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Mar

04

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Rural Early Childhood Health Promotion Toolkit

Posted by on March 4th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Rural Health Information Hub recently released the Rural Early Childhood Health Promotion Toolkit. This toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support rural communities and organizations implementing early childhood health promotion programs across the United States. The modules in the toolkit provide resources and information focused on developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Rural

Mar

04

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COVID-19 Parental Resources Kit

Posted by on March 4th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , ,

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) can affect children and young people directly and indirectly. Beyond getting sick, many young people’s social, emotional, and mental well-being has been impacted by the pandemic. Trauma faced at this developmental stage can continue to affect them across their lifespan. Some of the challenges children and young people face during the COVID-19… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information, Public Health, Websites

Feb

09

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Henrietta Lacks’ Life and Contributions to Medical Research

Posted by on February 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Unlocking Life’s Code presents a new timeline highlighting the life of Henrietta Lacks and the medical science discoveries resulting from her cells known as HeLa cells. As you scroll through the timeline, you will learn more about who Henrietta Lacks was, how HeLa cells were discovered, and how medical science has benefitted. The timeline complements… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Websites

Jan

12

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DNA Day Essay Contest

Posted by on January 12th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) DNA Day essay contest question is now available to students in grades 9-12 worldwide. Students are asked to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. The first place student winner receives $1,000 and their teacher receives a $1,000 genetics material grant. The submission site is now… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Scholarships and Grants

Jan

12

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Women in STEM – eBook

Posted by on January 12th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

Stories of Women in STEM at the Smithsonian is a free ebook featuring biographies of trailblazing women who made history through their scientific discoveries and innovation. From aerospace engineer and mathematician Mary Golda Ross to hair care entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, learn how women have defied gender stereotypes and overcome structural barriers to advance the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Dec

08

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Stay Safe During the Holidays

Posted by on December 8th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But is it the safest? Though the holidays will be celebrated a little differently this year, decorating, cooking, and gift giving will likely continue. It provides us with comfort and something to look forward to. Though these holiday rituals may not seem risky or dangerous, they do… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Websites

Sep

03

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Look to Libraries in Times of Crisis

Posted by on September 3rd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC) created the resource #LookToLibraries to help librarians, parents, and caregivers to provide resources to children that promote mental well-being during times of uncertainty and change. Resources include tips for modeling safe use of digital devices and recommended reading lists to help children learn and cope.

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health, Websites

Sep

01

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Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool

Posted by on September 1st, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

The HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Schools has launched an online version of the Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT), a free self-assessment and planning guide that helps school districts and schools conduct a clear, complete and consistent analysis of physical education curricula. The online PECAT is aligned with the National… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information, Websites

Aug

11

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Cyber Safety Resources for Children and Families

Posted by on August 11th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

More and more of our time is spent online and though the internet is an excellent way for children to learn, connect with friends, and have fun, but it can also be a confusing and overwhelming place at times. From cyberbullying to phishing scams, kids need to understand how to navigate the risks they face… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Aug

06

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Activity Books Teach about Nutrition in Ojibwe/English

Posted by on August 6th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Minwanjige, Mino-bimaadizi (Eat Well/ Live Well) activity books provide children with coloring pages, nutrition facts, recipes, and more in Ojibwe and English. The activity books are free to download from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and are available for Kindergarten and 1st-2nd Graders. These books were created by Anna Wirta Kosobuski, Rachel King-Siert, Teague Goodsky,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Public Library

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