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Youth Voices Empowering Movements: A Conversation With Aria Finger, CEO of DoSomething.org

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good podcast, we talk with Aria Finger (@AriaIrene), CEO of DoSomething.org (@DoSomething). DoSomething.org started off as a small grassroots organization and has grown to a “tech-company” style nonprofit that now reaches 5.5 million teens and young adults ages 13-25 in every part of the United States and 130+ countries around the world.

SECURE THE FUTURE Hosting Teens at AIDS 2016

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SECURE THE FUTURE program is hosting over 100 teens living with HIV at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa this week.  The young people are coming together to share their stories of living positively.  These teens face unique challenges.

Teens Sharing Their Stories at AIDS 2016

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Teens are coming together today in Durban, South Africa, to share their experiences and challenges living with HIV.  A full-day workshop sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundations SECURE THE FUTURE program will engage young people with HIV in developing their own ‘call to action’ for adolescent HIV policy and programming to be shared at the IAS conference. Learn more at our website, or follow u

SECURE THE FUTURE Gives Teens a Voice at AIDS 2016

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July 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ - A generation after the HIV epidemic first shook the world, the statistics can still seem daunting. That’s especially true in sub-Saharan Africa, where today 1.6 million adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 are living with HIV. But if you look beyond the numbers you’ll find more hope than ever.

The Important Role of Art Therapy in Supporting Children’s Mental Health

Four ways art therapy supports children’s mental health
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Art Therapist Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC, CTC-S  is a Registered Board Certified Art Therapist and Certified Trauma Consultant Supervisor who practices in the Greater Cleveland, Ohio area. Her work specializes in children, adolescents, women, and families impacted by trauma, homelessness, domestic violence, and grief & loss.   

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Art Therapist Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC, CTC-S  is a Registered Board Certified Art Therapist and Certified Trauma Consultant Supervisor who practices in the Greater Cleveland, Ohio area. Her work specializes in children, adolescents, women, and families impacted by trauma, homelessness, domestic violence, and grief & loss.   

Sports and Energy Drink Consumption Linked with Negative Behaviors

According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
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Philadelphia, PA, May 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Weekly consumption of sports drinks and energy drinks among adolescents is significantly associated with higher consumption of other sugar-sweetened beverages, cigarette smoking, and screen media use, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota and Duke University.

Obese Adolescents Not Getting Enough Sleep? They Could be Increasing Their Risk of Cardiometabolic Disease

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Cincinnati, OH, March 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Lack of sleep and obesity have been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases in adults and young children.  However, the association is not as clear in adolescents, an age group that is known to lack adequate sleep and have an overweight and obesity prevalence rate of 30% in the US.  In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers found that cardiometabolic risk in obese adolescents may be predicted by typical sleep patterns.

Schools May Help Close Gap to Mental Health Services For Adolescents With Mental Disorders

Reports new study in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Washington D.C., May 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A study published in the May 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that mental health resources provided by schools are significantly associated with whether adolescents with mental disorders receive needed mental health services. In particular, adolescents with disorders attending schools that engage in early identification of emotional problems, are significantly more likely to receive mental health services.

Smoking and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescent Girls Are “Red Flag” for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

First-time study shows smoking and depression in adolescents have negative impact on bone mineral density, say investigators in the Journal of Adolescent Health
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Philadelphia, Pa., April 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Depression, anxiety, and smoking are associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD) in adults, but these factors have not previously been studied during adolescence, when more than 50% of bone accrual occurs. This longitudinal preliminary study is the first to demonstrate that smoking and depressive symptoms in adolescent girls have a negative impact on adolescent bone accrual and may become a red flag for a future constrained by low bone mass or osteoporosis and higher fracture rates in postmenopausal years.

Family Intervention Improves Mood Symptoms in Children and Adolescents at Risk for Bipolar Disorder

Reports new study in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Washington D.C., March 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A study published in the February 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that children and adolescents with major depression or subthreshold forms of bipolar disorder – and who had at least one first-degree relative with bipolar disorder – responded better to a 12-session family-focused treatment than to a briefer educational treatment.

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