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Social Hygiene: Screening for Social Media Addiction in Adolescent Patients

Ariana Marini May 21, 2018 You don't have to look far to see that today's adolescents love their phones and the social media accounts that go with them. They're sharing selfies on Instagram, using Snapchat to show what they're doing right this minute, communicating with their friends on Facebook, tweeting their daily musings, and much more. Sharing Starts Early By age 12, 50% of [...]

2018-07-13T06:06:29+00:00July 13th, 2018|News Articles|0 Comments

“Many students came to me, begging for LoveSmart to come back next year!”

As a school counselor for Jersey City and a mental health clinician for several counties, I believe that the best way to help someone make the best decision for themselves is to provide them with as much information as possible. Too often, people will make life-changing decisions without weighing the pros and cons of the situations or even knowing what other options there could [...]

2018-06-29T09:12:36+00:00June 29th, 2018|Community Articles|0 Comments

How did gonorrhea become a drug-resistant superbug?

Scientists show how the gonorrhea bacterium resists last-resort antibiotic ceftriaxone while maintaining a robust growth rate The bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea is resistant to multiple standard antibiotics and now threatens to develop resistance against ceftriaxone, which is on the World Health Organization List of Essential Medicines and is the last effective antibiotic against the organism. UNC School of Medicine researchers [...]

2018-06-29T09:04:21+00:00June 29th, 2018|News Articles|0 Comments

CDC: More Teens are Waiting!

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2018 CDC Trend Data on Teens and Sex Shows the Value of Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Washington D.C. - The CDC’s new trend data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) offers encouraging news regarding teens and sex and the value of Sexual Risk Avoidance(SRA)education. “According to the results of this survey, more teens are waiting for sex and defying [...]

2018-06-29T09:13:54+00:00June 21st, 2018|News Articles|0 Comments

Keeping Teens Safe and Busy this Summer

Courtesy of Operation Parent –By Lora White It’s a fact of life today that most teens will be on their own during the long days of summer. With parents working and extended families rarely living in the same town, it’s inconvenient if not impossible to have young people supervised when school is out. Fortunately, there are ways to make summer relaxed and productive for [...]

2018-06-15T09:18:25+00:00June 15th, 2018|News Articles|0 Comments

20 Ways To Avoid Peer Pressure

Courtesy of Your Life Counts Ask 101 questions. For example, if a pal pressures you to smoke, ask her why she smokes, how long she has smoked, if she minds having ashtray breath. Say “No” like you mean it. Make eye contact, then say “No” forcefully, with authority. The more certain you are in your refusal, the less people will bug you. Back-up a [...]

2018-06-08T23:44:34+00:00June 8th, 2018|News Articles|0 Comments

Peer Pressure Statistics That’ll Rouse You to Deal With the Issue

Courtesy of APT Parenting Peer pressure can be very trying for both, teens and their parents. It is difficult to deal with situations whereby you are forced to try something that you might not necessarily want to, fueled solely by the pressure of 'fitting in'. This seems like a compulsion, because if you do not do what your peers demand of you, the fear [...]

2018-06-08T23:41:57+00:00June 7th, 2018|News Articles|0 Comments

Five Ways We Can Help At-Risk Youth Graduate from High School

By: John Gomperts, President & CEO of America's Promise Alliance Article Courtesy of America's Promise Alliance Add relationship poverty to the list of challenges facing young people who leave high school before graduating. It’s not a lack of love or family, but a lack of access and connection to people who can help lead them to a more promising future. That’s what’s missing for millions of our [...]

2018-05-31T01:00:29+00:00May 31st, 2018|News Articles|0 Comments

Helping Students Manage Acadmic Pressure

Have you ever heard of your allostatic load? While this term may be unfamiliar to you, it is a critical factor to consider for managing stress. In this short interview, Victor Carrion, Ph.D., a childhood development and behavioral sciences expert, explains that it is not necessarily individual cases of stress that cause us harm, but rather the accumulation of various stressful experiences that are [...]

2018-05-17T08:06:00+00:00May 17th, 2018|News Articles|0 Comments

When a Teen Hangs With the Wrong Crowd

Understand the magnetic pull of unhealthy relationships to help kids make better choices. By Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, Contributor Courtesy of US News Friends play an important role in a teen's life. While not being socially connected can leave a teen more prone to isolation and depression, having good friends can boost self-esteem and improve communication skills; and some of those friendships can last a [...]

2018-04-23T10:31:52+00:00April 23rd, 2018|News Articles|0 Comments