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Avoid the “What Could I Have Done Differently?” Feeling

      At the Abstinence Clearinghouse, we have often heard that “clients who receive a negative pregnancy test are the most difficult clients to meet with.” While we agree that the client who receives a negative pregnancy test is difficult to consult, we know that the negative test client holds the greatest potential for

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Free E-Book: How to Use “Defining Moments” to Change Dads’ Lives

The National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization working to end father absence. Underlying many of society’s most pressing challenges is a lack of father involvement in their children’s lives. According to NFI, “Increasing father engagement is, at its most basic, about helping dads to change their behavior by increasing pro-fathering awareness, knowledge,

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Equipping Students to be Mentally Tough

Removing hardship from students generally adds to their anxiety in the long run. According to Tim Elmore, “students begin to look outside for their remedy to stress, rather than growing some grit and learning to ‘do hard things’.” Rather than teaching students that life is filled with stresses that they must learn to deal with,

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Generation Z Lab Released

In a world where generations struggle more than ever to understand each other, it is pivotal to engage in conversations surrounding difficult topics lest pop culture is left to negatively shape thoughts, opinions, and hearts. Impact 360 Institute recently released the Gen Z Lab that has over 10 hours of video content on topics like doubt and discernment, sexual integrity and more. Through

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Initiating Change & Combating Pornography

Accessing pornography is increasingly easy due to technology. The statistics can be overwhelming. Over 40 million Americans are regular visitors to pornography websites. There are 42 million pornography websites totaling 370 million pages of pornography. The pornography industry’s annual revenue is more than the NFL, NBA and MLB combined. It is also more than the

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Helping to Manage Teen Stress & Anxiety

According to a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, researcher Dr. Michael Leahy found that “anxiety has increased so much that typical schoolchildren during the 1980’s reported more anxiety than child psychiatric patients did during the 1950’s.” Research from Dr. Jean Twenge released in 2017 showed that there has been a sharp

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5 Ways to Avoid Burnout in a Helping Profession

Counselor burnout is defined by its symptoms: feelings of exhaustion and detachment and dehumanization when dealing with clients. For some, feelings of depression and inadequacy may be present. In addition to burnout, compassion fatigue is also common among helping professionals. Compassion fatigue occurs when the helper is traumatized by his or her efforts to be

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Working With Students is Noble and Admirable

Working With Students is Noble and Admirable While teaching a workshop for high school and collegiate administrators, deans and principals, author and speaker Tim Elmore posed the question “What changes do you plan to make this school year?” While passing through the discussion groups he heard one administrator say to his colleagues “I’m just biding

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Guide to Mentoring Fathers

If you are an experienced dad, you have a great opportunity to mentor other fathers within your circle of influence. From dads who care for their own children to seasoned grandfathers, fathers of all types can make a difference. By tapping into your reservoir of fatherhood knowledge, you can offer your time to other fathers

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