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Olivia Chao is the Online Community Manager at The Partnership at Drugfree.org. She manages the organization's blogs (Decoder and Intervene), online communities (Time To Get Help) and various social media outlets. If you have any questions, comments or feedback about Partnership-related sites, please reach out to her olivia_chao@drugfree.org.
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Mar 19, 200 ... by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Mar 19, 2008 by Sarit Catz | Categories , , , (Getty Images) Steve-O, from the aptly titled MTV show “Jackass,” is on a psy ... Read on »
“Beautiful Boy” Author David Sheff Joins Decoder as Guest Blogger by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Feb 22, 2008 by Joe Keenan | Categories , , , , We are thrilled here at the Partnership to have David Sheff, parent and author of “Beau ... Read on »
“Give Me the Microwave, Mom, You Gotta Go!” by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Aug 9, 2011 by Tracey Jackson | Categories , , , We’re happy to welcome back guest blogger Tracey Jackson.  She is an aut ... Read on »
“Mom, How Old Were You When You First Had Sex?” by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Jul 14, 2011 by Olivia Chao | Categories , , , , , How old were you when you first had sex?  This is a question that ... Read on »
“Mom, What’s an Abortion?” by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Nov 20, 2008 by Tara Paterson | Categories , , , , , , , Oh, to be the parent of a tween!  Last week my son came home from school a ... Read on »
“Oh shoot, I should quit smoking!” - Uh, yeah. by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Jan 17, 2008 by Sarit Catz | Categories , Smoking isn’t that bad for you?  It takes a while for the effects to catch up with you?  ... Read on »
10 Tips for Surviving Back-To-School and Other Life Transitions by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Aug 10, 2011 by Olivia Chao | Categories , , , , , , 1. Start the Dialogue “If you know a milepost is coming up, talk ... Read on »
10 Tips for Talking to Teens About Sex, Drugs & Alcohol by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Jul 14, 2011 by Lisa Frederiksen | Categories , , , , , It’s normal to feel uneasy about talking to your teen about sex, ... Read on »
10 Ways to Detect Teen Drug Use by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Dec 24, 2010 by Timothy Shoemaker | Categories , , , , , , , , , , For many families, making a commitment to detect ... Read on »
4 Lessons from Fatherhood by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Jun 10, 2011 by Jim Konrad | Categories , , , , , , As my son gets ready to complete eighth grade, and gets ready to head ... Read on »
5 Things I Did After My Teen Was Caught Drinking by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting May 24, 2011 by Lisa Frederiksen | Categories , , , , , , , Stunned. Worried. Guilt.   These were just a few ... Read on »
5 Things Parents Should Explain to Teens About Sexting by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Jun 1, 2011 by Shadra Bruce | Categories , , , , , , , Sexting is a term that refers to texting sexual images and ... Read on »
5 Things Parents Shouldn’t Do When it Comes to Drinking by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting May 3, 2011 by Lisa Frederiksen | Categories , , , , , , , , , “If you’re going to drink, just don’t drive.” “At l ... Read on »
6 Tips to Create a Safe Prom and High-School Graduation Season for Your Teen by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting May 6, 2010 by New Blogger: Tracey Jackson | Categories , , Why are there so many closed doors in our house? Who’s on the other side? ... Read on »
6 Tips to Create a Safe Prom and High-School Graduation Season for Your Teen by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Apr 8, 2011 by Jeff Wolfsberg | Categories , , , , , There’s something about prom and graduation season that makes ration ... Read on »
7 Ways to Keep Your Teen Out of Trouble this Summer by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Jun 13, 2011 by Lisa Frederiksen | Categories , , , , , , “Summertime and the living is easy…”  Well, not when you ha ... Read on »
8 Classic Prom Scenes from TV and Movies by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Apr 6, 2011 by Olivia Chao | Categories , , , , , , , Prom night is one of the most anticipated events of a teen’s high ... Read on »
8 Examples Why Websites Are the New Teen BFF by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Mar 16, 2009 by Vanessa Van Petten | Categories , , , , , , , I hope Decoder readers will enjoy this article which playfully shows how ... Read on »
A Father and a Writer by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Oct 3, 2007 by James Ponti | Categories , , , I have found that being a father and being a writer have a lot in common. Both have the c ... Read on »
A Father’s Day Reminder: Teenagers Can Be Full of Wonder by RaisingTeens Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Jun 16, 2010 by Guest Blogger: Bruce Sallan | Categories , , , , , Meet the Partnership’s Father’s Day guest blogger, Bruce Sallan.  Br ... Read on »