PROM Pressures: 12 Tips for Parents

It’s Prom season again and there are many things for parents to worry about surrounding this high school spring ritual. The “promposal”, the dress, the venue, the date, the after-party, the driving. Prom is an important rite of passage for teens. Dreams of having the...

Late-Night Cell Phone Use in Teens Linked to Emotional Issues

A recent study out of Japan found that teens who stay up late on their cell phones are more likely to suffer from depression, have suicidal thoughts, or have a history of harming themselves, compared to those who didn’t have access to their phones late at night. The...

Forging Futures Remembers Judge Robert C. Wyda

“In his more than 13 years on the bench, District Judge Robert C. Wyda developed a reputation for his calm demeanor, his concern for young adults with substance abuse problems and his practice of treating everyone who came before him with respect.”  ~Mary Niederberger...

The Price of Affluence

Research is showing that privileged teens may be suffering from depression more than ever before.  According to an article in the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology, adolescents who come from higher income homes are experiencing more...