Archive for the ‘Children and Teens’ Category
Thursday, August 20th, 2015
Here are some resources you can use for World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th:
KidsHealth – Suicide http://bit.ly/1TZPmT1 and “My Friends is Talking About Suicide. What Should I Do?” http://bit.ly/1Jt7AfZ (both available in Spanish)
National Institute of Mental Health – Suicide Prevention http://1.usa.gov/1EF9J0S
Guide: The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide http://1.usa.gov/1E7gyxE
Toolkit: Preventing Suicide A Toolkit for High Schools http://1.usa.gov/1NxMBbU
Thursday, August 20th, 2015
Choosing to breastfeed is one of the first decisions that parents make about their newborn’s health. But no matter how long a mother does it for, breastfeeding has health benefits for her, the baby, and can help save money.
Find more information about:
Breastfeeding and the reasons why it is the best source of nutrition for the first 6 months of a child’s life; http://1.usa.gov/1MFZp0A (also available in Spanish)
More about how the health care law (“Obamacare”) requires most health insurance plans to cover the costs of breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment for the duration of breastfeeding. http://1.usa.gov/1WH7ViZ
Monday, August 17th, 2015
Join the Centers for Disease Control for Adolescence: Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness, a Public Health Grand Rounds webcast.
From the CDC:
“In this session of Grand Rounds, we explore adolescent health, specifically how families, community organizations, schools, and government agencies can work together to encourage adolescents to avoid risk and adopt health-promoting behaviors.”
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1-2 PM ET
More information and links to view the webcast: http://1.usa.gov/1No97nm
Monday, August 10th, 2015
The National Public Health Information Coalition has published a toolkit for childcare providers, schools and colleges to promote vaccination to parents and students. The kit includes talking points and social media messages.
Ready for School: http://bit.ly/1HC9gfJ
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for kids to eat healthier and move more. Make a difference for kids: Spread the word about strategies for preventing childhood obesity and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. To learn more and access the toolkit go to http://1.usa.gov/1LceDYM
Monday, July 13th, 2015
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. healthfinder.gov has a toolkit for spreading the word about immunizations in your community through social media, email, newsletters and other media.
Friday, July 10th, 2015
In 2011, 22% of students ages 12-18 were bullied at school. Learn how you can make a difference at the Bullying Prevention with StopBullying.gov webinar. StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. The StopBullying.gov Training Module and Community Action Toolkit will be showcased, along with an overview of the vision behind this train-the-trainer resource for community members of all different backgrounds.
Webinar: Bullying Prevention with StopBullying.gov
Date and Time: Thursday, July 23, 2015, 2:00-3:00pm (ET)
Friday, June 26th, 2015
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. This site offers a number of free resources covering many different types of trauma.
Please visit their website for these resources: bit.ly/1RDiT3K
Thursday, June 18th, 2015
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Supports research on environmental and policy strategies designed to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: Black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander children, and children who live in lower-income communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Deadline: Letter of Intent (Required): Aug 26, 2015
Application: Oct 7, 2015
For more information: http://bit.ly/1H1ogtW
Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
Protect your self from the summer sun with these tips from the American Cancer Society. http://bit.ly/1BnbEdY
Simple Steps Saves Lives. Learn how to keep yourself and your children safe while having fun at the pool. http://1.usa.gov/1Lfuffv
Watch the video: The Adventures of Splish and Splash. http://1.usa.gov/1N2yPvP
Take one minute to make sure your family is safer this year by pledging to: Pool Safety Take the Pledge, there is one for adults and one for the kids. http://1.usa.gov/1JTVOdV