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California Seeks to Make Abortion Legal on College Campuses

A California Senate committee approved Senate Bill 24, a bill created with the intention to expand abortion services, specifically the use of abortion drugs, to students on college campuses. According to a recent article, an estimated 300 to 500 University of California and California State University students already seek abortions in California each month, traveling off-campus to

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Teen Slang: Do You Know the Meaning?

Slang terms are ever evolving and are an integral part of growing up. A word or abbreviation can add significant meaning or emotion to a message or text. Slang helps teens define their connections, feel accepted and gain independence. Keeping up on teen slang and lingo may seem daunting; however, understanding the language teens communicate with verbally and

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Marijuana & Psychosis

Whenever anyone opposes the topic of marijuana they are challenged to back up their opposition with recent scientific evidence. A recently published study in The Lancet involving, among others, researchers at King’s College London, compared 900 people who had been treated for psychosis with 1,200 people who had not. Groups were surveyed on a number of factors, including

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Two Tips for Teaching a Child How to Cope with Bullying

More than half of all teenagers in America see bullying as a major problem among their peers, according to a new survey by Pew Research. Teenagers were more likely to rank bullying as a problem than poverty, drug addiction or alcohol consumption. Anxiety and depression, problems that bullying contributes to, ranked high in the survey. Here

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Youth Vaping Declared an Epidemic

According to the National Institutes of Health, “America’s teens report a dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just a single year, with 37.3 percent of 12th graders reporting ‘any vaping’ in the past 12 months, compared to just 27.8 percent in 2017.” Vaping is on the rise among high school seniors, with 21% reporting

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Lies Young Women Believe: I Can’t Handle the Loneliness of Staying Pure

A young girl enrolled in a Christian middle school gave voice to the great loneliness many feel in their quest for purity. She said: I think that at my school, having sex is normal. Everybody has either had sex or they are really close to it. That is something I struggle with a lot. I

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Adolescent Sleep Deprivation & Depressive Symptoms

Tim Elmore set out to discover what kept teens and college students up at night. Young adults made known that binge watching YouTube videos, social media and texting their friends late into the night motivated their lack of sleep. In addition to too much screen time before bed, teens may lose sleep due to a

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YouTube is a Facilitator of Sexual Exploitation

Last week, we shared a press conference by the National Center of Sexual Exploitation as they released their 2019 Dirty Dozen List. Among the companies listed, YouTube was found to be a corporation that profits from sexual exploitation, specifically child pornography. According to NCOSE, “In April 2018 [YouTube] was criticized for allowing a pornographic ad to appear on a trending YouTube video,

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The Reality of Raising Young Adults

“When our kids are small, we can talk until we are blue in the face about the struggles that come in the early years,” Katie Bingham-Smith wrote in a recent blog post. She reflects, “As my kids have gotten older and more self-sufficient, I’ve realized something I didn’t think about when they were small: I still need help.”

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Are You Aware of These Apps?

It is nearly impossible to keep up with every new, trending app that is marketed to young adults. Talking to your children about the potential risk-features associated with new apps is essential to maintaining safety online. Risk features may include: interaction with strangers, anonymity and apps that warrant privacy concerns. Common Sense Media recently released an article outlining

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