Category Archives: Teen Safety

In Defense of Self Defense

How many times have you been slapped across the face with that “uh oh” moment? You don’t really know how you got there but one bad decision, one lapse in judgement, one tiny mistake and now you’re in a situation you don’t want to be…

Excuse me…Do you have any allergies?

If you have been to a doctor’s office lately, I’m sure that at least one person you came in contact with asked if you had any allergies. If you’ve ever had a severe reaction to something you ate, drank, touched, breathed in or received as…

Save Your Skin

After a long and snowy winter the sun has finally made an appearance! If you are anything like me that means you are ready to hit the beach and spend a lot more time outdoors. More time soaking up rays makes it even more important…

Depressed Teen

Sexual Abuse in the News

The issue of child sexual abuse made a lot of headlines recently when it was revealed that Josh Duggar, whose family starred in the TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting”, had sexually abused five young girls when he was a teenager, including four of…

Amy’s Story

Amy Caruso was 15 years old when she first smoked marijuana. By the time she turned 17 she was using cocaine, ecstasy, and pain killers. She wrote in her diary: “I thought I could get away with just smoking pot in high school and controlling…

Ringing in the New Year!

Everyone seems to be swept up in the flurry of the holiday season and sooner than we know it 2015 will be knocking on our door! But, before that happens, we have to give this past year its proper due, right? After all we had…