What Consent Looks Like

What Consent Looks Like

The laws about consent vary by state and situation. It can make the topic confusing, but you don’t have to be a legal expert to understand how consent plays out in real life. What is consent? Consent is an agreement between participants to engage in sexual activity. There are many ways to give consent, and […]

Effects of Sexual Violence

Sexual violence can have psychological, emotional, and physical effects on a survivor. These effects aren’t always easy to deal with, but with the right help and support they can be managed. Learning more can help you find the best form of care to begin the healing process. Effects: ·         Depression ·         Flashbacks ·         Post-Traumatic Stress […]

Oral Cancer Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Causes Mouth cancers form when cells on the lips or in the mouth develop changes (mutations) in their DNA. A cell’s DNA contains the instructions that tell a cell what to do. The mutations changes tell the cells to continue growing and dividing when healthy cells would die. The accumulating abnormal mouth cancer cells can […]

Organ Donation Myths and Facts

Myth 1: I have a medical condition, so I can’t be a donor. Fact: Anyone, regardless of age or medical history, can sign up to be a donor.  The transplant team will determine at an individual’s time of death whether donation is possible. There are very few conditions that would prevent a person from becoming […]

Child Abuse and Neglect Risk Factors and Protective Factors

Risk factors are those characteristics linked with child abuse and neglect—they may or may not be direct causes. A combination of individual, relational, community, and societal factors contribute to the risk of child abuse and neglect. Although children are not responsible for the harm inflicted upon them, certain characteristics have been found to increase their […]

Causes of Autism

There is no known single cause for autism spectrum disorder, but it is generally accepted that it is caused by abnormalities in brain structure or function. Brain scans show differences in the shape and structure of the brain in children with autism compared to in neurotypical children. Researchers do not know the exact cause of […]

Asperger’s Syndrome

History Asperger’s syndrome (also known as Asperger’s Disorder) was first described in the 1940s by Viennese pediatrician Hans Asperger, who observed autism-like behaviors and difficulties with social and communication skills in boys who had normal intelligence and language development. Many professionals felt Asperger’s syndrome was simply a milder form of autism and used the term […]