Sam’s Project. You Can Help Keep Kids Safe!

We need your thoughts! Are you a health care professional who works with children and adolescents in a primary care setting? How, if at all, do you perform social media surveillance? How, if at all, do you provide anticipatory guidance on the topic? Do you have ideas on methods to improve the way we care for our children and adolescents related to this topic? 

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The Saturn App

Gaining quick popularity with the 2023-2024 school year is the Saturn app. Here’s what you need to know.

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Dressember: Fighting Modern Slavery


Today I am taking a moment to shape your sky about a topic that is dear to my heart. Slavery exists in every city around the world. It haunts massage parlors and truck stops.

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My Introduction Into Social Media as a LPC


Do you remember when Atari was the most popular, must have, latest gaming system? Or, when you got your first cell phone and it was used for emergencies only? How about when television ads first started to include that “www dot thing” at the bottom of the screen? Growing up, I can remember each of these instances and more as the world wide web began to infiltrate our homes and lives.

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Let’s Get Medical: Salt & Ice Challenge

In the age of social media, adolescents are able to utilize digital peer pressure to influence behavior of vulnerable teens and tweens. The recent internet phenomena circulating social media sites is the Salt and Ice Challenge (SIC).

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Ask Amanda: Self-Esteem

“Dear Amanda, I have a teenage daughter who is on social media. I worry about her self-esteem and her comparing herself to other girls on social media. How do I help her develop strong self-esteem in this social media visually driven world we are immersed in?”

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