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Tips for Talking to Children in Trauma: Interventions at Home for Preschoolers to Adolescents 12/17/07

This tool suggests activities to help children, following exposure to a disaster or traumatic event, share recovery feelings and experiences at home.

This tool presents at-home interventions for parents to engage in with their children. Interventions are provided for children in the following age groups:

  • Preschoolers
  • Elementary age children
  • Preadolescents and adolescents
What Are the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack? 12/17/07

This tool can help consumers identify the symptoms of a heart attack.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Warning signs of a heart attack
  • Getting help quickly
  • Planning ahead
A Guide to Choosing and Adapting Culturally and Linguistically Competent Health Promotion Materials 12/17/07

Many communities and organizations lack the resources to create new health promotion materials that address the cultural and linguistic needs of their local populations. This 12-page guide aims to assist these groups in making appropriate choices among existing materials and provides recommendations for adapting such materials for use in health promotion efforts.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Values and guiding principles for assuring cultural and linguistic...
Start Talking Before They Start Drinking: A Family Guide 12/17/07

This guide provides facts and practical advice for parents on how to talk with their children about underage drinking. The guide supports the Start Talking Before They Start Drinking Campaign to combat underage drinking and to educate parents, youth, and others on the issue of alcohol abuse.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • What you need to know
    • Underage drinking
    • Alcohol and judgment
    • Risks
    • Family influence
  • What you...
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Post Traumatic Stress Acute Stress Reaction (ASR) Module - Pocket Guide 12/17/07

This pocket guide is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Post Traumatic Stress, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. It focuses on the evaluation and triage of post-traumatic acute stress reaction (ASR).

This pocket guide addresses the following topics:

  • Initial evaluation and triage (algorithm)
  • ASR assessment
  • ASR immediate needs
  • ASR acute interventions...
Understanding Spinal Muscular Atrophy 12/17/07

This booklet is intended to serve as a source of information and support for children and adults with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

The booklet includes the following information:

  • What is SMA?
  • What causes SMA?
  • Diagnosing SMA
  • Prognosis…what does it mean? What are we to expect?
  • I am a carrier of the SMA gene…what can I do?
  • How Families of SMA can help
Screening for Prostate Cancer, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 12/17/07

This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for prostate cancer.

Topics addressed include:

  • Does the USPSTF recommend prostate cancer screening?
  • How effective is prostate cancer screening?
  • What are the potential harms of prostate cancer screening?
  • How effective is prostate cancer treatment?
  • What are the potential harms of prostate cancer treatment?
  • What should...
Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child's Audiologist 12/17/07

This wallet card explains what an audiologist is and lists questions that parents/guardians may want to ask their child’s audiologist. It provides space for information about the audiologist and test to be performed and lists questions, which are organized in the following topic areas:

  • Questions about my/our child’s hearing loss
  • Questions about hearing aids and cochlear implants
  • Questions about communication options and education
  • Questions about support...
Uninformed Consent: What Can Happen When a Patient Does Not Understand the Information You Have Provided? 12/17/07

This video addresses the controversy about whether or not a signature on a consent form accurately represents a patient’s understanding.

This 5-minute video addresses various aspects of the issue of informed consent, such as:

  • Informed consent versus uninformed consent
  • Case example: Uninformed consent
  • Uninformed consent: Legal considerations
  • Universal safe communication practices
  • Techniques to help patients understand consent
    • ...
MyPyramid for Kids Classroom Materials 12/17/07

This tool provides educators with materials to help elementary school children learn the MyPyramid food guidance system. Lesson plans for teachers are available in three levels: Level 1 (grades 1-2), Level 2 (grades 3-4), and Level 3 (grades 5-6).

The following classroom materials are available for downloading in PDF format:

  • Level 1 lessons
    • Introduction
    • Lesson 1: Exploring MyPyramid for Kids
    • Lesson 2: Eat smart with MyPyramid for Kids
    • ...

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