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Quiz: Talking and Active Listening with Your Teen

This quiz, created by the Partnership for Drug-free Kids, is designed to help parents and guardians incorporate active listening when communicating with their teens. The quiz, which is relatively short, allows parents to assess whether they must make any adjustments to their current communication practices and includes several suggestions for improvement.
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The 100 Meal Journey

The 100 Meal Journey is all about making small, positive changes to your meals and snacks. Changes that will leave you feeling nourished from the inside out! Launch into spring and tackle those final exams with energy and a sharp, healthy mind by choosing, eating and enjoying deliciously healthy foods. Think about it: you'll eat almost 100 meals this month... why not make them the BEST 100 meals? Dietitians of Canada have joined together to inspire Canadians to make small, position changes to their meals and snacks all month long. Get started on your own 100 Meal Journey TODAY by trying something new! Eating healthy tastes great! All you have to do is keep things interesting: get creative with your cooking strategies, experiment with new foods and flavors and refresh your recipes! Here are some tasty ideas to get you started:
  • Toss slivers of raw purple beets, green pears, feta and flax in a lemony vinaigrette for a salad that’s bursting with colour and crunch.
  • Squeeze lime juice onto grilled pineapple for a naturally sweet dessert.
  • Make mushroom risotto with toasted barley and low-sodium broth, and then sprinkle with Parmesan for a flavour-filled side dish.
  • Sauté apples in a little butter, dust with cinnamon and top with toasted oats, crumbled walnuts and creamy yogurt for a superb Sunday breakfast
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Public Health Agency of Canada – Sexually Transmitted Infections

This article from the Public Health Agency of Canada discusses sexually transmitted infections (STIs). With current, accurate information, this resource includes the definitions of common STIs, the ways that STIs are transmitted, potential symptoms, and how to determine if you have the infection. Some of the STIs discussed in this document include HIV, HPV, Hepatitis B, and many more.   For more information on STIs and other infections, please visit this link to the Public Health Agency of Canada website, which provides an alphabetic index with detailed, current information on many common infectious diseases.
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The Human Face of Mental Health in Canada

This detailed document, which includes several chapters that cover various aspects of mental illness, is particularly suited to those who are looking for in-depth, well-documented information on mental health issues. The document begins with a general chapter on mental health, and the later chapters cover specific mental health topics, such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders. See page six of the document for information on adolescent mental health. Details on teen mental health are also provided throughout this document.
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