Tag Archives: Adults

New Survey Shows Friends Are the Number One Influencer for Young Adults Not to Text and Drive


Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 30, 2012

Forty-four percent of young adult drivers (16 24), said friends were the most influential source to encourage them to curb their texting and driving habits followed by their parents (33 percent), according to a national survey conducted by the Ad Council. To help raise awareness on this issue and kick-off National Youth Traffic Safety Month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the State Attorneys General and Consumer Protection Agencies, and the Ad Council are hosting the first nationwide Stop the Texts Day on May 1, 2012. The goal of this day is to extend the message of their Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks. youth texting and driving prevention public service advertising campaign via social media in an effort to educate young drivers about the risks of texting while driving.

The survey also found that sixty percent of young adult drivers said they have texted while driving. The majority of respondents who reported that they have texted while driving said they will continue to do so even with the knowledge that texting while driving can seriously injure or kill others and/or themselves.

“While teen drivers often feel invincible, the reality is that texting and driving too often leads to terrible injuries and even death, said Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, president of NAAG. No text message is worth risking your life or the lives of others. Texting while driving should be even more socially unacceptable than driving without a seat belt.

Most notably, the survey also asked young adults which legal or financial consequences would encourage them not to text while driving:

SingleSource Background Screening Company Calls On Adults To Take Proactive Approach To Stop Child Sexual Abuse


Jacksonville Beach, Florida (PRWEB) June 22, 2012

Don Dymer, president and CEO of SingleSource Services Corporation, background screening company and Stacy Pendarvis, MSW, MA, a long time consultant who works with Darkness to Light and the Monique Burr Foundation For Children hope to take their message global:, “Educated, proactive adults have the ability to stop child sexual abuse from happening. Each year in the U.S. 500,000 babies will be born who will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18 and adults are the only people who can protect children from that sexual abuse.

New Comic Book Helps Teens and Adults with Disabilities Stop Abuse, Bullying and Violence


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 26, 2012

The Fullpower Safety Comics book helps people with disabilities learn to protect themselves from abuse, bullying and violence. The book is the latest in the Safety Comics series from Kidpower.org, a nonprofit leader in personal safety and confidence building education and services. The newest Safety Comics book makes learning personal safety skills accessible and fun for teens and adults with intellectual disabilities or limited literacy skills.

We have found that comics engage people of all ages and abilities, by being both entertaining and giving important information, says author Irene van der Zande, executive director and founder of Kidpower. The Fullpower Safety Comics helps teens and adults, including those with limited reading or spoken language abilities, learn and practice physical and social skills to help keep them safe from bullying, abuse and other violence.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s most recent studies on Crimes Against People with Disabilities show that teens and adults with a disability experienced violence and abuse at close to twice the rate of those without a disability in 2010. The study also notes that people with a cognitive disability had the highest rate of violent victimization.

Educators and therapists use the Fullpower Safety Comics to teach students and patients how to build personal safety awareness and skills. “Many of my clients are teens and adults with developmental disabilities who have already experienced bullying, abuse, or other violence, says John Luna Sparks, a licensed clinical social worker in Oakland, CA. I use the Fullpower Safety Comics even with those who can only read just a little. The entertaining illustrations,

Community Foundation Awards More Than $281,000 in Grants To Benefit Older Adults; Women and their Children

Waterbury, CT (PRWEB) July 05, 2013

Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF) awarded a special round of grants to benefit older adults. These included grants for Waterbury BRASS (Bringing Resources to Action to Serve Seniors), the Wheels Program of Greater New Milford, and a regional project for Benefits Outreach and Community Options Counseling. In addition, a grant was provided to Pennsylvania State University School of Hospitality Management for the Continuing Care Retirement Community Project. Funding, which totaled $ 234,226, came from the East Hill Woods Fund which was established to help older adults age successfully in their communities.

In addition, Connecticut Community Foundation awarded $ 18,000 in grants from the Womens Fund, (which includes the Fannie B. Wheeler Fund, and the Whittemore Women & Children Fund) and an additional $ 29,318 in grants from the Lois Livingston McMillen Memorial Fund during its 2013 grant round.

The Womens Fund offers grants to organizations that provide programs to improve the quality of life for women and children in the greater Waterbury area. The Lois Livingston McMillen Memorial Fund is focused on providing grants to organizations that serve women and children who are victims of physical, emotional or psychological abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. For a detailed listing of grant recipients, go to http://www.conncf.org/2013-special-grants-june. For more information, visit http://www.conncf.org, or contact 203-753-1315, grants(at)conncf.org.

Current Grant Recipients

Waterbury BRASS (East Hills Woods Fund)