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Police say autistic LaPorte teen attacked on porch

LAPORTE, Ind. | Police in northern Indiana say a 17-year-old autistic boy was attacked by a man and another teenager while standing on a porch.

September 17, 2014 12:14 pm
Planned Parenthood working to empower incarcerated boys

Planned Parenthood working to empower incarcerated boys

MERRILLVILLE | Diane Pike believes the juvenile offenders at Camp Summit want the same things as every other teen their age.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am Related
Life lessons cultivated at Camp Summit

Life lessons cultivated at Camp Summit

Editor's note: The names of juveniles quoted in this report have been changed to protect their identities.

September 13, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Teens Assisted at St. Francis Centers

Teens Assisted at St. Francis Centers

St. Francis Centers, with locations in Dyer and Hammond, offer adolescent residential treatment programs for teens who may be unsuccessful unless in a highly structured and controlled environment. There are two levels of care provided and families are given an active role in the process.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
St. Francis Center Recreation Room

St. Francis Center Recreation Room

St. Francis Centers, with locations in Dyer and Hammond, provide a comfortable setting for adolescent residential treatment programs for teens. Referrals are accepted from both public and private sources.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Missing Valpo teen hospitalized after South Shore arrest

EAST CHICAGO | A missing 17-year-old Valparaiso boy was hospitalized Friday after allegedly trying to set a seat on a South Shore commuter train on fire.

March 21, 2014 7:19 pm
Wheeler High School program sheds light on teen suicide

Wheeler High School program sheds light on teen suicide

Laura Black, of the Family & Youth Services Bureau, talks about suicide and statistics Monday at the "Teens and Suicide: An Open Dialogue" program at Wheeler High School.

December 16, 2013 7:25 pm
Wheeler High School program sheds light on teen suicide

Wheeler High School program sheds light on teen suicide

Wheeler High School students and others gathered in the WHS auditorium Monday the program "Teens and Suicide: An Open Dialogue." The presentation focused on communication, loss, prevention and awareness followed by group discussions to share personal insights.

December 16, 2013 7:25 pm
Study finds Hoosier girls face more hurdles than peers elsewhere

Study finds Hoosier girls face more hurdles than peers elsewhere

INDIANAPOLIS | The carefree childhood always has been more aspirational than actual for many, and a new analysis finds girls growing up in Indiana often have a harder time than girls living elsewhere.

September 23, 2013 12:00 am Related

Teen events planned for August at Lansing Public Library

LANSING | The Infants, Teens and In-Betweens Department at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., announces the following events planned for August.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am

Teens to serve poor as part of Catholic Youth Xperience

A group of Northwest Indiana teens will reach out and lend a helping hand to Sojourner Truth House, a resource center that serves homeless women and children in Gary.

July 19, 2013 12:00 am

Lansing Public Library to show 'Hunger Games' on July 22

LANSING | Teens can watch "The Hunger Games" from 1 to 4:50 p.m. July 22 at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave.

July 15, 2013 12:00 am
Savvy Money Tips To Share With Your Teen

Savvy Money Tips To Share With Your Teen

Mother and sons paying bills

July 02, 2013 1:32 pm

Program shares tips for parents on teen drug use

VALPARAISO | The Family & Youth Services Bureau is offering a free workshop for parents as part of the Family Life Workshop Series.

January 20, 2013 6:15 pm
BOO! Should teens be allowed to trick-or-treat?

BOO! Should teens be allowed to trick-or-treat?

Patti Woods-LaVoie loves Halloween and all things candy, but she has a hard and fast rule when it comes to teens and trick-or-treating.

October 15, 2012 11:07 am
Immigration reform gives thousands a new chance at life

Immigration reform gives thousands a new chance at life

Wendy Comacho, left, and her mother, Maricela, board a bus Wednesday morning in East Chicago to Chicago's Navy Pier to apply for the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program.

August 15, 2012 11:10 am
Immigration reform gives thousands a new chance at life

Immigration reform gives thousands a new chance at life

Jose Bustos, center front, leads a bus of 70 young people and their parents Wednesday to apply for the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program at Chicago's Navy Pier. Bustos organized the trip on behalf of Casa Santo Toribio, an East Chicago organiza…

August 15, 2012 10:49 am
Immigration reform gives thousands a new chance at life

Immigration reform gives thousands a new chance at life

Nearly 70 young people from across the region gathered Wednesday outside the Casa Santo Toribio headquarters in East Chicago. The group boarded a bus to Chicago's Navy Pier to apply for the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program.

August 15, 2012 10:49 am

Cops: Drunken 16-year-old girl led officers on high-speed chase

PORTER TOWNSHIP | A 16-year-old girl was taken into custody Sunday after allegedly leading officers on a high-speed chase south of U.S. 30.

May 14, 2012 4:00 pm

Fight at Gary charter school sends teen girl to hospital with cuts

GARY | A 16-year-old Gary girl was taken to a local hospital Tuesday afternoon after a fellow student allegedly cut her with a pair of scissors during a fight at LEAD College Preparatory Charter School, police said.

May 02, 2012 11:00 am
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