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Infection Control and Prevention

By Family Kickstart Georgia | September 20, 2021

Infections are common in children and often lead to illness. Children first enter early childhood education and care services when their immune systems are still developing. They may not have been exposed to many common germs that cause infections and…

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How Vaccines prevent Infectious Diseases

By Family Kickstart Georgia | August 16, 2021

The immune system is your body’s natural defense system. The first time you are exposed to a virus or bacteria, the immune system can be slow to make antibodies. That is because it does not recognize the virus or bacteria.…

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Anxiety in Teenagers with Disability or Chronic Conditions

By Family Kickstart Georgia | July 12, 2021

Among teenagers, anxiety is very common, especially when they face unfamiliar, dangerous, or stressful situations. Anxiety is a normal reaction to challenging situations. Even for most teenagers, anxiety does not last and goes away on its own. For some teenagers,…

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About Anxiety Disorders

By Family Kickstart Georgia | June 7, 2021

Anxiety disorders are common mental health problems that affect many people. Everyone experiences anxiety and fear at times – these are normal and helpful human emotions that help us deal with danger. Anxiety becomes a disorder when it is irrational,…

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Dealing with Anger

By Family Kickstart Georgia | May 3, 2021

Anger affects people in different ways. Some people have a ‘short fuse’ and get angry easily. Others seem to get angry after a long time. The best way to resolve an argument is to negotiate with the other person. Well-managed…

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Social distancing with babies and small children

By Family Kickstart Georgia | March 8, 2021

If you are feeling overwhelmed by all the advice on how to keep your family well, you are not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has left many parents confused and unsure. One thing is certain, staying home and social distancing is…

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Talking about your mental health problems

By Family Kickstart Georgia | February 8, 2021

It is hard to talk to people about how you feel. You may be worried that they would not take your feelings seriously. You may also be worried about what will happen after you tell them your problems. If you…

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The Middle Years: Time to promote Wellbeing and Learning

By Family Kickstart Georgia | January 25, 2021

The middle years, defined from 8 to 14 years, is a sensitive time of development when environmental effects are strong, and the impact of intervention might be greatest. Puberty dominates this period, bringing a cascade of physical, biological, social and…

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