Category: Blog Posts


Week of the Young Child Celebrated in Allegany County

Each year, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) acknowledges the importance of educating young children by holding a week-long celebration focused on the earliest learners and honoring those who teach them. This year (2021) is the 50th anniversary—an…

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29th National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week Begins March 21st

One in five students in America has used an inhalant to get high by the time he or she has reached eighth grade, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. More than 1,000 different products are commonly abused. Parents…

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Your One-Stop Source for Raising a Child Through Every Age

Whether you’re about to welcome your first child into the world or it’s been a few years since you’ve given birth and you’re looking for a quick refresher, this guide is for you. Review the resources below for some tips,…

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March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Spurred by advocacy, President Ronald Reagan declared March to be Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in 1987. The deinstitutionalization movement of the seventies and early eighties had laid the foundation for significant social change, and the presidential proclamation called upon Americans…

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February is Recognized as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

  Many people think of domestic violence and unhealthy relationships, and likely think of adults. Unfortunately, teen dating violence is much more common than people think.  Adolescents are especially vulnerable to dating violence as many are entering relationships for the…

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Children of Addiction Awareness Week

The week of February 14th marks the Children of Addiction Awareness week, formerly known as Children of Alcoholics Awareness week, a campaign led by The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) to raise awareness of children affected by parental…

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New Year, New Start!

New Year’s Day symbolizes fresh starts and new beginnings. People use January as a benchmark to reprioritize their lives, and with the unique challenges that last year brought, many of us are looking ahead with even more fervor. Something that…

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, and this year’s theme is “Best for You. Best for Baby”.  Leading prenatal health experts from the National Birth Defects Prevention Network, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics, March…

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Catholic Charities Provides Local Support for Families

During this Holiday season, we are all experiencing much more stress and pressure than we are accustomed to.  Individuals and families are seeking help and comfort, and having to weed through so many sources of information.  So, where do we…

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Western New York Reality Check Names Student Art Contest Winners to Celebrate Great American Smokeout 2020

In coordination with this year’s Great American Smokeout (GASO), more than 30 students responded to honor the national event, observed today, November 19, this year. The Reality Check art contest focused on the dangers of tobacco use. Artists were encouraged…

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