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High Risk Behavior

Getting the Right Help for Troubled Teens

Virginia Gilbert, MFT | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Virginia Gilbert, MFT

Residential treatment centers focus on helping the child take personal accountability. Through individual, group and family therapy, residential staff work on shifting the child from blaming others for his problems to acknowledging that he is where he is because he made poor choices.

'Urban Lit': Considerations for Understanding What Your Adolescent is Reading

Allyssa L. Harris RN, PhD, WHNP-BC | Posted 11.30.2011 | Black Voices
Allyssa L. Harris RN, PhD, WHNP-BC

It started out innocently enough with a simple question, "So what types of books do you enjoy?" but it quickly grew to "Are these books affecting young girls' risk behaviors and with whom are they discussing these books? "

We Need a Bullhorn - The Mute Voice of Adult ADD/ADHD

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael B. Laskoff

Four to five percent (4-5%) of the adult population of America has ADHD. Even using the conservative figure, that's 12.4 million people - 50% more tha...

Lotto Tix? For Kids, Nix!

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Tepper Marlin

I hadn't thought about it much before, but it makes a huge amount of sense: Don't give lottery tickets to children. That's what the National Council on Problem Gambling is telling parents and doting relatives.