The Institute for Relationship Intelligence reaches urban & suburban youth in NY/NJ with messages of healthy relationships, self-leadership and service to others. In the last decade, I.R.I. has reached more than 100,000 youth, helping them to focus on achieving their future dreams and avoiding the traps that could endanger their lives and goals!
Here is a question: why do some teens and young adults turn to illegal drugs & premature sex, despite all the known risks associated with these self-destructive behaviors? Some may not really understand the risks, or think that, since the risks are not always immediate, that they will escape those consequences. In effect, they think they are invincible, at least for now…
“I will forever remember her presentation. She got me out of a 3 year relationship I was completely stuck in.” ~GS
135 twelfth grade students from Bayonne High School participated in an anonymous survey after receiving the Relationship Intelligence Training presentations by Linda Doering in December 2014. The following reflect the range of those responses. None were negative:
Independent evaluators at Montclair State University found that Relationship Intelligence Training risk avoidance education significantly increased students’ intentions to delay sexual involvement compared with students who had not received the program.
Given the modern miracle of antibiotic drugs that have made most bacterial infections a minor issue that can be solved with a prescription from a local physician, it's important to know that this is not always the case.
Concerns about HIV infection has been a priority for parents, physicians and public health groups working with sexually active teens and young adults, but those venturing beyond a mutually faithful monogamous relationship should be aware of the dangers of other sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, which can evolve into antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.”
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