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November 11, 2019  

A Teen's Guide To Privacy

How to be a private public person as you’re figuring out how to be an adult.

November 11, 2019  

Remembering Victims Of Domestic Violence

  TOMS RIVER – Memories of those who died as the victim of domestic violence – and greater awareness to the resources available to those facing that trauma – were part of the Silent Witness Project ceremony held recently at the Ocean County Mall.

November 4, 2019  

How To Help A Child Struggling With Anxiety

Here are six takeaways that all parents, caregivers and teachers can add to their anxiety toolkits, including information on how anxiety works, how parents can spot it and how to know when it's time to get professional help.

October 28, 2019  

Teen Vapers Who Want To Quit Look For Help Via Text

My Life My Quit serves Colorado, and is available in 11 other states, as well — Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming.

October 28, 2019  

Teens Share Snapchat Bullying Stories

It’s no secret that Snapchat continues to shape the way young people communicate with one another, but it also has another impact — it also shapes the way they bully each other.

October 21, 2019  

Autism & Sensory Friendly: 24 Places in the Tri-State

Families with Autism Spectrum Disorder used to have few options for entertainment. Now, there are many venues and organizations that offer autism-friendly programming thanks to the world being more attuned to the social needs of people with ASD.

October 15, 2019  


"As Halloween approaches, I again ask that our children, parents, and drivers pay special attention to safety so everyone can enjoy a safe and spooky holiday,” Vicari said

October 15, 2019  

How To Talk To Teens About Vaping

Now if parents want to know if their teens are vaping nicotine or cannabis, their best bet is a good old fashioned conversation.

September 23, 2019  

Ocean County Supports Autism CARES Act

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders have thrown their support behind a bill that would provide $1.8 billion for autism.

September 23, 2019  

Ocean County Prosecutor Invites Public to Presentation on Vaping

BIllhimer has invited the public to meet at Toms River High School North for a seminar entitled “Don’t Get Vaped In,” presented by RWJ Barnabas Health.  The presentation is scheduled for September 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm.  Toms River North is located at 1245 Old Freehold Road in Toms River.

September 9, 2019  

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.

September 4, 2019  

Tech Time Not to Blame for Teens' Mental Health Problems

Study of 400 teens finds little evidence linking excessive smartphone use and mental health outcomes. “It may be time for adults to stop arguing over whether smartphones and social media are good or bad for teens’ mental health and start figuring out ways to best support them in both their offline and online lives,” Odgers said.

August 12, 2019  

Mass Shootings Can Be Contagious, Research Shows

That's no surprise, say scientists who study mass shootings. Research shows that these incidents usually occur in clusters and tend to be contagious. Intensive media coverage seems to drive the contagion, the researchers say.

July 22, 2019  

Adolescent Connectedness Has Lasting Effects

According to the recent CDC study published in Pediatrics, youth who feel connected at school and home are less likely to experience certain negative health outcomes in adulthood.