Resources

Helpful Websites For Information on Mental Illness

We Can Help Us – www.reachout.com American Psychological Association – www.apa.org The American Psychiatric Association – www.psych.org The National Institute o… [Read More]

Suggested Books on Dealing with Mental Illness

The Adolescent Depression Workbook Mary Ellen Copeland & Dr. Stuart Copans. Brattleboro, Vermont: Peach Press (1998). Help Me, I’m Sad: Recognizing, Treatin… [Read More]

Dads Make a Difference When Talking to Their Kids About Sex

Research shows that Dads are an important influence on whether their teenagers become pregnant or cause a pregnancy. In many ways your behavior and the connecte… [Read More]

How to Involve Parents in Programs to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy This 36-page booklet, Terms of Engagement: How to Involve Parents in Programs to Prevent Teen Pregnancy by Karen Tro… [Read More]

Kids Need 60 Minutes or More of Physical Activity Daily

According to the Centers for Disease Control, children and adolescents should have 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity daily.  Here are some types… [Read More]

Physical Education Vs. Physical Activity

The statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are alarming. Today, about 16 percent of all children and teens in the United States ar… [Read More]

A good reason to shut off the TV and get the kids outside

Children and teens are seeing fewer television advertisements for fruit drinks, regular soda and sweets such as candy, cookies and pastries, according to a stud… [Read More]

Simple Steps to Help Your Family Eat Healthy and Move More

Visit the First Lady’s Let’s Move website and benefit from all of the great tools just released for parents www.LetsMove.gov. The tools recognize that parents a… [Read More]

Videos for Parents: Healthy Kids Snacks

Parent Action for Healthy Kids worked with the Michigan Department of Education to bring you a series of important videos. Healthy Kids Snacks – Helping parents… [Read More]

Videos for Parents: Role Modeling for Healthy Eating

Parent Action for Healthy Kids worked with the Michigan Department of Education to bring you these important videos. Role Modeling for Healthy Eating – Parents… [Read More]

Videos for Parents: Selecting Healthy Choices From the School Menu

Parent Action for Healthy Kids worked with the Michigan Department of Education to bring you these important videos. Selecting Healthy Choices From the School M… [Read More]

Is your family up for the 100 days of eating right challenge?

North Carolina family takes the 100 days of eating right challenge. After reading “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan, Lisa Leake realized all the junk she w… [Read More]

Wonder how much sugar your family is getting from foods and beverages?

This web site gives good information and a great visual of the amount of sugar in our foods and beverages.  Eliminating a couple of the highest sugar items from… [Read More]

Five Questions to Help Parents Learn What Emotional and Behavioral Assistance is Available in Schools for Your Child

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools Aides Children in Need of Help for Emotional Problems The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools provides… [Read More]

Understand, Manage, and Treat Asthma Symptoms

Asthma is the leading serious chronic illness of children in the U.S. In 2006, an estimated 6.8 million children under age 18 (almost 1.2 million under age 5) c… [Read More]

Parent Resources on Sex Education

Tips for Talking with Children About Sex Encourage communication by reassuring children that they can talk to you about anything. Listen more than you talk and… [Read More]

Connecting the Dots So That All Children and Youth Will Be Fit and Ready To Learn

Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP) According to the Centers for Disease Control about two-thirds of all deaths in the United States and a large number of… [Read More]

Congress Establishes School Wellness Policy

Schools play a critical role in promoting student health, preventing childhood obesity, and combating problems associated with poor nutrition and physical activ… [Read More]