prevention (12)

logo-all.pngJust completed this training with the Stewards of Children.  It is an adult focused child sexual abuse prevention program, empirically proven effective in prevention.   It has been shown to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change participants child-protective behaviors.

I recommend it for all who work with children, live in a community with children, have children, or have been children.  lol. 

OK, seriously though, good info, and helpful.   We, (the staff of MIMA) do sexual abuse prev

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Date Rape Tips.pdf

rohypnol_tablet5.jpgI have spent a good deal of time and study regarding the problem of, and prevention of date rape. I really thought this article did an outstanding job summing up and covering the subject in a consice, non paranoid way.

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What Can You Do If You Are Sexually Harassed?

Sexual-Harassment1.jpgThere is no one way to respond to harassment. Every situation is different and only you can evaluate the problem and decide on the best response.

Friends, affirmative action officers, human resource professionals and women's groups can offer information, advice and support, but only you can decide what is right for you. The only thing you can be absolutely certain of is that ignoring the situation will not cause it to go away. Above all, DO NOT BLAME

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Come March with us in the Parade

Please come and join us while we march in the Summer Celebration Parade, and we are announced as this years Hometown Heroes for our work in the community on Violence Prevention, Bully Prevention, and youth drug and alcohol abuse prevention.  We are hoping as many student who can will march with us, along with family members.  We are so proud of this honor.


We will meet at the sculpture park (behind the dojang) at 9:30am.   



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healthy_body.jpg?width=307One list cannot automatically tell you how to turn negative body thoughts into positive body image, but it can help you think about new ways of looking more healthfully and happily at yourself and your body. The more you do that, the more likely you are to feel good about who you are and the body you naturally have.

1. Appreciate all that your body can do. Every day your body carries you closer to your dreams. Celebrate all of the amazing things your body does for you --running, dancing, breathi
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I'm very interested and seeing what happens when they think no one is watching.  I am hoping it will help to further inform our training, and teaching regarding anti-bullying information.   If you watch it please come back and post comments, and thoughts as I will be very interested in other's reactions as well.


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Respect and unity: Mount Si High School assembly unveils students' new attitude, acronym campaign

Feb 15 2011, 1:16 PM · 

3820636413?profile=originalAmid the usual craziness of first period in the ASB room at Mount Si High School, there's a small crisis happening. Where is the "E"?

"We need to put the 'E' up," says senior Kasey Channita, and a few minutes later, ASB advisor Charlie Kinnune is reminding students to find and hang that letter.

It's the last day of PRIDE Week at Mount Si High School, but they can't finish

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Please, if you don't know what to say, or how to say it, let me know.  I would be happy to help.  But the story I read today, is unfortunately not uncommon.  6th graders:  read below.


I will make sure to post more blogs on talking to your kids, and how to educate them to prevent this kind of problem for them.  

9 School Kids Take Pills, Rushed To Hospital

POSTED: 4:24 pm MST February 4, 2011

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said nine sixth grade children were rus

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Does Self Defense really work?

Most people don’t ask me this question outright, but I know they are thinking it: Does self-defense really work?

shamwow_m.jpgThat’s like asking the Sham-Wow guy if his towel really holds 12 times its weight in liquid, right? Hey, I welcome the believers and doubters alike, and I have more to offer you than my belief in the effectiveness of self-protection measures. But first, let’s figure out why it’s so hard to believe a woman can fight back and win.

I believe that doubt over the effectiveness of self-defen

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Suicide Prevention Day Sept 10

Education, Awareness Key to Suicide Prevention, Treatment September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day

In observation of National Suicide Prevention Week each September the American Psychiatric
Association continues its education and awareness efforts on suicide
prevention and treatment through its public service announcement,

Through support of the American Psychiatric Foundation,
the APA’s 30-second public service announcement explores one family’s
struggle and offers a nat
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Bullying Quiz (answers and explanations follow the test)

Complete the following quiz by selecting True or False for each question.

  1. Bullying is just a part of growing up. The effects of bullying on victims are short-term and minor.
    a) true

  2. Bullying is not a serious problem for the bullies; they eventually grow out of this behavior.
  3. Most bullying occurs in high school because older students are more confident and willing to pick on others.
  4. Bullying is usuall
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Thomas Goetz

Thomas Goetz

Posted: March 18, 2010 09:25 AM

Cancer is perhaps the most frightening of all diseases we face. And the thing is, it's very often entirely preventable. If we simply made some different decisions, earlier, many cancers would never happen.

That sounds like an audacious statement. Cancer after all, comes "out of the blue" -- we report that it happ

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