January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

human trafficking monthHuman Trafficking is not something that only goes on in third world countries.  Each day, there is a news story about someone missing, about a sex trafficking operation being busted, about exploitation of minors somewhere in America.  Yes, sometimes even in the Klamath Basin.  Tragically, the victims of human trafficking are often children. 

We have listed some resources that will help you understand the problem of human trafficking, become aware of its scope, understand the signs that someone is a victim, and learn how you can help them.  Click here to go to our resource page.

IF YOU SUSPECT SOMEONE IS BEING TRAFFICKED, DO NOT PUT THEM OR YOURSELF IN DANGER BY TRYING TO INTERVENE ON YOUR OWN.  CALL 911 AND REPORT YOUR SUSPICIONS AND OBSERVATIONS.

 

New Year’s Resolution for Kids

ballpen calendar close up 1558691With the fresh start that the new year brings, it’s a wonderful time to start working on a way to improve yourself with a new year’s resolution. Many kids have their own resolutions, and it’s a good idea to encourage them to work on bettering themselves. Of course, as we all know, keeping a new year’s resolution all year can be extremely difficult. It’s even harder for kids, especially when they have a learning or attention issue. Here are some useful tips for keeping your kid on track with their new year’s resolution.external link

 

Fun Activities for Families to Enjoy in January

iceskatingJanuary may seem like a dreary month since it can get so cold outside. But there are plenty of fun things for families to do together in January with activities and celebrations that make all of you forget about the weather outside. From going places to having fun in your own backyard, you don't have to be cooped up all winter. For some ideas, check out "the spruce," an online resource offering kid-friendly recipes, fun activities plus parenting tips external link

 

Winter Weather Health and Safety

snowmobile by Daniel SinocaChildren's Clinic of Klamath would like to provide you with information from various Centers for Disease Control (CDC) programs related to winter weather hazards.  We have compiled a list of content links to various subjects including Emergency Preparedness and Response, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Hypothermia, Frostbite, Power Outages and more.  Click here for our winter health and safety information page.

Snowmobile image by Daniel Sinoca, used under Morguefile license

 

Choosing Safe Baby Products

baby products

From baby carriers to playpens, from infant seats to toys, it is important that parents keep their child's safety in mind when it comes to baby products.  But selecting safe products for your baby can be confusing, especially with all the new gadgets and features available (not to mention the many product recalls).  Nemours Foundation has several articles about choosing safe baby products that can help you make safe choices. Read More! external link

 

Fun Indoor and Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids

snowmanNeed some ideas about fun things to do with the kids this winter? Sandbox Network's FamilyEducation aims to make it easier for busy moms and dads like you to raise happy, healthy, engaged children at every age and stage, and their website offers a host of things to enjoy from educational activities to vacation planning, winter crafts and more. Check out their website at familyeducation.com external link

 

Raising Safe and Healthy Kids

safe healthy familyFrom planning your pregnancy to knowing the signs of child development, from making sure your little ones are as safe as possible to teaching your children healthy habits, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has compiled a list of tips for parents on ways to raise safe and healthy kids.  These common-sense ideas are sure to benefit any parent at any stage of their family's lives.  Click here to read more at CDC.gov external link

 

 

Encouraging your child to be active

Boys on bikesFinding ways to encourage your child to become more physically active can be difficult. The easiest way is to find a physical activity that they are interested in, so that they gravitate towards the physical activities on their own. Just make sure that they don’t push themselves too hard. For more information on ways to encourage your kid to be more physically active, click here! external link

 

Encouraging Humor

adorable baby blur boy 294173Humor is a healthy part of any person’s life. A good sense humor not only helps individuals emotionally and socially, but it can also have a physically effect on a person’s health as well. In order to shape your child’s sense humor, spend time with your child and make them laugh; encourage your child when they make jokes. For more information about how to grow your child’s sense of humor, click here. external link

 

Youth Events at Klamath County Library

January 2020

Each month, Klamath County Library Youth Services presents many activities for families and young people of all ages.  These events are listed in a monthly information article published by the library with descriptions, dates and times of each activity.  We at The Children's Clinic encourage you to get your children involved in reading and fun, and are proud to provide links to each month's article as well as to the library's website:

January Youth Events at Klamath County Library

♥  Klamath County Library Website  ♥

 


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