PA Healthy Kids: Back to Basics
An OnQ Special Report
This one hour special is airing on public television stations across Pennsylvania. Its focus is on helping kids deal with key issues that impact their health: bullying ... self esteem ... preventing childhood obesity with physical activity and better nutrition ... and grieving the loss of a family member or friend.
A Bullying Overview
OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports from the Conemaugh Health System in Johnstown, which houses a renowned center to deal with bullying.
Conemaugh Health System Office of Community Health: 814-534-6008
Victim Services: 814-288-4961
The Olweus Program - A Bullying Solution
You'll see this anti-bullying program in action, and learn how it's working at Laurel Highlands Middle School, where administrators say there is no room for bullies.
The "playground bully" is no longer the biggest threat for would-be victims. The number of kids harrassing others via computer has risen dramatically. This report focuses on the techniques of cyber-bullies, the impact on the victims, and the reaction from schools and lawmakers.
Preventing Childhood Obesity with Physical Activity and Better Nutrition
You'll meet a Pennsylvania fifth grader who is fighting his weight - and his high cholesterol. His story is a a success story, due in part to KidShape, a weight-management program for children.
One of many helpful programs is CLAAY (Career Literacy for African American Youth), which guides young people through career mentoring and academic tutoring.
Four children coping with the loss of their father get help from Highmark's Caring Place.