Why Family Engagement?

Engaging families to work in partnership with schools and communities improves the chances for student success in school, and throughout their lives. Family eng… [Read More]

Addressing Teen Pregnancy in Michigan: Moving Toward Solutions

The ninth annual Moving Toward Solutions Conference will provide educators, providers and community stakeholders with practical strategies for the day-to-day implementation of teen pregnancy prevention and adolescent sexual health programs.

Supporting Social and Emotional Learning in School (SEL)

Parents are very important people when it comes to when it comes to supporting social and emotional needs in school.

5 Ways Children Benefit from Social & Emotional Learning in School

A school that puts SEL into practice creates and supports a nurturing atmosphere. This allows students to stay calm and reduces emotional tension which improves their ability to learn. SEL knowledge and skills can also be a part of classroom lessons.

Sex ed may be a class, but experts say the best education begins at home

Whether Josh Jaime and his 17-year-old son, Solomon, are in the car, jogging around Kensington Metropark or powering through strawberry waffles at IHOP, they al… [Read More]

2017 Workshop Schedule: Helps Parents Talk to Teens About Sex

Parent Action for Healthy Kids announces the 2017 Talk Early & Talk Often® (TETO) parent workshop schedule. This two-hour workshop will help Michigan parent… [Read More]

Parent Action for Healthy Kids Launches Michigan School Nurses Care Awareness Campaign

With Michigan ranked last in the nation for school nurses, Parent Action for Healthy Kids (PAFHK), in collaboration with Michigan School Nurse Task Force, today announced a statewide campaign to increase parents’ awareness of the critical role school nurses play in schools.

Lansing students helping to drive effort to reduce teen pregnancy

Written by Kathleen Lavey Apr. 24, 2013    lansingstatejournal.com In the bright-colored brochure displayed on his computer screen, Justin Griswold, a 15-year-o… [Read More]

Lansing workshop aims to take the sting out of the birds and the bees

How many sitcoms have we seen depicting bumbling parents and terrified children sitting down to have the dreaded “talk?” Pop culture really hasn’t helped make t… [Read More]

The Birds and The Bees Are Just The Start

By Robin Erb, Detroit Free Press Medical Writer… [Read More]

Wayne State The Magazine: Barb Flis Changing Lives

Wayne State alumni are making a difference in their community through their work and volunteer activities. ALUMNI .WAYNE .EDU  SEPTEMBER  2012 | 13 BARB FLIS Li… [Read More]

Childhood obesity a key concern for Michigan

Written by Louise Knott Ahern, Lansing State Journal Sep. 15, 2011 When Rebecca Eldridge had her first baby almost a year ago, she had the same desire as any ne… [Read More]

Barb Flis, founder of Parent Action for Healthy Kids, to present at Girl Scouts Summit

Kalamazoo, Mich. — Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan (GSHOM) will continue to advocate for healthy girlhood at the sixth Girl Developers Summit, on Saturday, Feb. 5… [Read More]

Grand Rapids Family magazine October 2010 Issue

Moms Today: Calling for action Michigan Mom Barb Flis was one of 10 parents nation-wide invited to the White House to help Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiativ… [Read More]

Press Release September 15, 2010: Parent Action for Healthy Kids

Mom appointed preseident of adolescent sexual health organization… [Read More]

Ann Arbor Family June 25, 2010

A Woman of Action By Nora Feldhusen Barb Flis makes changes in health education at a state and national level A lifelong resident of Detroit, Barb Flis does not… [Read More]

The Detroit News May 27, 2010

Activist turns from sex ed to food ed for White House    By Laura Berman It says something about these times in which we live that the state of Michigan’s go-to… [Read More]

Fox 2 Detroit May 10, 2010

I spoke to Kam Carman on Fox 2 Detroit about my urgent Call to Action for Parents to raise healthier kids. Check out the interview! http://www.youtube.com/watch… [Read More]

News/Talk 760 WJR May 2, 2010 The Paul W. Smith Show

“Paul W. Smith talks to a Mom who’s on an mission to fight child obesity.” Listen to my interview with Paul W. Smith!  … [Read More]

Press Release April 13, 2010: Parent Action for Healthy Kids

Are You Ready, Parents? Join My Urgent Call To Action To End Childhood Obesity… [Read More]