Advocates urge Texas to prevent child abuse by expanding ‘home visitor’ programs

Texas needs to ramp up spending on proven child-abuse prevention programs, child advocates and several lawmakers said Tuesday. Sending “home visitors” such as nurses, teachers and social workers to work with disadvantaged pregnant women and high-risk young families can avert huge state costs, several speakers said at a “Home Visiting…

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Cultivating Resilience To Prevent Bullying and Cyberbullying

Cultivating Resilience To Prevent Bullying and Cyberbullying We’ve all heard the “sticks and stones” adage while growing up, and the reality is that words – whether expressed online or in person – can hurt.  Sometimes very deeply.  But do they always?  And do they have to?  That is, do I…

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Teen Builds App to Promote Inclusion, Prevent Bullying

Sixteen-year-old Natalie Hampton of California used to be bullied. She didn’t want other teens to feel the pain that she felt, so Hampton created a smartphone app called “Sit With Us.” The app allows users to sign up for “open lunches,” pairing students with others so that no teen has…

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How To Prevent Your Stinky Balls Problem, According To Experts

Every man knows about one of summertime’s worst problems. And if you hang around a guy when it’s hot out, you probably know about it, too. It’s stinky balls syndrome. You may also know it as sweaty balls, swamp balls, swamp crotch, swamp ass. You get the idea. It’s bad news….

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Gov. names April month to help prevent child abuse

Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday signed a proclamation naming April as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. “Each and every one of us plays a critical role in reporting and preventing child abuse and neglect in our state,” the governor told a crowd gathered at the Little Flower Learning Center in…

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Dads Invent Simple Device To Prevent Hot Car Fatalities

As we head into warm-weather seasons, parents are reminded of the tragedies that occur each year when small children are accidentally left in hot cars. Two dads from Tampa, Florida have developed a product which they say will prevent hot car fatalities and give parents peace of mind. It’s called…

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