July 2019

  • Parents of children who are out of the school for the summer can find a free breakfast and lunch program for their children near them by texting the word “food” to 877-877.
  • Protect your child from drowning by following this advice on water safety from KidsHealth.
  • The temperature inside a locked car can rise twenty degrees in ten minutes, endangering children left unattended inside. Follow these tips for keeping your child safe.
  • Katrina Schwartz writes about strategies teachers and schools can use to support children who have experienced trauma in her article for KQED Mind/Shift.
  • Parents and educators can now access information about the state content standards for each grade by using the California Standards Mobile Application on smart phones or tablets.
  • Keep your child’s mind active this summer with books. Read these tips for making reading fun from the Department of Education.
  • In an article for Edutopia, Amanda Armstrong shares how young children develop biases, and what educators can do to help children embrace diversity.
  • A high school in Colorado asked students to participate in a mental health survey that ended up saving lives. Click here to read more.

June 2019

  • June is National Safety Month. Find safety tips categorized by age group or type of risk on the Safe Kids Worldwide website.
  • Celebrate International Mud Day on June 29th. Click here to learn about Mud Day and discover ways to have fun playing with mud.
  • The University of Minnesota published a research-based article that talks about the health benefits of spending time in nature.
  • A new study shows that when a child attends preschool, the benefits last until the next generation. Read this report by Lillian Mongeau to learn more.
  • Pets bring a lot of joy to the family, but when they die it can be difficult to explain their death to children. Rebecca Parlakian shares these ideas for how to talk about a pet’s death.
  • You can receive weekly learning tips as text messages in English or Spanish. Visit the Start with a Book website to sign up.
  • Adults can encourage teenagers to read by following this advice from Reading is Fundamental.
  • A group of one thousand parents and adolescents participated in a survey about how they use their smart phones at night. They found that sixty eight percent of the adolescents keep their phones within reach while they sleep. Click here to read more.
  • Sesame Street in Communities has developed videos and resources for foster parents to help them support children in crisis cope with separation from birth parents, their placement in foster care, several moves, and possibly, reunions. Click here to visit their website.
  • Children who begin puberty at an early age need support from parents and teachers. KQED Mind/Shift offers these tips.
  • Learn about how the Sesame Street character Cookie Monster can teach us about self-control in this podcast from NPR.
  • The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia reports on a new study that reveals how mapping the development of brain circuits in newborns may lead to the early detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Mindfulness can be a useful tool for teachers and students who are managing challenging situations. Learn more by clicking here.
  • Learn about the importance of building relationships with children, and discover tips for sustaining those relationships between teachers and students in this article from Community Playthings.
  • The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has created a video that explains the five steps parents and caregivers can take to encourage children’s brain development.
  • The Committee for Children offers a free parenting app called Parachute that offers tips for how to handle parenting challenges.

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125th Anniversary

In 2016, CHS celebrated 125 years of building brighter tomorrows for children and families. Founded in 1891 as an adoption agency, CHS has continued to adapt to the changing needs of the community. Today, CHS is a thriving agency that strives to reach out to children and families at risk to provide a wide array of services to help them achieve self-sufficiency.

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