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 […]

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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Interactive Graphic Novel: ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA

RCC’s Science Behind Drugs (SBD) Interactive Graphic Novels have been developed to assist teachers in their classrooms. Students follow the story of young people their age as they face difficult decisions involving the use of alcohol and marijuana.  This interactive graphic novel, shows students addiction as a disease and identifies the impact of alcohol and […]

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Interactive Graphic Novels: OPIOIDS

RCC’s Science Behind Drugs (SBD) Interactive Graphic Novels have been developed to assist teachers in their classrooms. Students follow the story of young people their age as they face difficult decisions involving the use of prescription pain medication, heroin and understanding addiction as a disease.  They will see the connection between prescription opioid abuse, heroin […]

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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) – Grades 7-8

During this program students learn the concepts of self-image and self-esteem and explore factors that influence their perceptions of themselves: cultural expectations, peer pressure, media images and more. Educators present skills for improving self-esteem and for managing external influences healthfully. The program expands its focus to social interactions, exploring the qualities of healthy relationships using […]

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PUBERTY EDUCATION FOR GIRLS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS – Grades 5-9

This program provides a unique “girls-only” format for puberty education. This puberty program, tailored to students with special needs, focuses on the physical and emotional changes that are a part of growing up. The program addresses personal care and hygiene skills related to puberty, such as menstruation. It teaches students to identify appropriate adults with […]