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Steps to Prevent Teen Pregnancy – Jamie Lynn Spears

“She was my good girl . . . she was ashamed of her sister’s behavior over the past couple of years and swore to learn from her mistakes . . . she was always home by curfew . . . she’s my baby.” These are quotes from Lynn Spears mother of Brittany and Jamie […]

Alcohol & Risky Teen & College Student Behavior

There are many factors influencing teens to drink, but one of the most prevalent is that drinking it is an accepted norm in “teen society”. Many teens use alcohol as a way to establish positive relationships with their peers, since their culture links popularity with the ability to party. They also tend to regard […]

By |January 2nd, 2008|Addictions, Alcohol, Blog, Hooking Up, Parenting, Teens, The Hook Up Mentality|0 Comments

Multiple Personality: The Perplexing Mental Health Illness

One of the most perplexing mental health illnesses is Dissociative Identity Disorder. This disorder is best recognized as multiple personality disorder, a disorder that came to the public’s attention through movies such as “The Three Faces of Eve” and “Sybil”. Estimates vary, but only about 1% of the general population and anywhere from 5 […]

By |December 24th, 2007|Blog, Multiple Personality Disorder|0 Comments

Mental Toughness & Sports Science: 1 yard away from a touchdown

Do you feel in life that you are so close to having that sale, that big promotion at work, or just so close to the finish line? Many of us in life and in the sports arena struggle with believing that we can accomplish the goals we set ourselves out to accomplish. Some of […]

By |September 12th, 2007|Blog, Sports Psychology, Teens|1 Comment

Anxiety: The Unseen Monster

Does it seem like an unseen monster lurks around the corner? Does fear and worry weigh you down? Frustrated because you feeling like nothing will ever change? Everyone experiences anxiety as it is a normal response to threatening situations; however, for some people it becomes a disabling response to life. Irrational responses to everyday […]

Are You Up For An Adventure???

10 year-old Ryan climbed into his harness, asking the entire time what would happen if he fell. You see, Ryan was about to climb the 40-foot rock wall aptly named Goliath. This feat was definitely not for the faint of heart, but even more intimidating for Ryan as he was challenged with high anxiety. […]

By |August 22nd, 2007|Anxiety, Blog, Social Skills Group Curriculum|0 Comments