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Creating a judgement free zone…

Most professionals who work with youth try to approach each interaction with an open mind.  Research shows this is an important step to making youth feel comfortable.  What else goes into creating a safe place for youth to share?  Some of the steps are obvious – but we think...

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To D.I.Y. or not to D.I.Y….

We are long past the days when “Do It Yourself” or “DIY” described college students creating projects on a dime.  These days DIY is mainstream.  On a whole, the DIY philosophy is laudable.  It represents problem solving, independence, thrift, and creativity.   However, there are times when DIY should be...

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What can you do?

A rise in suicide rates among youth, widespread incidence of sexual abuse on college campuses, and an increase in risk-related driving fatalities…what do these have in common?  They all made recent headlines on the evening news in a single day!* The relentless daily onslaught of risk related headlines can...

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The Top 5 Worst Reasons Why…

We help providers, professionals, and parents, identify and reduce risk behaviors among youth and young adults. So you might imagine that in our line of work that we’ve “heard it all.” And yes, we’ve heard a lot, but it’s not the stories and information that young people share that...

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Sex Ed 101: Here’s what we’ve learned so far…

The last year and a half has been very eventful here at P4C – we launched RAAPS 2.0 with a complete platform upgrade…  AND we released our first new product since our company was founded: the Adolescent Counseling Technology or “ACT” for Sexual Health (and our release of ACT...

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Getting to “Why?”

How boot-camp took us back to the future. Our team recently went through a strategic planning “boot-camp” as part of a grant requirement.  A mandatory part of the exercise was justifying our value…what do we bring to the table, how do we help? This was definitely a test.   Our...

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Why RAAPS?

RAAPS versus GAPS and other homegrown risk screening tools People pose the “why?” question every day. Why should I invest the time, energy and resources into an adolescent risk screening and counseling technology? We may be biased, but our answer is simple: why not? Before we dive into the...

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Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Adolescent Health

Global investments in adolescent health harvests significant economic gains Recently headlines broke across all consumer and health media outlets that signified the importance of investing in teen health from a global financial perspective. Like any other professional who is in the landscape of improving adolescent health, this kind of...

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The importance of engaging and coaching parents to reduce adolescent risk

It’s a statistic you’re probably familiar with: 3 out of 4 adolescent deaths in the US today are due to identifiable and preventable risk behaviors. Common risk behaviors that include suicide, substance use, unsafe sexual behaviors and unintentional injuries and violence. When it comes to keeping our teens safe,...

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Talking Sex with Teens: Community Health Centers ACT for Change

Today’s adolescents are engaging in risky sexual behaviors at earlier ages than ever before, resulting in nearly 250,000 teen births in 2014 and nearly 10 million new sexually transmitted infections annually. Sexually transmitted infections are a significant public health problem in the United States and of particular concern in...

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