Archive for the ‘Children and Teens’ Category
Monday, September 21st, 2015
According to the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, over 950,000 children and teens live on farms in the United States (source: http://bit.ly/1FaCxUQ). Additionally, this time of year, many families and school groups are headed to farms for autumn activities.
On September 23, from 12-1 pm CDT, there will be a webinar entitled Harvest Season: Are Children Safe?
Details and registration: http://bit.ly/1FaCR5T
Farm Safety resources:
ToxTown Farm: http://1.usa.gov/1KuhZDn
Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
The CDC, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) http://bit.ly/1LyreCq created the Sickle Cell Trait Toolkit http://1.usa.gov/1Lh4k6X , an online collection of educational materials related to sickle cell trait (SCT). This toolkit has information for all audiences. There is helpful information for athletes who may be affected by SCT, as well as their trainers, team doctors, and coaches. New fact sheets have been added related to SCT and sports, diabetes testing and blood and organ donation.
Remember September is National Sickle Cell Month.
Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Zero to Three, the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, presents the 2015 factsheets for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. These provide information for early childhood professionals and policymakers about the status of infants, toddlers, and families in their state. The State Baby Facts present data in the framework of good health, strong families, and positive early learning experiences. To learn more about how to use State Baby Facts in your advocacy efforts, download the toolkit: http://bit.ly/1O4eUQu
Friday, September 4th, 2015
The Center for Changing Our Campus Culture: An Online Resource to Address Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking (The Center) is supported by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women in collaboration with its designated Campus Program Technical Assistance Provider Team. This comprehensive online clearinghouse provides important resources for colleges and universities on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The Center has gathered information from the Departments of Justice, Education, Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for campus administrators, faculty and staff, campus and community law enforcement, victim service providers, students, parents and other stakeholders as they work to change the culture on their campuses. The Center has worked collaboratively and sought guidance from experts on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. This innovative clearinghouse includes the latest research, sample campus policies, protocols, best practices, and how to access training opportunities and technical assistance. These promising practices models, trauma informed curricula and cutting edge tools can be replicated, adapted and used (with permission when noted as necessary) by institutions of higher education to support efforts to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on their campuses.
The Center for Changing Our Campus Culture: An Online Resource to Address Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking: http://bit.ly/1fZflg1
Friday, September 4th, 2015
Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention helps educators, school personnel, youth leaders, and others working to improve the health of teens. Based on insights from teachers, this online, accredited course uses expert interviews, creative visuals, interactivity, and compelling storytelling to communicate the relevance of teen dating violence prevention to anyone working with youth. This training is designed for anyone interested in learning more about how to stop teen dating violence—before it happens.
Dating Matters Capacity Assessment and Planning Tool (DM-CAPT) is an online system that helps local health departments and their school and community partners assess and monitor their capacity for implementing a comprehensive teen dating violence initiative. The DM-CAPT allows for organizations to gather information on organizational and intervention specific capacity, instantly generate automated capacity assessment reports, and work with partners to determine capacity priorities and develop a web-based action plans for monitoring capacity building efforts.
Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention: http://1.usa.gov/1Urzgaj
Dating Matters Capacity Assessment and Planning Tool (DM-CAPT): http://1.usa.gov/1KPoAfJ
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
Six 1-hour workshops were developed, based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 and 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Each workshop includes a lesson plan, learning objectives, talking points, hands-on activities, videos, and handouts. The workshops are designed for community educators, health promoters, dietitians/nutritionists, cooperative extension agents, and others to teach to adults in a wide variety of community settings. Workshop titles include:
Enjoy Healthy Food that Tastes Great,
Quick, Healthy Meals and Snacks,
Eating Healthy on a Budget,
Tips for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off,
Making Healthy Eating Part of Your Total Lifestyle,
Physical Activity is the Key to Living Well.
All workshops are available in Spanish and are free to order. For more information: http://1.usa.gov/1LXMCqa
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
From the Centers for Disease Control:
“CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health is excited to announce that the Healthy Youth website has a new look! The new Healthy Youth website is in a responsive web design, which means that the content can be easily accessed via multiple devices, including smart phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.
In addition, the website has been reorganized to make it easier to find information. Make sure to check out the site for the unveiling!”
Healthy Youth (CDC): http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/
Thursday, August 27th, 2015
With a new school year starting, this is a good time to review the free KnowBullying App from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This mobile application helps to empower parents, caregivers, child care providers and educators with a tool that can be used to recognize warning signs and has strategies to prevent bullying. This app received the Bronze Award in the mobile category from the Web Health Awards in 2014. http://1.usa.gov/1MQnJeO
Monday, August 24th, 2015
September is Fruits and Veggies – More Matters Month. healthfinder.gov has a toolkit for encouraging healthy eating at home, school and work. The toolkit includes e-cards and social networking messages, as well as links to resources.
Friday, August 21st, 2015
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a handy guide for parents and caregivers as we head into a new school year including the vaccine schedule and requirements. Download the guide and find a link to the FDA’s online resource: Vaccines for Children, A Guide for Parents and Caregivers.