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Gender Spectrum’s Holiday Resources for Families, Youth and Professionals

Posted by on December 5th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens. Gender Spectrum’s guide Holiday Resources for Families, Youth, and Professionals provides tips for talking about gender during the holidays. Resources include “Tips for Communicating with Family and Friends about Your Child’s Gender,” tips for grandparents, videos of youth discussing their… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Websites

Nov

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Sesame Street Addresses Parental Addiction

Posted by on November 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Earlier this year, a fuzzy green Muppet, named Karli, was introduced. Karli is in foster care because her mother is in recovery. When a family member struggles with addiction, the whole family struggles. Children often think it’s their fault; they feel shame, embarrassment, guilt, and loneliness; they may feel invisible. It takes special effort to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

Nov

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Science Tools in the Classroom for Elementary and Middle School Students

Posted by on November 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Science Tools  in the Classroom tools are designed to interest elementary and middle school students in DNA-based applications for basic science research to address fundamental challenges in our world. Teachers can boost their science knowledge and provide students with a bioinformatics-based kit of interesting, engaging instructional materials. Microbes, diseases, and forensics are just a few… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Nov

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We R Native: a health resource for Native youth, by Native youth

Posted by on November 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

We R Native is a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. We R Native promote holistic health and positive growth in our local communities and nation at large. The site provides articles, blogs, videos, and social support on topics related… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Environmental Health, Health Information, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

Oct

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BAM! Body and Mind

Posted by on October 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Did you know CDC Healthy Schools has a website just for kids? Check out the BAM! Body and Mind website, with cool health info including an original web comic series! The BAM! Body and Mind website is for tweens (kids 9–12 years old), their parents, and their teachers. BAM! has information on health topics such as how… Read More »

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

Oct

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“The Vape Talk”

Posted by on October 3rd, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The American Lung Association produced a guide for adults to talk to teens about vaping. The guide, “The Vape Talk,” includes a downloadable discussion guide, video, and information about e-cigarettes. For those interested in quitting, SmokeFree.gov provides tools to build a personalized cessation plan.

Posted in: Children and Teens, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Sep

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College Drinking: Changing the Culture

Posted by on September 5th, 2019 0 comments

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) 58.0 percent of full-time college students ages 18–22 drank alcohol in the past month, compared with 48.2 percent of other persons of the same age (College Drinking, Prevalence). The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the NIH has long been recognized… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Aug

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School’s in Session!

Posted by on August 21st, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

August signals back to school season for many families and communities! While finding books and supplies may be at the top of people’s checklists, health should be a leading priority as well. LatinX and Spanish speaking families may encounter difficulties finding materials to learn more about health topics or discuss them with teachers, healthcare providers,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

Aug

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Noisy Planet Offers a Teacher Toolkit!

Posted by on August 13th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Noisy Planet is pleased to offer a Teacher Toolkit, an easy-to-use online resource to help educators teach children in grades 2 through 6 about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. The science-based classroom presentation explains what sound is, how sound travels through the ear, how loud sounds can damage hearing over time, and… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Aug

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Say It Out Loud: Speaking With Teens About Mental Health

Posted by on August 13th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

Raising awareness by sharing information and starting conversations about mental health is key in reducing stigma and increasing the likelihood that teens will seek mental health care when they need it. NAMI created Say it Out Loud toolkit to get teens talking about mental health. Say it Out Loud gives adults the tools they need… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health

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