Social Media and Self Esteem

As told by Laurie Wolk Social media has opened a new set of problems for today’s parents. Children are no longer learning key life skills and their self-worth is often wrapped in their digital presence. It is up to parents to combat this influence in their children’s...

Prom Safety

A Night to Remember By Shomari B. Jackson, prevention specialist at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services As high school graduation continues to loom ever closer for Arizona seniors, teens are faced with a wild mix of emotions—sadness to be parting with friends...

Unplug!

  By Christa Melnyk Hines   Whether you want to become a stronger, more intuitive communicator or you’re trying to raise one, free time spent unplugged can make a big difference. Here’s why: Increased self-awareness. Time alone or unplugged helps us pursue...

Preteen Dating

Trivial Terrain or Timely Talks? By Denise Yearian   Boys and girls have always been attracted to one another. But the age attraction begins varies tremendously from one person to another. For some, those feelings of attraction start in late elementary school....

Child Abduction in the Digital Age

  Alicia’s Story By Nora Heston Tarte   “My captor broadcast my abuse online, via a webcam, and another viewer saw the video, and after recognizing me from my NCMEC (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) missing person poster, contacted...

Eating Disorders

By Miachelle DePiano Eating disorders are more commonly known today, but they can still be difficult to identify early in their manifestation. If not recognized, the long term consequences are not just unhealthy, but can also be deadly. Understanding what the eating...

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