Celebrating Hug Your Kids Day

Categories: Child Welfare
“A silent hug means a thousand words to the heart” Hugging purely makes you feel good. Whether it’s a simple squeeze or a big bear hug, there are plenty of reasons why parents should embrace the act of hugging their children. Research has concluded that children’s development, including how the cope with stress as adults, …

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Senior Independence

Categories: Seniors
  July is time filled with family events surrounding Independence Day. This patriotic month is a special time to reflect on the true meaning of “independence.” The elderly wrestle for independence as they recognize the limitations of their bodies. With a lifetime of wisdom and invaluable lessons to help shape a burgeoning community, seniors matter. …

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PTSD and Women

Categories: Other
In the public’s eye, military men are the sole sufferers of PTSD. Statistically, though, women are more than twice as likely to develop PTSD than men (10% for women and 4% for men). There are a few reasons women might get PTSD more than men: Women are more likely to experience sexual assault. Sexual assault …

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Categories: Seniors
Every year an estimated 5 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Experts believe that for every reported case of elder abuse or neglect, as many as 23.5 cases go unreported. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), observed on June 15th, is an opportunity to take action to protect seniors by …

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Signs of PTSD

Categories: Other
After a traumatic event, most people have harsh memories. For many people, the effects of the event fade over time. But for others, the memories, thoughts and feelings don’t go away – even months or years after the event is over. For those with PTSD, each day can become a struggle as they face secondary …

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