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Building Your Board and Volunteer Networks

Building Your Board and Volunteer Networks

“All of you are in leadership and have people entrusted to your care. …The role of the leader is a very high calling. “ ~ The Servant, A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership by  James C. Hunt Some boards are wildly effective, work well together and continually push themselves and their schools toward the next level of excellence. Others may range from occasionally helpful to downright disruptive. The same is true for all leadership bodies. Why so much variety? Maybe your leadership groups are not meeting your school’s needs…

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It’s Back to School Time for Kids—and Their Medications

It’s Back to School Time for Kids—and Their Medications

The schedules have arrived; the supplies purchased, and the backpacks stuffed to capacity. Another school year has arrived. However, for parents of children with chronic medical conditions, there is extra homework to do. For these parents, organizing a child’s medical records, medications and emergency medical contact information is vital. Ten to 20 million children and adolescents in the U.S. have a chronic illness or disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Chronic refers to a health…

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Resources for understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Resources for understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Memory loss that disrupts daily life is not considered a normal part of aging—an important fact Alzheimer’s advocates point out that may be one of the first signs of dementia. However, most people struggle with acknowledging there may be a problem. As defined by the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks….

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