What’s Your Drug of Choice – Palo Magazine, September 2020

What’s Your Drug of Choice – Palo Magazine, September 2020

By Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison, Translated by Johnathan Rodriguez-Baez, Youth and Health Resource Center Coordinator (lee abajo)  Palo Magazine - October 2020 According to Anita Miller, Program Manager for Drug Free Communities, the most recent PAYS data...

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Not a Single Story – Palo Magazine, September 2020

Not a Single Story – Palo Magazine, September 2020

by Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison, Traducción por Johnathan Rodriguez-Baez and Ana Villaman, Health Educators (lee abajo)  Palo Magazine - September 2020 As we work to accurately count all residents in the 2020 Census, there is one thing we can be certain of:...

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Important Announcement: Berks Teens Matter to Change Its Name

Important Announcement: Berks Teens Matter to Change Its Name

Listening and Learning We’ve been having some challenging conversations lately. Specifically how the name of our initiative, Berks Teens Matter, is insensitive to the Black Lives Matter movement. Because of the similarity of names, we recognize we may have been...

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Sensitivity Pause

Sensitivity Pause

By Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison, Before I continue on about sexual health, I need to recognize all of the people who have experienced any degree of sexual violence in their lifetime. A sexual violation can have long-lasting effects on our personal sense of...

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Spark Your Creativity

Spark Your Creativity

 By Nadine Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison;  Translation by Ana Madenford, Prevention Specialist  Read the August El Palo Magazine I write not knowing what freedoms and restrictions we will be living with this August. One thing I think I do know is that August,...

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Times of Uncertainty in Our Daily Lives

Times of Uncertainty in Our Daily Lives

By Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison, translation by Johnathan Rodriguez-Baez Read the July El Palo Magazine I am writing this on the eve of June 4th. Tomorrow we go from ‘red’ to ‘yellow.’ There is still a fair amount of uncertainty about what that will mean...

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Healthy Relationships on a Budget

Healthy Relationships on a Budget

By Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison, translation by Johnathan Rodriguez-Baez and Ana Villaman Read the June El Palo Magazine During our time of ‘sheltering at home’ and physical distancing BTM’s Youth Ambassador Coordinator, Johnathan Rodriguez-Baez, was...

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Starting the Conversation

Starting the Conversation

By Nadine Smet-Weiss Starting the Conversations. . . Take a deep breath. Let it out. Take another deep breath. Starting the conversations is a little like that, one breath at a time. You can do this, I know you can. And you can’t really mess it up. What’s that I hear?...

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Nutrition and Adolescents/La Nutrición y los Adolescentes

Nutrition and Adolescents/La Nutrición y los Adolescentes

By Nadine Smet-Weiss, translation by Ana Villaman El Palo - May 2020 Nutrition and Adolescents Did you know, during the major developmental stage of adolescence brain development is a very big part of the deal? And did you know that without good nutrition during this...

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