adolescents

December 23, 2014

Happy and Healthy 2015!

The end of 2014 is upon us with the holidays and many a-gathering to attend! I often find myself reflecting on the past year around this […]
October 16, 2014

Bullying and Prevention Awareness Month

By: Shelby Sauer, MSW Candidate & Shannon Hill, LMSW, CPS-M Bullying. Defined as unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power […]
October 7, 2014

Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

By: Patrice Barden, MSW Candidate & Shannon Hill, LMSW, CPS-M We may know what the color of certain ribbons symbolize (i.e. pink for breast cancer awareness), […]
September 9, 2014

Grandparents as Parents

You pictured these years as a time you could slow down a little knowing that you worked so hard making a home, raising a family. But […]
April 1, 2014

SADD Bullying Prevention Campaign

On March 27th, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) members at Ypsilanti Community Middle School (YCMS) offered an inspiring and educational movie lunch-in on the topic of […]
December 31, 2013

Blue Holidays? No Way!

The holidays are upon us!  Here comes a time of reunions, lots of delicious food, family and friends, laughter, and…that extra 10lbs, credit card debt, and […]
December 3, 2013

Winter is Coming!

As winter approaches, there are many things we can do to ensure that we all stay happy and healthy! Many people spend time outdoors in the […]
November 20, 2013

It’s Universal Children’s Day!

What is Universal Children’s Day? In 1954, Universal Children’s Day was established by UNICEF to celebrate children globally, promote child welfare, and encourage international togetherness. Universal […]
October 31, 2013

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

The sidewalks and streets will soon be filled with ghosts, ghouls, and goblins! Halloween brings out the kid in all of us. Before you head out […]
October 22, 2013

Red Ribbon Week 2013

The 2013 Red Ribbon Week Campaign, organized at Ypsilanti Community Middle School by the RAHS Health Center’s Prevention Program and Project SUCCESS students and Students Against […]
October 8, 2013

Health Literacy Awareness Month: What is the relationship between reading and health?

What is Health Literacy? The National Patient Safety Foundation defines Health Literacy as the ability to read, understand and act on health information. It is a […]
October 1, 2013

Community Programs & Services – 2013 Accomplishments

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” Booker […]
March 3, 2015

The Whole Tooth

Did you know that February was Children’s Dental Health Month? I’m a big lover of puns, and this “whole tooth” is a good one! Let’s drill […]
March 24, 2015

Typical or Troubled

Do you ever wonder whether your teen’s emotions or behavior are just normal teen behavior or are indicative of something more concerning? The American Psychiatric Foundation […]
March 31, 2015

Immunizations and Preventive Care

Recently there has been a lot of media coverage about immunizations and the prevention of measles. The UMHS Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools follows the American Academy […]
April 7, 2015

Confidential Healthcare: What Services Do Teens Have the Right to Receive without a Parent’s Permission?

Teens and young adults need specialized medical care and a provider with whom they can discuss anything, from normal body growth and development, illness, preventive care, […]