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Drug Abuse

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What Are Drugs? A drug is a chemical that you take into your body, which changes your mood and the way you feel. There are drugs that your doctor gives you to make you better when you are ill, and there are drugs which are against the law to take.   Why do people take drugs? There are many reasons why people might take drugs. Some of the reasons that people give include: To look grown up or good in front of people. They like the thought of doing something dangerous Their friends are doing it Wanting to escape feelings… 

Bullying

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What is Bullying? Bullying is when someone keeps doing or saying things to have power or control over another person. There are many ways that someone can be bullied: Verbally- such as name-calling, put downs, threats, teasing. Physically- being punched, tripped, kicked or having your belongings (lunch, money, books) stolen or damaged. Socially- being left out, or ignored, or having rumours spread about you. Psychologically- you are given ‘dirty’ looks, or ‘bad eye’, or ‘cut eye’; or stalked (have someone follow you in a threatening way)   Bullying can happen anywhere! It can be a problem: At School In the… 

Depression

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What is Depression? There is nothing wrong with feeling sad and down sometimes. In fact, most of us feel ‘out of it’ at some point in time or another. These feelings are normal.  Things like an argument with a friend, a breakup, doing poorly on a test, or a best friend moving away can lead to feelings of sadness, hurt, disappointment, or grief. These reactions are usually brief and go away with a little time and care. But when those feelings of sadness seem to last for a long period of time, or dominate and interfere with functioning in everyday… 

Self Esteem

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What is Self Esteem? Self esteem means the way we feel about ourselves. It is your opinion of yourself. For most of us, sometimes we feel good, sometimes we feel not so good. When you have high self esteem, you believe in yourself, you feel that you have a lot to offer the world.  It gives you the confidence to try new things and helps you become independent. But if you think that everyone else is better than you, or nobody likes you, or if you just feel badly about yourself, you may have low self esteem.   Where does… 

Pregnancy

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What is pregnancy? Pregnancy happens when two persons each from the opposite sex have unprotected sexual intercourse. To conceive, a sperm from the male fertilises the egg from the female. When this happens an embryo is formed and is implanted in the womb of the woman. Pregnancy usually lasts 37 to 42 weeks or approximately 9 months.   How do women/girls get pregnant? Women/Girls can become pregnant if: They have unprotected sex, that is they do not use contraception The contraception fails, for example the condom bursts Sexual abuse where they are forced to have sex against their will  … 

Neglect

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What is Child Neglect? Neglect is a pattern of failing to provide for a child’s basic needs, to the extent that the child’s well-being is damaged. A child can be neglected in three (3) basic areas – physical, education, and emotional.   Physical Neglect Can be seen in the following ways: Failure to provide adequate food, clothing, or hygiene. Reckless disregard for the child’s safety Refusal to provide necessary health care for the child. Abandoning children without providing for their care or expelling children from the home without arranging for their care.   Educational Neglect Can be seen in any…