Personal Perspectives

Talking to your teen about substance use and sex: prevention is key

Monday, August 4, 2014

By: Guest blogger, Saint Jude Retreats

When is the right time to talk to your teen about sex, drugs and alcohol use? The truth is talking about these matters is just as important as talking about drunk driving or preparing for college. While it may not be comfortable at first, the sooner you start talking about these things the better.
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It Takes a Village

Monday, July 28, 2014

By: Kimberly Wicker, Communications Manager, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

It takes a whole village to raise a child, but... it begins with a connection. This week marked the release of the Annie E. Casey Foundation sponsored 2014 Kids Count Data Book, highlighting state-by-state progress, or lack thereof, around issues affecting children like education, health, poverty and safety.
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Giving teens some space

Monday, July 21, 2014

By: Kylee Perez, Communications Specialist, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

It’s no secret that the Hartsville Boys and Girls club does great work, but the Teen Center needed a serious face lift. So when the Midlands class of the spring 2014 Diversity Leadership Institute was choosing a project to work on in Hartsville, S.C., the Boys and Girls club seemed like an obvious choice.
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Farewell to the SC Campaign!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

By: India Rose, former Post Doctoral Fellow, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Two years ago, I embarked on a journey to enhance my understanding of pregnancy prevention. I was approaching my graduation from my doctoral program at the Arnold School of Public Health at University of South Carolina and this amazing postdoctoral fellowship position presented itself at the SC Campaign. I had not worked directly in teen pregnancy prevention before, but had extensive experience in HIV prevention. After researching the SC Campaign, I knew that this position would be an ideal next step for my academic and professional career.
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Freedom isn’t free. And neither is birth control.

Monday, July 7, 2014

By: Sarah Kershner, It's Your Game Project Coordinator, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

The fireworks stands are popping up on every corner reminding us of the holiday that celebrates freedom and independence. However, a recent Supreme Court decision was quick to remind us that individual freedom- freedom to decide how to plan for child-bearing and freedom to decide what is best for our bodies is often not free.
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Are We Ready for What's Next?

Monday, June 30, 2014

By: Forrest Alton, CEO, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

You may have heard that I’m leading a webinar this week as part of a series we have been conducting at the SC Campaign on leadership. When I agreed many months ago to facilitate this three-part series, I didn’t think much of it. Leadership is a topic that I enjoy learning about, reading about, studying and subsequently sharing what little knowledge I have with others.
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Getting to Know our Priority Youth Specialist Rena Dixon

Monday, June 23, 2014

By: Kemi Ogunji, Executive and Development Assistant, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

I sat down with Rena Dixon, Priority Youth Specialist at the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy to learn more about how she became a public health professional. Rena has worked for the SC Campaign for four years and recently earned her Ph.D. in Community Health Promotion and Education from Walden University.
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Summer Institute: Are You Ready?!

Monday, June 9, 2014

By: Sara Lamberson, Corporate Communications Specialist, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Our 15th annual Summer Institute conference is only two days away, and the SC Campaign wants to know... Are you ready?! We've got a spectacular program for you all this year, including...
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Until We Meet Again...

Monday, June 2, 2014

By: Cayci Banks, former Director of Communications, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

As I write this blog today, I will do my best not to melt into a puddle of tears. For the past seven years, I have served the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy as its Director of Communications – a position that I’ve truly loved.
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A Mother Was Born

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

By: Shannon Lindsay, Training Coordinator, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

March 24, 2002. A little more than 12 years ago I began the most challenging role of my life: mother. Up until that point I had been a daughter, student, friend, girlfriend, coworker, and wife but none of those roles had prepared me for my new position. I remember bringing our daughter home from the hospital and being amazed that they actually let my husband and I leave with her. The fact that we were allowed – and expected – to assume complete responsibility for this brand new life, this sweet little baby girl, was astounding to me.
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