Featured Doctor: Theodore E. Weltzin, MD, FAED, Medical Director, Eating Disorder Services Dr. Weltzin discusses the role friends and families have to play for the patients in treatment at Rogers Memorial Hospital. The Residential Eating Disorder Center at Rogers treats patients with eating disorders offering specialized programs for teens, college students, and young adults, males with anorexia, bulimia and also co-occurring anxiety issues. Visit our website www.rogershospital.org
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Via of the Lehigh Valley is a non-profit human service agency that provides services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Via helps individuals and families from birth through retirement focusing in Childrens Services, Employment and Community Connections. Via works with children up to age three in their homes and daycares to address disabilities and delays. Via trains daycare and early learning centers so children with disabilities can learn and grow alongside their peers. Via helps adults find jobs in the community and provides coaching and training. Via helps individuals volunteer in the community, participate in leisure activities, and find or purchase affordable, accessible housing. And Via helps young adults transition from high school to the work force and community involvement. Via provides leadership, support, opportunities and resources for people with disabilities so that they may be independent, productive and enjoy full lives within the community. Via understands that personal satisfaction and dignity is achieved through individual success and independence, and is committed to helping people live full and productive lives. Via envisions a time when all people will have equal access to appropriate developmental and educational services, have friends who care and relationships that are rich and meaningful, a rewarding career of their choice, and a satisfying retirement.
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Rebuild the City Inc.: a Champion for the Least of Us Rebuild the City Inc. is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization that provides social services and inner city discipleship programs designed to meet physical, spiritual, and long-term needs. Located in the heart of poverty, hopelessness, and violence, Rebuild the City Inc. is surrounded by gang members who actively recruit our young children and young adults into lives of violence and drugs. Poverty and addictions sends many to live on the streets. Each night in Atlanta, over 7000 people sleep on the sidewalks. Today in Atlanta, one of six families is living below the poverty line. The average family income for the poor has declined 48% since 1967. These individuals are in desperate need of housing, food, and clothing. Community resources are stretched to the breaking point, and most shelters have six-month waiting lists. Cities around the country and across the world mirror the situation in Atlanta. The world will soon have more than 300 cities with populations over one million. Cities will continue to see an increase in crime, drugs, and poverty. The problems of the inner city will increasingly affect all Americans. The task of discipleship and transforming Atlanta’s inner city is too large for the typical church. It is an imperative that dynamic, life-changing outreaches spring up in the inner city. These outreaches must understand the unique needs of those who live in their cities. Only through radical …
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SOAR; Seeking Opportunities Accessing Resources, is an innovative transitional day program for young adults 18 years of age or older with a developmental disability who are interested in increasing their independence while learning new skills.
Contribute Now! tinyurl.com Mimi and Saving Our Daughters unite to stop hate crimes against women with “I am Here… to Yell Confidence” fundraising drive. Take immediate action with Mimi to stop hate crimes against women with your donation today. I AM HERE… To help a young mother learn to love herself first I AM HERE… To help take the power away from date abuse…. I AM HERE… To help take the power away from violence against women… I AM HERE … To help take the power away from all esteem slayers! I AM HERE… To YELL Confidence! YELL Confidence with us by supporting Saving Our Daughters’ programs that help teens lead their lives with purpose and confidence. YELL Confidence (Youth Empowered Learning & Leadership), one of Saving Our Daughters’ core initiatives, sparks community engagement, public awareness, and the dedication to empower teens. It supports SOD’s mission by working directly with focused groups of youth and young adults to engage them in creative learning and leadership experiences. The YELL Confidence groups are then charged with using the powerful messages they’ve learned and sharing their unique experiences to help millions of peers take power away from esteem slayers, grow a vigorous sense of self worth, and lead fiercely confident lives. This “I AM HERE” campaign with K. Michelle specifically funds SOD’s work with late teens and younger adults. Through critical learning tools and very eager adult allies (like songstress K.Michelle and …
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by LINDSEY MAYFIELD LawrenceLGBT.wordpress.com When KU sophomore Patrick Blanchard first told his family he was gay, things went over well. Within a few days, however, the 18-year-old’s father told him to leave home. “Yeah, argued for a while and then he ended up kicking me out of the house that night, so he gave me like 30 minutes to grab all of my stuff and move out,” Blanchard said. For the next year, Blanchard had no contact with his family and was forced to become entirely self-sufficient. “It was really difficult, especially with the transition from high school, about to go to college,” Blanchard said. “Like going through New Student Orientation by myself, when other students had their parents and things like that with them was just really weird.” Blanchard said he believed his father responded negatively to his coming out because he was afraid of what kind of life this would mean for his son. “I think he was scared a lot,” Blanchard said. “He kept saying stuff like that like he was worried that I was making the decision too early and he was worried that I’d be faced with trouble and be discriminated against because of it.” Unfortunately, Blanchard’s story is not unusual. The Ali Forney Center for LGBT youth reports that as many as 25 percent of gay and lesbian teens who come out to their families are rejected or discriminated against. Although KU offers LGBT resources such as Queers & Allies, not every high schooler has these opportunities. Sophomore Bill Wilson …
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PUSH targets individuals who are bearing insurmountable pain, torment, shame and hopelessness alone. Teens facing sexual and/or gender identity issues often do not know there is help or hope for them. Some believe suicide is their only escape and it is a growing problem among teens and young adults. Suicide is also an urgent issue for civic and spiritual leaders whose human failings are made public or experiencing unexplained personal pressure. We support making a new start scarce. PUSH is dedicated to bringing awareness of the challenges that face these at risk-groups and to bring hope and healing to their lives through: (1) A Youth-At-Risk center and crisis line (2) Healing rooms to restore broken civic and spiritual leaders to wholeness (3) A 24-hour Prayer Center as a safe haven and spiritual resource center for individuals, families and communities.
Career Information Video:Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors Source: lwd.state.nj.us
Several hundred high school juniors & seniors, college students and young adults who are currently out of school, along with teachers, guidance counselors, youth program staff and parents. Why: Young people have limited access to the resources that can help them explore the wide range of ways to meet their goals and make informed decisions about their future plans….go to Damnyc.blogspot.com for more info and air dates of this show.
Over 600 Staten Islanders joined with Borough President James P. Molinaro as he held an Autism Resource Fair to present vital information to parents and caregivers of autistic children and young adults. Service providers were on hand to provide families with information and assistance, and seminars were held detailing important advancements in technology that can assist people on the autism spectrum. Updated autism resource guides are still available from the Borough President’s Office, and can be obtained by calling 718-816-2133.
SpEd is a cable program that provides information and resources to parents who have children with disabilities. Host Sonya Dunn interveiws Burt Braverman, President of KEEN, Greater DC. KEEN is an international, nonprofit volunteer-led organization that provides one-to-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities at no cost to their families and caregivers.
Host Sonya Dunn interveiws a father of a child with special needs. Sowande Tichawonna gives a father’s perspective on raising a child with a disability. SpEd is a cable program that provides information and resources to parents who have children with disabilities.
Grace Lin’s first book, “The Ugly Vegetables,” was published in 1999 and received numerous awards. She followed that success with the publication of more than 20 books, including “Dim Sum For Everyone!,” and “Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same”. Grace’s novels for middle-schoolers, “The Year of the Dog” and “The Year of the Rat” have received many awards. Her most recent young adult novel, “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon,” is a re-imagining of a traditional Chinese fairy combined with her personal story of grieving for her late husband. Most of Grace’s books are about the Asian-American experience, and she believes, “Books erase bias, they make the uncommon everyday, and the mundane exotic. A book makes all cultures universal.”
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MT grew up in a small town surrounded by apple orchards and woods, where he loved exploring the forest and creating an elaborate fantasy world from the things he’d find there. His love of fantasy became a love of literature and he began writing plays and stories, then great Young Adults novels like Feed, Thirsty, and Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware; as well as historical fiction like The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing.
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