Relationships

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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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Say Something Tips on Effective Communication If I have learned anything about communication, it’s how to do it ineffectively.  Being the introvert that I am, in the past I would do almost anything to avoid what I would consider unnecessary communication.  For a while, saying a simple “hello” or “how was your weekend?” didn’t seem […]

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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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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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Sextortion Have you heard about it yet?  What about sexting?  Sexting is a term that came about in the early 2000s referring to sending, receiving or forwarding sexually explicit messages, photos or images using a digital device.  Most people today know about sexting and have heard someone speak about the dangers of it.  Sextortion is […]

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Recognizing an Unhealthy Relationship Recently one of our own discussed her personal experiences with Domestic Violence and unhealthy relationships.  Unfortunately, unhealthy relationships and dating violence is something that as health professionals we must speak with young people about because it is a fact that it is happening.  The 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey found […]

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When I first started thinking about what I would like to say or discuss for the month of domestic violence awareness, I didn’t have to think too hard because I was a victim of domestic violence myself.  Not once, not twice, but three different times in my life.  At different stages of my life I […]

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A very important topic and one of my favorites to discuss with the youth are “Healthy and Unhealthy relationships. It is one of my favorites because, in today’s society, young people can become very confused on what the qualities of a healthy relationship are. Media, music, television, and movies sometimes glamorize unhealthy qualities and make them […]

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