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  • Prevention & Early Intervention Prevention & Early Intervention

Preparing for College

It is often said that parents do not know which is harder, dropping off their child for the first day of kindergarten, or dropping them off at college for the start of their freshman year. Both occasions give rise to ambivalent feelings – wanting to hold on and let go at the same time. There are ways to help ease these transitions. This article summarizes discussions from a group of SAY - Social Advocates for Youth parents who discussed some of the issues they faced when teens leave home. The article includes advise and tips on how to prepare you and your child for college.

  • Youth Homelessness Youth Homelessness

Bellefaire JCB Pop-up Store Challenges Shoppers

Hidden cameras at a fake pop-up store at Legacy Village shopping complex in Cleveland, Ohio capture customer reactions to messages about homeless teens. In Bellefaire JCB's lastest campaign to raise awareness of youth homelessness, customers have a startling, eye-opening experience.

  • Prevention & Early Intervention Prevention & Early Intervention
  • Counseling and Community Services Counseling and Community Services

Distracted Driving Pledge

Talking on a cell phone while driving is like driving with a blood alcohol count of .08 percent, which is legally intoxicated. Be safe on the road. Take the Distracted Driving Pledge and make a commitment to keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

  • Prevention & Early Intervention Prevention & Early Intervention
  • Counseling and Community Services Counseling and Community Services

The Party Checklist and Teen Promise

Parents and their children should have open discussions about expectations before the teen heads out to a party, event or activity. The Party Checklist and Teen Promise are great tools to guide those discussions.

  • Youth Homelessness Youth Homelessness

Take A Closer Look At Youth Homelessness

Every day I talk with or meet a teen who is homeless and reaching out for help. They have sadness in their eyes and fear in their voices. They are the victims of homelessness – not criminals. This problem is not localized to the inner city. It’s likely that a teen in your neighborhood is living with a parent in a car, sleeping on couches at friends’ houses, or staying on the streets.

  • Youth Homelessness Youth Homelessness
  • Prevention & Early Intervention Prevention & Early Intervention
  • Counseling and Community Services Counseling and Community Services

Sex Trafficking Warning Signs for Minors

Youth from every socioeconomic background are at risk for sexual exploitation. Knowing the red flags and indicators of sexual trafficking is key to identifying victims and helping them obtain the assistance they need. Familiarize yourself with the warning signs that could be present when a child or teen is involved with human/sex trafficking.

  • Prevention & Early Intervention Prevention & Early Intervention
  • Counseling and Community Services Counseling and Community Services

Parents: When You Talk They Listen

Eight out of 10 teens think that tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use are wrong. Most kids make the right choice thanks to parents, guardians and other trusted adults. Studies show that your kids are looking for - and listening to - what you have to say.