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Archive for the ‘Children and Teens’ Category

More than 20 Million Children Lack Sufficient Access to Essential Health Care

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

“Unfinished Business: More than 20 Million Children in U.S. Still Lack Sufficient Access to Essential Health Care” is a report based on analyses of national data sets concerning uninsured children, insured children who miss primary care visits due to various barriers, and insured children who lack access to essential subspecialties. The report describes problems that underserved rural children face in obtaining adequate healthcare, and discusses how to address non-financial barriers to care: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/4jay

Circle of Life Prevention Curriculum for Youth

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Multimedia Circle of Life is a sexual risk-reduction program designed specifically for American Indian youth ages 10-12 years. Multimedia Circle of Life teaches skills such as goal setting, decision making, and standing up to peer pressure. Prevention topics include: how diseases are spread; the health effects of HIV, AIDS and sexually transmitted infections; and ways youth can protect themselves from these diseases. The content also addresses teen pregnancy prevention. See: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/m6zk for student, parent and teacher resources, lesson plans, training videos, games and more.

NLM 4 Caregivers 2016 User Survey

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Are you a family caregiver, or do you know or work with family caregivers? Take the NLM 4 Caregivers 2016 User Survey, and help National Library of Medicine to identify the kinds of health information most needed by family caregivers and the best ways to share this information.

The survey can be accessed at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HXXNLGV

Supporting the Wellness of Military Children and their Families webinar from SAMHSA

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

SAMHSA’s Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families Technical Assistance Center Presents:

Resources, Innovations, and Partnerships: Supporting the Wellness of Military Children and their Families
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 1:30pm EST
Register at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9lrz

Research has shown that military and veteran children are particularly resilient, especially when provided with the right tools, activities, and support. This webinar will provide answers in your search for resources, with an overview of the research on military and veteran children and tips for supporting military families. Presenters will also discuss strategies to build partnerships and develop targeted messaging to better engage and support military and veteran families. Sesame Street, a leader in creating effective resources for supporting the wellness and resiliency of young children, will be featured. Several of Sesame Workshop’s new and most effective tools and resources will be highlighted, including their latest mobile app and resources for military and veteran children. Participants will be able to download the mobile app, a variety of links, and innovative tools and resources to aid parents, caregivers, educators, and providers in providing the needed support to the children of our service members and veterans.

Please visit these links to view the resources that will be highlighted during the webinar:

www.Sesamestreet.org/veterans

www.Sesamestreetformilitaryfamilies.org

Healthy Native Youth: Offering Engaging, Relevant, Effective Health Resources webinar

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Office of Minority Health Resource Center presents

Healthy Native Youth: Offering Engaging, Relevant, Effective Health Resources
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 2 to 3pm EST
Register at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/vs1b

HealthyNativeYouth.org is a new one-stop-shop for educators and health advocates who want to expand learning opportunities for American Indian/Alaska Native youth. The site was designed for tribal health educators, teachers, and parents – providing the training and tools needed to access and deliver effective, age-appropriate programs. This webinar will share tips for navigating the Healthy Native Youth website, highlight a few of the health curricula available on the site, and will encourage participants to submit their own programs for inclusion on the site.

Original text from OMH Resource Center.

Prevent and Respond to Bullying: Resources

Monday, November 14th, 2016

According to the CDC, “Bullying can result in physical injury, social and emotional distress, and even death. Victimized youth are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, and poor school adjustment. Youth who bully others are at increased risk for substance use, academic problems, and violence later in adolescence and adulthood.”

MedlinePlus has a Health Topic Page on Bullying: https://medlineplus.gov/bullying.html

The page includes information on dealing with bullies, in school or in the workplace, and prevention strategies.

 

NEI for Kids

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

The National Eye Institute has a new website for kids making learning about vision science and eye health fun. NEI for Kids features a glossary of some basic terminology associated with eye health and a fun series of short videos featuring scientists who answer questions kids and many adults have always wondered.

Kids will learn about how to keep their eyes healthy and safe and learn some first aid tips. And of course, eye tricks and optical illusions are part of the package to impress family and friends! Go to https://nnlm.gov/bhic/n4ce

 

Ten Helpful Tools for Teaching DNA

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Whether you are teaching genetics for the first, or the umpteenth time, this list of Ten Helpful Tools offers new ideas and techniques that will pep up your presentations and captivate students. Several image sources, interactive tools, and activities you will not want to miss! Unlocking Life’s Code includes additional resources for teachers as well as tools students may find as a fun way to reinforce genetic learning.

Healthy You: Teen Depression

Monday, November 7th, 2016

This month’s Healthy You column from the American Public Health Association focuses on Teen Depression. The consumer-friendly article can be downloaded in English or Spanish, easy-to-read or as a podcast. APHA encourages reuse and printing of the Healthy You columns to share at health fairs, on bulletin boards and in other venues.

Teen depression: It’s more than a passing mood swing: https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9b6d

Cancer Prevention for babies and young children

Monday, November 7th, 2016

The CDC has a new Supplement in the journal Pediatrics that highlights research in cancer prevention from birth to early childhood. In addition to the open access supplement, there is also a video and tips for healthcare providers, policy makers and caregivers.

Cancer Prevention During Early Life (Centers for Disease Control): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/9jqt