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How to Protect and Support LGBTQ Youth and Families

The LGBTQ community, consisting of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals, faces unique challenges in society due to discrimination, prejudice, and a lack of understanding. Supporting LGBTQ youth, couples, and families is essential for fostering inclusive communities and ensuring that everyone can live authentically and without fear. This guide aims to provide insights into…
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A Guide to Effective Co-Parenting for Divorced Parents

Co-parenting after a separation or divorce is not just a legal arrangement; it is a fundamental aspect of ensuring your children’s well-being and development. While co-parenting comes with its share of complexities, co-parenting effectively can provide a healthy and nurturing environment for your children. Understanding Co-Parenting Co-parenting, at its essence, involves both parents actively participating…
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Childhood Bullying Prevention Tips and Resources

Bullying is defined as a pattern of aggressive behavior that’s intended to hurt or intimidate someone. Schoolyard bullies have been a problem for generations, and today’s children still have to deal with them, although the tactics bullies use have evolved. Whether bullying happens in physical or verbal form or online, the psychological effects of being…
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Drug and Alcohol Prevention Strategies to Protect Children

Drugs and alcohol are all around us every day, from people smoking cigarettes on the street to pictures of celebrities partying with a bottle of liquor in their hand. When these behaviors go unchallenged, they can seem acceptable to children, which is why it’s important to start teaching kids about the dangers of these addictive…
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The Impact of Divorce on Adult Children

It’s common knowledge that divorce has a negative impact on the children of that marriage. Of course, kids usually struggle greatly when their parents split up, and these struggles may be emotional, psychological, or academic. It’s easier to dismiss the ramifications of divorce on adult children. However, studies indicate that grown children of divorce also…
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Blended Families: A Guide to Making Step-Families Work

Divorce is a common, if unfortunate, occurrence in American society. Often, when two people dissolve a marriage, it drastically changes not just their lives, but the lives of their children as well. The children of divorced parents undergo their own emotional journey as they adjust to their new reality. When either parent remarries, this creates…
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Resources for Protecting Children Online

The Internet can be amazingly useful, with virtually any type of information available at users’ fingertips. But as helpful as the Internet is as a resource, it is also a potentially dangerous tool. When children use the Internet, they need protection from inappropriate content, malicious software, and contact with undesirable people. It’s important to learn…
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Law Resources for LGBTQ+ Families

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges was a turning point for the legal rights of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) people in the United States. However, LGBTQ individuals still face legal hardships in the areas of criminal justice, employment, health care, housing, immigration, and military service. There…
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