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Jul

11

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Self-Advocacy resources for youth with disabilities

Posted by on July 11th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

KASA (Kids As Self Advocates) is a national, grassroots project created by youth with disabilities for youth and is a project of Family Voices.  It is made up of teens and young adults with disabilities speaking out. KASA knows youth can make choices and advocate for themselves if they have the information and support they need…. Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Websites

Jun

28

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Summer Contest for Native Youth

Posted by on June 28th, 2017 0 comments

We R Native promotes culture playing an important role in maintaining and improving the health of native communities. Summer is a great time to connect. Encourage youth you know to get involved in cultural activities and share their experience by entering this month’s We R Native contest. This month’s contest asks American Indian and Alaska… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns

Jun

27

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Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative

Posted by on June 27th, 2017 0 comments

Grant Opportunity from the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) This notice solicits applications for the Empowered Communities Initiative, or ECI, program. The ECI Program is intended to provide support for minority and/or disadvantaged communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood/adolescent obesity, or serious mental illness. It seeks to prevent opioid abuse, increase access… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Public Health, Rural, Scholarships and Grants

Jun

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Henrietta Lacks educational timeline

Posted by on June 13th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

More and more classrooms are adding the Henrietta Lacks story to the curriculum. This infographic poster illustrates the historical timeline of Henrietta Lacks’ immortal cells (HeLa cell line). Research using the HeLa cell line has resulted in drugs against influenza, leukemia, herpes, Parkinson’s disease and more. The timeline can be used in the classroom by… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

May

24

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Children of Incarcerated Parents

Posted by on May 24th, 2017 0 comments

Youth.gov provides interactive tools and other resources to help youth-serving organizations and community partnerships plan, implement, and participate in effective programs for youth. See their resource pages for children of incarcerated parents. Having a parent in prison can have an impact on a child’s mental health, social behavior, and educational prospects. The emotional trauma that… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens

May

17

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How to Keep Your Children Safe From Prescription Drugs

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

Recently in the news are reports of children overdosing on their parents or caregivers medications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year emergency rooms get about 60,000 cases of kids who get into over-the-counter medicines or prescription drugs. So how can you keep your children safe? Follow the link to detailed… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General

May

17

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Check Out the Cool Spot.gov

Posted by on May 17th, 2017 0 comments

Looking for a way to talk to tweens and teens about peer pressure and drinking? The Cool Spot was created for kids 11-13 years old by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). One of the goals for this site was to help kids learn skills to resist pressure to drink and to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General, Websites

Apr

20

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Relatives as Parents Program grants

Posted by on April 20th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

The Brookdale Foundation group requests proposals for the Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) Local and State Seed Grant Initiatives. The deadline for the submissions is Thursday, June 15, 2017. “The Brookdale Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) aims to develop or expand services for grandparents or other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting when… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Scholarships and Grants

Apr

06

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AHRQ Stats: Medical Care for Children

Posted by on April 6th, 2017 0 comments

In 2014, approximately 8 percent of U.S. children younger than 18 (about 5.8 million children) were reported as not having a usual source of care. (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief #501: Children’s Usual Source of Care: Insurance, Income, and Racial/Ethnic Disparities, 2004-2014.) Other Highlights Children who were… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns

Mar

27

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Become a Summer Food Service Program sponsor

Posted by on March 27th, 2017 0 comments

“Sponsors must be organizations that are fully capable of managing a food service program. To be a sponsor, you must follow regulations and be responsible, financially and administratively, for running your program. The following types of organizations can be sponsors: Public or private nonprofit schools Units of local, municipal, county, tribal, or State government Private… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Low Income, Public Health

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