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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

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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

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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

Mar

14

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Poison Prevention & Treatment Tips

Posted by on March 14th, 2017 0 comments

Each year, more than 2 million people—about half of them under age 6—swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance. ​The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has some important tips to prevent and to treat exposures to poison. Information is available in English and Spanish in print and audio formats. Go to https://nnlm.gov/bhic/47zb

Posted in: Children and Teens

Mar

06

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Information about Multiple Sclerosis for Kids

Posted by on March 6th, 2017 0 comments

Having a parent, grandparent or other loved one with multiple sclerosis (MS) can be difficult or confusing for children. The National MS Society has activity guides and newsletters to help children and the adults in their lives learn about the disease together. Keep S’myelin (National MS Society): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/1uv3  

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease

Feb

27

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Grants to support interventions with minority youth

Posted by on February 27th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II): Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches Due April 4 2017 Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II) provides grants to identify innovative approaches to significantly reduce the prevalence and impact of youth violence among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged at-risk youth.  MYVP II will… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Scholarships and Grants

Feb

20

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Endometriosis: Resources

Posted by on February 20th, 2017 0 comments

Endometriosis is a disease that can cause pain, infertility and heavy, painful periods among women. Although treatments such as surgery and medication can limit symptoms, there is no cure. MedlinePlus has information on diagnosis, treatment, current research and other resources for teenagers and adults living with endometriosis. Endometriosis (MedlinePlus): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/py73

Posted in: Children and Teens, Chronic Disease

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