Category: Teen Safety

Tobacco Refusal Tactics

Peer pressure is one of the main reasons why young people start smoking, in spite of all the education they’ve received about how dangerous smoking is for your body and for the people around you. As a result, more and more experts are recommending that refusal skills specific to being pressured to smoke be taught […]


“People Safety” Skills for New Teen Drivers and Their Teen Passengers

Impact Teen Drivers The Impact Teen Drivers program builds a strong foundation of awareness of the dangers of being distracted while driving and of the tragedy and heartbreak resulting from car accidents, which give teens these important messages: You don’t want to be hurt or dead. You don’t want the pain of causing someone else […]


Substance Abuse Prevention

Personal safety can be affected in various ways by substance abuse. Many adults are concerned about the numbers of young people whose lives are damaged or cut short by substance abuse. Substance abuse is a form of violence to oneself and potentially to others. As with all areas of personal safety, it is important to […]


Make Safety and Respect the Way it Is

Personal safety for children and teens in group environments can be protected with clearly stated rules that can prevent many problems from developing in the first place. The Teen Center of the San Lorenzo Valley, a rural community near Santa Cruz, is a crowded happy place, complete with video games, pinball machines, and a pool […]


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