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 personal...

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. For...

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 the...

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...

The New SAT

By Michelle Talsma Everson The SAT test is practically a high school rite of passage. According to the College Board—described as a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity—the SAT test measures what a...

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