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Sesame Street Child Development Resources Available Online

Sesame Street (dot) org has a number of developmental resources on multiple topics ranging from asthma and autism, to daily routines, dealing with divorce, traumatic experiences, and parental addiction. These resources can be helpful inside or outside of clinical settings to support children dealing with difficult circumstances. One can search

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 3, 2023

The Significance of Black History Month

This Month is Black History Month, which is officially recognized by the United States, Canada, the U.K., Ireland, and the Netherlands. Black History Month originated in the U.S., where it is also known as African-American History Month. The precursor to Black History Month was Black History Week which was first

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Shared by United Resource Connection February 1, 2023

New Social Security Gov Website

The Social Security Administration has redesigned their website to make access to online services more user-friendly. The new layout provides direct access to do things like: Check eligibility for benefits, Plan for retirement, Apply for benefits, Sign up for Medicare, Appeal a decision, and/or Check application or appeal status. They

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Shared by United Resource Connection January 27, 2023

Free Online Course for Mental Health of Teens

Yale Psychology Professor, Dr. Laurie Santos, is offering an online 6-week course designed to help teens make wiser choices and live a life that’s happier and more fulfilling. In this course, teens explore what the field of psychology teaches about how to be happier, how to feel less stressed, and

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Shared by United Resource Connection January 24, 2023

Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a day of service, to encourage all Americans to volunteer to take action toward the improvement of their community. In observance of the national holiday, schools, government agencies, businesses and banks are closed each year on the third Monday

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Shared by United Resource Connection January 16, 2023

We’re seeking Medicaid & SNAP recipients to serve as advisory board

United Resource Connection is seeking Medicaid and SNAP recipients for input and feedback about local support programs and services. One of the goals of United Resource Connection is to make access to support services more user-friendly. One of the ways we do this is by providing more than phone numbers

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Shared by United Resource Connection January 4, 2023

Physical Activity Guidelines & Resources for Disease Prevention

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion recently released the second edition of their Physical Activity_Guidelines (available as a pdf). The guidelines provide evidence-based guidance to help people maintain or improve their health through physical activity. They also have released a number of

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 27, 2022

For Children of Addiction, Support Resources During the Holidays

For children and young adults of families impacted by addiction, the holidays, substance misuse, and its related stresses may bring on a great deal of additional fear and isolation. Here are some resources and guidance that can be used to help them through the season. The National Association for Children

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Shared by United Resource Connection December 23, 2022

Peer Support Workshop for Grieving Children now available online

Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth and families who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives. Traditionally, Camp Erin partners with grief organizations to offer bereavement camps where youth learn to grieve and heal. In 2022, they expanded their reach by launching Camp

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 30, 2022

Federal Student Loan Repayment Pause Extended

Required Federal Student Loan repayments will be suspended while the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether the Federal Student Loan forgiveness program has proper authorization. Federal Student Loan repayments were previously paused in March 2020 to help people who were struggling financially due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Borrower balances have effectively

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 26, 2022