ADHS Announces New “Must Stop Bullying” Comic Contest for Arizona Youth

By | April 2nd, 2019|Prevention|

Bullying has emerged as an important public health issue prompting the need for effective prevention measures and interventions in schools and community settings. Significant long-term implications for victims of bullying include mental trauma, decreased school performance, and in extreme cases, suicidal ideation. Children with special health care needs may be at increased risk of being [...]

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We Must Stop Bullying

By | October 15th, 2018|Prevention|

Thousands of Arizona kids will get bullied this month, and only 20-30 percent of those kids will report what happened to an adult.  At the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), we are working to help kids stop bullying and share concerns with teachers and parents. This week, our Must Stop Bullying campaign is releasing [...]

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To Spank or Not to Spank?

By | December 4th, 2013|Prevention|

Finding effective ways to guide kids can be a struggle- especially since each child responds so differently.  From “time outs” to “spanking”, parents hope that discipline works to modify behavior.  But what about the long-term impact of discipline like spanking?  Is it effective in the long-run?  A recent study completed and published in the journal [...]

Back to School!

By | August 2nd, 2013|Behavioral Health, General, Preparedness, Prevention|

Not so long ago (actually a long time ago) when I was a student I was bummed when it was back to school time.  Now as a parent…  I can’t wait.  This year we thought we’d pull together a hub website for parents and grandparents to find resources and information with helpful hints about the [...]

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