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Nick’s Confession

“Is it normal to want to hurt yourself after a breakup?” an anonymous question read. You can imagine how taken aback CPR instructor Mrs. Green* was when she read that slip of paper written by a 6th grader at the end of CPR Week. We encourage participants to write anonymous [...]

By |2018-08-16T14:49:17+00:00August 16, 2018|News, Stories|0 Comments

Crucial Conversations

"It’s not WHAT you’re saying that makes people defensive, but WHY they think you’re saying it."-Joseph Grenny (Yes, even your teen!) Are there moments in life that matter more than others? Can you tell the truth and still keep a friend, or still maintain that relationship? Researcher and author Joseph [...]

By |2018-05-10T07:51:20+00:00May 7, 2018|News, Stories|0 Comments

Senate Bill 65

Here's a huge thanks to Tim Wesco from CPR! We at Creating Positive Relationships wanted to take a moment to explain some changes that will impact parents and guardians of Hoosier students. We are referring to Senate Bill 65. Senate Bill 65 was drafted to keep parents of Hoosier students [...]

By |2018-04-13T14:19:35+00:00April 13, 2018|News|2 Comments

Sadie’s Story

A true story of CPR’s impact beyond the classroom. “How many of you are in a serious dating relationship? If so, how long have you been dating?” CPR instructor Mrs. Wilson* asked her class. A few students, including a girl named Sadie,* raised their hands. “I’m dating someone, but he’s [...]

By |2018-03-28T19:58:42+00:00March 28, 2018|News, Stories|2 Comments

Sex Ed in 2018

“There’s nowhere else to learn about sex. And porn stars know what they’re doing.”-Teenage boy cited in a New York Times article “What Teenagers are Learning from Online Porn.” DID YOU KNOW recent research has found that the average age kids are first exposed to pornography is between 8 and [...]

By |2018-03-12T14:03:37+00:00March 12, 2018|News, Stories|0 Comments

Picking Your Moment

Maybe it’s in the car. Maybe it’s when you’re cooking dinner. Maybe it’s at night before they go to bed. Whatever it may be, picking the right moment to talk to your teen can be a huge factor in their willingness to dialogue back. Instead of declaring you need to [...]

By |2018-02-21T14:05:50+00:00February 21, 2018|News, Stories|0 Comments

So Much Sex, So Few Boundaries

Society loves sex. Our society endorses so much sex through songs like “Strip That Down” by Liam Payne and “No Limit” by Cardi B, shows like Game of Thrones and Orange is the New Black, and praising celebrities like the Kardashians, a family who’s made their fame with their bodies. *CPR does NOT endorse any of [...]

By |2018-01-24T13:14:58+00:00January 24, 2018|News, Stories|0 Comments

The Golden Globes: A Symbol of Hope?

The Golden Globes happened this week. If you’re like me, you enjoy watching all the stars walk the red carpet and admiring the beautiful gowns, listening to the reporters ask “Who are you wearing?” If you tuned in this year, you would have noticed the red carpet marked by a [...]

By |2018-01-09T16:30:34+00:00January 9, 2018|News, Stories|0 Comments

The Big “P”

I often say that technology is a great thing, except for when it isn’t. With an endless amount of information available to us within seconds, we know more than we ever have. But we are also surrounded by more temptation than we ever have been. While we as adults may [...]

By |2017-11-04T06:54:13+00:00November 4, 2017|News, Stories|0 Comments

Parenting, Pursuing, and Pepperoni

Do you ever feel like striving to connect with your teen is useless? Do you ever wonder if it’d force your child to be more independent if you simply took a backseat to their life, leaving them to figure it all out on their own? Well, research shows that regularly [...]

By |2017-10-19T12:15:30+00:00October 16, 2017|News, Stories|0 Comments

Summer 2016 Newsletter

CPR's New Digs The boxes are finally unpacked and we're starting to feel settled. The move to our new office space has been, to say the least, timely. The smaller office space has allowed the CPR staff to connect on a "comfy living room" level. Lots of brainstorming and [...]

By |2017-05-23T21:58:49+00:00June 10, 2016|News, Newsletters|0 Comments

Rachel’s Insights on Impact – part 3

Equipping and Empowering By Rachel Dick In the midst of a sexually-charged society, teens today are met with countless voices telling them that sex is a perfectly natural part of adolescence. Knowing that and thinking about the Creating Positive Relationships program, I began wondering about teens who had made the [...]

By |2017-07-03T16:04:18+00:00April 22, 2016|News, Stories|0 Comments
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