NACCHO Injury and Violence

Prevention Newsletter
News, Resources, and Events for Local Health Departments

 

November 2012

In This Issue
Disaster Resources: Helping Families and Children Cope with Traumatic Events
Community Action Guide: Supporting Families Impacted by Substance Abuse and Trauma
Bullying Prevention Legislation: Focus on LGBT Youth
Teen Driver Safety: Parental Responsibility Toolkit
Funding Opportunity: Safety and Health for Older Women
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Disaster Resources: Helping Families and Children Cope with Traumatic Events

Child Care Aware of America developed a set of tools and resources to help children and families cope with emergencies and disasters and support the restoration of child care services in the wake of such tragedies.

Community Action Guide: Supporting Families Impacted by Substance Abuse and Trauma

Developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, this guide offers resources, tools, and tips to help service providers, advocates, practitioners, and communities better understand and support young children whose caregivers are negatively affected by mental health issues, substance abuse, and trauma.

Bullying Prevention Legislation: Focus on LGBT Youth

The Children's Safety Network and the Network for Public Health Law will host a webinar on Nov. 15 (2:30-4:00 PM EST) to discuss the challenges faced by state health departments in preventing bullying towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.

Teen Driver Safety: Parental Responsibility Toolkit

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration developed this toolkit to help parents of teens prevent vehicle-related deaths and injuries by enforcing seat belt use and reducing teens' access to alcohol and drugs.

Funding Opportunity: Safety and Health for Older Women

The Office of Women's Health offers funding for activities and events that improve access to information and resources that promote the safety and health of older women, or educate health professionals on related issues. The deadline for applications is Nov. 15.

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