Every September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The aim is to build awareness and educate the masses for suicide prevention and so we can help others who are contemplating the act. Since the pandemic began, levels of anxiety, addiction, and suicide cases have been on a major incline. So, what can we do to help prevent suicide? We can arm each other with information and pay more attention.
With the technology-based systems and tools, Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. (SFH) has implemented, many of the company’s employees have options of where they can work. Especially as a family-oriented company, SFH tries to accommodate its staff and make life easier. SFH case manager Shannon Simon recently relocated from one region to another. Here’s how it went for her.
Back-to-school time is not only an important time prep your students for another year of formal education, but it’s also a great time to get routine check-ups done. August is set aside as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. So, if the optometrist isn’t on the usual list of doctors to see, schedule an appointment to see one because eyesight can change over time.
We love to bring our readers and followers as many perspectives on various topics as possible. Last week, we shared what available research and a few parents said about youth attending a traditional brick-and-mortar school this upcoming fall semester versus the option of attending a virtual program. So, we’d like to share more insight into the concerns of continuing traditional school during the COVID-19 pandemic from a licensed professional counselor, specifically about children with functional challenges and certain special needs. We asked our therapist, Lisa Williams, PhD to weigh in on the topic.
Here are 10 Netflix selections we’re recommending that explore foster care, mental health, people with special needs, and more.
Making the decision to homeschool or return your children back to their traditional school is a difficult choice with very limited research-based facts. We’re here to walk you through some of the variables to consider.
On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, The Loving Luggage Project donated its first batch of luggage to Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. The Loving Luggage Project is a new not-for-profit organization aiming to provide youth in foster care with new luggage, necessities, and other goodies. They hope that no kid in foster care will go without a suitcase and can avoid using trash bags.
Besides the fact that a lot of newly released music is representative of what’s happening around the world, especially in America, it’s been largely released during June, which is African American Music Appreciation Month. Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. has been sharing a song from Black artists every day that speaks to the current times. Check out our African American Music Appreciation Month playlist.
Traditional talk therapy is not the only way to engage children in promoting mental wellness. Using playing as a form of therapy provides kids with outlets for emotional, mental, and physical development.
With more than two decades of experience with fostering children, some with multi-layered needs, Geraldine Jackson says she had never seen a 9-month-old baby look like a newborn until she met her foster son “OJ.” She describes how she could tell that he was close to death from the shape he was in when she met him at the hospital at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama (UAB). Four years later, he’s come a long way and is more than just surviving. He’s thriving and hitting major developmental milestones.