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Allowing Others to Live Their Truth

Written by: Andros Garcia Saldivar-Health Educator, Robert Crown Center for Health Education National Women’s History Month is celebrated throughout March, but when thinking about the achievements and struggles of women, transwomen are often excluded from this conversation. The definition of transgender may vary, but it is generally used to refer to a person who does […]

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Start with a Story

Written by: Rose Tenuta-Health Educator, Robert Crown Center for Health Education Esmerelda, a young woman with curly hair and glasses can not take the fighting between her parents any longer.  In an attempt to calm her anxiety and escape the tension in her home, she sneaks some of her dad’s opioid pain relievers and discovers….. […]

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Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Written by: Rachel Simmons-Health Educator, Robert Crown Center for Health Education For parents, it can be a nerve-racking time as their child starts to reach the age where they are old enough to learn about pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The child needs not only to understand the ways in which these can occur, […]

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A Particular Risk For Young People

Written by: Katie Gallagher-Director of Health Education, Robert Crown Center for Health Education Yum! Gummy bears, brownies, and cookies, are children’s favorite treats, but when they are infused with marijuana, wrapped in appealing packaging and increasingly accessible, we are setting up a particularly dangerous situation. Did you know that in states where recreational marijuana has […]

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Is History Repeating Itself?

Written by: Liz Carter, Health Educator, Robert Crown Center for Health Education For centuries, tobacco was used in religious ceremonies, thought to relieve pain, and was not seen as a health risk…YET. Throughout the 1920s, research was being conducted and scientists started to link smoking to the incidence of lung cancer (University of Dayton). During […]

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Winter Blues

Written by: Lance Williams, Health Education Manager, Robert Crown Center for Health Education When you’re in puberty, can winter affect your emotions too? It’s an interesting question asked by a 5th grader in one of my recent puberty education classes. The answer is “yes”, but as many of you know, it’s not just during puberty […]

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Different Viewpoints: Sex Positive Sexuality Education-What It Is and Isn’t

RCC’s Different Viewpoints is a series of short articles from different age groups and their perspective on health education as they see it. Written by: Eleanor Evins, Robert Crown Center for Health Education Intern Remember hearing the rumblings, either in the high school hallways or around the office about who was doing what with whom? More importantly, remember […]

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Talk Often

Written by: Edith Lule, Education Manager, Robert Crown Center for Health Education Growing up I wish my mother had taken the onus of having certain conversations with me rather than leaning on my older siblings to navigate those “talks.” As a parent, who happens to be rather versed in sex education, I feel confident and […]