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Monday, May 30, 2011

Loved One in Treatment? Now What!

By Lisa Frederiksen

There is a great deal of 21st century brain and addiction-related research now possible thanks to advances in brain imaging technologies. These findings are exploding long-held beliefs about addiction and addiction treatment and the impacts of a loved one’s substance misuse on family members and friends.  

Loved One In Treatment? Now What! simplifies this research and answers questions, such as:

- What causes addiction? Why do some people become alcoholics or drug addicts and others do not?
- What is “effective” treatment? Is there a difference between treatment and recovery?
- Who among family members and friends can help a loved one get treatment? Or can they?
- What does coping with a loved one’s addiction do to family members and friends, and what is available to help them?

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sun Life Financial Seeking Grant Applications from South Florida

Sun Life Financial Seeking Grant Applications from South Florida Non-profit Organizations for Sun Life Rising Star Awards

Sun Life Financial invites organizations to apply for $220,000 in grants and scholarships that provide educational opportunities and promote financial stability in under-served youth

Wellesley, MA (May 24, 2011) – Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF, TSX: SLF) and the Miami Dolphins announced today they are seeking Sun Life Rising Star Award grant applications from non-profit organizations in South Florida that advocate for youth from under-served communities. Applications are now available at www.SunLifeStadium.com/RisingStar. The deadline for submissions is July 1.

The Sun Life Rising Star Award program is designed to improve the lives of under-served youth by providing financial resources and education to students and non-profit organizations committed to increasing success in high school and beyond. Each winning organization will receive a $50,000 grant and other unique resources. Additionally as part of the application process, each organization will nominate an exemplary student for a $5,000 Sun Life Rising Star scholarship to help finance a college education, with the goal of helping students achieve long-term financial stability.

Now in its second year, the program will again invest more than $1 million to outstanding students and non-profit organizations in major markets across the country, including Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and South Florida. The Sun Life Rising Star Awards program is the educational cornerstone program of the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

"Financial security and sustainability are the building blocks of the Sun Life brand, and that’s why it’s a priority for us to continue investing in and improving the lives of these outstanding students who are committed to furthering their education," said Sun Life Financial U.S. President Wes Thompson. “It is our intention that the Sun Life Rising Star Awards serve as a catalyst to help these incredibly talented and deserving students and organizations embark on a path to a sound financial future.”

To be considered for a Sun Life Rising Star Award grant, organizations must have 501(c) (3) tax-exempt status and promote skills that directly translate to educational success in high school to students under the age of 21. Applications will be reviewed by a local judging panel consisting of community leaders and senior-level educators.

As part of the application process, each non-profit will nominate an outstanding student from its organization for a chance to receive a $5,000 college scholarship. Nominees must be high school seniors actively involved in an organization that shares the Sun Life Rising Star Awards’ mission; they must also plan to pursue post-secondary education, exhibit leadership qualities, and demonstrate a strong commitment to their communities. Nominated students are required to submit a 750-word essay on how financial education contributes to future success.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Power Moms: The New Rules for Engaging Mom Influencers Who Drive Brand Choice

Now available on Amazon.
By Maria T. Bailey

Word of Mom is the most powerful form of marketing for brands who want to connect with the $2.4 trillion Mom Market. The Power Moms- influential mothers who help spread the word about products and services- build brands and boast sales. Learn how to identify and engage this powerful group of consumers…
  • Examine how the sphere of influence of today’s mom maven is transcending from virtual world to cyberspace and back
  • Engage moms who will drive sales to your bottom line by creating a buzz online and offline
  • Hear first hand from over 300 Power Moms on their rules of engagement with brands and how they spread the word about products they love
  • Empower yourself with access to the most influential moms in the US and around the globe with the directory of Power Moms
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Minor Monitor: Free Tool To Protect Your Kids on Facebook

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MinorMonitor is a free web-based tool that gives a parent a quick, easy view into their child’s Facebook activities and friends, through knowledge-based analytics.   Via an intuitive dashboard view, parents can access either a snapshot, or full detail and specifics, of potential dangerous activities such as bullying, hate crimes, drug use and sexual references.

MinorMonitor
was developed by Austin-based Infoglide, a 15+ year technology company that developed deep security and fraud analytics that monitor and manage online reputations, and screen and detect  suspicious activities, behaviors for government (such as the Department of Homeland Security TSA screening program), law enforcement, banking, and other big business customers.   Infoglide executives developed MinorMonitor to leverage the company’s analytics and extend them as a service to benefit parents growing increasingly concerned over ensuring their child(ren)’s Facebook activities are safe.

For more information, follow the company on Twitter @MinorMonitor or on Facebook. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Raising CEO Kids

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About Raising CEO Kids

If you’re a parent of a kid who is or wants to be in business, you have come to the right place! Our mission at Raising CEO Kids is to to educate, empower, & encourage parents to RAISE smart, savvy, successful, and confident CEO KIDS as well as to support CEO Kids or those who want to be CEO Kids!

Raising CEO Kids aims to be the definitive source for all you need to know to raise smart, savvy, successful, young entrepreneurs who thrive in business and in all ares of their life! We provide inspiring stories from kids in business locally and around the world. We share tips from real parents raising those kids and we offer advice from experts in all the fields necessary to help you succeed: parenting, business, legal, tax, sales, social media, technology … you name it!

We have monthly webinars, weekly podcasts, and daily blog updates. If it applies to raising a young entrepreneur, you will find it at Raising CEO Kids.

Learn more about Raising CEO Kids and Spring into Wealth Virtual Workshop.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

The Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation improves the lives of families raising children and teens living with bipolar disorder and related conditions.

Public Health Goals

  1. Increased funding for research on the causes, nature, and best treatment for early-onset bipolar disorder.
  2. Public service announcements to inform the public about mood disorders in the young.
  3. Access to appropriate evaluation and treatment for all children and adolescents with mood disorders.
  4. Epidemiological studies on mood disorders in children and adolescents.
  5. Education for school children about brain disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, and screening for emerging brain disorders in children.
  6. Non-discriminatory insurance coverage for bipolar and other brain disorders equal to coverage for other medical conditions.
  7. Mandatory reporting by hospital and public safety personnel of anonymous statistical data on suicide attempts by children and adolescents.
  8. Adherence by researchers to the highest ethical standards for drug trials of psychiatric medications in children and adolescents

Public Awareness Facts

  1. Bipolar disorder can and does occur in childhood and adolescence.
  2. Bipolar disorder resembles, or often co-occurs with, ADHD and other neurobiological conditions.
  3. Qualified professionals can identify children at risk for early-onset bipolar disorder and diagnose bipolar disorder in children and adolescents.
  4. Symptoms of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents can be reduced or managed with appropriate treatment.
  5. Early diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents may prevent a worsening course of illness, school avoidance, substance abuse, and impulsive acts of aggression against loved ones, self, and others.
  6. Medications commonly used to treat bipolar disorder in adults, such as lithium and other mood stabilizers, may be effective in many children, but more research on effective treatments is needed.
  7. Children and adolescents with bipolar disorder often need, and are entitled to, flexible accommodations at school (including Individual Educational Plans) to meet their unique educational needs.
  8. Children with bipolar disorder respond best to parenting and educational methods that take account of their neurobiological condition.
Follow them on Twitter @BPKids.

    Sunday, May 8, 2011

    How to Give Your Kids the Gift of Self Esteem

    By Sue Atkins

    Music for the soul – how to give your kids the gift of self esteem.

    This friendly guide shows you what confidence is and where it comes from, how you  nurture it in your child and offers you practical tips and techniques to build on your  skills and develop your own confidence as a parent.

    Visit http://sueatkinsparentingcoach.com/index/ to learn more about positive parenting with Parenting Expert and Coach, Sue Atkins. Join her on Facebook today!

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011

    Tobacco Free Florida: Give Your Kids a Gift and Quit Smoking

    Because of the dramatic impact that tobacco use has on families, Tobacco Free Florida is airing an advertisement called  “Separation” around Mother’s and Father’s Day—a time when families are paying particularly close attention to togetherness and special memories.  

    We want to remind parents that the most valuable gift they can give their children is time.  If they are smokers, then quitting now will give them more time to spend with their children.  More time for more special moments, more memories, more Mother’s Days together. It is our hope that smokers will be inspired by this ad to visit TobaccoFreeFlorida.com to learn more about how to quit tobacco use.  

    Isn't it time you quit smoking? 



    Tuesday, May 3, 2011

    Teen Gangs A Global View

    By Maureen Duffy, ed
     and Scott Edward Gillig, ed

    Gang activity in 14 countries, including the United States, is discussed within the larger framework of social and economic conditions.

    Teen gangs are a hot issue in the United States. This volume shows the international scope of the phenomenon today. Gang activity in 14 countries, including the United States, is discussed within the larger framework of social and economic conditions. Each chapter explains the nature of the gang activity in that country; touches on the causes, such as poverty, marginalization, and self-identity problems; and heavily emphasizes the responses, including education and community-based intervention. Students and researchers will find a wealth of current information on teen gangs to mine and use for comparisons.

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