Rubber Right

A balloon is not a substitute for condoms! Besides condoms are inexpensive and free here in the TRC.

Written by Teen Health Educator (THE) Jennifer Lau

    P.S. Make sure to use it correctly though! Don’t forget these steps…

  • Step 1: Check the expiration date. (Just like a bag of chips if it is expired you shouldn’t eat it.)
  • Step 2: Make sure you feel the bubble so you know it is fully new and not opened. (You wouldn’t want a deflated bag of chips- yuck… stale chips)
  • Step 3: Push the condom to the side before you open the wrapper so you don’t rip the condom itself.
  • Step 4: Pinching the tip put on the condom. The space you leave from pinching the tip is space for ejaculation and to prevent it from popping.

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Does Size Matter?

Too skinny? Too big? Too short? Too tall?

Does any of this sound too familiar? If so, don’t worry you are not alone and it is normal. Everyone has felt frustrated or badly about themselves before, even me. But it’s important to not let these feelings get us down.

I am 5’1 and at this age I know that I will always be 5’1. Of course I would love to be taller and have skinnier legs just like all the celebrities, but I know this is not going to happen. In the end knowing myself really well and being able to set realistic expectations was what gave me confidence. I know that I will never look like a model or celebrity or even look like my friends so mobile casino I stopped stressing myself out in trying/ wanting to be those people because I’m not.

Written by Teen Health Educator (THE) Larissa Ho

In the end being realistic and knowing myself allowed me to find friends that appreciate me for who I am. This realization doesn’t come at once, it takes time. But once you do, you’ll feel happier and more in control over your life.

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I Got This

Ever heard of the “thigh-gap”?

An increasing female obsession, which can definitely be seen through Tumblr, is the strive to attain a gap between the thighs through excessive dieting and exercise routines. Body image issues, though, don’t just affect girls and women. What male body-image obsessions have you noticed? Protein powder, the gym, and back muscles?

Written by Teen Health Educator (THE) Jennifer

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Scholarship Essays Writing Tips

Written by Teen Health Educator (THE) Jennifer Lau

So while high school seniors are stressing out about college results and scholarship essays, the TRC also had its own stress — reading those lengthy scholarship essays.

The Dr. Thomas Tam Teen Resource Center Scholarship was established in 2008 by the Dr. Thomas Tam Memorial Scholarship Foundation, in memory of Dr. Thomas Tam, a co-founder of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center. The purpose of this scholarship is to further the mission of the Teen Resource Center (TRC) by providing financial support to eligible community youth. This year, the scholarship committee received thirteen exceptionally strong applications, most of which are 63% med denne regelen, og gi din vinnende -strategi en bedre sjanse til a fungere. from dedicated and distinguished members of the TRC community.

We took our time reading Although a mainstay in the traditional how do you recover deleted files world, this area is still evolving for big data. the essays and recommendations, no matter how long they were. After reading them, we’ve conjured up 5 simple tips for writing those painful scholarship essays:

  1. Quality Over Quantity: Don’t write too much! Make sure each sentence serves a purpose & each paragraph has a specific focus.
  2. Be Yourself: Flowery words don’t always come off well in an essay. We want to hear from you, not from Besides, if everyone used the same big words, wouldn’t every essay just end up sounding the same?
  3. Don’t Just List Accomplishments: The essay should not be a resume. Instead of making your essay sound like a long laundry list of internships and experiences, focus in on the one you’re most passionate about.
  4. Proofread: Grammar & spelling mistakes are the big no-no’s. Have someone else proofread it for you because it’s sometimes difficult for the writer to catch mistakes in his/her own writing.
  5. Think Big Picture: Does your essay fit what’s being asked? Is your thesis strong and well-supported? Do paragraphs link together like a puzzle piece?

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Why I Became a Teen Health Educator (THE)

Welcome back to the TRC blog! It’s been a while. As promised, here is the first entry from our resident THE blogger, Jennifer Lau:

Contrary to popular assumptions, my decision to be a Teen Health Educator at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center’s Teen Resource Center (TRC) was not due to some well thought-out medical career plan. Instead, the happening was more coincidental. It was due to an oddly fated crossroad with the TRC that somehow, in the end, provided me with unforgettable experiences. During an annual doctor’s check-up three years ago, a Teen Health Educator from the TRC happened to stop me on my way to use the restroom. As the blank slate that I was, I awkwardly walked with her into the doctor’s room for further conversation. She gave me a TRC brochure, offered a warm welcome to the TRC, and sat down to talk to me about stress management, nutrition, and other health topics. At the end, she asked, “Would you like to write down your email so we can contact you about upcoming opportunities?” I saw her enthusiasm and nodded indifferently as I scribbled down my email on the patient form.

Later on, the TRC emailed everyone about their 6 month internship, the Community Service Learning Program (CSLP), and I, bored from the mundane high school routine, decided to give it a shot. I applied and was accepted into CSLP. Through the program, I had the opportunity to intern at another community organization. Along with rest of the 8-person CSLP team, I created a public service announcement about self esteem and planned and hosted a teen workshop about it at the TRC. These six months widened my understanding of the Asian American community and introduced me to people with inspiring stories that I otherwise would not have known. It also made me able to analyze my own background story in context with common issues that Asian Americans face. Hoping to continue working with the TRC even after CSLP ended, I applied for the open teen health educator position. At first afraid and reluctant to take on such a huge responsibility, I was hesitant in applying, but my CSLP coordinator encouraged me to reach out of my comfort zone and strongly vouched for me. With that motivational push, I went for it, but obviously, I did not realize all the challenges I was signing up for-running around the clinic to catch patients, speaking in front of large crowds during events, running back and forth from meeting to meeting-but it pushed me to do more than I thought I could. Honestly, the TRC and the doors it opened for me truly defined and highlighted my teenage years.