Grandparents raising Grandchildren and Opioid AddictionPosted on Wednesday, March 29, 2023
With April being the month that brings awareness to child abuse, addiction, sexual abuse, stress and counseling (mental health) we also thought it would be a great month to touch base on something that not many are talking about: Grandparents raising their grandchildren. With the younger generation falling into so much legal issues and drug addiction issues, now, more than ever, grandparents are left to raise their grandchildren. And it's happening more than you think!
Avoid Car Break Ins - Don't get Grinched!Posted on Monday, December 19, 2022
As Christmas shopping and traveling is in full swing, we wanted to touch base and remind you that car break ins are also on the rise. I had a chat with a police officer earlier last week, and he told me that that was majority of all of his responding calls the past few weeks. Almost every day, he had dozens and dozens of responding calls to cars that were broken in, glass shattered, or attempted break ins. And as the snow starts approaching this week, he anticipates more and more car thefts as people leave their cars running out front of their houses.
True Crime = Glorification?Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2022
I love a good true crime podcast, documentaries based around true crime, and occasionally I will read a book about a serial killer. It's not that I idolize them, but I can't turn away from the train wreck of a person that they are. Do I idolize the killers? Absolutely not. But the psychology behind the killer fascinates me. What turned them into the monster that they have become?
Sneaky Teenagers and Location ServicesPosted on Friday, July 22, 2022
Yep, it's finally happened to me. My second eldest teen boy has been sneaking out and doing things that we do not approve of. Granted, he just turned 18 this week - but we have always maintained the "my house, my rules" rule while the older kids are living with us and finishing up high school. So where do we go from here?
The Best Summer Safety Tips For ParentsPosted on Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Summer days are made for kids, and swimming, biking, and sports are always the go-to activities of choice during warmer months. And thanks to the ability to work remotely, it's easier than ever for parents to get out of the house, get some work done, and enjoy some time in the sun. But keeping children safe in the summer sun-and heat-requires some planning and extra attention, so parents need to make sure they know the best tips on keeping little ones free of sunburn and heat-related dangers. Here are the best ways to do so.
Murder of Jessica Lunsford, Sex offender monitoring and Changing lawsPosted on Sunday, March 27, 2022
Jessica Lunsford, 9, was abducted from her home in Homosassa, Florida, on the 24th of February 2005. Her father, Mark Lunsford, noticed that she was not in her bedroom nor the house. A nationwide missing children's alert was issues and the search for little Jessie was on. Her family was automatically assuming something sinister had happened since the little girl was not one to run away or leave on her own.
Better Mental HealthPosted on Thursday, January 6, 2022
Millions of people in the U.S. are affected by mental illness each year. Itís important to measure how common mental illness is, so we can understand its physical, social and financial impact - and so we can show that no one is alone. These numbers are also powerful tools for raising public awareness, stigma-busting and advocating for better health care.
Opiod Addiction and Young AdultsPosted on Monday, November 29, 2021
Picture this: Thanksgiving Day - you're in the kitchen, getting the big meal prepped. Your counters are full of food, cans of green beans, boxes of macaroni noodles, potatoes galore, and your child's purse on the counter as well. As your frantically pulling things from the pantry trying to find your last container of broth, you knock over your child's purse onto the floor and all her belongings fall everywhere. As you try to clean them up and place them back into the purse the way they should be, you come across a tiny pill container...
Helpful Tip or Not : Emergency VoicemailPosted on Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Recently a viral post has spread on and around all the internet, especially Facebook. It's telling people that if they get lost while hiking or their car breaks down somewhere they don't really know, and their phone battery is already low, to change their voicemail message to include where they are and details JUST IN CASE they go missing so that responders can locate them. Not only is the information given incorrect, it could just waste your already low battery life where you could have used it wisely in other ways. Check out what first responders are suggesting you do if you are ever in a similar scenario.
TikTok TrendsPosted on Monday, September 27, 2021
TikTok. The app our children are increasingly becoming obsessed with. We are sure you have heard of the dangers of the app, and even some of the trending trends. But have you heard of the "devious licks" trend spreading like wildfire in our children's schools?
Missing PersonsPosted on Monday, September 27, 2021
Last month the nation watched as the Gabby Petito case unfolded and went viral all over social media. Which leaves us to the question, why is not every missing person's case going viral? To date, the FBI only has 102 missing people listed on their site. NamUs has many more missing people, in which you can narrow down search results...
It's Time to talk about Self ProtectionPosted on Friday, April 30, 2021
One of my favorite things to do at night when I have some wind-down "me time" is watch some crime television. Whether it's "The First 48", "Law and Order SVU" (Elliot is back btw) or "How I survived" - it always comes to my mind - "What would I do if I was in a situation like that?" The answer is, I don't know. Sure, I have watched enough TV shows that other's have had that same thought and some make it out alive, while others do not. But what can help my chances of survival if I was ever kidnapped, assaulted or held against my will? From my research, there are a few different ways to protect yourself...