Category Archives: Parents

Enhancing Family Health by Julianne McGill

My parents recently moved to Alabama from California. I am so excited to have them nearby. It offers more opportunities to spend time together and it is really amazing having support so close. Luckily, I am very close with both … Continue reading

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Knowing when to wave the red flag: Dating aggression in adolescent relationships by Alyssa McElwain

           Young people are more vulnerable to dating aggression in their first few relationships, with nearly a quarter of youth reporting dating aggression. Experiencing dating aggression is linked to many negative outcomes for youth including depression, physical health complaints, and … Continue reading

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Keeping the Connection: How to Maintain Your Romantic Relationship with the Arrival of Baby by Sarah Beth Thompson

“You need to do everything fun in life now before you have children, because once you do, your life is over.” I overheard this statement from a family last summer and my first thought was, “No! It does not have … Continue reading

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Fathers are Forever

I Coordinate the STRONG Families Initiative at the Alfred Saliba Center for Families in Dothan, AL. I am writing to share an experience of heroism and love. My parents are celebrating 58 years of marriage on November 17, 2013. I … Continue reading

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