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The Long-Run: How Early Learning Can Help Children and the Community

Parents of young kids often wonder about their children’s futures and what they can do to set them on the right track at a young age. That’s where early learning opportunities come into play. “It is important that families have access to high-quality early learning experiences so their children have a great start and are …

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Starting Conversations to Improve Teen Sexual Health Education

According to Youth Risk Behavior Survey, in 2015 41.7 percent of Indiana high school students reported having had sexual intercourse at least once in their lifetime. Furthermore, 31.7 percent reported being sexually active, meaning they had had sexual intercourse with at least one partner during the three-month period prior to taking the survey. Additionally, the …

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Too much, Too fast: The essence of Binge Drinking and Teens

Too much, too fast. That is the essence of binge drinking. According to the Indiana Youth Services Association (IYSA), most alcohol-related deaths among teens are not caused by driving while under the influence, but by falls, homicides, suicides and alcohol poisoning. In preparation for spring break, make sure the youth in your life, from children …

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