AVA Care Blog

Consent

In a world where sexual assault and date rape is prevalent, it is important to understand consent and how it applies to sexual encounters. Consent occurs when both people in a sexual relationship have communicated approval. If this communication and approval does not happen, then consent has not been given.  According the National Sexual Violence Resource […]

What Makes A Healthy Relationship

Relationships make our world go around. Whether it is a relationship with a coworker, a best friend, a spouse, or a boyfriend (girlfriend), there are many expectations placed on relationships. Let’s look at what makes a healthy relationship. A healthy relationship depends on trust, honesty, and communication. These three things go hand-in-hand. You can’t really […]

How to Help Your Friend Through Unintended Pregnancy

You just found out that your friend is pregnant, it was unintended and she is struggling with what to do. You may be feeling a lot of different emotions: relief, perhaps, that it’s not you; concerned, because she is in school or just landed that perfect job; or worry, because you care about her. But […]

Responding to Unwanted Sexual Advances

Many of us have experienced an unwanted touch or comment, but have we taken the time to prepare ourselves against such unwanted sexual advances? Is that even necessary? The #METOO campaign that recently swept our nation speaks volumes of just how prevalent it is. Companies have setup more and more policies about it in the […]

To Hookup or to Not

The hookup culture has become quite common these days, so why not have a one-night stand with that hottie from economics? It’s easier than having a relationship – no commitment, no worries about cheating, you have fun and move on. Sure, it seems fine. You get what you want seemingly hassle-free, but have you thought […]