A Date With Violence?

Palo – March 2021 Berks Teens Matter A Date with Violence? By Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison Translated by Johnathan Rodriguez-Baez, HRC and Youth Ambassador Coordinator According to the CDC, 26% of women and 15% of men have experienced intimate partner...

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Before the Wedding Bells – Palo Magazine, February 2021

PALO – February 2021 Before the Wedding Bells by Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison   Translated by Johnathan Rodriguez-Baez, HRC/YA Coordinator According to Sara Villanueva, Ph.D., “on average here in the U.S. teens begin dating around the age of thirteen.”...

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Magical, Not Magic – Palo Magazine, January 2021

El Palo – January 2021 Magical, not Magic Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison   translated by Ana Villaman, Prevention Specialist There is no time like this present moment – when there is a great deal of emphasis on the many things we cannot do – to encourage the...

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Teens and Seniors: A Triple Win – Palo Magazine, November 2020

El Palo – November 2020 Teens and Seniors: a triple win By Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison    Translation by Ana Villaman, Prevention Specialist   One thing I like better than a ‘win-win’ is a ‘win-win-win’ all the way around. A ‘win-win-win’ is what happens...

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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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