, regard, and respect one human being may have for oneself and another.
The Our Remarkable Brain (ORBUS) program places specific emphasis on identifying several key components to successful parent-child interactions. The breathtaking use of the human brain also provides parents and their children an unforgettable life and educational experience about peer pressure, and the importance of practicing healthy brain behaviors. The cooperative learning curriculum content and strategies are based on educational trials and comprehensive review of the professional literature. Parents, guardians, children, and observing professionals should find this unique program beneficial to promoting quality parent-child communication and healthy youth behavior.
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