By Intisar Seraaj This year, from October 4 until October 10 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. The theme for 2020 is “What People with Mental Illness Want You to Know.” First, let’s start with the basics. One in five American adults has a mental illness, according to...
October 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, CP includes a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. It is the most common motor disability in childhood. CP can be caused by variables such as brain damage in the first few months or years of life, infections such as meningitis or encephalitis, or even sickle cell disease.
Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. has established its mission on building partnerships with surrounding community resources and using a village approach to providing healing to families through therapeutic foster care services.
Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is a tough journey, especially when the person fighting has the custody of their children to fight for as well. How they are supported in their journey can make or break their spirit in this battle.
Obesity is a disease and it is not an easy fix. Science and medicine can provide more in-depth information on health and wellness than ever before, improving our guidelines for nutrition. We now know that nutrition plays a major role in behavior and properly developing cognitive functions in children.
With flu season and fall allergy season here, it’s hard to differentiate between the signs because they have several overlapping symptoms. With kids back in school and COVID-19 cases still on the rise in the U.S., it’s important to know the difference for your “peace of mind.”
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.