The bullying statistics are staggering, with more than 80% of high school
students in the U.S. reporting that they witness bullying at least once
a week. Statistics also show that more than 1 in 4 children a year (13
million) experience some form of bullying (as the bully, bullied or
Parents, unfortunately, are often not properly prepared to deal with the
complexities of bullying today. Bullying is a concern for parents, but
not something they proactively discuss with their children until it
directly impacts their child. However, research shows that when parents
talk to their kids about bullying, their children are more likely to
take action to stop bullying.
Kids witness bullying every day. They want to help, but they don’t know how. There are safe, simple ways your child can help stop bullying. Teach your kids the 5 bystander tips: 1. Tell a trusted adult, like a family member, teacher or coach. 2. Help the person being bullied get away from the situation. 3. Be a friend to the person being bullied. 4. Set a good example. Do not bully others. 5. Don’t give bullying an audience. Visit StopBullying.gov to learn more safe, simple ways your child can be more than a bystander.
CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and through support of patients and their families.CURE Childhood Cancer believes that childhood cancer can be cured in our lifetime. Cancer kills more children than any other disease. Until there's a solution for every childhood disease, CURE will be there.
To learn more about CURE and it's work throughout the county visit their website.
The Summer vacation is over and the next few weeks children
all over the listening area will be headed back to school and with the increase
of traffic plus more children walking and biking to school it’s important to
keep these safety tips in mind:
Never pass a school bus
on the right. Most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related
crashes are pedestrians who are hit by motorists passing illegally.
Children are the most
unpredictable pedestrians so take extra care to look out for children not
only in school zones but also in residential areas, playgrounds and parks.
Watch for bicycle riders
– they have the same rights and responsibilities as other roadway users
but are more difficult to see. Check your mirrors often and be alert
To learn more about driver safety, especially during the beginning of
school, please go to the National Safety Council web site.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.(May 1, 2014) – It is
estimated that one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer
in the course of their lifetime, and one person dies from melanoma –
the deadliest form of skin cancer – every hour.
American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) is encouraging the public to
learn how to SPOT Skin Cancer™. The campaign aims to save lives by
emphasizing the importance of early detection.
“When caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable,” said
board-certified dermatologist, Brett M. Coldiron, MD, FAAD, president of
the Academy. “Despite this, many people don’t know how to be their own
detective when it comes to skin cancer, including what to look for on
their skin or when they should see a dermatologist.”
To increase people’s chances of spotting skin cancer early,
the Academy recommends everyone learn the ABCDE rule, which outlines
the warning signs of melanoma:
A – is for Asymmetry: One half of the mole does not match the other half.
B – is for Border irregularity: The edges are ragged, notched or blurred.
C – is for Color that varies from one area to another.
D – is for Diameter: While melanomas are usually greater than 6mm (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, they can be smaller.
E – is for Evolving: A mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.
“Although skin cancer is more common among people with
light or fair skin, everyone is at risk of getting this life-threatening
disease,” said Dr. Coldiron. “SPOT Skin Cancer™ encourages people to
invest in their health and spot skin cancer early, when it is most
treatable. If you see anything on your skin that is changing, itching or
bleeding, you should make an appointment to see a board-certified
To further learn how to spot skin cancer, visit the Academy’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ website – www.SpotSkinCancer.org – for valuable information and resources on skin cancer prevention and detection, including:
A How to Select a Sunscreeninfographic with tips for choosing a sunscreen that reduces your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging
SPOT Skin Cancer™ is the Academy’s campaign to create a
world without skin cancer through public awareness, community outreach
programs and services, and advocacy that promote the prevention,
detection and care of skin cancer.
You can help raise awareness of melanoma and other
types of skin cancer by using the hashtag #SPOTskincancer when sharing
Academy resources on social media and encouraging friends and family
members to take advantage of the Academy’s free skin cancer screenings
in their area. Individuals who have been affected by skin cancer can
share their personal stories on SpotSkinCancer.org
and provide support and inspiration for others fighting skin cancer, as
well as communicate the importance of prevention and early detection.
Noted speaker, author and Christian humanitarian Josh
McDowell has impacted the lives of millions of people for Jesus Christ
worldwide. In all of his travels and all of the wisdom gained from more than 50
years of outreach, Josh sounds the alarm to the Church of Jesus Christ today
with one central message:“We must learn a way to disciple children!”
In the face of an epidemic of online pornography, marital
infidelity and an escalation in divorce, Josh offers hope to reverse this
slippery slope. Join Josh for an evening that will grab your heart. Josh cries
out, “If we wait until our children are 13, 14, 15 years old, it’s too late.”
But he offers what he calls “the first ray of hope I have seen in the last 15
years as these morality “storms” have taken place.”
Don’t miss noted speaker and author Josh McDowell during Save Our Children—Save Our World. It
will change your life and the life of your church.
Mental and substance use disorders affect all Americans. By speaking up about issues and reaching out to those who need help, you can help encourage public awareness and inspire others. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental and/or substance use disorder call 800-662-HELP or visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for more information or treatment referral. You can help yourself or someone you love take the first step toward recovery.
Spread the message that Prevention Works, Treatment is Effective, and People Recover.
Dennis Dodge is a native Vermonter. After receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from the University of Vermont he went on to earn his Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. He was ordained with the Christian and Missionary Alliance and for the next 18 years he pastored churches in Vermont, New York and Pennsylvania. In 1990 the Lord moved Dennis and his family to Toccoa Falls College where he spent the next 11 years serving in business and finance and personally counseling students. Prior to his retirement from full time service several months ago Rev. Dodge got his Clinical Pastoral certification at Gwinnet Medical Center and ministered for 11 years as a Hospice Chaplain providing spiritual support for patients and families from varied cultures and backgrounds across Northeast Georgia.
Throughout all his ministries Chaplain Dodge’s special anointing has been for personally praying for people, one-on-one, wherever there was a specific need. Whether it was at the altar with a broken sinner, in the finance office with a struggling student, in the Middle East with a weary missionary, in a prison cell with a forgotten inmate, in a nursing home with a faithful saint, in a trauma unit with a shattered family or on the street with a troubled stranger Chaplain Dodge has devoted his life to standing on the promise of James 5:16 “The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” (NASB)
Dennis and his wife Sara have been married for 45
years and reside in Toccoa, Georgia. They have 3 children and 10
can submit your prayer requests to Pastor Dennis by clicking on the Prayer
Works logo above or by emailing him directly: email@example.com