If your child is diagnosed with a mental illness, you will face major changes in your life. Being proactive about your child’s care and advocating for him or her will help you and your child handle the illness successfully. This 5-page fact sheet was written by Tracy DeCubellis, Victor W. Harris, and Martie Gillen, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, April 2013.
“While the United States boasts some of the finest healthcare facilities and services known to humankind, the country also has one of the highest newborn mortality rates in the industrialized world. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, the U.S. is tied for second to last (with Hungary, Malta, Poland and Slovakia), with 5 newborn deaths per 1,000 live births (World Health Organization 2005).” This 2-page Family Album Radio transcript was written by Donna Davis and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, August 2012.
Orinarse en la cama o mojar la cama, es un problema común en niños entre las edades de 5 a12 años. Se estima que de 5 a 7 millones de niños en los Estados Unidos padecen de enuresis en algún momento dado y que alrededor de un 10% de los niños en edad escolar han mojado la cama.
This 5-page fact sheet is the Spanish-language version of FCS2112, “Bedwetting.” Written by Garret D. Evans and Heidi Liss Radunovich, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, September 2011.
Teens involved in sports need nutritious foods to support normal growth and to fuel their bodies for exercise. This 5-page fact sheet provides guidelines for a healthy diet for active teens to help them stay healthy and play at their highest level.
Written by Michelle A. Zitt and Karla P. Shelnutt , and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, May 2011.
This 4-page fact sheet is the Spanish-language version of FCS2134/FY001, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Written by Garret D. Evans y Heidi Liss Radunovich, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, June 2011.
FCS-2294, a 3-page tip sheet by Stephanie C. Toelle and David C. Diehl, is part of the Making Good Decisions: Media in the Lives of Young Children series. It lists key findings, things parents can do to help maintain healthy weight in young children, and several Internet resources. Published by the Uf Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, January 2009.
FCS-2295, a 7-page fact sheet by Ashley Eckes, Heidi Liss Radunovich, and Susan Brumbaugh, provides parents guidance through the process of finding out that their child has a chronic illness, and how the diagnosis may affect the child and the family unit, and sources of help and support. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, January 2009.