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Sean Lally, Youth Mentoring and Prevention Specialist for OneEighty, and students from the Teen Institute attended the rally. What is We Are The Majority Rally?  (Information provided by Eventbrite event created by Prevention Action Alliance) Every day, teens are bombarded with messages telling them what to do, how to...
It is important to know the differences between moderate drinking and alcohol abuse.  The key to alcohol consumption in moderation, according to the NIAAA this is defined as the following:  Low-risk drinking for a woman is no more than 3 drinks in a single day and no more than 7 per week.  The limit for men is no more than 4 drinks a day and no...
On April 23rd, OneEighty Board of Trustees and Executive Director Bobbi Douglas inducted Sallie Cook and Linda Houston as Emeritus Members to the Board of OneEighty. Sallie and Linda join Sally Bernhardt, John Kropf, Kathy Long, Clyde Webb, Donna Miller, and Julia Fishelson for this distinguished honor. Emeritus status is offered in recognition of...
On April 23rd, the cast, crew and directors from Bright Life Players show ESTHER awarded OneEighty with a check. In March, Bright Life Players selected OneEighty as the benefactor from their musical Esther. Bobbi Douglas, Executive Director, received a check for $4,500! for OneEighty! Thank you to Maggie Leatherman, the...
Abusing a child is a heinous crime and often times there are warning signs that abuse is occurring. Here are some tips on what to do if you suspect a child is a victim of sexual violence or family violence.  One way to address your suspicions is to talk to the child directly. Choose a time and place where the child can feel comfortable. It’s...
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States. The public goal is to help survivors of sexual assault get help and to raise awareness about the damage caused by sexual violence.  Sexual violence occurs in every community and affects people of all genders, race, and ages. It involves any sort of sexual contact that is unwanted....
It does not matter what you have been through in your past, or what you believe your future looks like. Life has an interesting way of throwing us curveballs and it’s our job to manage the situation as best as we can.  One of the tools that can help us navigate life’s murky waters is a strong support system, one which we utilize when we need it...
March serves as Women’s History Month across the United States as a way to honor and celebrate the powerful achievements women have had in creating the world we have today.  But how did March become the month we celebrate women?  Starting in 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as...
If you are a parent whose teenager is starting to date, or a teenager ready to embark on this next stage in life it’s important to understand what a healthy relationship looks like. Unfortunately, 1.5 million high school students nationwide will be involved in some form of abuse in a relationship. Here are some safety tips for teens (and parents)...
In today’s world women are rising up to demand more for their own lives. They are demanding more of a voice in politics, more protections in the workplace, striving for more educational opportunities, and more fulfilling relationships.  International Women’s Day is a global day of celebration that honors the achievements of women around the world...
Every year advocates across the nation work hard to spread awareness about dating violence amongst teenagers. Roughly 1.5 million high school students experience some form of physical abuse from a dating partner in the United States. Unfortunately, most parents do not broach the topic of dating violence with their children.  Teen dating violence...
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Stalking is a serious issue that can cause people physical and mental anguish. A stalker can make a person feel fearful with a pattern of unwanted behaviors, communication, and attention which leaves a person in a constant state of fear. By creating a sense of fear, a stalker can exert power over their victim and the behavior can even escalate to...
Human trafficking is not an issue that can be spotted very easily without some intentional observation. Individuals who are victimized by this crime are typically used for sex trafficking, labor trafficking, or both. People who are trafficked are modern-day slaves.  Individuals who are victims of human trafficking are typically used as forced sex...
Stalking is a serious concern for people of all backgrounds, demographics, cultural backgrounds, and socio-economic classes. While the criminal ramifications vary from state to state, stalking generally is any behavior that causes a person to feel fear. Stalking is not always violent, but is always a serious issue and can escalate over time.  How...