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The Institute for Relationship Intelligence reaches thousands of teens each year in urban & suburban areas of NJ/PA and other states with messages of healthy relationships, self-leadership and service to others.

In the last decade, I.R.I. has reached more than 130,000 youth, helping them to focus on achieving their future dreams and avoiding the traps that could endanger their lives and goals!

The Institute for Relationship Intelligence is a 501c3 nonprofit organization (EIN 22-3301766). All donations are deeply appreciated and tax-deductible.

Recent Articles

3 Things a Child Crimes Investigator Won’t Let Her Own Kids Do – Tips to Avoid Groomers, Sex Predators

January 17th, 2023|News Articles|

BY MICHAEL WING The Epoch times JANUARY 7, 2023  

With disturbing news of child sex predators—groomers and Balenciaga—being exposed lately, parents are hugging their children a little tighter before tucking them in each night.

Few know better what dangers are lurking out there than child crimes investigator Terra Avilla, 36, of the District Attorney’s Office in Susanville, California.

The investigator and mom of three is also a TikTok influencer, going by the handle @thegirlcop, who shares her advice to parents on social media.

In her videos which went viral, Avilla shares three tips for parents to help keep their kids safe from sex predators, […]

TikTok Promotes Content Tied to Eating Disorders and Self-Harm to 13-year-olds, Researchers Say

January 7th, 2023|News Articles|

TikTok starts recommending content tied to eating disorders and self-harm to 13-year-olds within 30 minutes of their joining the platform, according to a report by a UK-based non-profit called the Center for Countering Digital Hate.

TikTok tailors a stream of short videos to people based on their interests, view times and the accounts they follow. It starts recommending content tied to eating disorders and self-harm to 13-year-olds within 30 minutes of their joining the platform, and sometimes in as little as three minutes, according to the report.

Once young users viewed and liked content about body image and mental health, TikTok automatically […]

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Free Teens USA Year End Report

December 31st, 2021|Community Articles|

2021 was a challenging year for us as we were not able to do much classroom education because of the Covid school lockdowns in New Jersey and California. It was heartbreaking to see so many young people shut off from their teachers and peers and confined in their homes!

We did use the time to upgrade all of our multimedia Relationship Intelligence Training presentations aka LoveSmarts education.

We WERE able to meet many times with young people in our after-school clubs, sometimes in person and sometimes via […]