Category Archives: Family & Home Life

Does Social Media Cause Depression in Teenagers?

Conflict Over Screen Time May Cause More Problems Than Actual Screen Time Most parents of teens grew up in a time without the internet. But if you’re a teenager, you’re well aware. Your parents take every chance they get to remind you of the fact. Parents wax nostalgic about the days of buying vinyl albums […]

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Parenting During Pride: When Your Teen Comes Out

Evolve Supports LGBTQI+ Teens Pride month is a big deal in the LGBTQI+ community. During June, across the country, communities of all sizes, from small towns to big cities, fly their flags high. Rainbows and glitter abound. Pride organizers host parades, parties, and outdoor concerts. They organize lectures. They create an intentional sense of community […]

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National Running Day: Why Is Running Important for Teens?

The air whips past your face. The sweat trickles down your chest. Your shoes slap the ground, one after the other. Your legs ache, you’re getting cramps on your side, and you’re breathing heavily. Running, jogging, walking, swimming, and cycling are all examples of aerobic activities. Aerobic activity includes any exercise that works your cardiovascular […]

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What Is an IEP/504 Plan and How Will It Help My Teen?

Academic issues often go hand in hand with behavioral problems. Studies show that teens with ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), conduct disorder (CD), disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), alcohol/substance use disorder (ADU/SUD), or other mental health issues often have trouble in school. They may have a hard time sitting still or paying attention during class. […]

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Conflict Between Divorced Parents Can Harm Kids’ Mental Health

Roughly 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, and one-quarter of American children live with only one parent. Separation and divorce can be hard on children, but tension and fighting among divorced parents can be more damaging than the divorce itself, according to a new study from Arizona State University. Parental conflict fuels […]

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How to Get a Child to Go to Residential Treatment

If you’re the parent of a child with a mental health, behavioral, or alcohol/substance use disorder, you know it’s your responsibility to get them the best treatment and support available. Once they receive a comprehensive evaluation, assessment, and referral for treatment – the first step on the recovery journey – your next step is deciding […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2021: Tools 2 Thrive Phase Two

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. At the beginning of 2020, no one could have predicted where we are now, almost halfway through 2021. We faced the worst public health emergency in a hundred years: the coronavirus pandemic. Physical health and wellbeing were our first priority all year, which was critical for getting the pandemic […]

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National Prevention Week 2021: How to Prevent Teens From Using Drugs

National Prevention Week (NPW) was established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to encourage schools, communities, and organizations to raise awareness about preventing adolescent substance use and mental health issues. This year, National Prevention Week is May 9-15.  National Prevention Week occurs every May – towards the end of the school […]

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