Adolescence has always been tough, but today's teens are experiencing higher levels of anxiety than any generation before them. Tabor's faculty, Dean's Office and Health Services Team is responding to this through regular dialogue with our students during advisory and All-School Meeting, through 24/7 access to our health and counseling services, and through special programming, often with outside speakers on topics of health and wellness.
Our faculty believe it is critically important to open dialogue with students about the impact of their decisions around the use of drugs and alcohol, their choice to engage in sexual activity, and the way they consume social media and use their electronic devices. Though these topics can be uncomfortable, our students need adult guidance in these matters. We are bolstered by studies that indicate trusted adults positively influence student behavior. We hope through our effort, our students know they can come to us with any concern and that we will be there for them. Regular communication with parents about these topics and events are part of this critical dialogue and effort to keep our students as safe and happy as possible.
Finally, our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and our absolute intolerance for bullying and hazing, are clearly spelled out for all students as integral to our goal to have Tabor be a safe place for all our students to be themselves.