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Sleep Recharges You Toolkit for Teens

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

The Sleep Recharges You Toolkit was designed for high school teachers, nurses, counselors, and coaches to help them raise awareness among teens about the importance of sleep. In the toolkit, you’ll find lesson plans, activities, presentations, infographics, and other images such as

Sleep Recharges You: Feel Great. Health sleep recharges your mood enabling you to feel your best and have a more optimistic attitude toward life.

 

#sleeprechargesyou

National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Research Society and other partners.

 

Tools for Bringing the Dog Genome Project Into the Biology Classroom

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Dr. Elaine Ostrander’s lab at the National Institutes of Health is trying to understand disease susceptibility, behavior, and variation that occurs throughout domestic dog breeds. A collection of helpful online resources for coming up to speed with the dog genome and its promising findings chosen to help both teacher and student. These include a recent videos of Dr. Ostrander presenting her findings, important published research, and powerful images for use in talks or handouts. Access the collection of online resources https://nnlm.gov/bhic/kg6u

Drugs and Alcohol Facts Week 2017 website and webinar

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

January 23-29 is the 2017 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), a health observance created to deliver the scientific facts to youth about the effects and consequences of drug abuse on the brain, body, and behavior.

School-Based Health Alliance is hosting a webinar on December 8 at 2:30pm ET to demonstrate how easy it is to participate in NDAFW and utilize free materials from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), such as the Drugs: Shatter the Myths booklet and the interactive National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge. To register, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/metz

For more information about NDAFW, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/xi8h. You will find resources from the NIDA to plan events, generate program ideas, and share information with youth.

Rankings in Action: Schools as a Hub for Health webinar

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Dec 13, 2016 3:00pm EST

Register at https://nnlm.gov/bhic/t9ym 

Join County Health Rankings and Roadmaps as they explore the intersection between health and education with guest presenter, Miranda Kridler, County Planner, who will share how the Athens County Health Coalition is effectively partnering with five school districts in rural Athens County, Ohio. Participants will learn how the coalition is focusing on what is important, building on what is working, and moving into implementation of sustainable, evidence informed strategies.

Text adapted from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

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.