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Archive for the ‘Children and Teens’ Category

September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Here are some resources you can use for World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th:

KidsHealth – Suicide and “My Friends is Talking About Suicide. What Should I Do?”  (both available in Spanish)

National Institute of Mental Health – Suicide Prevention

Guide: The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide

Toolkit: Preventing Suicide A Toolkit for High Schools

Know What the Benefits of Breastfeeding Are

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;  (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.

Adolescence: Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness (Public Health Grand Rounds)

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:

Back to school immunization toolkit

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:

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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

National Immunization Awareness Month: Toolkit

Monday, July 13th, 2015

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. has a toolkit for spreading the word about immunizations in your community through social media, email, newsletters and other media.


Webinar on Bullying Prevention with

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 webinar. 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 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
Date and Time: Thursday, July 23, 2015, 2:00-3:00pm (ET)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network Resources

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:


Healthy Eating Research – Building the Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

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:

Summer Sun and Pool Safety

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Sun Safety

Protect your self from the summer sun with these tips from the American Cancer Society.

Pool Safety

Simple Steps Saves Lives. Learn how to keep yourself and your children safe while having fun at the pool.

Watch the video: The Adventures of Splish and Splash.

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.