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Risky Teen Behavior

Battling E-Cigarettes and Empowering Teens, Communities 4 Action Soars

Katherine Du | Posted 11.12.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

Communities 4 Action (C4A), which aids prevention initiatives addressing a broad spectrum of risky behaviors, provides what Chairman Stephanie Paulmeno describes as "capacity and collaboration building."

Courage to Speak's Drug Prevention Night Moves Audience to Tears

Katherine Du | Posted 10.12.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

The slippery slope leading to drug addiction arose as a common theme at the community event. Katz described her son's transition from tobacco to "a sip of beer with friends" to marijuana and ultimately to heroin, and others voiced similar sentiments.

Kids in Crisis: If Drinking Is a Rite of Passage, Conversation Should Be Too

Katherine Du | Posted 10.07.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

"People think it's a rite of passage that all kids are going to drink and experiment. That may be so, but the risk isn't taken out of it," said Denise Qualey, the Managing Director of Crisis and Clinical Services at Kids in Crisis.

Juvenile Review Board: A Chance for Underage Greenwich Offenders to Avoid a Criminal Record

Katherine Du | Posted 10.05.2015 | Crime
Katherine Du

Prior to the introduction of the Greenwich Juvenile Review Board (JRB) in late 2008, every arrest in Greenwich, Connecticut was processed and sent directly to court.

Porn, Sexting, Violence: Police Officer Christy Girard Talks Cybercrime

Katherine Du | Posted 10.02.2015 | Crime
Katherine Du

Cyberbullying and other risky behaviors associated with social media are increasing because children are receiving phones at younger and younger ages.

When a Lost Wallet Leads to Felony Arrest: Interview With Greenwich Police Sgt. Zuccerella

Katherine Du | Posted 10.01.2015 | Crime
Katherine Du

Fake IDs are a Class D Felony, states Sec. 53a-139 of the Connecticut Penal Code. Yet out of the 8720 arrests Greenwich Police Department has made in the past decade, only 247 individuals were charged with second or third degree forgery. Four juveniles out of the 247 were arrested for possession of fake licenses.

Teens Will Do WHAT For Their Phones

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.15.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Watch your back -- and your teens' -- if anything comes between them and what one researcher calls their "electronic security blanket."

I Didn't Know I Had To Warn Them About Helium, And Other Terrors of Parenting

Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.30.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Sometimes parenting feels like a race to discover what you should be afraid of before it shows up and grabs your child. It feels as if there is always something new, but really it is all part of the same thing -- that your teen will do something stupid, and you will not have warned them. At all. Or enough.