We’re blessed with a strong network of partners who are willing to share their wisdom and expertise with our students. Each month we receive a number of content-rich articles from these partners, and we’re proud to show them off on Our Blog Spot!

This May, as we launch into summer, we invite you to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month with all of us at the Community Counseling, Education, and Research Center (CCERC). Rarely is mental health framed as cause to celebrate. However, with our focus on wellness, we see plenty to sing about. Mental health means practicing self-love and acceptance, healthy boundaries and secure relationships, clear communication, and personal growth, among other wonderful things. As the structure of the school year falls away, summer is a time to take special care of ourselves and our emotional needs.

Hello, parents! Congratulations! Your child has finished one more year of their high school experience. We at InterAct have greatly enjoyed speaking with your children, and are grateful for the opportunity throughout the year. After having such a busy year full of interesting conversations, here is a quick recap of what we talked about.

With the recent school violence in Parkland, Florida, we’re faced with yet another reminder that today’s youth struggle with very difficult social realities. It can be hard to even talk about such awful events. So, how can parents go about having these important conversations with their teens?

Hello, parents and guardians!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)! While recent media coverage has created a newfound focus on sexual assault, such as the #MeToo movement and corresponding corporate fallout, talking about sexual assault is still often viewed as taboo. Yet, statistics show that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 33 men will experience an attempted or completed sexual assault in their lifetime. Sadly, these rates increase for adolescents and young adults. To mitigate perpetration and ensure students’ well being, we at InterAct will lead a conversation regarding sexual assault, consent, communication, and healthy boundaries this month at the WELL.