One of our missions in 2023 is protecting children & teens who are at risk for self-harm and suicidal ideation. Self-harm means injuring yourself on purpose and is often done in response to extreme emotional distress. This issue is especially common amongst young people, with statistics showing that 25% of teenagers self-harm (pennfoundation.org). It isContinue reading “Self-Harm Awareness Month”
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Celebrating Black History Month
February begins the celebration of Black History Month. History.com defines black history month as,”an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history”. The celebration first came about in 1915, when slavery was abolished in the United States. Throughout this month we remember and honor theContinue reading “Celebrating Black History Month”
Raising Awareness for Human Trafficking
Our young people do not know the dangers of human trafficking. Children & teens are common targets of human trafficking, but they are unaware of this threat and what to look out for. The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) states that youth who suffer from depression, isolation, are a member of a minority group,Continue reading “Raising Awareness for Human Trafficking”
Safe Toys & Gifts Month
December is the biggest gift giving month which makes it the perfect time to get involved with national safe toys & gifts month. This cause raises awareness for the numerous toy-related injuries that take place each year, especially around the holiday season. National Day Calendar offers four tips for ensuring you and your loved onesContinue reading “Safe Toys & Gifts Month”
International Overdose Awareness Day & Recovery Month
International Overdose Awareness Day was August 31st. This day focuses on reducing the number of deaths caused by overdose, educating the public, and working to rid of the stigma surrounding addiction. Awareness is essential in prevention, and #OverdoseAwarenessDay provides a time and space to discuss prevention measures and drug policy, in order to make stridesContinue reading “International Overdose Awareness Day & Recovery Month”
8 Ways to Help Cure You Teens Screen Addiction
Parents welcome technology devices in the home as helpful tools. (Who doesn’t want a homework assistant, a boredom killer, or a virtual chaperone a pre-installed geo-tracker for their teen?) But without parameters, technology is like the obnoxious houseguest who overstays his welcome, while consuming all the snacks in the fridge. Current research reported by the National PTA suggests thatContinue reading “8 Ways to Help Cure You Teens Screen Addiction”
STAFF GATHERING Sept 2, 2021 Missing from the pictures; Glenda Lonardo, Julie Carozzo, Cassidy LaPointe, Charlene Bobec, Tyler Swanberg, kaitlyn Smith, and Juana Espinosa.
SIGNS YOU NEED HELP DEALING WITH YOUR GRIEF
veryone has different beliefs about life and death, but nobody expects death to be pleasant. That can make it difficult for people to see that they’re truly struggling. You may think that what you’re going through is normal, but it may be a sign that you’re having trouble coping with your feelings.
Asking for Help: Getting Past Obstacles
When we’re struggling with something, it’s natural to turn to others for help. Helping each other is all part of the giving and receiving that makes up good relationships. Getting help sounds simple. But it’s not always easy to do. Sometimes we stand in our own way without realizing it. Certain beliefs or ways ofContinue reading “Asking for Help: Getting Past Obstacles”
14 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage
This is a very hard time; our emotional health and physical well-being are being challenged in pandemic life. We are trying to figure out how to be safe, care for our children and for many, assure even basic survival needs are met like income to pay for food and shelter.