Celebrating 6 Million by Welcoming New Board Members and Launching a New Strategic Direction

Hinsdale, IL (August 17, 2016) In the spring of 2017, The Robert Crown Center for Health Education will celebrate educating its 6 millionth student since moving to Hinsdale as a full-service health education center in 1974. As they celebrate this incredible milestone, they unveil a 3-year strategic plan for the organization, introduce a new, fully […]

Soft Landing Recovery Center Commits $35,000 to Robert Crown Center Prevention Education

Hinsdale, IL –Dr. Abdel Fahmy, CEO and Chief Medical Officer at Soft Landing Recovery, has been working in opioid addiction treatment for 15 years. Throughout his years as an addiction specialist, Fahmy has dedicated himself to increasing public understanding of addiction and easing the pain of the addicted and their families. This month, Soft Landing […]

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PUBERTY EDUCATION FOR GIRLS (Linda) – Grades 4-5

In the first program in the Sex Education continuum (see complete continuum), we provide a unique “girls-only” format for puberty education. It compares female and male reproductive anatomy and introduces the physiological changes that occur during adolescence. Educators address secondary physical changes such as breast development, increased production of sweat and oil, acne, increased body […]

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PUBERTY EDUCATION FOR BOYS (Michael) – Grades 4-5

In the first program in the Sex Education continuum (see complete continuum), we provide provides a unique “boys-only” format for puberty education. It compares female and male reproductive anatomy and introduces the physiological changes that occur during adolescence. Educators address secondary physical changes such as voice change, increased production of sweat and oil, acne, and […]

LIFE BEGINS – Grades 5-6

Life Begins, the second program in our health education continuum (see complete continuum), teaches reproductive science, beginning with the development of the reproductive organs and continuing through fertilization, implantation, gestation and delivery. The learning environment is comfortable and interactive, inviting relevant conversation and providing a useful supplement to school human development curriculum. The program’s highly visual […]

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TEEN SEXUAL HEALTH – Grades 7-8

This science-based health program provides straightforward information about sexuality and its risks. As the last program in our health education continuum (see complete continuum) students learn about teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease (STD). Students explore the psycho-social, economic, and academic outcomes of teen parenthood as well as the consequences of an STD.  Educators teach skills for […]

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SCIENCE BEHIND DRUGS-INFLUENCERS – Grades 6-7

The second program in our Science Behind Drug continuum (see complete continuum), in INFLUENCERS students learn about the short and long term risks associated with drug use including alcohol, marijuana and vaping. The influencers and normalization of drug use is explored including social media, song lyrics and advertising. Our completely redeveloped Science Behind Drugs programs incorporate a comprehensive, […]

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SCIENCE BEHIND DRUGS-CURRICULAR RESOURCE: ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA

These resources provides teachers with the materials necessary to help educate students on this complex topic. Students learn about adolescent brain development and how it is impacted by the use of marijuana and alcohol in the short and long term. It illustrates how substance use affects decision making and provides healthy coping skills for combating […]

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SCIENCE BEHIND DRUGS-CURRICULAR RESOURCE: HEROIN AND OPIOID PAIN PILLS

Illustrating how heroin use and opioid pain pill abuse affects adolescent brain development and health, these resources provides teachers with materials to better educate students on this complex topic. In an interactive, online learning space, it teaches addiction science, incorporating social-emotional learning concepts proven to increase resistance skills. All materials — lesson plans, presentations, worksheets/handouts, […]