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Poison Control Centers Receive 32 Calls a Day About Children Exposed to Opioids

The phone rings once approximately every 45 minutes — that is how often poison control centers in the U.S. receive calls about children being exposed to prescription opioids, according to the recently published study Prescription Opioid Exposures Among Children and Adolescents in the United States: 2000–2015. From 2000-2015, about 188,000 calls were placed to poison control centers regarding pediatric and teenage exposure to opioids. Sixty percent of the children exposed to opioids were younger than five, while teenagers accounted for 30 percent.

 

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Fellowship Program

The Program is a professional development program for individuals whose work record reflects strong leadership abilities and a concern for issues important to children and education.

 

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Completion of module and New Staff Orientation Get Started and Working with School-Age Youth meets the required fifteen hours for new staff professionals in Pennsylvania.