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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution 08/26/13

This guide describes the knowledge and core competencies necessary for potential overdose responders trained as part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health opioid overdose prevention pilot program to respond to an opioid overdose event. Potential overdose responders are other opioid users, parents, relatives, and friends of opioid users; first responders such as police and fire departments; and staff of agencies that serve high-risk individuals. The guide provides information on...

Caregiver Briefcase 02/02/12

This online tool, for psychologists and other health professionals, provides tools and resources to address the many challenges of improving the lives of contemporary family caregivers. The user-friendly briefcase contains a wide range of information, including common caregiving problems, assessment tools, and how to advocate for family caregivers.

The briefcase is divided into the following sections:

  • Caregiving facts
  • Practice
  • Research
  • Education...
Caregivers Count Too!: A Toolkit to Help Practitioners Assess the Needs of Family Caregivers 02/01/12

This toolkit is a step-by-step resource filled with practical information and resources to assess caregiver needs in service delivery settings. It designed for program administrators and practitioners to serve two purposes: (1) sharpen their awareness of caregivers as an at-risk population, whose own needs should be determined by an assessment; and (2) add to their knowledge and skills, helping to equip them for developing and implementing an appropriate caregiver assessment process in their...

Period of PURPLE Crying®: A New Way To Understand Your Baby's Crying 08/16/11

The Period of PURPLE Crying ® is the phrase used to describe the point when babies cry more than any other time in their life. This Web site was developed by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) to educate parents about the normalcy of infant crying and the dangers of shaking an infant.

The Web site contains an online handbook and includes information and articles for parents on the following topics:

  • Crying
  • Sleeping
  • ...
Aquí Para Ti/Here for You: Teen Parenting Toolkit 04/28/10

Aquí Para Ti/Here for You is a multidisciplinary, bicultural/bilingual youth program for Latino youths and their families. The program helps teens and families understand the language, needs, and culture of adolescents to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for them. The Teen Parenting Toolkit provides parents relevant information and tips on how to relate to teens and guide them to adulthood.

Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers and Health Care Professionals Working Together 01/21/10

Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers and Health Care Professionals Working Together is a campaign that provides information and advice to help family caregivers and health care providers plan safe and smooth transitions for patients when patients move from one care setting to another. Resources are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Topics covered include:

  • For family caregivers
    • Guides for all caregivers
    • Hospital stay and discharge planning...
Forming a Community-Based Network: A Handbook 08/01/08

This handbook provides information on forming a community-based network for community members who wish to become involved in maintaining their elderly neighbors in their homes. It is also for public health and social service agencies, area agencies on aging, and others who recognize the value of community caring and the potential for neighbors to augment the services that they, as agencies, provide. By receiving in-home social support and health care, elders are able to stay in their homes...

Time to Talk Campaign 04/16/08

This campaign, launched by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), encourages patients and providers to discuss the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

This Web site includes the following:

  • For patients:
    • Tips to talk to your health care provider
    • Patient packet
      • Backgrounder: The backgrounder provides information about the importance of health care providers and their patients talking...
Transforming Care at the Bedside How-to Guide: Creating an Ideal Transition Home for Patients with Heart Failure 03/19/08

Transforming Care at the Bedside is a national program designed to improve the quality and safety of patient care on medical and surgical units, to increase the vitality and retention of nurses, and to improve the effectiveness of the entire care team.

This how-to guide includes the following information:

  • Four key components of an ideal transition home and individual changes that can be tested
  • A practical step-by-step sequence of activities to assist staff in...
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Community Members Can Do 03/19/08

This booklet describes what teachers, clergy, and other adults in the community can do to help children who experience trauma due to violence or disaster.

This booklet provides the following information:

  • Coping with trauma after violence and disasters
  • What is trauma?
  • Helping young trauma survivors
  • How community members can help
  • Help for all people in the first days and weeks
  • How children react to trauma
    • Children...

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