2014 APPLE BLOSSOM AWARDS

The Awards honor Collier County early childhood teachers who make a unique contribution to the lives of young children and their families.

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Thank You for Coming
posted on: November 21, 2014
posted by: Naples Alliance for Children

 

We hope you had as much fun as we did at the 2014 Whirl ’n Twirl!
We had beautiful weather in Cambier Park throughout this fun-filled, family-oriented event. Participants whirled and twirled, enjoyed refreshments and learned more about the many Naples Alliance for Children services. There were amazing performances, plenty of fun contests, and some great face painting! Check out the photos and videos below to see more!  We are so grateful for your time and support.
Thank you!  We look forward to seeing you next year. 
Click here to watch an
awesome video from
Naples Daily News!

You can also read more
about the event
 here.
It’s not too late to show your support! Click here to donate to Naples Alliance for Children through our Crowdrise page.
Funds raised will go directly to meet the health and welfare needs of the children and families of Collier County.
We are now accepting orders for the new resource directory!
Contact Naples Alliance for Children with your name, email, phone number, and address at info@napleschild.org if you would like a copy of the 2015 Resource Directory.
For more information:
www.napleschild.org
www.crowdrise.com/WhirlnTwirl2014
Suicide is Preventable
posted on: November 19, 2014
posted by: Naples Alliance for Children

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people aged 15 to 24 and the fourth leading cause of death for persons between the ages of 10 and 14. Most suffer from treatable mental illnesses. Suicide also is the source of profound pain for family members, friends, and people who must confront it in professional or volunteer roles. It is important to take the subject of suicide seriously. It is difficult to realize that a teen-ager would choose to die. But adolescents who can’t get over their depression sometimes do kill themselves.

  • EMERGENCY CALL 911 if you fear a friend or loved one has attempted or is considering suicide. 
  • The Academy of Pediatrics offers more information and advice on young adult, adolescent and children’s suicide.  
  • WATCH Naples Alliance for Children 5:00 pm Broadcasts on Education Channel 99 or Visit Collier County Public Schools YouTube and click Naples Alliance for Children. Life After Suicide Broadcast below and other Children & Family Parenting Programs
  • CONTACT COLLIER COUNTY COMMUNITY SUPPORT RESOURCES: 
    • CALL Project  H.U.G.S. (Helping Underserved Grieving Survivors) Marcia at 239-597-4158 or Bob at 239-253-6000
    • CALL Collier County Sheriff’s Officewww.colliersheriff.org Advocacy Unit @239-252-0720, Ex 2720  (www.colliersheriff.org)
    • CALL David Lawrence Center at 239-455-8500 (www.DavidLawrenceCenter.org)
    • CALL Veteran’s Hotline at 800-273-8255
    • CALL Mental Health Association of Collier County at 239-261-5405 (www.mhaSwFl.org)
    • CALL NAMI of Collier County at 239-260-7300 (www.NamiCollier.org)
    • CALL Project Help at 239-262-7227  (www.ProjectHelpNaples.org)
  • FIND ADDITIONAL HELP in the Naples Alliance for Children hard cover or Website Resource Directory at www.napleschild.org. (Call 239-649-5260 for your free copy.)

Naples Alliance for Children web site serves as your navigator and guide for meeting your Educational, Medical, Dental, Social/Emotional and Childcare needs. Call 239-649-5260 or e-mail info@napleschild.org.