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How to Talk to Your Teens about Alcohol

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, so we are sharing some important information about teens and alcohol, courtesy of the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family HOW TO START THE …

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Reducing the Stigma of Drug Abuse to Achieve Great Results

Commentary by Chandler City Councilmember Terry Roe In the 1980’s and early 1990’s, Nancy Reagan worked with the American people to fight drug abuse with a campaign slogan of “Just …

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Raising Resilient Kids

ICAN works with nearly 300 youth every day who come from backgrounds of disadvantage. These kids deal with poverty, crime, family loss and so many situations that most of us …

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Chandler PD – Part of Our Roots

ICAN is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. Twenty-five years of serving Chandler’s most at-risk youth with programs that teach them real-life skills to set a track for their future. We have …

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ICAN Expands Parenting Resources

ICAN has done a phenomenal job with providing well-rounded programs to the families of our youth along with outside families throughout our community. Recently, we have decided to expand these …

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Summer Learning Tips for Parents

Summer is officially upon us and the biggest worry for teachers is the summer slide. A 2013 survey of 500 teachers by the National Summer Learning Association showed that nearly …

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Mental Health – Children & Teens

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This infographic is from NAMI – the National Alliance on Mental Illness, shedding light on how mental illness affects so many, even youth and …

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Talking to Your Teen about Underage Drinking

By Halley McIntyre, Program Manager, Mothers Against Drunk Driving An ounce of preparation, as Ben Franklin so wisely noted, truly is worth a pound of cure.  This fundamental idea is never …

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When Teenagers + Dating = Violence and Abuse!

By Nicole Bruno, MSW, MPA February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. One third of all teens in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or …

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ICAN: Teaching Gratitude to Those in Need

Our youth at ICAN face many harsh realities each day – living in poverty, surrounded by crime. It’s a tough way to grow up and we do our best to …

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