Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate has scheduled preschool vision screening trainings in eastern and southeastern Ohio in the next several months. For more information and to register, visit Wise About Eyes.
Members of the Start Talking! team will be present on Monday, Aug. 1, for Family Day, to share information with parents and teens about the many ways families can Start Talking! about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.
It is normal and healthy for adolescents to seek increased independence as they grow and develop. It is also normal for parents to have a hard time letting go. Naturally, we worry about our children’s health and safety and quite frankly, their ability to make good decisions. However, in order for our children to become mature, responsible, self-disciplined young people, we must loosen the reigns and allow them to make some decisions on their own, mistakes and all.
Summer break is upon us, and for tweens and teens this means no homework, plenty of free time and less supervision. While a majority of youth will find healthy ways to keep busy, some, unfortunately, will use their unsupervised freedom to experiment with drugs and alcohol. How do you know that they won't get involved with drugs? It's time to Start Talking!
State officials including Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio legislative leaders recently sent letters to all school superintendents in Ohio to share tools and information with teachers, counselors and parents in an effort to fight the deadly opioid epidemic.