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Be Aware on National Heatstroke Prevention Day
As summer heats up, heatstroke will increasingly become a public health risk. Unfortunately, that means many children will suffer. Did you know that, outside of car accidents, heatstroke is the number one vehicle-related killer of children in the United States? Government agencies, health care advocates, the legal community, and others, however, are raising awareness about […]
What Is A Hate Crime?
You might hear about “hate crimes” in the news media. You might even know a victim. Did you know, however, that specific legal definitions apply and that much more is involved than committing a crime with hateful emotions?  First, hate crimes are serious matters. They are the highest priority of the FBI’s civil rights program […]
An Increased Risk of Human Trafficking During COVID-19
Some call it modern day slavery. Authorities call it human trafficking. Sometimes it is referred more specifically as sex trafficking. Any or all of these terms can be used to describe the pervasive activity crooks engage in to obtain illicit labor or facilitate commercial sex acts. Did you know that there is now a fear […]
Looking Out for Florida Kids During Children’s Awareness Month
Not all that long ago, 73.7 million children under age 18 called the United States of America home. Experts have predicted that number will top 74 million this year. Of the total number, approximately 4.1 million kids less than 18 years of age live in Florida. Not only do children represent a significant portion of […]
Should Our Kids Go To Summer Camp Now?
The days are getting longer. The weather is getting warmer. For Florida kids and their parents, that means only one thing. It is almost time for summer camp. Or is it? Even as the government lifts some COVID-19 restrictions, parents across the state are probably wondering if summer camps will be open this year. Further, […]
How to Keep Children Safe When They Play Sports
Sports play a crucial role in your children’s healthy growth, both physically and mentally. It also improves their teamwork skills, makes them more friendly, develops stronger muscles, and helps in maintaining a healthy weight. While we know they may not be able to go outside the house to engage in sports-related activities with their friends […]
March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month
Did you know that every 9 seconds, someone in the United States sustains a brain injury? Or that at least 5.3 million Americans, including many children, live with a traumatic brain injury-related disability? The statistics are staggering, especially considering the impact not only on the injured person, but on the injured person’s loved ones, health […]