iMAD 2022 Newsletter      

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Last summer, it was widely reported that STD cases hit a record high for the sixth year in a row. Roughly 68 million Americans have an STD. Included in those numbers are young people ages 15-24 years old, which account for 60% of the cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis (CDC, 2021). Of those numbers, […]

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May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. And while the efforts made by the nation, our state, and even within our own county have shown that the lessons have been effective, there is still a ton of work to be done. “The birth rate for youth ages 15 to 19 reached a historic low in […]

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There is something to be said about placing a Band-Aid over your child’s knee when they fall down. Physical injuries are seen rather easily, allowing you as a parent the opportunity to make it all better. But what about mental health pitfalls? Mental health is just as important as physical health, however, it is much […]

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Growing minds such as teens are impressionable and can develop unhealthy habits such as believing that violence is a normal part of growing up. Fortunately, youth violence prevention can be taught in school and at home to help shatter those ideas. Experiencing violence during this time of life can harm development and contribute to: Impaired […]

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Stress is inevitable. It can be caused by family or the home environment, work or school, relationships, planning for big occasions, major changes in your daily routine. Whatever the cause of stress may be, it’s important to note that it can be managed. If left unchecked, long-term stress can cause major issues with your mental […]

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Whether you maintain a healthy lifestyle or not, sometimes there are undetected illnesses or conditions that we don’t find out about until it’s too late. Sometimes people avoid going to the doctor unless they are feeling sick or get injured. Sometimes people avoid the doctor’s office because of the high expense. Whatever the reason behind […]

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Everyone is human. With that comes awkwardness, bad days and misunderstandings. Our brains have this terrible habit of telling us that things are worse than they really are. They can sometimes even have us replay out our worst memories, our awkward interactions with others, or even team up with our imagination to create scenarios that […]

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There is no easy way to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol, but it’s an incredibly important conversation to have. Your children look to you to guide them on what to do or not to do, whether they act like they’re listening to you or not. The key to beginning to talk to […]

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iMAD is the name of our sexual health education program that stands for “I Make a Difference”. We believe that each of our students has the power to make a huge difference in their own life, the lives of others, and our community at large. The iMAD Program is one of the many programs offered by […]

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