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Child Health Week: What is it?

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Published: October 16, 2018

Child Health Day, a national event proclaimed by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928, celebrates its 90th observance this year. Governor Haslam has set aside the week to focus on improving the health and well-being of our children across the state.


HOW CAN YOU BE AN ADVOCATE FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION?

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Published: September 7, 2018


Don’t Just Stand By

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Published: October 19, 2016

  • You hear one student call another by an ugly racial slur
  • You see several students trip and shove a student they think is gay
  • You receive a tweet that describes a female student’s body with sexually shaming language

What should you do?


What Respect Means to Me

By KAPPI
Published: September 3, 2015

A teen mom discusses what respect means to her and how she wants her son to view respect.


The Power of Positivity

By KAPPI
Published: June 17, 2015

Positive thinking is a powerful thing. 


How to Say “NO!”

By KAPPI
Published: May 1, 2015

When you’re in a relationship, sometimes you can feel like there is pressure to have sex. However, you have to remember that it’s OK to say “no!” 


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