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Childhood Trauma and Physical Health

"Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain."

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month. Each February, young adults and their loved ones nationwide spread awareness about teen dating violence. This annual, month-long effort focuses on advocacy and education to stop dating violence before it starts. This year's theme is #lovelikethat, which illuminates what "that" means, regarding healthy and unhealthy relationships. "Love Like That" calls on us all to create a world of positive actions to express and show healthy love in various ways. Follow us on our social media outlets to view our event schedule and social media topics! Learn more


Know the facts about substance use disorder in Indiana. Substance use disorder impacts every corner of our state. Many of those struggling with addiction are people we know – our family members, our friends, our co-workers, our neighbors. They face a wide range of stigmas that may prevent them from seeking treatment. As Hoosiers, we can stand against the stigma of substance use disorder by learning and listening.

Whether you or someone you know is suffering from addiction, the more you know about opioid and substance use disorders, the more compassionate and supportive person you can be.

Stand Up to Stigma

Stigma is one of the leading reasons why many struggling with substance use or mental health do not ask for help. Join us in our monthly campaign, “Stand Up to Stigma,” where we will address the four prevalent types of stigma and how it impacts our community.

Parents Who Host Lose the Most

Since its creation, Parents Who Host Lose The Most has been used by hundreds of organizations in all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico, Japan, Canada, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Neighborhood coalitions, regional collaboratives, police departments, and entire states have relied on Parents Who Host Lose The Most to address and prevent underage drinking. Now, Parents Who Host Lose The Most has been updated to reflect new technology, tools, and needs for communication in the digital age.

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