Archive for the ‘Children and Teens’ Category
Monday, September 8th, 2014
From the Annie E. Casey Foundation:
“The KIDS COUNT Data Book is an annual publication that assesses child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Using an index of 16 indicators, the 2014 report ranks states on overall child well-being and in four domains: (1) economic well-being, (2) education, (3) health, and (4) family and community. For 2014, the three highest-ranked states for child well-being were Massachusetts, Vermont and Iowa; the three lowest-ranked were Nevada, New Mexico and Mississippi. The report also provides national trends, comparing the latest data with mid-decade statistics.”
Read the report, which includes trends in child well-being since 1990: http://bit.ly/1we4guD
Monday, September 8th, 2014
KidsHealth.org has fact sheets on health conditions that can affect learning. Designed for K-12 educators, each fact sheet provides an overview of the condition and how it can affect a child or adolescent’s time at school. The fact sheets also provide tips for teachers and other school personnel can be supportive of students dealing with conditions such as ADHD, asthma, diabetes, cutting, visual impairments and inflammatory bowel disease.
Access fact sheets: http://bit.ly/1CJdZ0v
Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Maternal and Child Health – Grants to support community-based child health projects that improve the health status of mothers, infants, children, and adolescents by increasing their access to health services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Deadline: October 14, 2014
More information and to apply: http://bit.ly/Yfls7Q
Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | 2 p.m.–3 p.m. Eastern Time
Aimed at the broader suicide prevention community, this webinar will provide a brief overview of the Action Alliance’s Suicide Attempt Survivor Task Force document, “The Way Forward, Pathways to Hope, Recovery, and Wellness With Insights from Lived Expertise.”
The overview will highlight the paper’s core values for supporting suicide attempt survivors with an emphasis on how these values can be supported in broader settings (policies, programs, practices). The presentation will note how “The Way Forward” provides explicit recommendations, based on evidence-based practices, incorporating personal lived experience of recovery and resilience.
Learn more about and register at: http://bit.ly/1uClPU0
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
The Baby Buggy Walk in the Park is a national campaign, started in Baltimore, which is aimed at raising awareness of infant mortality and giving babies a healthy start in life. It helps empower women of childbearing age and new mothers to take charge of their health and the health of their children through education. They learn to eat right, make time for exercise, and get connected to resources. The Office of Minority Health has created a tool kit to help communities plan and organize their own Baby Buggy Walk in the Park: http://1.usa.gov/1qyRBjU
Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Visit the MedlinePlus School Health page for the latest news and topics on how to keep your children safe and healthy during the school year. http://1.usa.gov/OiJZP6
New from the Red Cross – Safety tips when the kids are home alone. http://rdcrss.org/1lwjxGl
Monday, August 25th, 2014
This month is National Breastfeeding Month. The National Library of Medicine has a number of resources to support mothers who choose to breastfeed their babies. MedlinePlus has information on health benefits of breastfeeding, how to breastfeed, dealing with challenges and complications, and resources for fathers and other caregivers. The LactMed database contains peer-reviewed information on medications and their effects on lactating mothers and babies.
Breastfeeding (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/PKuTQi
Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Start your school year off right by checking the Kids.gov September calendar for upcoming special events. The calendar features websites, lesson plans, and activities for Hispanic Heritage Month, National Cholesterol Education Month, National Preparedness Month, World Suicide Prevention Day and a lot more! Don’t forget to bookmark the main calendar page, so you can plan for the rest of the school year!
September calendar: http://1.usa.gov/YFlC8z
Main calendar page: http://1.usa.gov/1pW3LUH
Friday, August 15th, 2014
KnowBullying, a free smartphone app created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), provides parents, caretakers, educators, and others with information and communication support to help prevent bullying and build resilience in children.
KnowBullying provides concerned parents, caregivers, educators, and others:
- Conversation Starters: Start easy, meaningful conversations with your children.
- Tips: Learn strategies to prevent bullying for ages 3 to 6, 7 to 13, and older teens.
- Warning Signs: Recognize if your child is engaging in bullying, being bullied, or witnessing bullying.
- Reminders: Talk with your child when the time feels right: a quiet moment on the way to school or a game, during dinner, or playing outside.
- Social Media: Share successful strategies and useful advice via Facebook, Twitter, email, and text messages.
For the complete press release from SAMHSA, visit their news release page: http://1.usa.gov/1l7s5mX
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families operates a Parent Hotline for parents of unaccompanied children in the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Seven days per week from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm ET, the hotline is for parents seeking to locate their children in ORR care: 1-800-203-7001. See the ORR webpage for more information: http://1.usa.gov/1shZKci