Let’s talk about sex!

In Connecticut, schools have no mandate to teach about human sexuality. Simply listen to the news and it is understandable why many avoid the topic, and cover only the barest overview of puberty, pregnancy and HIV prevention. Research, however, has been clear. Comprehensive sexual health education leads to delayed sexual activity, reduces teen pregnancy and the transmission of STIs more effectively than abstinence-only education does.

Keep your kids talking

It’s so important to keep the lines of communication open with our kids and to be a safe audience with whom they can share their worries, fears, and feelings.

Building the Balance

When it comes to screen time and social media, the research being done is clear: tweens and young teens that spend time on social media are at greater risk for several mental health issues including suicidal ideation, depression, low self-esteem and anxiety. So, what is the answer?

Youth Services Bureau: Summer break, it’s a great time to talk!

The Granby Youth Service Bureau is proud to be working in cooperation with SAMSA’s Talk: They Hear You campaign to help parents begin and sustain conversations with their children that will help significantly reduce underage substance abuse. From elementary to high school, these conversations can make a powerful difference in our children’s long-term health and wellbeing.