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Everyone faces challenges in life. We are all faced with life obstacles that shape who we are. How we meet those challenges determines if we will continue to strive for the life we deserve and want.  You hear about self-care but rarely about the impact and importance of self-empowerment. Self-empowerment is the determination to persevere […]

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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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Career Tips For Parents Whether you are seeking a new career or interested in advancing your current job, deciding to do so may affect your family. Of course, it’s never too late to make choices that can help improve your family life. But doing so may mean that your free time and schedule will change. […]

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COVID-19: The Latest Information and Recommendations From the CDC and WHO You may be tired of hearing about COVID-19, but that indicates that it’s still a big issue. However, the information you’re hearing is different because at-home testing kits are readily available. Many COVID cases aren’t reported as frequently as they were at the pandemic’s […]

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How to Adapt to Healthy Eating Habits It may seem easy for some people to develop and maintain healthy eating habits. However, this may seem impossible if you are on a tight budget. When we think of eating healthy, our view may be skewed if we have negative beliefs about food. Growing up with very […]

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There’s no doubt that finances and saving are top-of-mind for many in our country. Between rising gas prices and hyper-inflation of groceries, families are struggling to make ends meet. But unfortunately, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to teach young people how to save when you, as parents, may be living paycheck to paycheck.  Finances are a […]

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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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