Inclusivity Starts with Understanding

Written by: Katie Gallagher-Director of Education, Robert Crown Center for Health Education June is here! That means school is out and we are filling our days with fun activities that take us outdoors and on new adventures.  June also means that it is LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) Pride Month. In the midst of […]

CBD on the Rise

Written by: Liz Carter-Health Educator, Robert Crown Center for Health Education The cannabis plant has different strains and classifications but ones we most commonly see and hear about are hemp and marijuana. In hemp, the most prominent compound is known as CBD (cannabidiol). In marijuana, the most prominent compound is known as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), but […]

Different Viewpoints: When “Yes Means Yes”

RCC’s Different Viewpoints is a series of short articles from different age groups and their perspective on health education as they see it. When “Yes Means Yes” In high school, you don’t often think about the consequences of spreading gossip. It’s just something that you do. Sometimes it’ll be a random rumor about who’s dating who, or […]

Teen Pregnancy Rate-Increasing or Decreasing?

Written by: Olivia Starr-Health Educator, Robert Crown Center for Health Education As an educator for the Robert Crown Center, I spend a considerable amount of time in front of 8th graders discussing pregnancy prevention. A few weeks ago, I became curious about the students’ perceptions of teen pregnancy trends. I posed a question to one […]

Relationship Education: Necessary in a Murky World

Written by: Edith Lule-Education Manager, Robert Crown Center for Health Education February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. According to BreaktheCycle.org, one in three high school students will experience physical or sexual violence, or both, by someone they are dating. It’s hard to imagine that this could be the reality for some teenagers, […]