Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April (SAAM)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).   What is Sexual Assault?  Sexual assault is any sexual contact or activity that occurs without the consent of the recipient. All genders, sexual orientations, and ages are a susceptible to sexual assault. Sexual assault and violence have profound impacts on lifelong health, opportunity, and well-being (   Risk Factors: Continue reading “Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April (SAAM)”

Alcohol Awareness; Resources en Español

Consumo de alcol y peligros: ¿Qué es el trastorno por consumo de alcohol? Para la mayoría de los adultos, el consumo moderado de alcohol probablemente no es peligroso. Sin embargo, cerca de 18 millones de adultos en Estados Unidos tienen trastorno por el consumo de alcohol. Esto quiere decir que sus hábitos de consumo causanContinue reading “Alcohol Awareness; Resources en Español”

Alcohol Awareness

Alcohol is the most commonly used substance in the US.   1-in-10 Americans over the age of 12 have Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)  ( &  These alarming statistics shows us that there is an urgent need for an increase in accessible treatment and intervention for those struggling with alcohol dependency.   One of the biggest challengesContinue reading “Alcohol Awareness”

Self-Harm Awareness Month

One of our missions in 2023 is protecting children & teens who are at risk for self-harm and suicidal ideation. Self-harm means injuring yourself on purpose and is often done in response to extreme emotional distress. This issue is especially common amongst young people, with statistics showing that 25% of teenagers self-harm ( It isContinue reading “Self-Harm Awareness Month”

Celebrating Black History Month

February begins the celebration of Black History Month. defines black history month as,”an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history”. The celebration first came about in 1915, when slavery was abolished in the United States. Throughout this month we remember and honor theContinue reading “Celebrating Black History Month”

Raising Awareness for Human Trafficking

Our young people do not know the dangers of human trafficking. Children & teens are common targets of human trafficking, but they are unaware of this threat and what to look out for. The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) states that youth who suffer from depression, isolation, are a member of a minority group,Continue reading “Raising Awareness for Human Trafficking”

Safe Toys & Gifts Month

December is the biggest gift giving month which makes it the perfect time to get involved with national safe toys & gifts month. This cause raises awareness for the numerous toy-related injuries that take place each year, especially around the holiday season. National Day Calendar offers four tips for ensuring you and your loved onesContinue reading “Safe Toys & Gifts Month”

International Overdose Awareness Day & Recovery Month

International Overdose Awareness Day was August 31st.  This day focuses on reducing the number of deaths caused by overdose, educating the public, and working to rid of the stigma surrounding addiction. Awareness is essential in prevention, and #OverdoseAwarenessDay provides a time and space to discuss prevention measures and drug policy, in order to make stridesContinue reading “International Overdose Awareness Day & Recovery Month”

8 Ways to Help Cure You Teens Screen Addiction

Parents welcome technology devices in the home as helpful tools. (Who doesn’t want a homework assistant, a boredom killer, or a virtual chaperone a pre-installed geo-tracker for their teen?) But without parameters, technology is like the obnoxious houseguest who overstays his welcome, while consuming all the snacks in the fridge. Current research reported by the National PTA suggests thatContinue reading “8 Ways to Help Cure You Teens Screen Addiction”

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