Thursday, 06 March 2014 12:31
The mission of the Hance Family Foundation’s Beautiful Me program is to extend the lessons which the Hance sisters, Emma, Alyson, and Katie, taught through their examples—that being comfortable with who you are makes you a better sister, daughter, and friend.
This project is designed to teach girls of all ages how to think positively and with assurance about their bodies, their skills, and their relationships with others. A curriculum based program administered in three hour-long sessions by a qualified teacher or social worker designed around three core content areas: Emma’s Example, Alyson’s Art, and Katie’s Kindness.
The instructors guide the conversations to also include important friendship-building skills and key concepts necessary for building and protecting the girls’ individual gifts.
If your daughter is interested in this program and is a student at Sewanhaka High School, contact Social Studies teacher Diane Ventura 516-488-9632 for information.
— Sewanhaka High School
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
Long Island communities are waging a war against prescription drug abuse and a rampant heroin epidemic. The county launched a free public training program in 2012 to teach ordinary citizens the signs of an overdose and how to reverse its effects using a drug called Narcan.
Garden City High School hosted one of these training events on Oct. 9 as a packed auditorium of parents and community members gathered to learn the skills needed to potentially save a life. Floral Park will host the event in December.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.
Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.