Missy McClain is passionate about her job advocating for kids and educating teachers on trauma informed care. Having experienced a traumatic childhood herself, she knows firsthand what some of these kids are facing. “It’s important for teachers to understand the impact physical and social trauma has on a child’s ability to focus and learn,” said […]
Recognizing that many school-age children do not have a primary care provider, Akron Children’s Hospital is expanding health care in two Northeast Ohio school districts as part of a pilot program. “We are trying to meet students and families where they are, and children are in schools,” said Michele Wilmoth, director of School Health Services […]
Advancements in technology change the way we deliver and use everything – from health care to education. While it can improve efficiencies, the 24/7 access a digital world provides can also have negative effect on a person’s mental and emotional well being, especially for kids. While it’s difficult for parents to stay up-to-date with changing […]
When you are 5 years old and it’s a Tuesday morning, what could be better than going on a field trip to a bowling alley with your class? Jack Cleavenger has special needs but he was able to go bowling because Emily Ocheltree, a medical assistant in Akron Children’s School Health Services, was right by […]
School is one of the most universal experiences of childhood – where we make friends, learn to read and write and hopefully learn to love learning itself. But some children, such as Bradrick Corley, 3, need a little help to get there.
10-year-old Brady Ryba of Heritage Elementary School in Medina City Schools took a writing assignment to heart and wanted others to know how the school nurse from Akron Children’s Hospital needs “to be respected.” Medical Assistant Stephanie Rost, who has cared for Brady, was thrilled to see his kind words so she shared with manager […]