Wednesday Aug 31

Family and Relationships

Off to Grandmother's House We Go

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 21:07

Toddlers who spend time with seniors are less likely to harbor negative stereotypes.


Bluehairs, old fogeys, spry oldsters—all unflattering ways to describe seniors, who make up our Boomer and Mature demographic segments and are more active and productive than ever today. Negative stereotypes of seniors—including that they are forgetful, confused, and absent-minded—may be less likely to persist as younger groups interact more often and more meaningfully with the older set.



Promoting a Culture of Life

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 21:07

Prominent social worker discusses the teenage pregnancy and STD crisis challenging minority communities.

Guest Columnist

Last week’s release of the latest teen pregnancy and STD rates revealed an alarming spike in numbers, notably among Hispanic and black communities. demo dirt asked experts in the field of social work, particularly those working with minority populations, for their feedback on the issue. Baby Don’t You Do It examined the issue with the help of Maribel Quiala, LCSW, PA and Maria Elisa Cuadra, LCSW-R, ACSW, CASAC, CPP, CPS, experts on the challenges facing the Hispanic population. Here, Bernadette Marson, LCSW, ACSW, leading expert on issues within the black community, shares her point of view on the topic and her reaction to the article.


Baby Don't You Do It

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 21:07

Teen pregnancies and STDs have increased, reveal ethnic and racial disparities.



Girls under age 20 are having babies at a higher rate than the U.S. has seen in years, according to a new government study. After declines from 1991 to 2005, the country has seen an uptick in teen pregnancies, as well as an alarming rise in sexually transmitted diseases among teens, including HIV.



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