Children & Youth Press Releases

Ashley HomeStore Surprised 50 Deserving Brevard Children With Beds to Call Their Own

Ashley HomeStore Surprised 50 Deserving Brevard Children With Beds to Call Their Own

​​​​​​Ashley HomeStore's Hope to Dream program gave 50 children, of Brevard County, a day of fun at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex this past weekend in Merritt Island. The organization hosted the event, in conjunction with the Kennedy Space…

Celebrating the Summer and Preparing for the New School Year

Celebrating the Summer and Preparing for the New School Year

​​​What better way to celebrate the final days of summer vacation than with a Back-to-School Bash. For the kids, it was a memorable afternoon filled with face painting, pony rides, a merry-go-round, a petting zoo and a bouncy house. There was…

Kyn Launches, Providing a New Tech-Wearable to Motivate Kids to Establish Healthy Habits and Wellness

Kyn Launches, Providing a New Tech-Wearable to Motivate Kids to Establish Healthy Habits and Wellness

​​​​​​​Kyn, a brand-new interactive digital companion and fitness tracker for children, is launching on Kickstarter on July 30. This fitness/wellness watch and the accompanying phone app enable parents to motivate their kids using an interactive storyline. Kyn utilizes an adventure game…

Disco Glow Kids Party

Disco Glow Kids Party

Start the week off strong with a Sunday full of dancing, singing, and fun! The whole family will have a blast at our Glow In the Dark Kids Party. We'll have glow in the dark face painting, arts and crafts,…

Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Project Premieres New Website

Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Project Premieres New Website

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced today that it has launched a website for their project Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth to promote healing for victims of crime. The Linking Systems of Care…

Arise Africa Brings Christmas Cheer to Children

Arise Africa Brings Christmas Cheer to Children

Christmas is a time for giving, and Fort Worth, Texas-based Arise Africa needs your help in supporting hundreds of children in Zambia, Africa by shopping their Christmas Catalog, www.arisechristmas.com.  “We are excited by the introduction of our 8th Annual Arise Africa…

Gies College of Business Professor Aric Rindfleisch Co-Authors Paper on Fostering Gratitude in Teens

Gies College of Business Professor Aric Rindfleisch Co-Authors Paper on Fostering Gratitude in Teens

Fostering gratitude can actually reduce materialism and increase generosity in adolescents, according to new research study co-authored by Gies College of Business professor Aric Rindfleisch. The paper, “The Impact of Gratitude on Adolescent Materialism and Generosity,” has been published in The Journal of Positive Psychology. It shows…

Adoption Awards to Honor Delilah, Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Others

Adoption Awards to Honor Delilah, Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Others

​​​​​​National Council For Adoption (NCFA) is proud to induct nationally syndicated radio host Delilah into the 2018 Adoption Hall of Fame at a ceremony the evening of Thursday, November 8th in Washington, DC. Honorees receiving the Friend of Adoption Award include Mayor Muriel Bowser,…

New Parent-Led Therapy Program for Children Created by Company Called Home Therapy Time, LLC

Home Therapy Time, LLC is announcing a Kickstarter Campaign for the launch of their parent-led therapy program for children with developmental delays. The concept of Home Therapy Time, LLC is to establish useful and cost-effective parent-led therapy from home. Research…

Pacific Book Review Says Children's Book 'Warriors Eat Alphabet Soup' is a Must-Have for Any Child Dealing With a Health Issue

​The reviews have been overwhelmingly positive for children’s book “Warriors Eat Alphabet Soup.” The book was written by Meredith Villano and illustrated by Nataly Vits. Published in 2017, “Warriors Eat Alphabet Soup” centers around the character Judy, a young girl…

Workshop Proposals Invited for 2019 Child Nutrition Conference in Chicago

The National Child Nutrition Conference for CACFP, Afterschool Meals and Summer Foods program will be held in Chicago, IL at the Hyatt Regency Downtown April 22 – 25, 2019. For over 32 years child nutrition program operators, sponsors, state agencies,…

Invents Presents 'The Tamiko Blondie Doll': Aids the Personal Confidence of Children With Albinism.

Children are fortunately the most adaptable human beings in the world but sometimes need to feel accepted the way they are. Albinism can be difficult for youngsters, but this new doll makes the process simple. The Tamiko Blondie Doll is…

Kempe, Haruv Institute Launch Innovative Journal to Keep Children Safe

The Kempe Foundation, The Kempe Center and The Haruv Institute have joined to establish a groundbreaking international journal on child abuse and neglect.  The International Journal on Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy, and Practice will begin publication in the third quarter of 2018…

CASA Lake County Announces Debra Waller as 2018 Terri Zenner Award Honoree

CASA Lake County announced Debra Waller as the 2018 Terri Zenner Award Honoree. This annual award given by CASA Lake County recognizes those who have helped children’s causes and are leaders in the community. Waller is a fierce advocate for…

Operation Food Search Names Inaugural Fellow

Operation Food Search Names Inaugural Fellow

Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, recently announced that Kathlee Freeman has been appointed as the first recipient to receive the Mary Ellen Gipson Fellowship. Freeman is a PhD student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her research…

CACFP in Your Community: Celebrate National CACFP Week March 11-17, 2018

CACFP in Your Community: Celebrate National CACFP Week March 11-17, 2018

Jennifer Baumann of Chadron, Nebraska; Shirley Phillips of Cushing, Oklahoma; and Idarme Santos of Tampa, Florida: these are only a few of the extraordinary child care providers that go above and beyond each day to provide nutritious meals and teach lifetime…

Laboratory Markets Innovative Test to Detect PEth in Newborn Blood Specimens

Laboratory Markets Innovative Test to Detect PEth in Newborn Blood Specimens

United States Drug Testing Laboratories, Inc. (USDTL), a pioneer in newborn forensic toxicology, alcohol biomarkers, and substances of abuse testing has announced a breakthrough in measuring Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) in newborn blood. PEth is an abnormal phospholipid that is formed only…

"Bottle Buddy": Provides a Helping Hand When Caring for Young Infants

Caring for an infant is a full-time job. Some products can make those duties a bit less difficult and this new device is the helper every new parent will appreciate. The Bottle Buddy is a unique, hands-free baby bottle holder,…

"Hold Me Right": Infant Cushion Aids and Comforts Both Holder and Child

The safety and security of a newborn infant is the first responsibility of every parent. Sometimes this is not as simple as it seems—so any device that aids the infant is not only needed—but vital. Here is a vital product.…

ZUMA Wire Update: Gates Foundation Invests $45 Million for Health Initiatives in Burkina Faso

ZUMA Wire Update: Gates Foundation Invests $45 Million for Health Initiatives in Burkina Faso

The latest from ZUMA Press Wire Service says The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced plans to invest more than $45 million over three years in support of ongoing efforts in Burkina Faso to improve nutrition and the health…

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