Dear Daughters, To avoid being an easy target for criminal activity, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings. Although anyone can become a victim of crime, you can greatly reduce your chances by considering the following information and safety tips. Types of Crime The Need for Awareness Crime Statistics Personal Safety … Continue reading Improving Your Personal Safety Awareness Skills
Dear Daughters, Emergency contraception can help keep you from getting pregnant if you had sex without using birth control or if your birth control method did not work. Emergency contraception is also called the "morning after pill." But you do not need to wait until the morning after unprotected sex to take it. There are … Continue reading Emergency Contraception
Dear Daughters, Date rape is a violent crime with serious consequences for both the victim and the perpetrator. Continuing to force sexual activity without consent is considered rape and is punishable under the law. Date rape can be especially hard for victims to deal with because it is often committed by a friend or acquaintance. … Continue reading Date or Acquaintance Rape
Dear Daughters, Sexual assault is any type of forced or coerced sexual contact or behavior that happens without consent. Sexual assault includes rape and attempted rape, child molestation, and sexual harassment or threats. In the United States, nearly one in five women has been raped and almost half of women have experienced another type of … Continue reading Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Dear Daughters, People with binge eating disorder are at risk of getting sick. Since they usually eat large amounts of fats and sugars, which do not have a lot of vitamins or minerals, they may not be getting the right nutrients. People who have binge eating disorder and who are also obese are at additional … Continue reading What are the complications of binge eating disorder?
Dear Daughters, Eating too much sugar does not cause diabetes. People are at risk if they: Are overweight Do not get enough physical activity Have a parent, sibling or other close relative who has Type 2 diabetes Have a history of cardiovascular disease Have high blood pressure Are American Indian, Alaska Native, African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian-American … Continue reading What puts someone at risk of diabetes?
Dear Daughters, A number of health concerns significantly affect African Americans, including diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. This article discusses several diseases and medical conditions that are of particular concern to African Americans. HIV and STDs Sickle Cell Disease Heart Disease and Stroke Cancer Environment Resources HIV and STDs In 2016, 44 percent of … Continue reading African American Health Concerns