FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2012
Contact: Bevin Theodore, Director of PR & Communications
KidsPeace-supported websites TeenCentral.Net, ParentCentral.Net win Web Health Awards
Two websites supported by KidsPeace have been selected as winners in the 14th annual Web Health Awards. This competition, held twice each year, recognizes the nation’s best digital health resources.
TeenCentral.Netreceived a bronze award in the Interactive Content/Rich Media division for the Anti-Bullying League. This new section of the site, which is also available through sister site ParentCentral.Net, was made possible through a grant from Verizon Wireless. The Anti-Bullying League addresses the dangers of bullying while giving teens and parents a place to turn for help and understanding.
ParentCentral.Netreceived a general award recognizing it as a web-based resource. A complete list of winners is available online.
"There is a tremendous need to make children, teens and parents aware of what bullying is and how it affects everyone involved,” says Julius Licata, Director of TeenCentral.Net and ParentCentral.Net. “It can be devastating for a person of any age to be the butt of jokes or harassed because they are different or not as popular as others. It can scar a person and make their lives unbearable. We have to be more aware of the horrors of this anti-social behavior and we must help stop this dangerous and vicious behavior.”
TeenCentral.Net and ParentCentral.Net are free, anonymous websites where teenagers and parents can log on and get professional guidance on issues ranging from bullying to drugs and alcohol to stress. Within 24 hours of posting a question, members receive answers from trained counselors and professionals.
This year, KidsPeace proudly celebrates 130 years of giving hope, help and healing to children, families and communities. Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter @kidspeace.
Founded in 1882, KidsPeace is dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, preadolescents, teens and young adults, offering a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; and a variety of foster care and community-based programs to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities. KidsPeace offers services in Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
About The Web Health Awards
The Web Health Awards(SM) program is organized by the Health Information Resource Center(SM) (HIRC), a national clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields. Other well-known HIRC programs included the 19th annual National Health Information Awards(SM), (www.healthawards.com) which annually recognizes the nation’s best consumer health programs and materials (for non-digital resources), and two national “Fitness Day” events: The 11th annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day® (www.fitnessday.com/women) and the 16th annual Family Health & Fitness Day USA® (www.fitnessday.com/family).