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What Employers Need to Know if an Employee Suffers From Substance Abuse Issues
September is “National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month,” a time to recognize and educate ourselves on the substance abuse disorders that over 20 million Americans live with every day.  For employers, the pervasive substance abuse problem in our country may be particularly relevant. Did you know that employers have their own options and responsibilities […]
The Importance of Recognizing and Treating Concussions in School Age Children
Did you know that a child can have a concussion without losing consciousness? Did you know that a concussion left untreated can result in significant physical, emotional, and social damage, especially to school-age children? On September 18, 2020, we recognize National Concussion Awareness Day, a chance for health care providers, parents, and coaches to come […]
Four Ways to Help a Loved One with Substance Abuse Issues
September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, a month meant to raise awareness to the fact that over 20 million Americans and their families battle substance abuse every day.  Substance abuse and addiction do not discriminate, and they impact the lives of members of every age group, tax bracket, and community.  Are you […]
Human Trafficking During COVID-19
Did you know that child trafficking has been a terrible problem in our society for generations? Technology and other tools have only increased the ability of traffickers to prey on vulnerable children. The deterioration in economic conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic has increased the number of children who are vulnerable to traffickers, with families desperate […]
Making Time for Self-Care During a Pandemic
Have you heard that September is National Self-Care Awareness Month? This month should be a time to focus on establishing habits devoted to caring for yourself and developing new techniques to help ensure you are treating yourself right. This may seem difficult even in a normal year, with jam-packed daily routines and the demands of […]
7 New Ideas for Keeping a Newborn Baby Safe During Baby Safety Month
Were you aware that we celebrate Baby Safety Month every September? This started in the 1980s to encourage awareness of new car seat safety laws and safe sleep practices. Many of us have heard stories from parents and grandparents about kids rattling around in the back of a station wagon without seatbelts, or even newborns […]
Tips on Monitoring Seniors in an ALF During COVID-19
Why has the Covid-19 pandemic hit seniors in assisted living facilities (ALFs) particularly hard? The greater susceptibility of seniors to the novel Coronavirus means that many ALFs have closed their doors to all visitors, including family members. This can be particularly difficult for family members used to regular check-ins with loved ones, both on a […]
The Recipient of the 2020 Freedom Scholarship
Bryson Gonzalez Winner of 2020 Freedom Scholarship Essay Contest TALLAHASSEE, (FL) – August 19, 2020 – The Law Firm of Brooks, LeBoeuf, Foster, Gwartney, Leace & Hobbs announced Bryson Gonzalez as the twentieth recipient of the firm’s annual Freedom Scholarship Essay Contest. The 2020 Leon High School graduate’s award winning effort outlined how the Bill […]