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

 

Homework Tips for Parents and Kids

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Early in school, homework will be fun activities and exercises, but it still is important to lay the foundation for good homework habits. Designating a specific area in which homework should be done, and agreeing on a time frame for doing homework each day, helps to build a routine that will benefit your child as well as instill a sense of responsibility and accomplishment.  Read more external link

 

 

More than a choking hazard

buttons camera circuits 1476316Christmas is over, and that means a lot of children have received some cool gifts. Among these gifts, are bound to be a few electronic toys. Something that parents should be concerned about are the batteries that power them. Some of these batteries can be small enough for children to swallow or shove up their nose and ear. This is not only dangerous because it’s a choking hazard, but also because of the electric current of the battery. Here external link is some more information about the dangers of Button Batteries and how you can prevent your child from messing with them.

 

 

Colder Weather Means Increased Risks From Carbon Monoxide

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As the weather turns colder, many of us look to space heaters to help keep our living spaces warm.  Some of these space heaters burn fuel, such as propane, and produce Carbon monoxide (CO). CO is a toxic gas which has has no color, no taste, and no odor.  When your child breathes CO, it harms the ability of his blood to transport oxygen.  CO poisoning is particularly dangerous for children. Get CO poisoning prevention tips at healthychildren.org external link

 

 

Youth Events at Klamath County Library

January 2019

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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