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From ADDitude The broken rules and rude remarks are snowballing. After years of opposition and defiance, your teen is beginning to resemble the enemy. And that’s not healthy. It’s also not hopeless. Here , learn how to craft a parenting style that breaks your teen’s defiant habits and encourages positive cooperation moving forward.
From Disability Matters by the Governor's Council for People with Disabilities . Count US Indiana has partnered with Humanity in Action to announce a new Racial Justice and Accessibility fellowship program. Indiana has been in the bottom 5 states for civic literacy and voter turnout five years in a row, and in 2020 specifically, Hoosiers who are Black, live with a disability, and/or have experienced incarceration were devastated by COVID-19, police brutality, job loss, and lack of access to voting and civic engagement. Despite these obstacles, Hoosiers are still fighting for their voices to be heard via protest, voting, legislative advocacy, community service, and all other means of integrated civic engagement. This program is designed for those who identify as Black, live with a disability, and / or have been affected by incarceration in the state of Indiana who are determined to boost voter turnout and integrated civic engagement across their communities leading up to futur
Family Voices, Inc. (National) has created a survey about telehealth and family readiness. There are only seven questions and two of them are optional. They are not asking for any identifying information, other than state and zip code. We hope you'll take a moment to participate. English Version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/ r/FamilyReadiness Spanish Version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/ r/FamilyReadiness-ES
From Mental Health America 1.14.21 Parenting has reached a whole new level of stress during the COVID-19 pandemic and many parents are without their usual ways of knowing how their kids are actually doing—especially when it comes to their mental health. Brightline , offers a free, online COVID-19 Behavioral Health Indicator (COBI), to equip you with information about the potential impact of the pandemic on kids’ behavioral health. It will take you about 10 minutes to complete, and your responses can then help you to have a conversation with a healthcare provider. Take it here .
From The Conversation , author Wesley Kufel, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Binghamton University, State University of New York The first COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for use in the U.S., and states are starting to implement plans for who should get vaccinated first . But one important group is absent: children. So far, the vaccine is allowed only for adults and older teens. Testing is only now getting started with children – and just with adolescents. There are still a lot of unknowns. As an infectious disease pharmacist and professor who helps manage patients hospitalized with COVID-19, I frequently hear questions about vaccines. Here’s what we know and don’t know in response to some common questions about vaccinating kids for COVID-19. When can my child be vaccinated? Right now, it appears unlikely that a vaccine will be ready for children before the start of the next school year in August. Adult trials of the two leading vaccines have had promi
The Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disability has developed a social story about getting a COVID-19 vaccine. It can be accessed below or at their website . Social Story_Getting the COVID19 Vaccine by Family Voices Indiana on Scribd