Healthy Relationship News – November 2016

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SECOND WEDNESDAY WEBINAR - November 9, 2016

Teens and Pornography The Latest Research and Resources

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Issue Brief Released on Relationship Skills as Pregnancy Prevention Tool

Have you heard the news?

Our Love Notes curriculum is now on the Office of Adolescent Health’s list of evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention programs!

This curriculum helps young people build healthy relationship skills, and a study of the curriculum found that participating in the program makes teens significantly less likely to become pregnant.

A parenting teen said the following about her experience with the program:

“Love Notes helps us stay in school and helps us open our eyes to healthy relationships. It helps us get what we need to grow in ourselves, and also grow in our families, and grow in our children. It gives us hope!”

Download the Issue Brief.

Read an interview with principal investigator, Anita Barbee, MSSW, Ph.D.

Attend a Love Notes training with author, Marline E. Pearson! February 2017 in Los Angeles, CA.

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Bowling Green State University

Data Reveals Uptick in Marriage Rate

The first marriage rate (defined as the number of first marriages per 1,000 unmarried women 15 and over) declined from 49.8 in 2008 to 45.3 in 2014. Despite the overall decline, the first marriage rate showed an uptick from 2013, when the first marriage rate was 43.1. The first marriage rate in 2014 was the highest that it has been since 2010.

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Journal of Adolescent Health

The Sudden, Incredible Decline in Teen Births Since 2009

Teen births hit a new low in 2015 — and have fallen by nearly half over the past seven years. New federal data shows there were 22.3 births for every 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19. That's a 47 percent decline from the teen birthrate in 2009 — and a 64 percent decline from the teen birthrate in 1991.

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Aspen Institute

New Effort to Promote Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

Helping schools figure out how to better teach social and emotional skills to students alongside traditional academic subjects will be the focus of a new, multiyear endeavor recently announced by the Aspen Institute.

The aim of the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, which has members from all three sectors, is to "advance a new vision for what constitutes success in schools," the Aspen Institute said in a statement announcing the group's formation.

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BMJ

Absentee Parent Link to Smoking and Drinking Before Adolescence

Children who experienced parental absence appear to be far more likely to start smoking and drinking alcohol before they become teenagers, suggests a study published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

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New York Times

Teaching Teenagers to Cope with Social Stress

Almost four million American teenagers have just started their freshman year of high school. Can they learn better ways to deal with all that stress and insecurity? Though academic and social pressures continue to pile on in high school, teenagers can be taught effective coping skills to skirt the pitfalls of anxiety and depression.

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The Globe and Mail

5 Simple Lessons to Help De-Stress Your Stressed-Out Teen

Almost four million American teenagers have just started their freshman year of high school. Can they learn better ways to deal with all that stress and insecurity? Though academic and social pressures continue to pile on in high school, teenagers can be taught effective coping skills to skirt the pitfalls of anxiety and depression.

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SECOND WEDNESDAY WEBINAR

November 9

Second Wednesday Webinars

Teens and Pornography The Latest Research and Resources

Clay Olsen will discuss the latest findings from the fields of neuroscience, psychology and the medical field on the impact that internet porn is having on the developing brains of young people. Clay presents the topic as a public health issue, rather than as a moral, political or religious argument. In this webinar you will:
  1. Understand why the Internet porn of today is having such a drastically different impact on the brains of young people than old school pornography did.
  2. Understand how Internet porn is impacting relationships for young people.
  3. Learn more about the negative outcomes from research that are associated with Internet porn.
  4. Learn what you can do to help young people who have decided that they want help with overcoming the addiction to Internet porn.

Presenters: Clay Olsen. Clay is the CEO of Fight the New Drug. He has been featured on ABC Nightline, ABC News, NPR, CNN, The Dr. Drew Show, and many more.

When: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: Free!

Register Now!

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