Child Abuse Month Since this month is national Child Abuse Prevention Month, I thought it wouldn’t be abusive to share some information about this most important concerning problem that still exists in our communities. Child abuse occurs when a parent or other adult causes serious physical, sexual or emotional harm to a child or neglects […]

The average young person in the U.S. and in Vermont initiates sexual activity for the first time at age 17. To help young people choose safe and healthy sexual relationships, we must provide education and support regarding prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). STIs are a common cause of disease in sexually active adolescents. Bacteria, […]

Everyone knows it’s important to wear a helmet to protect your head. Helmets can reduce your risk from a serious brain or head injury. The catch? Helmets only work if they are used the right way. It’s important to always use a helmet specifically designed for your activity. Each sport or activity has a helmet […]