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Reducing Suicide and Other Risks for LGBT Children

Nicki Gardes - Friday, March 29, 2019
by MCF Director of Public Policy Ann Geddes Some caregivers are upset upon learning that their child is gay or transgender – they may believe that homosexuality and gender non-conformity are wrong, abnormal or harmful. This negative response can manifest itself in a number of ways – caregivers might prohibit their child from having a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, ..

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Is Your Teen's Gambling a Problem?

Nicki Gardes - Friday, March 29, 2019
by MCF Program Coordinator - Problem Gambling Nancy Quidas Many teenagers are gambling and, as parents, you may not even know about it. Recent research revealed that approximately 4-5% of young people between the ages of 12 and 17 are struggling with a gambling addiction. Another 10-14% are at risk of developing an addiction, which means they are already showing signs  ..

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How to Engage in Maryland Legislative Advocacy

Nicki Gardes - Friday, March 29, 2019
by MCF Director of Public Policy Ann Geddes The goal of legislative advocacy is to inform and to influence a legislator about their vote on a piece of legislation. Legislators actually do listen to what their constituents have to say and you have more power than you may realize. Legislative advocacy is not difficult, but there are a few things you should know before you ..

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