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$40 will provide food for George and Teddy,
on-site therapy dogs who provide much
love and comfort.
$111 will provide one hour of Outpatient
treatment for a child or family.
$200 will provide clothing and personal care
items for one of the 12 boys in our
Therapeutic Group Home.
$555 will provide art,therapy, and school
supplies for Therapists to use with
children participating in treatment.
$1,000 will provide snacks and dinner for
a month for children participating in the
Extended Day Treatment Program.
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More children are struggling with mental health issues today than ever before. In fact, behavioral and emotional disorders affect thousands of children right here in our community. And it is a sad truth that two-thirds of these kids never receive the help they need.
The good news is that treatment does work for those who receive it.
Child Guidance Center is dedicated to providing child-centered, family-focused mental health services in Lincoln. Utilizing a combination of unique programs and proven strategies to meet every individual's needs, we serve more than 2,000 children and adolescents each year.
The services we provide are available to all youth throughout the community, regardless of financial ability.
8 Ways to Prevent Skin Cancer (And Why You Should Try)
Posted on 06/24/2013
Summer is for spending time outside. Whether you’re on the beach, at the park, on a bike, in the garden or at a baseball game you’re exposed to one common thread: the sun. And if you’re one in five people, unfortunately, you could develop skin cancer. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in more than two million people are diagnosed annually (source: SkinCancer.org). A person’s risk for melanoma doubles if he or she has had over five sunburns at any age.
If you haven’t seen the “Dear 16 Year Old Me” YouTube video, we’d highly advise it. It features a number of people ranging in age, ethnicity and gender who’ve all been diagnosed with melanoma. Throughout the video they advise their 16-year-old selves to take preventative measures to avoid cancer and be extra careful.
We’ve compiled a quick list of the 8 best ways to prevent skin cancer. Take a look, tell your friends.
1. Sunscreen: Reapply every two hours. Be weary of commonly missed spots (scalp, back of hands, tops of feet, legs and behind your ears). Try to use broad spectrum sunscreen and use a high SPF.
2. Avoid peak hours (10 a.m. and 4 p.m.): Harmful UV rays are strongest when the sun is directly overhead. Avoid going out at these times if possible.
3. Wear a hat: Get fashionable and toss on a sun hat or baseball cap. A hat with a 2-3 inch brim is ideal. Straw hats are too finely woven to offer any protection—opt for a thicker fabric.
4. Don’t tan: This instruction is very simple: just don’t do it. Go for the spray tan or self-tanning lotion if you must get that shimmery, golden tone.
5. Protect your eyes: Your eyes are susceptible to ocular skin cancer (yes, it’s real). Skip the cheap pair and make sure they block OVA and UVB light.
6. Don’t forget your lips: SPF 30 or higher if you’re going to be out for long periods of time. And remember to reapply after you eat.
7. Check for moles often: People often neglect going to the dermatologist because they assume they’ll notice any cancer forming. Skin cancer often begins forming at a minimally detectable rate. Check early and check often—keep a regular appointment for a mole check with your dermatologist.
8. Remember reflected sunlight: Water, sand, concrete, and even brightly painted white areas can damage your skin. It’s a good rule of thumb to put sunscreen on every day.
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