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    Let’s Move!

    President Barack Obama issued a proclamation declaring May National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. In that proclamation he calls on all Americans to make daily physical activity, sports participation and good nutrition a priority in their lives. This makes May the perfect time for teens and families to get...

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    Teen Pregnancy & Alcohol

    May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month & April was Alcohol Awareness Month.  To celebrate these months, we welcome our first guest blog post from St. Jude Retreats. ______________________________________________________________________ Teen pregnancy and alcohol often go hand in hand. When you drink alcohol you can often times lose your inhibitions, leading...

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    Our Cause – Our Challenge!

    If you believe in the value of pediatric vaccinations – give us just two more minutes of your time: As you may have guessed, we are passionate about reducing health risk behaviors in adolescents here at RAAPS.  But before you can reduce risk – you must first identify it. ...

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    Celebrating the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

    Today we are celebrating the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.  Our goal is to focus on teens and the importance of avoiding too-early pregnancy and parenthood through sharing a variety of resources and data. What does the data tell us?  Our teen pregnancy rate has declined by over...

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    Expanding #RAAPS on Social Media Platforms

    RAAPS is expanding our social media platforms.  We hope to engage you in highly interactive conversations while sharing the latest resources on adolescent risk behaviors. RAAPS has a You Tube Channel!  Check out our new YouTube channel, where we have posted our first two videos showcasing how RAAPS is...

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    April is Alcohol Awareness Month!

    April is Alcohol Awareness Month! The beginning of Spring often marks an important part of life for teens across America – proms, graduations and parties are being planned.  The pressure to drink alcohol is at its highest during the adolescent years. According to the CDC, more young people in...

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    April is STD Awareness Month!

    April is STD Awareness Month!  The increase in sexual experimentation that often occurs during adolescent years can have adverse consequences, such as sexually transmitted infections.  CDC estimates that youth ages 15-24 make up just over one-quarter of the sexually active population, but account for half of the 20 million...

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    New Year’s Resolution: Using the Features of RAAPS

    It’s that time of year again (already)!  Did you know that people who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions?  It’s a great time of the year to focus on personal and professional goals. If you are...

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    Reducing Risk: Our Response to the CT Tragedy

    After the Connecticut shooting, President Obama in his address to the nation stated we need to “take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this.” Discussion is on gun control and although stronger gun policies may help, this not a solution to the problem – we need to identify...

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    Thankful

    This Thanksgiving, we give thanks to all the providers utilizing the RAAPS system and the healthy teens that you are creating.  It’s an honor to have you as part of the RAAPS community.  Your tireless work on behalf of teens inspires and motivates us. In the spirit of this...

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