Relationships

The Art of Goal Setting   Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.  – Pablo Picasso   Do you ever feel like you’re coasting through life not knowing what you […]

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June is LGBTQ Pride Month. The HRHN iMAD Program prides itself on being inclusive to ALL youth.  We are proud to be allies to the LGBTQ community and the LGBTQ youth in our area.  We celebrate the ways we are all alike and the ways that make us different and unique every month but especially during […]

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Life has changed.  We are working from home and schooling our young people. Some may be out of work or worrying if they’ll have a job to go back to when the safer-at-home mandate is over. While we are trying to make sense of an impossible situation, it is easy to forget how important it […]

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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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