|HealthyChildren.org suggests the following safety tips for Costumes:
|HealthyChildren.org suggests the following safety tips for Costumes:
Originally posted by the Federal Trade Commission Consumer Advice Consumer Alert
Also available in Spanish at: https://consumidor.ftc.gov/alertas-para-consumidores/2022/05/cuando-hay-escasez-de-leche-de-formula-para-bebes-hay-abundancia-de-estafadores
Scammers exploiting the high demand for baby formula have sunk to new lows. They’re popping up online and tricking desperate parents and caregivers into paying steep prices for formula that never arrives.
Scammers may set up fake websites or profiles on social media platforms with product images and logos of well-known formula brands — all to make you think you’re buying products from the companies’ official websites.
Before you order from an unfamiliar online store, follow this advice from the Federal Trade Commission to help avoid a scam and find help:
If you suspect a scam, you may report it here: ReportFraud.ftc.gov. Your reports help the FTC and our law enforcement partners stop scammers.
This free program helps educate fathers about child development and provides strategies for improved communication and developmentally appropriate interactions with child.
Please register for your FREE activity kit by contacting OSU Extension Educator Heather Reister at firstname.lastname@example.org
The kits are available during the annual Pathway to Hope Fatherhood picnic on Sunday, June 12 from 2 – 4 p.m. Participants will receive information on how to best use the activity kit during a Zoom meeting held on Monday, June 21 at 5:00 p
According to StopBullying.org, “Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.”
It can be difficult to know what to say to your child if he/she is being bullied. According to KidsHealth these strategies are effective ways to deal with bullies:
Ignore the bully. If you can, try your best to ignore the bully’s threats. Pretend you don’t hear them and walk away quickly to a place of safety. Bullies want a big reaction to their teasing and meanness. Acting as if you don’t notice and don’t care is like giving no reaction at all, and this just might stop a bully’s behavior.
Stand up for yourself. Pretend to feel really brave and confident. Tell the bully “No! Stop it!” in a loud voice. Then walk away, or run if you have to. Kids also can stand up for each other by telling a bully to stop teasing or scaring someone else, and then walking away together. If a bully wants you to do something that you don’t want to do, say “no!” and walk away. If you do what a bully says to do, the mean kid is more likely to keep bullying you. Bullies tend to pick on kids who don’t stick up for themselves.
Don’t bully back. Don’t hit, kick, or push back to deal with someone bullying you or your friends. Fighting back just satisfies a bully and it’s dangerous, too, because someone could get hurt. You’re also likely to get in trouble. It’s best to stay with others, stay safe, and get help from an adult.
Don’t show your feelings. Plan ahead. How can you stop yourself from getting angry or showing you’re upset? Try distracting yourself (counting backwards from 100, spelling the word ‘turtle’ backwards, etc.) to keep your mind occupied until you are out of the situation and somewhere safe where you can show your feelings.
The most common reason for bullying is seeking attention. Bullies believe that by making someone else feel small, they look big or important. They feel powerful when they have control.
It is also important to realize that some kids who bully have been exposed to bullying and are simply modeling that behavior. They may live in a home where there is violence and have been bullied themselves. These children may need help to realize that their behavior is hurtful and inappropriate.
If your child is being bullied at school, you should contact your school’s representative (teacher, principal, counselor, superintendent etc.). You can also find help at these websites:
CDC Fast Fact: Preventing Bullying, September 2021, https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/youthviolence/bullyingresearch/fastfact.html
Dealing with Bullies, https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/bullies.html?ref=search
What is Bullying?, April 2021, https://www.stopbullying.gov/
National Drug Take Back Day provides a safe and convenient way to dispose of prescription & over the counter drugs.
National Drug Take Back Day is this month — Saturday, April 30, 2022 – 10:00 AM till 2: 00 PM
Visit www.dea.gov to search for a location near you or call 1-800-882-0539 for a collection site near you.
Information about home disposal of over-the-counter and safe disposal of e-cigarette and vaping devices is here: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html
Specific information below is for Butler County for disposal of prescription drugs any time of the year.
24-hour drug drop boxes are available seven days a week in the lobby of these police departments, except for Miami University. NO syringes, lancets, liquids or inhalants.
City of Fairfield – 5230 Pleasant Avenue – 513-829-8201
Monroe – 601 S. Main Street – 513-539-9234
City of Oxford Police – 101 E. High Street – 513-524-5240
Miami University – 4945 Oxford Trenton Road, (M-F, 9 – 4:30) 513-529-2222
Walgreens 24 Hour Pharmacies
Middletown – 700 S. Breiel Blvd. Phone 513-425-8702
Tri-County – 385 Northland Blvd. Phone 513-825-6446
CVS 24 Hour Pharmacies
28 N. Brookwood Avenue, Hamilton – 513-863-8906
7217 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., West Chester – 513-759-3301
820 Breiel Blvd., Middletown – 513-424-4911
Meijer Stores now have in-store kiosks that are available during pharmacy hours to drop off your unused/expired prescription or over the counter medications.
Follow these FDA guidelines when disposing of unused medications
Visit www.rxdrugdropbox.org for a full list of pharmaceutical collection points.
Butler County Parent Connection
You can help stop the cycle
The best way to stop the cycle of child abuse and neglect is through investing in strong communities, healthy families and safe children. Ohio’s Children’s Trust Fund does just that. In fact, their mission is dedicating public funding for child abuse and neglect prevention. You can learn more about Parent Resources on the OCTF website.
If you are afraid you may hurt a child, there is help.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, make sure your child is safe and walk away.
Recognizing your feelings is the first step to prevent them harm.
These resources are available to help you. You are not alone.
Challenge Dates: April 4 – May 15, 2022
Register before March 28, 2022
What is the cost? It’s FREE!!
Who can participate? Any adult with an email account.
For Butler County residents go to this link & register before March 28, 2022:
If you wish to register for a different county, the counties are listed here: https://livehealthyosu.com/
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