How Are Schools Communicating With Parents?

How many times has your school sent flyers filled with important information for parents not made its way home? Or you got no responses to surveys or questionnaires sent home? SOME PARENTS JUST NEVER GET THEM. Most of us understand how to send text messages, send emails, make telephone calls and send handwritten notes addressed […]

Fast Food Diet Linked to Depression in Teens

According to new research, diets consisting of lots of fast food and few fruits and vegetables, may be linked to severe symptoms of depression in teens. It was found that teens with higher sodium levels and lower potassium were likely to report frequent symptoms of depression. This was after adjusting for age, baseline depression levels and […]

For Opioid Overdose: ” Someone is unresponsive and not breathing.”

Opioids include prescription medications used to treat pain such as morphine, codeine, methadone, oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, hydromorphone, and buprenorphine, as well as illicit drugs such as heroin. Opioids work by binding to specific receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and gastrointestinal tract. In doing so, they diminish the body’s perception of pain. However, opioids can […]

What To Tell Your Child About Opioids

As the professionals, practitioners and policymakers wrestle with the current OPIOID epidemic, parents, you will want to be proactive and prevent the disharmony from entering your home. Education, information and conversation are the first steps towards prevention. Children need to understand the myriad of components to substance misuse, and parents are perfect for information delivery. Since […]