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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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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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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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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