Author: Larry Moore

In This Issue: Program Update iMAD In-School Program iMAD After-School Program Meet The Educators Important Dates Social Media & Contact Information Highlands County STI Data Program Update Program Implementation During the 2017-2018 school year, the iMAD program served 2,697 students. We completed the program at Avon Park Middle School, Heartland Christian Academy, Hill-Gustat Middle School, […]

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Teaching Tolerance To Our Youth While we all have different values and beliefs, it is important for each of us to be tolerant and teach tolerance to our youth. Even if a person does not condone the lifestyle of another, they should respect the person and their individuality. LGBTQ+ youth, in particular, have a difficult […]

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Switter What is Switter? Switter is a (relatively) new social media site that has recently received a lot of attention.  I had never heard of this website/app until recently, so I decided to do a bit of research. Looking at the Switter app, there wasn’t much information.  It claims to be rated ‘Teen’ and that’s […]

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Have you seen the new iMAD PSA?? The new iMAD PSA discusses who we are, what we do, and where you might see us in the community.  Do you have more questions?  Explore our website, send us an email, or contact us through our contact page. View the iMAD PSA below, starring… Michelle Cathey Anthony […]

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Is That Emoji Really Just An Emoji? I was watching a show on television recently about teens and how technology affects young people in today’s high schools.  The show included two child psychologists that were talking about cyberbullying and teens.  They began to discuss sexting and the secret emoji language that teens are using.  Now, […]

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Program Director Larry Moore Discusses Teen Dating In the video blog seen below, Program Director Larry Moore reacts to a National Child Safety Council article which discusses what teens face daily- specifically dating.  Are there any other red signs you have noticed in teen relationships?  Any advice you would like to give young people about […]

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iMAD Program Update – Dec. 2017 As 2017 comes to a close, the iMAD Team would like to provide an update on the program. Program Implementation During the first half of the 2017-2018 school year, we have completed the program at Sebring Middle School and Avon Park Middle School.  At SMS we saw a total […]

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What is iMAD? What exactly are those people teaching our kids? Why do we need sexual health education in Highlands County? Why is it important that we start teaching the young people in our community about STIs, unintended pregnancy, and risky behaviors? I will address these questions and give statistics for Florida and Highlands County […]

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As the school year is starting to get into full swing, I wondered what parents find the most concerning for their kids when sending them back to school.  A recent poll from the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asked adults to identify health problems they consider “big problems” for children and […]

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In This Issue: iMAD In-School Program iMAD Girls After-School Program Meet The Educators Important Dates Social Media & Contact Information iMAD About iMAD iMAD stands for “I Make A Difference,” reflecting HRHN’s belief that students can make a difference by making informed decisions about their lives. The 2017-2018 school year will be using the “Get Real” […]

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