Category Archives: Children

Christmas by Rachael

Rachael usually isn’t interested in recording but she asked for my iPhone so here is her first film.  A budding filmmaker like her brother?  She is such a doll! Advertisements

Posted in Children, Video | Leave a comment

Caffeinated Alcoholic Drinks’ Dangers Are Cited

Another clever marketing ploy. This is a similar situation to when wine coolers were first introduced. In that case it was to mine a new market for alcohol but this is especially dangerous because the liver will always process the … Continue reading

Posted in Addictions, Children, SWU 130 Chemical Dependency | Leave a comment

Meningitis Booster Is Recommended

Federal vaccine advisers recommended on Wednesday that 15-year-olds be given a booster dose of a vaccine against meningococcal meningitis and that people from age 11 to 64 get a booster to protect against whooping cough, diphtheria and tetanus. Read the story here on the … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Health, Health Care | Leave a comment

Adolescent Girls Especially Susceptible To Cutting

Read the story here at

Posted in Children, Social Work | Leave a comment

Is Glenn Beck Appropriate For The YMCA’s Culture?

Before I get into more detail about my concerns, here are two excerpts taken from the Y’s web page: Social Responsibility Social Services To bring about meaningful change, individuals need ongoing encouragement and tools. We’re here day-in and day-out to … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Education, People | Leave a comment

Eat an Apple (Doctor’s Orders): Produce By ‘Prescription’ Seeks To Address Childhood Obesity

A serious health problem is being addressed in an innovative manner. Doctors at three health centers in Massachusetts have begun advising patients to eat “prescription produce” from local farmers’ markets, in an effort to fight obesity in children of low-income … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Health Care | Leave a comment

Students Spared Amid An Increase In Deportations

A bit of common sense that if attacked by politicians will only serve to show that this isn’t about policy and what is illegal or not. It is about people and whether we have the courage to not penalize children. … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Immigration, SWU 292 Effective Helping/Diverse World | 1 Comment