8 Young Adult Books for LGBTQ Teens and Allies

8 Young Adult Books for LGBTQ Teens and Allies

by Lisa Davis, April 2, 2019

We connect through stories. We share our experiences, build bonds with others, and validate our emotions and feelings. LGBTQ youth who are exploring their sexuality often turn to their peers, to media, and to books to feel understood. Fortunately, there has been an explosion in quality young adult books featuring … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Schedule a Play Date with Your Kids

10 Reasons to Schedule a Play Date with Your Kids

by Lisa Davis, March 25, 2019

You have dozens of items on your to-do list. You feel exhausted after work. Your chores are piling up. But your son or daughter is staring at you with imploring eyes, hoping you will read them a book, share a toy with them, or play a game. You don’t want … Continue reading

Filled under : After-School Programs , Parenting
Raising Awareness During National Safe Place Week 2019

Raising Awareness During National Safe Place Week 2019

by Lisa Davis, March 18, 2019

March 17-23 is recognized as National Safe Place Week, where we raise awareness about the Safe Place program and how it can help the youth in our area. You may have seen the yellow Safe Place stickers around town, at libraries or in community centers, but do you know what … Continue reading

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Does Acceptance of LGBT Youth Make Their Lives Easier?

Does Acceptance of LGBT Youth Make Their Lives Easier?

by Lisa Davis, March 12, 2019

Twenty-five years ago, the majority of Americans opposed homosexuality. According to the Pew Research Center, 49% of Americans believed homosexuality should be discouraged by society. In 2017, 24% of people said they believe we shouldn’t accept homosexuality, while 70% supported it. This acceptance rate is up seven percentage points over … Continue reading

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Tagged on : lgbt , lgbt homeless youth
February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: How You Can Bring Light to the Issue

February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: How You Can Bring Light to the Issue

by Lisa Davis, February 28, 2019

According to the Domestic Violence Dating Project, more than 1.5 million high school students experience physical abuse from a romantic partner. Despite this, three out of four parents haven’t talked to their children about abuse. This isn’t a fault of the parents. Most people think they would recognize the signs … Continue reading

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