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Tap into Teaching Substance Abuse Prevention to Preschoolers with “HALO”

Posted January 15, 2014, in Announcements — No responses so far.

Pictured are Morgan and Jaida attending a HALO class at the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition. Morgan is wearing the “HALO Anatomy Apron” and her cousin, Jaida is listening to her heartbeat as they learn how to keep their organs healthy. Imagine a prevention teacher announcing “HALO Time” and preschool children eagerly gathering to sing [...]

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Never Too Early for Substance Abuse Prevention

Posted October 22, 2013, in Announcements — No responses so far.

According to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, early childhood experiences affect the quality of brain architecture and establish either a sturdy or fragile foundation for all of a child’s learning, health and behavior that follows. Additionally, the basic principles of neuroscience indicate that early preventive intervention will be more efficient and [...]

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Get Physically Fit This Summer

Posted May 30, 2013, in Announcements — No responses so far.

Finally the sun is shining and the temperature is warm. Everyone is headed to the great outdoors to enjoy nature and exercise. Studies show that young children need 60 to 90 minutes of accumulated physical activity each day and yet they average only 30 minutes! To help improve their physical activity, set up summer fitness [...]

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Make Holiday Kitchen Memories with Little Ones

Posted December 11, 2012, in Announcements — No responses so far.

During the holidays, families come together to visit, eat, give gifts and share their heritage. Little ones get excited about receiving gifts, playing with toys and visiting relatives. While preparing holiday goodies, to help reduce stress and create some fun, remember to include the little ones. Turn on some holiday music, invite the children into [...]

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Children’s Lives Improve Through Learning HALO

Posted February 23, 2012, in Announcements — No responses so far.

When the Wheeler Clinic received the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Project Launch Grant, they ordered English and Spanish HALO Kits in June 2011. Their plan is to teach HALO – our preschool health education and prevention curriculum for children ages 3-6 – to over 1100 children in New Britain Connecticut, helping [...]

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