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Can Music Be a Bad Influence on Kids & Teens?

By Amy Morin, Nov. 11, 2015 Courtesy of livestrong.com Music has the potential to be a major influence in a child's life. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the average child listens to more than 2 1/2 hours of music daily. Music does not necessarily pose problems for teenagers who live a balanced and healthy lifestyle, according to the American Academy of Child and [...]

2018-09-20T07:25:02+00:00September 20th, 2018|News Articles|0 Comments

Girls’ mental health suffers when romances unfold differently than they imagined

A new study reveals that for adolescent girls, having a romantic relationship play out differently than they imagined it would has negative implications for their mental health. "I found that girls' risk of severe depression, thoughts of suicide, and suicide attempt increase the more their relationships diverge from what they imagined," said the study's author Brian Soller, an assistant professor of sociology and a [...]

2018-09-13T09:03:26+00:00September 13th, 2018|News Articles|0 Comments

Abstinence Ed Works, Condom Giveaways Don’t

By Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. June 30, 2016 NEW YORK, July 1 (C-Fam) New evidence from the United States suggests abstinence education is a reason why teen pregnancy has fallen to historically low rates. Nearly sixty percent of high school students had never had sex, up from 46% in 1991. Meanwhile, another new report links condom giveaways in schools with increases in teen pregnancy. This [...]

2018-08-30T00:02:13+00:00August 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Help a Teenager Be College Ready

Being admitted to college doesn’t mean a student is ready for it. Parents can encourage kids to step up their levels of personal responsibility while still in high school. By Mark McConville July 26, 2018 As a psychologist, I receive calls each summer from anxious parents, worried that their high-school graduate won’t be ready for college. In some instances, they describe the normal conflict [...]

2018-08-26T02:07:26+00:00August 22nd, 2018|News Articles|0 Comments

Camden City Council recognizes Free Teens USA efforts to help youth

On August 14, 2018, Julie Edwards, regional Free Teens club coordinator, spoke to the Camden City Council which recognized the work of Free Teens USA (Institute for Relationship Intelligence) for its educational programs for youth for developing “leadership skills, healthy relationships and sexual risk avoidance.” In the group photo: Julie Edwards (black t-shirt) From left: Sabreen Pitts, coordinator of the new Free Teens club [...]

2018-08-16T07:00:24+00:00August 16th, 2018|Community Articles|0 Comments

When teens make terrible decisions: A guide for parents

By James McCue, Edith Cowan University From getting beyond drunk at a friend's party, to some seriously questionable outfit choices, teenagers often do things that seem outlandishly stupid. But there is a biological reason for this behaviour: the areas of the brain that control decision-making don't fully develop until early adulthood. A teen's developing brain places them at greater risk of being reactive in [...]

2018-08-16T22:46:27+00:00August 9th, 2018|News Articles|0 Comments

“Why I Choose”

Selected poems from “Cool Kids” club in Paterson I choose to stay true to myself by Shamya Winstead 18 and a virgin, wasn’t nothing easy about this journey. From the temptation, peer pressure, and social media. I choose to stay true to myself. I really don’t need anybody else. Between school and work, I had my hands full and wasn’t looking to get in [...]

2018-07-19T07:18:10+00:00July 19th, 2018|Teens Write|1 Comment

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 [...]

2018-07-19T07:13:08+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
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