Hot Weather / Heat Related Illnesses

This information is taken from the Neace Lukens health and wellness newsletter, June 2011 edition. Source: Mayo Clinic/Health Hot Weather – Heat Related Illnesses Exercising in hot temperatures puts extra stress on your… Continue reading

Summer Snack Highlight

This information is taken from the Neace Lukens health and wellness newsletter, June 2011 edition. Summer Snack Highlight – What’s healthy and delicious every day? WATERMELON This summer treat is not just a… Continue reading

A Foster Parent Poem

Rhonda McCurry, Assistant Executive Director of SCYAP, sent us the following poem.  SCYAP included this poem in a card that was sent out to each of their foster parents during Foster Parent Month. Thank… Continue reading

Reunification and Re-entry

By Scott Timmerman , Vice President Planning & Organizational Excellence, and Andrea   Banton , LSW, MSW, Intern Factors, Characteristics, and Promising Practices Related to Reunification and Re-entry University of California – Davis, Center for Human Services Human Services,… Continue reading

Foster Parent Month – Akron, OH 2011

Tracy Mayfield, Community Resource Coordinator in Akron, OH, sent in the following information regarding foster parents she works with in Ohio. In honor of Foster Parent Month, I would like to share a… Continue reading

The National Youth Advocate Program in Akron is hosting a Workshop and Open House presented by, Dr. Mubarak Awad, founder of NYAP

The National Youth Advocate Program in Akron is hosting a workshop on Thursday, January 28 from 1:00-3:30PM at The Job Center, 1040 E Tallmadge Avenue in Akron. The workshop is about Child, Family… Continue reading

National Youth Advocate Program Meets with Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Advocating for the Rights of Foster Children, Families and Treatment Foster Care

(Hackensack, NJ, May 2009) – The Foster Family-based Treatment Association (FFTA) recently held a Public  Policy Institute and Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. on May 18-19. The two-day event included over 80 visits on… Continue reading

Attorney General Mike DeWine hires someone with first-hand experience who was removed from an abusive home at 13

The following is an excerpt from an article in the Dayton Daily News: In Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office, there’s a 1997 photo of DeWine holding his daughter Anna, who was 5 at… Continue reading

NYAP Receives Innovative Practices Award from COA for the NYAP CANEI Program

source:  www.nyap.org In 2008, The Council on Accreditation (COA) created the Innovative Practice Award to “acknowledge forward thinking accredited organizations that implement new and forward thinking practices that enhance the quality of services… Continue reading