Health

Be SMART Safe Gun Storage Post Card

                                                                                                           BE SMART

SECURE all guns in your home and vehicles

MODEL responsible behavior around guns

ASK about the presence of guns in other homes

RECOGNIZE the role of guns in suicide

TELL your peers about Be SMART

For more information on what you can do to keep kids safe, visit BeSMARTforkids.org

A program of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Learn to assist a young person, from 12 to 18 years, who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is recommended for adults who interact with youth including teachers, coaches, faith leaders, parents, school staff, and caring citizens. Complete an online course before attending a 4.5 hour instructor-led class held virtually via Zoom.

October 21, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Free to community members who live or work in Howard County. (For businesses sending staff, the fee is $25 per person)

Mental Health First Aid

Learn to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. Course includes an online class to be completed before attending a 7 hour instructor-led class held virtually via Zoom. September 23, 8:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Free to community members who live or work in Howard County.

Swim Lessons at Atholton Swim Club

Atholton Swim Club is a great choice for beginners and those looking to improve their skills! Our program has been serving the local community for over 50 years and is a great way to ensure that your family has a safe and fun summer.

OUR PROGRAM OFFERS:
• Youth or adult/teen class options • American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Curriculum
• Private or small group lessons • Experienced & dedicated WSI-certified instructors
• 2-week sessions offered from June 20 - August 26 • Discounts for pool members

Peace Camp

The Kittamaqundi Community will be hosting Peace Camp for school-age children this summer, in cooperation with Little Friends for Peace. Little Friends For Peace is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian, multicultural  group that utilizes art, games, and presentations to teach children mindfulness, empathy, anger management, conflict resolution, creation care, and self-empowerment.  http://www.lffp.org/

ADHD, ASD, TS & Reading Disabilities Research Studies-Kennedy Krieger Institute

We are recruiting participants between 8 to 17 years old to participate in a research study to learn if there are differences between the brain’s structure and its function in children and adolescents with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Reading Disabilities.  

This is a great opportunity for children and adolescents to learn about research and play an active role in scientific exploration!

No Cost, Home Weatherization Upgrade Grant

This grant will utilize funds to make improvements to your home to help reduce monthly utility bills, improve home comfort and home indoor air-quality, as well as eliminate some health and safety issues. An Energy Assessment is performed on the home to determine what upgrades can be done by the grant to lower the energy bills. Upgrades may include attic insulation, air-sealing, duct-sealing, replacement or repair to cooling and heating equipment or water heaters, or replacement of older, non-energy star appliances. The grant pays the cost of the energy assessment and the upgrades.