Last week was CPR and AED Awareness Week, and we’d like to share some good news regarding heart health and our kids. At the end of April, Florida lawmakers passed a bill that requires all high school grads to have CPR training. The man behind the bill is Shawn Sima, dad to Lexi Sima, who thankfully survived sudden cardiac arrest at just 16 years old. Learn more.
At The Local Moms Network, we’re moms committed to helping other moms. And right now in Texas, a lot of moms are dealing with unimaginably tough conditions due to the record-breaking snowfall—freezing temperatures, homes being destroyed and lack of food. Our hearts go out to everyone affected, especially the amazing moms behind our Texas sites. We want to help and know many of you do, too. Here are a few ways to do so.
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 400,000 children and adolescents of 0-19 years old are diagnosed with cancer around the world each year. Currently, less than 30% of children diagnosed with cancer in many low and middle-income countries survive. Click and read more.
Nearly 700,000 children are abused each year in the US according to the National Children’s Alliance. This rate is harder to track during the pandemic, when many kids are learning remotely. Read and find out why.
Human Trafficking is happening all across the country, including locally. Miriam Schauer, who is an active advocate against the matter, shares a few insights here in an effort to educate the community about what’s happening right under our noses.
The “Wait Until 8th” pledge empowers parents to rally together to delay giving children a smartphone until at least 8th grade. Read and find out why.