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Shelley Argabrite
Ultimate Health Planner
Joined: 7 months  ago
Posts: 169
01/11/2016 9:59 am  

First, we decide what issues are most important.

When we open up to each other, lots of good things happen.  We get real-time feedback, share ideas and address everyday needs, big and small.  Whatever’s on your mind, let’s talk. 

Let's think about everything we need to consider under the TOPIC 

Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health: 

 

In 60 seconds list as many things as you can relating to the this topic.  Some examples are:  Immunizations, Folic Acid, Child Birth classes, Breast Feeding, lanolin, ways to talk to kids about sex, What is the HPV vaccine, Hygiene, How much sleep should my child be getting, tools for learning, creative ways to help energetic kids learn.

 

Open the reply box and set your timer! 

 

1, 2, 3 GO!


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Lori Reichard
Active Planning Partner Level 2
Joined: 7 months  ago
Posts: 11
02/11/2016 10:57 am  

What resources are available on how to talk to young teens about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse? Are there groups in the area that have activities my child can participate in as a safe, fun activity (to keep him off the streets, so to speak). When should he get the HPV vaccine? His body is changing and needs hygiene advice.  Is there a list of local events for youth?


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HEATHER BERG
Active Planning Partner Level 5
Joined: 7 months  ago
Posts: 31
02/11/2016 2:36 pm  

Prenatal care, How to talk your your kids about drugs, immunizations, good doctors, wic, Health insurance, schools, after school programs, nutrition, ways to help your child with homework, child care, good hygiene, Bed times for different ages, self esteem.


Betty Anderson
New Planning Partner
Joined: 7 months  ago
Posts: 3
02/11/2016 3:10 pm  

Dental Care, finding good doctors, Importance pf prenatal care. WIC, good hygiene, Nutrition, Counseling for children, pediatrician. Health insurance.


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Rodney Glotfelty
New Planning Partner
Joined: 7 months  ago
Posts: 4
03/11/2016 1:10 pm  

Increasing the capacity for early home visitation services,  supporting early childcare and head start services,  supporting anti-bullying and goal setting programs in the schools, promoting parental engagement in youth activities, and expanding targeted youth education programs and services to reduce teen pregnancy, tobacco use, binge drinking, and other risky behaviors. 


Brenda Sisler, Amy Ritchie, HEATHER BERG and 2 people liked
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Amy Ritchie
New Planning Partner
Joined: 7 months  ago
Posts: 2
04/11/2016 12:40 pm  

Getting parents to understand the importance of their involvement in their child's life at all stages of their life. A child needs love, support & guidance to make good decisions and responsible parents to provide for them.  Parents need to be informed of the many different programs available to  assist them in their efforts to raise a physically and mentally healthy child, free of obesity and it's many health related consequences and free of alcohol & drug addiction.


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Brenda Sisler
Planning Partner Superstar!
Joined: 7 months  ago
Posts: 52
30/11/2016 11:37 am  

Hi Amy,

I think you are right on! My thinking is that parents don't realize what a powerful resource they can be to their children about preventing alcohol and other drugs.  Parents are the number 1 influence in their children lives. Kids who learn about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs from their parents are less likely to use drugs then of those who do not. It's important for families to start participating in activities together like eating a family meal together, hold meetings where each person gets a chance to talk, and start planning family meetings who everyone gets a chance to talk, and schedule time together like taking walks, going to the playground, enjoying sports together that gives families a chance to talk. Open channels of communication between parents and their children gives young people greater confidence which helps them make healthier choices.

 


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Brenda Sisler
Planning Partner Superstar!
Joined: 7 months  ago
Posts: 52
30/11/2016 11:43 am  

Hi Lori,

I have a powerful booklet from MADD Mothers Against Destructive Decision that I have referred to many parents. I am always eager to help any parens about the danger of alcohol and other drugs and what parents can do to help their children make the best decisions for a safe and healthy future. 

 

 


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Brenda Sisler
Planning Partner Superstar!
Joined: 7 months  ago
Posts: 52
30/11/2016 12:33 pm  

It's so alarming that Garrett County has the highest numbers in Maryland concerning high school youth usage with underage and binge drinking, and spit tobacco use. I think that a lot of parents and community residents want to do something about the  increasing numbers documented in our most recent YRBS information, but don't know where to start. I am excited to tell you that there is a place to start!  It is the Garrett County Drug Free Communities Coalition Action Teams.  We are a passionate group of individuals that want to help our county to thrive as a healthy and safe community for all. Some people come because they have a story to tell. Some people come because they have a voice to share their thoughts and ideas.  Some just want to belong to a group that feels they are making small changes in Garrett County with what they do no matter how big or small.  Whether it is sharing information about the dangers of drug use, helping with events like the Mock Teen Bedroom or a candle light vigil, or attempting small policies changes to help reduce access of these dangerous substances, we would be excited for you to join our group.  We meet just monthly and our next meeting is scheduled on January 17 at Garrett College GIEC Building Room 103, 5:30 pm to 7:oo pm.  We need your help. Won't you come and give it a try? For more information about the Garrett County Drug Free Communities Coalition Action Teams, please call 301-334-7730 and ask for Brenda or Kendra.


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Linda Costello
Planning Partner Superstar!
Joined: 7 months  ago
Posts: 72
07/01/2017 11:14 pm  

Children are c0py cats of what we say and do.  There little eyes are always watching us. We can no longer say do what I say, not what I do.

That is why we have new campaigns "Just Like You" and Copycatfun.com

If you want brochures for "Just Like You" I would be happy to get you some. 

And you can find our other campaign by going on web and put copycatfun.com  Enjoy this with your children, grandchildren or just your self.

Questions please feel free to call me Linda 301-334-7730


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bonnie paugh
New Planning Partner
Joined: 6 months  ago
Posts: 3
09/01/2017 12:10 pm  

Just FYI Garrett College offering  A course The Nurturing Family. To begin in April 2017!!!!!


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Linda Costello
Planning Partner Superstar!
Joined: 7 months  ago
Posts: 72
10/01/2017 8:39 am  

I know young people that work shifts that change. They would come, but I am sure that their schedules won't let me. For those people Sadie Liller in Health Education and Outreach may be able to get some of the parenting on their time schedule. But I wish they all could go to the Nurturing on"Dare to Be You" I loved the program. Still today I run into parents that was in the classes and they say it was so helpful. 

Anything we get comes with a guide, but we can have a little baby and we are on our own. Would be good to get parents to take these classes even before their baby is born. 🙂


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