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Recent Shows

403. Time Out

Richard Lange, Ph.D., MSW, LPC, Center for Family Services, Camden, New Jersey

Time Out is NOT to be used for punishment – seek natural and logical consequences for most situations.

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Resources

www.activeparenting.com
www.loveandlogic.org
Teaching Self-Control: 24 to 36 Months

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402. Teen Driving II

Phil Berardelli, journalist, author, Safe Young Drivers: A Guide for Parents and Teens

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Resources

www.safeyoungdrivers.com
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 703-247-1500
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1-888-DASH-2-DOT
Students Against Destructive Decisions

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401. What Kids Need in a National Medical Emergency

Dr. Lisa G. Kaplowitz, Health Director, Alexandria, Virginia Health Department  

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Resources

Center for Disease Control – Also is linked to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Web site
Has excellent information for preparing children for emergencies
ready.gov/kids
babyzone.com – articles to prepare children for emergency
Red Cross

Many states have great sites as well:
Virginia Department of Health
Local Poison Control Centers
Telephone 211 Services – many are social service links
            (don’t use 911 for non-real emergency  situations)


400. Premature Babies (Part II)

Dr. Siva Subramanian, Chief, Division of Neonatology, Georgetown University Hospital

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Resources

March of Dimes for Babies
March of Dimes
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development  (NICHD)
American Academy of Pediatrics
Nemours Foundation

Early Arrival: Finding the Magic of Everyday Moments With Your Baby in the NICU (booklet)
English, Spanish

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399. Premature Babies (Part I)

Dr. Siva Subramanian, Chief, Division of Neonatology, Georgetown University Hospital

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Resources

March of Dimes for Babies
March of Dimes
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development  (NICHD)
American Academy of Pediatrics
Nemours Foundation
Early Arrival: Finding the Magic of Everyday Moments With Your Baby in the NICU (booklet)
English, Spanish

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398. Schoolyard Habitats

Mary McLean, Outdoor Learning Coordinator, Tuckahoe Elementary School

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Resources

Budburst.com
Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Educators
virginianaturally.com

  • Research resources of the Department of Environmental Services (or similar) for your state or region.
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  • Also – check out your local land grant extension agents.
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  • Local parks department – find out if any “wild space” is maintained in your region.
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  • Local arts community, botanic garden and nature centers, universities, and reenactments of state history

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397. Teens and Alcohol (II)

“George,” Alcoholics Anonymous

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Resources

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS can be found in all telephone directories.
ALA Teen/ALANON
“Message to Teenagers: How to Tell When Drinking is Becoming a Problem”
“Young People and A.A.”


396. Keeping Kids Healthy in Schools

Julia Lear, Ph.D.Director, Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, Department of Prevention and Community Health, George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services

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Resources

healthinschools.org
kidshealth.org – Physical and mental health issues
sports4kids.org
American Academy of Pediatrics


395. Summer Camp and Emotional Intelligence

Greg Cronin,  Certified  Camp Director, President of GC Training Solutions

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Resources

Emotional Intelligence: Five Years Later, by Daniel Goleman
Welcoming Spirit Into Our Schools, by Gary Tubbs
Leadership in the Millennium, by David Dunning
GC Training Solutions
The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations – Founded in 1996 to aid the advancement of research and practice related to emotional intelligence in organizations
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, an Emotional Learning– CASEL’s mission is to establish social and emotional learning as an essential part of education from preschool through high school.
Emotional Intelligence in Schools
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394. Head Start

Ben Allen, Ph.D., Research and Evaluation Director for the National Head Start Association

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Resources

National Head Start Association
Save Head Start.org – support for Head Start can be offered on this site
Office of Head Start, US Dept of Health and Human Services