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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Prepare for Impact By Rachel Dick After learning about Katie and the way Creating Positive Relationships was able to reinforce what her dad had already taught her about sex, I began wondering about the students who needed CPR for reasons other than sex education. What about the students who didn’t [...]
Call In Reinforcements By Rachel Dick Having lived in Indianapolis since the start of my college career five years ago, I’ve known Cid, Creating Positive Relationship’s Executive Director, for several years now. Over the years, I’ve listened to Cid talk about the work she does and I’ve always been intrigued [...]
Rachel Dick is CPR's guest blogger this spring. Originally from Rensselaer, IN, Rachel now lives in Indianapolis with her husband, Steve. She is expecting their first child in August and plans to graduate from IUPUI in May. Insights on Impact The launch of our new website last [...]
**UPDATE** This event, which occurred December 9 - 10, brought in to CPR over $1,900.00. There were 95 Indiana organizations that took part and $8,625.70 was raised! Our donors brought in the top dollar for donations to CPR. Thank you all for the wonderful support! This was the first event [...]
"Our mission has not changed but our methodology has to keep up with the times..." A Note from Our Founder ~ Gayle Bucher The world is changing...when I launched CPR in 1991, challenges for teens and parents with the internet were just beginning. There were no cell phones [...]
Recently, we surveyed parents who volunteered to be a part of CPR’s Survey Group. We thought you might enjoy learning a little about what we heard from these helpful parents in August. All of our parent respondents told us they use email and most text. For them, the most popular [...]
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On February 28, 2014, Karyn Mitchel, CPR’s Program Director, came into my office holding out her cell phone so that I could hear the voice coming from the phone’s speaker.
It was May 2014, only a week before finals at an Indianapolis High School, and Day 4 of five consecutive days of CPR instruction. Seated near the back of the room was a tall, stylishly dressed young man.