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National Suicide Prevention Month is of the Utmost Importance During the Pandemic

National Suicide Prevention Month is of the Utmost Importance During the Pandemic

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.

Relocating Is Easier When You Work Virtually

Relocating Is Easier When You Work Virtually

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.

Routine eye exams can prevent misdiagnosed behavioral problems

Routine eye exams can prevent misdiagnosed behavioral problems

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.

A Therapist’s Concerns About Virtual Learning for Functionally-Limited Learners

A Therapist’s Concerns About Virtual Learning for Functionally-Limited Learners

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.

June is African American Music Appreciation Month

June is African American Music Appreciation Month

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.

How One Foster Parent Took a Child From Near-Death to Thriving

How One Foster Parent Took a Child From Near-Death to Thriving

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. 

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