Communication

It is never too late to understand the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy relationship. Learning the differences benefits you, and you can teach your children the same. Because as parents, we set the example for our children; if we foster unhealthy relationships, we teach them to normalize unhealthy behaviors. These relationships can pertain […]

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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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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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One of the hardest generational curses and learned behaviors to break is how one views their body, how they treat their body and how they allow others to treat them. Without self-respect, body positivity cannot show up. Unfortunately, many adults are dissatisfied with their bodies in some form or another, and because of this, teach […]

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Tending to Your Relationships Do you tend to your relationships? It can be very easy to neglect the relationships you have with yourself as well as others when you are stuck in a rut. Because relationships are a direct reflection of your mental health, it’s important to care for yourself and others like you would […]

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