Becoming Conscious of Social Media’s Influence

When I was bored, I would click on Facebook. When I felt lonely, I would click on Instagram. When I was stuck even in the smallest time frames, I would go on social media scrolling through posts and news. When I realized I spent an average of three hours per day on my phone on social media, I knew something had to change. 

2021-01-02T20:11:03-05:00October 3rd, 2017|Family & Youth|

How to Reach Every Child with ‘Unique’ Needs

Akpan is a toddler from Nigeria. His parents adore their little champ, even though he’s unable to call them “mummy” or “daddy.” They know he will speak someday, but when? They watch him struggle daily to mutter a sweet word. He can’t run to give his parents a hug. When will their child speak and walk? Who will help and what can we do to help him?

2021-01-02T19:36:11-05:00September 14th, 2017|Family & Youth, Support|

Beating the Preteen Blues with a Healthy Lifestyle

You may be aware that over 60 percent of women and girls in Third World and developing nations do not have access to feminine hygiene products, but did you know that it's also an issue here in the U.S.? Women and girls who live below the federal poverty line often cannot afford sanitary pads and tampons, sometimes causing them to stay home from school for a few days each month.

2021-01-02T19:36:40-05:00August 29th, 2017|Family & Youth, Women's Health|

The (Not So) Secret to Student Success: A Healthy Mind

Sarah Reyes
Content Manager - Graduation Coach Campaign - Philadelphia

in collaboration with
Dana Careless, LPC
Manager for Health Promotion - DBHIDS

Academic pressure.  Report cards.  Peer pressure.  Detention.  Test results.

When we think of ways to improve a student’s performance in school, improving his or her mental health isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind, but it may be one of the most important factors in student success. 

2021-01-04T21:48:50-05:00November 23rd, 2015|Family & Youth, Suicide Prevention|
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