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HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION MONTH

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a presidentially designated observance designed to educate the public about human trafficking and the role they can play in preventing and responding to human trafficking. Slavery still exists today in 2024. According to the Polaris Project, 28 million people  are TRAFFICKED worldwide Learn what you can do to help survivors...
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National Injury Prevention Day – November 18

Injuries are the leading cause of death and hospitalization for children and adolescents aged 1 to 19 years old. Every day, 20 children die from preventable injuries — resulting in more deaths than all other diseases combined. This is an unfortunate reality for children around the world, in the United States, and especially here in...
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Back to School Wellness for Kids

Our summer intern, Natasha, created a blog for families on how to prepare for back to school. final_Back-to-Wellness-BlogDownload Check out the video of this blog on our YouTube Channel.
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Drowning is Preventable

Summer is here and water fun is everywhere! Check out this blog written by Natasha, our EMSC Intern, on how to be safe in and around water. For more information about being a water watcher visit: Water Watchdog – Abbey’s Hope (abbeyshope.org) If you are interested in registering for CPR courses: The Red Cross provides...
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Smartphone app may help detect child abuse early

A new smartphone app may improve early recognition of physical child abuse. By applying an evidence-based strategy, the app can help healthcare providers and social workers evaluate bruising on children younger than 4 years of age and identify cases that may need further investigation for child abuse. The Lurie Children’s Child Injury Plausibility Assessment Support Tool...
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Happy EMS Week!

National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, May 21-27, honors the many individuals who serve as EMS providers in our communities. The 2023 EMS Week theme is “Where Emergency Care Begins.”Sunday: Health, Wellness, and Resilience DayMonday: Education DayTuesday: EMS Safety DayWednesday: EMS for Children DayThursday: Save-a-Life DayFriday: EMS Recognition Day
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What About the Kids? Pediatric Disaster Preparedness

FREE Virtual Pediatric Symposium This free, live continuing education session will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 6:30-9 p.m. CST. It will include a presentation on disaster preparedness for children with special health care needs, as well as a panel discussion on pediatric preparedness with a team of emergency management experts, including special issues of tribal preparedness....
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Midwest EMSC Pediatric Champion/PECC Virtual Symposium – EMS and ED

Midwest EMSC (EMS for Children programs in IL, IN, MI, MN and WI) will be hosting the second annual Pediatric Champion/PECC Virtual Symposium on Nov. 2 for EMS and Nov. 3 for ED. This FREE virtual event takes place over two days with separate agendas and target audiences. EMS CEUs will be provided on Day...
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World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

We observe World Suicide Prevention Day each year on September 10. It’s a growing problem and the numbers tell a shocking story. Every 40 seconds someone takes their own life according to the World Health Organization (WHO). That’s about 800,000 people worldwide every year — although some estimates put that number closer to 1 million....
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