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By Linda Rogers published May 12th 2014.

Child abuse is a touchy subject but extremely important to be aware of. Here are 10 helpful pointers to make sure you are aware child abuse in your community as well as in your own home.

Categories: Abuse
By Jonathan Baylin, Ph.D. and Daniel Hughes, Ph.D. published June 4th 2013.

Children who experience early trauma learn to survive by not trusting their caregivers or the world around them. They become naturally defensive and face the daunting task of learning to trust once they are in the care of trustworthy parents. Caregivers face the huge challenge of keeping their minds and hearts open despite repeated experiences of what feels like rejection from a mistrustful child.

Categories: Miscellaneous
By David Needham published June 28th 2012.

Kinship Care Resources for Spokane County area relative care providers - http://www.fpas.org/files/Caregiver Resource Fact Sheet.pdf

Categories: Relative Care Givers
By Spokane Regional Health published July 28th 2009.

While children are at school many families will have contact with head lice. The information here will help you treat and control head lice.

Categories: Health & Medical
By DCFS published July 1st 2009.

What a foster parent can expect from a new placement within the first 30 days.

Categories: Miscellaneous
By Frances Chalmers MD published July 1st 2009.

Asthma is a very common chronic illness in children. Fortunately many children with asthma will outgrow their illness and their need for medication. Until they do, and for the few who have more serious asthma, it is important to understand care instructions. All children with asthma should be able to participate fully in all activities of childhood and adolescence.

Categories: Health & Medical
By American Academy of Family Physicians published June 26th 2009.

Taking good care of your child's teeth is important because even "baby" teeth help your child chew food and speak clearly. Baby teeth also hold space so permanent teeth can grow in straight. If you start your child off with good dental habits, your child will find it easier to keep those good habits forever.

Categories: Health & Medical
By Department of Social & Health Services published June 17th 2009.

Caring for children is one of the most important jobs of every community. Relatives play an essential role in helping to meet the needs of children who are unable to live with their parents.

Categories: Relative Care Givers
By Nicole M. Hewitt, MSW published June 9th 2009.

Hair and skin care for various ethnic groups vary and it is important to be educated in the proper ways of health. This article will assist in the proper hair and skin care for african american and biracial children.

Categories: Health & Medical
By Department of Social & Health Services published June 9th 2009.

Most guardianships allow a guardian to make decisions regarding social and extracurricular activities and may allow the guardian to sign as a parent.Please consult your guardianship court order with questions.

Categories: Law & Legislation
By American Red Cross published June 6th 2009.

A “pandemic” is a disease that spreads all over the world and affects a large number of people. If you are caring for a loved one during a pandemic, it’s important to take steps to protect yourself and others. Always follow the most current advice of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and your local health department.

Categories: Health & Medical