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Archive for the ‘Children and Teens’ Category

Learn about Zika with Sesame Street in English and Spanish

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Get in touch with your inner child and watch Sesame Street‘s Raya teach Elmo about preventing Zika virus in these 30-second clips.

For more information from Plaza Sésamo, visit their Zika page.

ExceptionalLives: Resource for Parents or Caregivers of Children or Adult Family Members with Disabilities

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

ExceptionalLives is a great resource for parents of children or adult family members with disabilities. There are new versions of their free online Guides for parents of children or adults with disabilities. The How-to Guides were developed to help parents through many complex processes like creating a specialized education plan, getting SSI benefits, or optimizing health insurance. The software compiles the right mix of information based on answers to questions about your family, so you only get what you need. The improved ease-of-use and new features were driven by parent feedback. We invite you to explore this site. 

 

 

Voices for Healthy Kids Grants

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

The American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative, Voices for Healthy Kids, has several grants to aid advocacy efforts that help children achieve a healthy weight. Incubator Grants are geared toward innovate approaches and Open RFA grants focus on state, local, or tribal public policy campaigns. The Incubator Grant deadline is August 18, 2016, and the Open RFA deadline is September 1. For more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/voices

2016 Federal Bullying Prevention Summit

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Register to attend virtually for the “Keeping Kids Safe: Promoting Tolerance and Inclusion Among Students to Prevent Bullying”. The upcoming 2016 Federal Bullying Prevention Summit will focus on the strategies schools, students, parents, and community members can use to ensure that all students, particularly those who may be discriminated on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and religion, have supportive educational environments within which to learn.  This year, we are putting a special emphasis on the issues facing transgender youth, students with disabilities, as well as Muslim and Sikh students.
View online this Friday, August 12, 2016 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM EDT
Register at to attend online https://nnlm.gov/bhic/d020

American Cancer Society Updates HPV Vaccine Recommendations to Include Males

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

In a new report, the American Cancer Society recommends that 11- and 12-year-old girls as well as boys should be vaccinated to guard against cancers associated with the human papilloma virus (HPV). “HPV vaccination has the potential to prevent tens of thousands of cancers and hundreds of thousands of pre-cancers each year,” said Debbie Saslow, PhD, director of cancer control intervention for HPV vaccination and women’s cancers at the American Cancer Society. “It is critical that all the stakeholders here—families, health care providers, and others—make HPV vaccination a priority, so that prevention of the vast majority of cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile, and oropharyngeal [throat] cancers can become a reality.”

To learn more about the HPV vaccine and these recommendations go to HPV Facts and Fears. http://bit.ly/29Mwbkb

INSPIRE: seven strategies for ending violence against children

Monday, July 18th, 2016

From the Centers for Disease Control:

“The World Health Organization (WHO) along with the Centers for Disease Control, the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Together for Girls, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, and the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children came together to create an evidence-based technical package, INSPIRE. It contains solutions to help countries and communities prevent and respond to violence against children and adolescents.”

The full report is available in English. The executive summary and accompanying infographic is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

INSPIRE: http://bit.ly/29TBLkm

Protecting kids from Zika

Monday, July 18th, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control has information for parents about Zika, including printable fact sheets and kid-friendly activity books.

Zika – Parents: http://bit.ly/2a6stji

 

Bullying Prevention Training Course

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Discover your role in bullying prevention! This training provides guidance on how to take a public health approach to bullying prevention through the use of long-term, community-wide prevention strategies. Take the course, earn continuing education and make a difference today! (1.5 contact hours) Learn more at http://bit.ly/29B2uyz

National Health Observances for July

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

According to Healthfinder and WELCOA, the Wellness Council of America, these are some of the health observances for July.

  • Cord Blood Awareness Month
  • International Group B Strep Awareness Month
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
  • National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month
  • UV Safety Month
  • July 28 is World Hepatitis Day

For more details, see Healthfinder, http://bit.ly/29CsAmH and WELCOA, http://bit.ly/29ry4zG.

Water Safety and Kids Misconceptions

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

An infographic from Safe Kids Worldwide emphasizes findings from their new research report, “Keeping Kids Safe In and Around Water: Exploring Misconceptions that Lead to Drowning.” They address the misconceptions and recommend what people can do to keep kids safe around water. For a summary of the report and links to the infographic, safety poster, and full report, visit http://bit.ly/29m2KT4

Facts about Kids and the Dangers of Drowning from SafeKids.org