Monthly Education Board

Haywood Pediatrics shares information every month on certain important health topics. Please, visit our educational board near the checkout desk for information and materials for you and your family.

October 2015

This month is Mental Health Awareness Month and Bullying Prevention. Information is available at our Education Boards in both offices.

Mental Health Awareness:  Haywood Psychological Services Brochure; Preventing Teen Cough Medicine Abuse; Helping Your Child Cope with Life; Learning Disabilities and Children; Teen Suicide, Mood Disorder, and Depression; Understanding ADHD; andYour Family's Mental Health: 10 Ways to Improve Mood Naturally. Handouts available: The Storm in my Brain and Psychological Service Providers

Bullying Prevention:  Bullying Facts and Information and Bullying: It's Not OK.

July 2014

UV Safety Awareness: Brochures include: Sun Protection for Today and Tomorrow, A Parent's Guide to Water Safety, Sunscreen Safety Tips, A Parent's Guide to Insect Repellents, Fun in the Sun, & Sun Safety Alliance. For Handouts we have: Sun, Summer Safety and Cancer, Sun Safety, Kid-Friendly Sunscreen and Sunblock, Fun in the Sun, Infant Sun Safety & Water Safety Checklist.

June 2014

HOME SAFETY & FIREWORKS AWARENESS: Brochures Include: Protect Your Child From Poison, Keep You Family Safe: Fire Safety and Burn Prevention At Home, Childproofing Your Home, Choking Prevention and First Aid for Infants and Children, How Safe is Your Child (Gun Safety), A Parent and Caregiver Guide to Burn Safety, A Grandparent and Caregiver Guide to Fire and Burn Safety (English and Spanish) and A Parent Guide to Water Safety.Handouts Include: ATV Safety, Attention ATV Riders in NC/ATV RiderCourse (double-sided), Fireworks Safety, Bicycle Helmet Check and Is Your Home Safe Checklist.

MaY 2014

ALLERGY AND ASTHMA AWARENESS: Brochures include:; Kids and Asthma: What Should I know?, Common Allergies Explained, Childhood Asthma (English and Spanish), Asthma and Your Child and Dangers of Secondhand Smoke. There are also a few CDs at the front titled Managing you child's asthma: Helpful resources for you and your child.And some fun allergy and asthma related activity sheets for the kids.

  • World Asthma Day is May 6, 2014 The NC Asthma Summit is scheduled for Wednesday May 7th at the NC BioTech Center in Research Triangle Park. Local Events summary: · Partnership with PBS/UNCTV· “Arthur” video with guest appearance of “Breathless Buster”· Educational initiatives that address the pathology of asthma, medications, devices, use of PFM, environment, tobacco prevention and the importance of exercise and eating a healthy diet· Game stations for children; Bowling for Triggers, Gone with the Wind (PFM), Ringer (AAP), exercise/nutrition· Dr. Don Russell presentation to parents of children with asthma on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Mission Children's, Sylva

April 2014

DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS: Brochures include: Teen Drivers, Distracted Driving Facts and Distracted Driving and Businesses can help solve this big problem.

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION: Brochures include: What is Child Abuse & Neglect?, Child Abuse and Neglect (English and Spanish), KARE brochure, Preventing Child Abuse (English & Spanish), Never, Never Shake a Baby (English & Spanish), Healthy Touching, Be The Best Parent You Can Be (double-sided English & Spanish) and Kind Words to Build Up and Encourage Children / 12 Alternatives to Lashing Out at Your Kids (double-sided).

  • Please support one of our local community resources.There is still time to sign up for the 2014 5KAREApril 26, 2014 in Downtown Waynesville, NC. The 5KARE is a fundraiser for KARE- Kids Advocacy Resource Effort.  KARE is a 501c3 not-for-profit, nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center that serves all of Haywood County and its mission is to "end  child abuse and neglect through advocacy, education and support".  Registration is available online at For more information, visit their website or contact Julie Schroer at 456-8995 or

ALCOHOL AWARENESS: Brochures include: Alcohol Awareness Facts, Make a Difference: Talk to you child about alcohol and You Can Hurt an Unborn Baby: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (English & Spanish)

This month is also AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH.

As always, at our education boards we have activity sheets for kids.