Talk to Your Kids About Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Talk to Your Kids About Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

By Heather Ulrich, Project Director of Berks Teens When I think about some of the more cringe-worthy conversations about sexual and reproductive health, I’m always drawn back to the insufferable Coach Carr from Mean Girls. “If you do touch each other, you will get...

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How to Talk to Your Adolescent About Sexting – Teen POV

How to Talk to Your Adolescent About Sexting – Teen POV

Teen POV: How to Talk to Your Adolescent About Sexting By Brooke Tucker, Virtual Youth Ambassador for Berks Teens These last two years have been hard on everyone, but especially teens. Isolation created mental health issues in many teens who hadn’t previously...

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Cultural Hygiene Habits Not Always The Safest

Cultural Hygiene Habits Not Always The Safest

Hygiene Habits Based on Cultural Beliefs Not Always The Safest By Celines Valerio, Director of Community Engagement I was around 8-years old when my mother handed me an American Girl book, three ‘tween girls, barefoot and wrapped in towels, smiling on the front cover....

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Berks Teens Matter Revises Name To Berks Teens

Berks Teens Matter Revises Name To Berks Teens

Berks Teens Matter, an initiative of Co-County Wellness Services, has officially revised its name to Berks Teens. The decision to update the name comes as the teen pregnancy prevention initiative looks to expand its services and resources to youth in Berks County. The...

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What is pansexuality and how does it differ from bisexuality?

By Brooke Tucker, Virtual Youth Ambassador for Berks Teens Matter The term pansexual surfaced in pop culture in the last few years, leaving many confused. So why is this sexual orientation only now getting the attention it deserves? Why are people still confused by a...

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No Place to Call Home- Palo Magazine, Dec 2021

No Place to Call Home- Palo Magazine, Dec 2021

by Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison; translated by Johnathan Rodriguez-Báez, HRC and Youth Ambassador Coordinator En Español abajo The word “homeless” often conjures up images of tents pitched beneath highway underpasses or a unkempt individual with a tattered...

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Social Media Selling Fake Perfection To Teens

By Brooke Tucker, Virtual Youth Ambassador for Berks Teens Matter You’re on social media right now. You’ve probably just scrolled a celebrity posing precariously to hide their insecurities and what society would call flaws. Maybe they even photoshopped their body to...

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Askable Seniors? – Palo Magazine, Nov 2021

By Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison; translated by Johnathan Rodriguez-Báez, HRC and Youth Ambassador Coordinator En español abjajo Of all the adults in our community, I have found that senior citizens can be our most valuable sex educators. With a wealth of...

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