Thursday, April 16, 2020

Tips to Stay Sane While Self Quarantined During COVID-19

Flavored E-Cigarettes Hiding in Plain Sight

Flavored E-Cigarettes Hiding in Plain Sight

Youth e-cigarette use has become an epidemic in our country. Adults play an important role in protecting youth from these harmful items.

You can help by educating yourself, dispelling myths among friends and family, and talking to your kids about the serious health risks associated with vaping and nicotine addiction.

Check out these great resources from our Friends at Tobacco Free Polk regarding vaping and our youth: 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Help is Available: Crisis Resources and Hotlines

You are NOT Alone - Help is Available
Crisis Resources and Hotlines

A message from National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health:

Friends and Colleagues,

We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic is placing additional stress on everyone, including parents, youth and children. To help anyone who experiences a crisis, we created a new resource page that lists free, national hotlines and helplines to address the areas of need listed below. 

• Mental Health Treatment and Support
• Crisis and Suicide Risk
• Substance Use
• Child Abuse or Neglect
• Domestic/Family Violence
• Access to Food
• Parenting

We hope you will find these resources helpful in your efforts to remain safe and healthy and to provide support to others.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Make Sure You're Counted! Fill Out the U.S. Census!

Friendly Reminder:
Complete Your U.S. Census 2020

What matters to you: Schools? Transportation? Hospitals? Data from the U.S. Census Bureau will help inform planning efforts for all these important community resources.

Make sure you're counted by filling out the U.S. Census 2020. An accurate count means that communities across the nation will receive the funding, services, and business support they deserve and need.

About 143 million households received an invitation in the mail to respond to the 2020 Census but it's even quicker and easier to fill out the Census online. The process is QUICK, EASY and SECURE!

To learn what to expect and fill out your 2020 Census, visit