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Safety First for Walk to School Day

Safety is the priority for any Walk or Bike to School Day event. Follow these steps to plan for a safe event by planning a safe route, working with law enforcement, and working with the community. For more information see the specific resources for pedestrian and bicycle safety below. Including Safety in the Event Find the safest route to […]

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Why Walk or Bike?

It’s fun! Remember the thrill of riding a bike for the first time or walking to school that first day? There’s a feeling of joy and independence —a sense of adventure—that doesn’t fade. When walking or biking, parents and children get to appreciate things they don’t notice while driving—listening to the sounds of the neighborhood, […]

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What is Safe Routes to School?

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national and international movement to create safe, convenient and healthy opportunities for children to walk and bicycle to school. The program encourages children to walk and bicycle to school, helping to reverse an alarming decrease in students’ physical activity and an associated increase in childhood obesity. By getting […]

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Domestic violence: know the signs and get help

Domestic violence, also known as battering or intimate partner violence, is widespread in the United States and it can be long-term and life-threatening. In fact, one in three women and one in four men have experienced domestic violence within their lifetime. It can be difficult to know if you’re being abused. Many people may not […]

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What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant […]

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Mental Illness Awareness Week: Reducing stigma, increasing support

Most people find it difficult to talk about mental illness. Nevertheless, it is a prevalent issue in the United States. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans has a mental illness, and 1 in 25 Americans has a serious mental illness like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. For the past 25 years, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has designated […]

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