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This Week in GeorgiaGov: Children

Improving the Health of Georgia's Youngest Learners

December 19, 2012

Childhood obesity in Georgia is reaching an epidemic level. As many schools are scaling back their participation in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, Georgia is providing incentives to schools to serve better food to students. 

Talking to Your Child About Traumatic Events

December 18, 2012

When children experience a traumatic event, see or hear media coverage of it or overhear people talking about it, they can feel anxious, worried, or confused. Some children react right away, while others may show signs later.

Celebrating Parents Teaching Children

November 14, 2012

Children model their parents, and that's largely the reason education study after study shows that parents are among the most effective teachers. Throughout Parent Engagement Month, the Georgia Department of Education encourages parents to get involved - to read with children, to take students to museums, to talk about history, science and the arts.

Child Bullying and Prevention

September 13, 2012

Bullying is a well-known act among children of all ages, and can happen at any grade with both genders. Learn how to recognize the signs of bullying and what you can do to help prevent it.

Applying for Child Care Assistance

August 13, 2012

To ensure that children around the state are well taken care of, the Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program offers low-income families subsidies to pay for quality child care. CAPS covers costs for children 12 and younger; it also assists parents with special needs children up to age 17.

More School Nurses On Hand for 2012 School Year

August 8, 2012

Starting this year, students will see more school nurses in their front office clinics. Under new legislation, public schools must now supply at least one nurse for every 750 elementary school students and one for every 1,500 middle and high school students.

Summer Safety for Kids

July 6, 2012

With temperatures hovering in triple digits, learn some tips to help you keep your children safe this summer.

Confronting Childhood Obesity

June 12, 2012

Fight childhood obesity with Georgia SHAPE from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Earning Junior Ranger and Gopher Badges

May 22, 2012

This summer, your child can head outdoors to earn their Junior Ranger and Gopher badges.

Signing Up for Text4Baby

March 19, 2012

Need advice on how to care for your new baby? Take advantage of Text4baby, a text-based service offered by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

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