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June is PTSD Awareness Month

Posted by Maryvale on Jun 23, 2022 1:00:11 PM

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Topics: PTSD

Protecting Teens from Summer Substance Use

Posted by Maryvale on Jun 14, 2022 6:20:37 PM

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Topics: Kids in Summer, substance abuse

Summer Activities to Keep Children Happy and Motivated

Posted by Maryvale on Jun 7, 2022 2:37:37 PM

Summertime is right around the corner. Summer vacation is a time most kids look forward to – a break from school and a new routine is exciting and builds anticipation. However, the summer months can also lead to boredom, loneliness, depression, and anxiety for children of all ages. To get ahead of these common – if unexpected – issues, try making this summer all about healthy, fun activities to keep kids stimulated, motivated, and positive. Here are some ideas:

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Topics: Kids in Summer

Early Childhood Education is the Foundation for a Healthy Learning Journey

Posted by Maryvale on Jun 2, 2022 3:42:04 PM

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Topics: Early Education

Asthma and Clean Air are Equity Issues

Posted by Maryvale on May 24, 2022 12:51:30 PM

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Topics: equity, clean air

Why We’re Watching California’s CARE Plan to Tackle Homelessness

Posted by Maryvale on May 19, 2022 4:58:01 PM

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Topics: Homelessness

Understanding Substance Abuse in Teens and Families

Posted by Maryvale on May 12, 2022 4:48:57 PM

Substance use disorders are on the rise. According to a recent report, 7.74% of American adults reported having a substance use disorder in the past year. The majority of these adults suffered from alcoholism. 4.08% of American youth reported a substance use issue in the past year. It is worth noting that a substance use disorder is different from a person who experiments with alcohol or recreational drugs from time to time. When a person reports a pattern of substance use that leads to...

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Topics: substance abuse

This Week is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week – Show Some Love to the Mothers in Your Life

Posted by Maryvale on May 6, 2022 1:00:10 PM

Mothers face countless stresses while raising children and bringing new life into the world. Stories of mothers who suffered emotional distress during pregnancy while needing to show up at work, save money, and carry on with their day-to-day responsibilities are all too familiar. Mothers who face severe physical or psychological trauma while giving birth are often met with conflicting clinical responses after delivery and may go on to suffer and carry trauma in silence. Mothers caring for...

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Topics: mental health awareness

Why We Care About Sexual Assault Awareness

Posted by Maryvale on Apr 28, 2022 1:28:48 PM

Sexual assault impacts millions of Americans of all genders, ages, and backgrounds. Sexual violence can occur when dating turns abusive or forceful or in deliberate or random acts of violence. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a moment to pause and consider the sweeping impacts of sexual assault, especially on young people, and to work toward preventing violence. Sexual assault happens more commonly than most people are aware of, and it remains a taboo topic despite how frequently people...

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Topics: sexual assault

How Stress Affects Physical and Mental Health

Posted by Maryvale on Apr 21, 2022 11:37:28 AM

What exactly is stress, and what can we do about it? Since we are in the midst of Stress Awareness month, here are some ways to identify and learn to cope with stress. 

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Topics: Stress