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You Matter, Too!

By Susan Kurlander, M. Ed., Health Educator  We all know the importance of self-esteem. Without it, we fear children will make unhealthy decisions, shy away from learning and trying new things, and never reach their maximum potential.  Now more than ever, with children spending much of their day on their own, it’s essential that they learn …

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Is Your Mask Hiding or Protecting?

By Susan Kurlander, M.Ed.   At first, I didn’t understand.  Going to the grocery store is considered an essential reason to be out in public.  I was keeping my distance and I was wearing a mask.  I was smiling (my normal expression wherever I am), but no one seemed to notice.  Or maybe they did and were …

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Recognizing Stress Reactions: Why is My Child Acting Differently?

By Beth Land Hecht, LCSW-C Senior Manager, Community Engagement  This unique and challenging time of COVID 19, that we are all living through, is clearly stressful. As parents, everything in our lives has been turned upside down. We worry about how this change in our lives impacts our children. The good news is that our …

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Young Children and Prescription Drugs: Start Talking Early

By Susan Kurlander, M.Ed.  Jewish Community Services It’s hard to escape the devastating effects of America’s opioid epidemic.  Lives lost, families torn apart, and something you don’t hear about that often – the threat that opioids pose to children. More and more of them are overdosing due to the prevalence of these dangerous drugs in …

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