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2/3/2017

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, an event of the American Dental Association (ADA). This year, the ADA is promoting the practice of drinking tap water with fluoride. Here are some resources on oral health


1/30/2017

Know! If You Have a Smartphone Addiction

ThinkstockPhotos-500809580-1.jpgWe jokingly talk about our children (and maybe ourselves) being addicted to our smartphones but, in reality, it is no laughing matter. Cell phone addiction is real and can be destructive to the lives of those who truly cannot control their use.


1/19/2017

Students Invited to Create Videos to Support Start Talking! Drug Prevention Initiative

StartRecording.JPGThe Drug Free Action Alliance and the Start Talking! drug prevention program, through support from Verizon, are inviting Ohio students in grades 6 through 12, to test their creativity and produce 60-second videos offering tips on how adults and other youth can have frequent and honest conversations about substance abuse.
 


1/18/2017

Know! January 23-29 is National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

When it comes to alcohol and other drugs, there are opinions and then there are facts. It’s hard enough for adults to distinguish between the two; it is even more challenging for youth, who get much of their information from the internet, TV, movies, music or from friends. With that in mind, parents and other caregivers are encouraged to participate in this year’s National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week.


1/13/2017

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

As you may regularly witness first-hand, birth defects can have far-reaching effects on the lives of children and families. While many unknown factors can play a role in the occurrence of birth defects, infection prevention is one of the simple steps we can all work together on.

Print out “Prevent to Protect Prevent Infections for Baby’s Protection” to raise awareness of the connection between infections and birth defects. 

Resources to support your conversations with families are available through the BrightFutures.org and HealthyChildren.org websites. 
 


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