Are School Based Health Centers Accessible

Are School Based Health Centers Accessible? Here’s why I need your help. Regulations limit the use of School Based Health Centers (SBHC) to students currently enrolled in that school. Which means a student who has dropped out, attends a charter school a private or parochial school or is home schooled can’t use the services of […]

Do Teens Care About Customer Service?

Your Turn When you say, “thank you” they say, “no problem” as if “you’re welcome” has been banished to the hinterlands. Asking the person wearing a store uniform and name tag a question about the location of a standard item only to be waved off to the other side of the store. A tech company […]

It’s Time to Change the Conversation

Washington, D.C. can celebrate its lowest teen pregnancy rate on record, 31.7 pregnancies per thousand girls 15 to 19 years old. While a lower teen pregnancy rate in the nation’s capital is certainly great news, there are still more than 500 teen births each year in Washington, D.C. More than half of the births are […]

Talking To Teens

Talking to teens about preventing pregnancy and about love, sex, relationships and values can be a tall order. Here are a few tips to consider. 1. Be authentic. If you don’t like and appreciate teens, they’ll sense it and you won’t succeed in reaching them. 2. Be comfortable with the material. Clarify your own values […]