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Navigating Adolescence: New UH Clinic Aims to Help Families

Posted on · Adolescence can be a challenge both for the kid going through it — and for that adolescent’s family and friends. Now, a new clinic recently opened at the University of Houston to help kids and parents to navigate. It’s called the Adolescent Diagnosis, Assessment, Prevention and Treatment Center — or ADAPT. We talk with the […]

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Spotting the Warning Signs for Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Among Teens

Posted on · A community conversation about mental illness and substance abuse among teens will be held Thursday, Jan. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Clear Springs High School in League City. We preview the event, called “Speak Your Mind” by speaking with social worker Melissa Tucker and teenager Matt Ferree, who works with the Gulf Coast chapter […]

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How to Insulate Your Teenager From Modern Stressors

Posted on · Our summer reading series continues with Judith Widener Muir, author of Live Wires: Neuro-Parenting to Ignite Your Teen’s Brain. Her book explains what makes the teenage brain unique and versatile and how to insulate today’s teens from the stresses of “college frenzy, achievement mania and media explosion.” She also explains how versatile and adaptive the teenage […]

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What’s Being Done to Help Houston’s Homeless Teenagers?

Posted on · Two weeks ago, we discussed the latest homeless count numbers with the Coalition for the Homeless. As we learned, it’s difficult to determine precisely how many people in Greater Houston are homeless. It may be even harder to identify homeless children. We discuss the issues surrounding Houston’s homeless youth population.