Tobacco smoke contains a deadly mix of more than 7,000 chemicals, according to the Centers of Disease Control and prevention. We've been taught for generations that smoking is bad for our health, but second-hand smoke can be deadly too. It's linked to stroke, lung cancer and coronary heart disease in adults. Children who are exposed to second hand smoke are at increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome and other serious health conditions too. Read more at the CDC website.
TV Tip Overs
Despite our increased access to safety information over the past decade, most parents aren't aware of the dangers of furniture tipping over to injure a child. In fact, there has been a 31% increase in TV tip-over related injuries during that 10-year time frame. Safe Kids Worldwide aims to change that.
Check out their report on the dangers of TV tip-overs.
Happy Families Through Healthy Eating is
rescheduled for March 5!
Watch for more information to come!
Adverse Childhood Experiences
and Brain Development
All childhood experiences affect the developing brain. How?
Click here to watch a 4 minute video, How Brains are Built: Core Story of Brain Development, produced by the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative and the Harvard Center on the Developing Child.
Chester County's ACEs Coalition's mission is to increase our county’s awareness and knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and to build resiliency and foster hope in order to offset the cycle of trauma. Check out their website with this link.
Chester County Drug and Alcohol Services and their partners believe in strengthening the community through helping every person live healthy, fulfilled life. One aspect of this is supporting recovery.
The Women With Children Wellness Seminar taking place on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM at the Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center Union Deposit in Harrisburg. This year’s keynote speaker is Kim Jones, BA, Intake Specialist from Gaudenzia who will be presenting Fresh Start The Road to Self-Discovery. The intended audience for this conference is women in treatment or women who have recently completed treatment. Transportation to the conference is provided. For more information or to register, click here (password Chester County).
SINGLE MOTHERS CONFERENCE
The 7th Annual Single Mothers’ Conference is set for Saturday, April 27 at West Chester Henderson High School. The free, day-long event gathers resources from more than 70 local vendors dedicated to various aspects of the lives of single mothers, including self-care. Lunch and free childcare is provided. Find out more at the