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May 17

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

1 in 5 people will have some kind of mental illness in a given year. Stigma is the greatest barrier to individuals seeking help regarding their mental illness.  Now, more than ever before, many of us could be feeling increased anxiety, stress or loneliness following a year of living with the challenges created by the […]

Apr 9

Start-2-Soar Program Achieves Credentialed Status

The Iowa Department of Management and Public Health is pleased to announce that the Start-2-Soar program of Ringgold County has earned the Iowa Family Support Credential. The Iowa Family Support Credential is awarded to family support and parent education programs that are validated through an external evaluation to be in substantial adherence to the Iowa […]

Mar 17

Guidance for Ringgold County if COVID-19 is Identified Within the County

If COVID-19 is identified in Ringgold County and identified as “community spread,” it is recommended that individuals age 60 or over AND those with underlying conditions below should “stay at home, avoid gatherings/potential exposures, and travel to affected areas” per Iowa Department of Public Health Community Spread Mitigation Guidance.  Please review this guidance with your […]

Nov 26

What is Happening to Fine Motor Development?

A new and disturbing phenomenon is rising on the educational horizon. Many children are arriving at kindergarten lacking the basic fine motor skills needed to hold a pencil and write. This lack of dexterity in their fingers and hands can be attributed to the increased use of touch screen technology and decreased use of crayons, […]