Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Get Help 24/7 Counselors On Call: 121Help.Me

121help.me is a program of the North American Alliance of Child Helplines (NAACH). The goal of the program is to create universal crisis portals for children/youth, both on the phone and on-line, as mechanisms to reach qualified, professional crisis counselors 24/7. For information about NAACH or 121help.me please contact  info@121help.me.

Learn more at  http://www.121help.me/

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April is Alcohol Awareness Month: MADD Power of Parents

From MADD - Power of Parents

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, which is one of the reasons why we chose April 21st as PowerTalk 21 day, the national day for parents and teens to talk about alcohol.
Of all the dangers teens face, underage drinking is among the worst. 

Compared with non-drinking classmates, teens who drink are more likely to:
  • Die in a car crash
  • Get pregnant
  • Flunk school
  • Be sexually assaulted
  • Become an alcoholic later in life
  • Take their own life through suicide
The longer a teen waits to start drinking, the safer he or she will stay.  Both parents and teens can be part of the solution.

Parents play an important role in a teen’s decision to drink.  In fact, 74% of teens say their parents are the number one influence on their decision to drink.

MADD knows that informed, caring parents can make a difference, and we’re here to help.

Download the latest version of the Power of Parents handbook for tips and tools to help you start the potentially lifesaving conversation about alcohol with your teens.  And, we are giving away an iPad to one lucky parent who downloads the handbook during April.  You can also find additional tips and expert resources at madd.org/powerofparents.

We also have a Power of You(th) booklet available.  This research-based booklet for teens helps you take a stand against underage drinking, for both yourself and your friends.
Together, we can prevent underage drinking and help teens meet their full potential.

Learn more at www.madd.org.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Creating Anti Cyber Bullying Programs in Schools, Daycares and in Your Community

Are you interested in creating a cyber bullying prevention and support club in your school or community?

Check out these fantastic stickers and pins from SmartSign

Their mission:

Cyberbullying can turn kids into victims with the force of a mere click. Cyber bullying knows no geographical boundaries, and the rapid growth of digital technology in the hands of children and teens creates a deeply connected network of potential support and abuse.
  • Over 95% of teenagers use social networking sites to communicate with peers.
  • 85% of teenage online users have been cyber bullied at least once.
  • Over 25% of teens have been bullied repeatedly through text messages or the Internet.
We're here to spread a positive message, combat cyber bullying, and advocate for responsible activity in the digital world. We're here to equip victims and bystanders with a visual toolkit. We’re here to urge you to join the #TakeNoBullies movement!

Join them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter