Children, Youth, & Teens Overview

Children's Health

Your child's health includes physical, mental and social well-being. Most parents know the basics of keeping children healthy, like offering them healthy foods, making sure they get enough sleep and exercise and insuring their safety.

It is also important for children to get regular checkups with their health care provider. These visits are a chance to check your child's development. They are also a good time to catch or prevent problems.

Other than checkups, school-age children should be seen for

  • Significant weight gain or loss
  • Sleep problems or change in behavior
  • Fever higher than 102
  • Rashes or skin infections
  • Frequent sore throats
  • Breathing problems
Source: NIH: MedlinePlus
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Bullying Prevention in the Early Years
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Bullying among older students receives a lot of attention, but it is often overlooked among children ages 2-5. Yet, these early years are an important time for children to develop positive ways of relating to their peers...

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Early Bullying Prevention
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"Bullying among young children is not uncommon. When groups of young children, who often differ significantly in physical size, skill level, and family experience, get together regularly, patterns of hurtful behavior often emerge. Children make mean faces, say threatening things, grab objects, push others aside, falsely accuse, or refuse to play ..."

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Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools
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The Criminalization of Homelessness in the United States
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Criminalization takes a toll, not only on adults, but also on the growing numbers of families, children and unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness. This issue of Making the Link reviews the increase in families, children and youth experiencing homelessness, describes the criminalization measures increasingly being enacted and enforced against homeless persons and the severe consequences of these measures, and provides policy recommendations.

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The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction
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Equips teachers and students in grades 9 through 12 with interactive curriculum on the neurobiology of the brain as a result of drug abuse and addiction.

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National Above the Influence Day
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For the second year in a row, as part of National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, ONDCP is encouraging partners across the country to join us in celebrating the second annual National Above the Influence (ATI) Day. This year, the flagship ATI event will take place in Washington DC on October 17th. On that day and in the weeks leading up to the 17th, community partners from all around the country will participate in a variety of youth-focused activities that place teens at the heart of this national celebration. In addition to the activities happening around the country on the 17th, four featured partners and their youth in Texas, California, New York, and Florida will be visited by ONDCP officials - each of these areas will showcase their teens in a variety of customized, teen-centric activities and performances in concert with the main event in Washington, DC. Please encourage your community’s youth organizations to get involved in National Above the Influence Day 2013. Visit www.ATIpartnerships.com for more information on how to join the National ATI Day activities webinars, and how to vote for the winning “Made by Me National Challenge” video submission. 

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The Center for Early Education and Development
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The Center for Early Education and Development strives to effect positive change in early education, childcare, and public policy. CEED has spent over 30 years helping children from infancy through age eight to learn and develop to the best of their abilities.

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Partnership for Families & Children
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"Nonprofit provider of capacity-enhancing services, research and evaluation in the area of child and family health and well-being, serving as a trusted partner for social change"

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Break the Silence Informational Awareness Video
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The video will be available to be used by persons interested in creating a SART and looking to educate other 
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