Healthy Relationships

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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No Name-Calling: Words Have Power Words have power. What we say, how we say it and who we say it to all have meaning. One of the worst things you can do is to name-call; which is a form of bullying. The second to last week of January is No Name-Calling Week, which is in […]

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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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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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