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    Dolls Are Not Just for Girls

    Some of us have never heard of an “American Girl” doll.  Those who have, know that Mattel, an age-old toymaker familiar for its Barbie and Ken dolls, Cabbage Patch Kids, and Matchbox cars, also know that the American Girl doll series is both culturally diverse and educational.  Originally, the product line focused on teaching girls […]

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    Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention

    February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month – which emphasizes the importance of Chrysalis’ partnership with Mercy Medical Center to deliver GirlPower, the healthy relationship/violence prevention lessons for girls in Chrysalis After-School (CAS) programs. We developed GirlPower several years ago, after a series of community violence prevention gatherings (convened by Mercy Medical […]

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    “This Is What It Feels Like”

    Catcalling is something girls and women have long endured.   But in a new art exhibit, “This Is What It Feels Like” (its opening panel appears to the left) has received a powerful response from men who left the exhibit in tears – and with new empathy for what women and girls are subjected to […]

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    “A Typical American Girl” Today

    When Chrysalis shares information with others about what it’s like to be a “typical American girl” today, here are some of the sobering statistics given: WE ARE CONSTANTLY TOLD THAT TO BE “ACCEPTABLE,” WE MUST BE YOUNG, THIN, WHITE – OR AT LEAST LIGHT-SKINNED – PERFECTLY MADE UP, SEXY, AND APPEALING TO MEN…A MESSAGE MOST […]

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    Critical Mental Health Concerns for College Students

    It’s tough to keep a focus today.  This is especially true for college students and young people, who are new to the “real-world” experience and face stress, fatigue, overwork, or possibly more serious mental illness.  OnlineColleges.net reports that up to 75% of college students who may have mental health problems do not seek help.  Here […]

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    Ignoring your child can be a form of abuse

    How does it affect children when parents and adults ignore them? “Ignoring” too much is a form of emotional abuse that can have lasting effects on a child. Emotional abuse – termed by the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics as the “psychological maltreatment …

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