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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About Long Distance Relationships – Part 4, Boundaries and Love

About Long Distance Relationships – Part 4, Boundaries and Love

By Johnathan Rodríguez Báez (He, him)Youth & Health Resource Center Coordinator, Berks Teens Matter Concluding this blog series about long distance relationships, we’ve talked about how important communication is, dating while apart and staying safe online. Now,...

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