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Feb

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Child Opportunity Index

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

Children who live in neighborhoods with quality early childhood education and schools, safe housing, access to healthy food, parks and playgrounds and clean air are more likely to grow into healthy, productive adults than children who don’t. The Child Opportunity Index (COI) measures and maps the quality of resources and conditions that matter for children… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Environmental Health

Feb

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Navigating the Health Care System: Health Literacy Curriculum

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

Navigating the Health Care System is a four-unit health literacy curriculum designed by Nemours Children’s Health System for use with high-school-aged adolescents in classroom and community settings. It is designed to prepare students to be responsible for managing their own health care as they transition into adulthood. Units include: Definitions (health, health care, self-advocacy, health… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy

Jan

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Summer Programming in Libraries

Posted by on January 22nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The NNLM Health Programming for Summer Reading page is live! NNLM has partnered with the Collaborative Summer Library Program to offer health programming in libraries. Visit the page for fun, free activity ideas complete with health information resources from the National Library of Medicine!

Posted in: Children and Teens, Public Library

Jan

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HEADS UP for Concussion Awareness

Posted by on January 2nd, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

HEADS UP is a series of educational initiatives, developed by CDC, that all have a common goal: Protect kids and teens by raising awareness and informing action to improve prevention, recognition, and response to concussion and other serious brain injuries. Recent HEADS UP initiatives focus on sports programs and schools as key places to share… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

Dec

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Expanding Substance Use Prevention and Early Intervention in Schools: A Toolkit

Posted by on December 10th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

The “Expanding Substance Use Prevention and Early Intervention in Schools” toolkit provides information and resources to mobilize communities to expand school-based services for substance use prevention and early intervention. Two resources focus on leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), including a step-by-step guide on how to build a successful campaign to do so. Other… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Dec

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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

08

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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

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