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With Child Migrants Set to Become Students, Educators Must Prepare

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

RAND Blog July 14, 2014

This blog post by Gabriella C. Gonzalez, Sociologist and Robert Bozick, Sociologist, offers insight on what may happen when the school year begins. http://bit.ly/1AbcZB1

Information on Immigration

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

From the American Psychological Association* (APA)

Psychologists Available to Discuss Immigration. Recent press release, July 11, 2014

As U.S. border crisis continues, experts can offer insight on mental health implications. http://bit.ly/1ry19wP

The APA is a good source  to find information on understanding the psychological needs of immigrants. This guide may be helpful, Psychology of Immigration 101. http://bit.ly/Uvglhc

Also view the 10 minute video: Undocumented Americans. In this video three undocumented youth who arrived as young children — Jong-Min, Pedro and Silvia — share their stories of how they are fighting hard to achieve their piece of the American dream.

*The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States.

Live Out Loud- School Program for LGBTQ Youth

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Live Out Loud is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering LGBTQ youth by connecting them with successful LGBTQ professionals in their community.

Live Out Loud’s School Program partners with schools across New York City to implement educational curriculum focused on LGBTQ issues, awareness, and action.

Students participate in activities, engage in discussion, and put their ideas into action as they make a difference in their community.

Live Out Loud also utilizes a vast team of volunteer role models to support LGBTQ youth in New York City schools.

To learn more: http://bit.ly/1lzp8pH

Perception of Weight Status in U.S. Children and Adolescents Aged 8–15 Years, 2005–2012

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

NCHS National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief, Number 158, July 2014.

Key findings:

  • About 30% of children and adolescents aged 8–15 years in the United States misperceive their weight status. Weight status misperception is more common among boys (32.3%) than girls (28.0%).
  • About one-third of Mexican-American (34.0%) and non-Hispanic black (34.4%) children and adolescents misperceive their weight status compared with non-Hispanic white children and adolescents (27.7%).
  • Approximately 81% of overweight boys and 71% of overweight girls believe they are about the right weight.
  • Nearly 48% of obese boys and 36% of obese girls consider themselves to be about the right weight.

Sarafrazi N, Hughes JP, Borrud L, et al. Perception of weight status in U.S. children and adolescents aged 8–15 years, 2005–2012. NCHS data brief, no 158. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2014.

To read the full report go t0: http://1.usa.gov/1rcSs93

Gender-based Violence in Higher Education

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Futures Without Violence, in collaboration with the Avon Foundation for Women has made a new resource available: Beyond Title IX: Guidelines for Preventing and Responding to Gender-based Violence in Higher Education. Women make up the majority of the overall college populations, and continue to be at risk for gender-based violence.

The document provides guidance for developing policy and practice which supports a culture of respect and non-violence  on campuses and beyond. The guidelines are designed to help campus administrators implement policies that protect students from sexual abuse: http://bit.ly/1lwM60x.

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Monday, July 21st, 2014

This month is Juvenile Arthritis Month. The Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis health topic page on MedlinePlus has a number of resources for parents, children and teen. Resources include information on diagnosis, treatment, disease management and coping.

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1o0eOeZ

We R Native: Who R You? Summer Photo Contest

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

We R Native is sponsoring a summer photo contest and participants could win a beaded We R Native medallion or up to $75.  The contest is open to all American Indian and Alaska Native youth 13 to 21 years of age.  To enter, you must submit a summertime photo that represents Native pride with you or your friends wearing We R Native gear.  If you don’t have any We R Native gear, visit the online store – http://bit.ly/UbtJY0. Photos must be submitted via the We R Native website - http://bit.ly/Z7vV09 or on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #weRnative.

Contest Deadline: August 20, 2014

For more information, visit the We R Native contest web page: http://bit.ly/1mIhYUe

One Page First Aid Guides for Parents and Caregivers

Monday, July 14th, 2014

From Allergic Reactions to Warts, KidsHealth has one page first aid guides for 50 common childhood accidents and illnesses.  Parents, grandparents, babysitters and other caregivers can bookmark the page and be ready to respond to (almost) any mishap.

One Page First Aid Guides (KidsHealth): http://bit.ly/1mCtws9

What to Include in Your First Aid Kit (KidsHealth): http://bit.ly/1sfiEDy

Tribal Child Welfare Evaluation

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The U.S. Administration for Children and Families’ Children’s Bureau has released a new video, called “Creating a New Narrative: Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities.”

Throughout history, many American Indian and Alaska Native communities have experienced intrusive research and judgmental evaluations that have caused harm. As a result, many fears about evaluation persist.  Based on the efforts of a Children’s Bureau-sponsored workgroup of experts, this video introduces a vision for the future of Tribal child welfare evaluation and a guide for developing culturally and scientifically rigorous evaluation. http://1.usa.gov/1jf39sD

Webinar-From Hurricanes to Pandemics: Helping Practices Prepare for the Worst

Monday, July 7th, 2014

From the American Academy of Pediatrics:

From Hurricanes to Pandemics: Helping Practices Prepare for the Worst

Date: Friday, July 18, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

Description: This one hour Webinar is geared toward the primary care provider who works in an office setting. The Webinar will offer general preparedness strategies and ideas for how pediatricians and their office staff can prepare for disasters. Tips will be shared on how pediatricians can work to improve preparedness in families with children with special health care needs, as they are more vulnerable in disasters. The Webinar will also assist pediatricians to take concrete steps to strengthen office practices related to newborn screening and contingency planning. To register, visit https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/232227134, or e-mail DisasterReady@aap.org with your name and e-mail address.

Speakers:

  1. Scott Needle, MD, FAAP
  2. Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, FAAP
  3. Timothy Geleske, MD, FAAP”

See more disaster preparedness resources from AAP: http://bit.ly/1n0apna