Sleep Practices: How to Keep Your Baby Safe

Every year, there are thousands of sleep-related deaths among babies. I remember when my first daughter was born. She was also my first child. I was a young mother, a college graduate, but still without a clue about motherhood. I knew how I wanted it to look[motherhood], but the particulars, I was uncertain. No one […]

When Supporting Children & Families Starts by Identifying Protective Factors and Protective Capacities

Protective factors are conditions or attributes of individuals, families, communities or the larger society that reduce or eliminate risk and promote healthy development and well-being of children and families. These factors help to ensure that children and youth function well at home, school, work and in the community today and into adulthood. Protective factors also […]

Questions: In the Midst of Life-Threatening Opioid Addictions

Some people are fortunate or ra The city of New Haven, Connecticut, in an 83 page lawsuit,  is suing the makers of Oxycontin. Their claim is that they hold the blame for the epidemic that has swept the country and boasts responsibility for overdoses, deaths, child abuse and neglect and all other damages associated with opioid […]

How College Students Can Be Healthy While Living with Sickle Cell Disease

  College students with sickle cell disease (SCD) can have a fun and safe college experience by taking a few safety precautions to keep themselves healthy. SCD is an inherited blood disorder that can cause severe pain. So for students with SCD, the transition of leaving home to go to college can be a fun […]