Cuyahoga County will celebrate its 15th annual Fathers Walk next week Thursday, Oct. 15. This event encourages fathers and father figures to actively participate in their children’s education by taking the “Fathers Walk Pledge.”...
May 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Attention, Cleveland-area dads and kids: Wanna improve your hoop skills? Then come sign up for the Cavalittles FREE Basketball Skills Mini-Camp for dads and kids, presented by the Cleveland Cavaliers and OhioGuidestone’s Institute of Family & Community Impact! This totally free event will take place Saturday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Stepstone Academy, located at 3328 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. To register, use the form at https://forms.office.com/r/8eZwYvbSq9. Thanks to the generosity of the Cleveland Cavaliers and OhioGuidestone’s donors, this event is completely free for the participating families. But space is limited! So register today! To ensure the best possible experience for everyone, all attendees MUST adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines from the CDC, including mask wearing, 6-feet social distancing, and use of hand sanitizer. All attendees will receive a temperature check and brief screening for symptoms upon arrival. Cavalittles is for fathers and children (ages 4 to 8) of any skill level! Whether you’re the next Kyrie or you’ve never dribbled a basketball, this is an opportunity to have fun and learn the principles of the hardwood. This completely free event will include: A basketball skills camp led by Bryson Haynes from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Youth Sports, and Ryan Virtue of Positive Coaching Alliance A special gift to take home for every participating child, ages 4 to 8 A prepackaged, grab-n-go lunch If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Maic D’Agostino by calling or texting 216-347-8495 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Institute of Family & Community Impact is a initiative of OhioGuidestone, one of Ohio’s largest behavioral health agencies. From research to products to clinical innovations, we provide tools for mental health treatment. For questions or more info, email us at IFCI@ohioguidestone.org.
In our latest white paper, we take a look at epigenetics and how it may affect our understanding of behavioral health. First, we briefly discuss and define epigenetics. Then, we explore how this field of study may impact our approach to behavioral health treatment and psychiatric disorders. Finally, we underscore the importance of community-first strategies for addressing environmental risks and social determinants of health — including how they affect epigenetics. Epigenetics, which looks at heritable changes to gene function that occur “over and above” changes to the DNA sequence, is a growing field of study. Because of how epigenetic modifications can alter gene expression through generations, researchers are uncovering important connections to health and disease, including behavioral health and psychiatric disorders. We also are learning that these modifications sometimes may be driven by such factors as social determinants, physical environments, and stress. As one of Ohio’s leading behavioral health providers, OhioGuidestone is taking the lead on promoting, educating, and responding to issues that may affect or be affected by epigenetics as they relate to our clients, their families, and their communities. We hope that this white paper will help springboard further discussion and exploration of epigenetics. Because we believe it may be significant to real-world health and disease, we encourage robust and disciplined engagement with the science. This includes careful consideration of how misuse of scientific research has harmed vulnerable or marginalized communities, both historically and through the present day. Read this white paper at www.familyandcommunityimpact.org/white-papers/epigenetics-ohioguidestone. You also can view and download all our white papers at www.familyandcommunityimpact.org/white-papers. The Institute of Family & Community Impact is a initiative of OhioGuidestone, one of Ohio’s largest behavioral health agencies. From research to products to clinical innovations, we provide tools for mental health treatment. For questions or more info, email us at IFCI@ohioguidestone.org.
Racism and poverty are two major drivers of toxic stress, which harms families and communities across the United States. This stress can lead to a large number of adverse health effects and outcomes, particularly in children, causing long-term health issues and even reducing life expectancy. Our latest white paper focuses on this urgent topic. In particular, we note the importance of addressing these social ills at their core. By doing this, we can help everyone thrive. As one of Ohio’s largest behavioral health agencies, OhioGuidestone recognizes our commitment to the families and communities we serve and the need to eliminate sources of toxic stress in their lives as a preventative public health goal. Thus, we call on health providers and public policymakers in all fields to address the interconnected systemic inequities and injustices of racism and poverty that harm the people we are dedicated to serve. But for health and wellness to flourish, racism and poverty both must be eliminated. Read this white paper at www.familyandcommunityimpact.org/white-papers/preventing-harm-from-racism-and-poverty. You also can view and download all our white papers at www.familyandcommunityimpact.org/white-papers. The Institute of Family & Community Impact is a initiative of OhioGuidestone, one of Ohio’s largest behavioral health agencies. From research to products to clinical innovations, we provide tools for mental health treatment. For questions or more info, email us at IFCI@ohioguidestone.org.
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