July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

“Each July, the legacy of author, advocate, and trailblazer Bebe Moore Campbell is honored by recognizing Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Moore Campbell’s ability to tell impactful stories highlighting themes of racism, mental health, and family left a lasting mark on this world and is a foundation for much of the work that continues in support of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) mental health.” – Mental Health America

BIPOC Mental Health Month – Mental Health America
Site Announcements – July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month 2024 – Aglearn.usda.gov
Recognizing Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month – American Psychiatric Association
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month – FDA
Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month – National Alliance on Mental Wellness (NAMI)
National  Minority Mental Health Awareness Month – Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month – Health Partnership Clinic
CWNY’s list of resources on Mental Health – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)

Native American Heritage Month

Twelve Women to Know for Native American Heritage Month – Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum
Native Women’s History Month – Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
App of global maps of Indigenous territories, treaties, and languages – Learn about whose Indigenous land you are on – Native Land Digital (Canada)
How To Honor Native American Heritage Month At Work – Krafty Lab Blog
Nine Indigenous climate activists you should know about – Arcadia Blog
Celebrate Native American Heritage – U.S. Department of the Interior – Indian Affairs
Native American Heritage Month Resources – Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF)
Book List: Native Americans (Non-Fiction) – Los Angeles Public Library
Indigenous Rights: The woman setting the record straight on Native American history – Al Jazeera
Our Bodies, Our Stories – Urban Indian Health Institute – A division of Seattle Indian Health Board
Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Crisis – U.S. Department of the Interior – Indian Affairs
NIJ Recently Released Research on Violence Against American Indian Women: Key Findings – National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center – Restoration Magazine

Diabetes and Women

“How is diabetes different for women than it is for men? Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease (the most common diabetes complication) by about four times in women but only about two times in men, and women have worse outcomes after a heart attack. Women are also at higher risk of other diabetes-related complications such as blindness, kidney disease, and depression.
Not only is diabetes different for women, it’s different among women—African American, Hispanic/Latina, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Asian/Pacific Islander women are more likely to have diabetes than white women.” — CDC

Diabetes and Women – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Diabetes – World Health Organization (WHO)
How Diabetes Affects Women Differently Than Men – Obstetricians & Gynecologists, P.C.
Menstruation Linked to Underdiagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes? – Medscape
Diabetes – American Stroke Association
Diabetes – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services OASH | Office on Women’s Health 
Women and Diabetes – Food and Drug Admiinistration.gov (FDA)
Diabetes and Heart Disease in Women – Johns Hopkins Medicine
Three ways diabetes is different for women – Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) – Center for Women’s Health
Diabetes and Women – The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Early Signs of Diabetes in Women – Hackensack Meridian Health

Abuser / Batterer Intervention

Domestic Violence Offender Counseling – NYC Power and Control Program
Family Assessment Program – Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)
Accountability Programs for Those Who Harm – NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
Child Protection in Families Experiencing Domestic Violence (Manual) – US Dept. of Health & Human Services – Administration for Children and Families
Abusive Partner Intervention Program (APIP) – Urban Resource Institute (URI)
Domestic Abuse & Batterers’ Intervention – Comprehensive Therapeutic Services (CTS)
Community Empowerment Program – Connect Men – Connect, Inc. – Safe Families, Peaceful Communities
Abusive Partner Intervention Program (APIP) Brooklyn & Staten Island – EAC Network

Resources for survivors and their allies

CWNY’s list of resources on Domestic Violence Awareness – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY’s Interview with a Hairstylist on Domestic Violence Awareness for Beauty Professionals – CWNY Podcast
CWNY’s list of resources on Intimate Partner Violence Awareness – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY’s list of resources on Stalking Awareness – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD)

“Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a group of rare tumors that begin during a pregnancy.  These tumors start in the cells that would normally develop into the placenta, which connects the fetus to the uterus.” – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) – Foundation for Women’s Cancer
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Treatment – info for patients – National Cancer Institute

CWNY’s list of resources on Gynecologic Cancers – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY’s list of Cancer Support Groups – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY’s list of resources on Supporting Loved Ones with Cancer – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)

Overdose Awareness

“International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. The campaign spreads the message about the tragedy of drug overdose death and that drug overdose is preventable.” — CDC

“The IOAD 2023 theme ‘Recognizing those people who go unseen’ is about acknowledging people in our communities who are affected by overdose but might go unseen in the crisis.” — Penington Institute

Penington Institute
International Overdose Awareness Day: 31st August
Overdose Basics

International Overdose Awareness Day Partner Toolkit – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Statement from ONDCP Director Dr. Rahul Gupta Regarding White House Meeting on Increasing Access and Affordability of FDA-Approved Overdose Reversal Medications – Whitehouse.gov
Heroin and Opioid Awareness – U.S. Department of Justice
Campus Drug Prevention – CampusDrugPrevention.gov – US Drug Enforcement Administration
Dangers & Side Effects of Mixing Valium & Alcohol or Drugs – American Addiction Centers  
Overdose Awareness Walk – Event – Deer Park Drug Prevention Coalition Inc
Overdose Awareness Day – Event – Friends of Recovery Rockland, Inc.

July is Disability Pride Month

Updated: July 1, 2024

“Disability Pride Month celebrates disabled persons embracing their disabilities as integral parts of who they are, reclaiming visibility in public and interacting fully with their disabilities out in the open, and rejecting shame and internalized ableism. It is a time for the disability community to come together, uplift, and amplify one another’s voices and be heard. Disability pride has been described as ‘accepting and honoring each person’s uniqueness and seeing it as a natural and beautiful part of human diversity.’
Disability Pride Month is celebrated each year in July. Disability Pride initially started as a day of celebration in 1990—the year that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. That same year, Boston held the first Disability Pride Day. The first official celebration of Disability Pride Month occurred in July 2015, which also marked the 25th anniversary of the ADA. Since then, cities across the country have celebrated disability pride month with parades and other festivities.” — American Bar Association

Americans with Disabilities Act – ADA.gov – U.S. Department of Justice – Civil Rights Division
Celebrating Disability Pride Month – American Bar Association
Disability Unite Festival Returns July 14th – Disability Unite
Why and How to Celebrate Disability Pride Month – The Arc
Support for Individual with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Their Families – The Center for Family Support
Disability Pride Month at NYPL – New York Public Library
A Message for Disability Pride – The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center)
Why Disability Pride Month Vs Disability Awareness Month? – Specially Gifted
Autism Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN)
Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
CWNY’s resources on Disability Employment – Center for the Women of New
York (CWNY)

Purposeful Parenting Month

Updated: July 1, 2024

“Positive parenting leads to positive futures for generations to come.” — American SPCC

Purposeful Parenting Month: A Time to Learn and Grow – Kars4Kids
LIPI Promotes the Pillars of Purposeful Parenting – EAC Network
National Purposeful Parenting Month – Capital Women’s Care
The 6 P’s of Purposeful Parenting – American Society for the Positive Care of Children (American SPCC)
Purposeful Parenting: What can you accomplish? – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Natural Strength Parenting – Uncovering the Strengths of all Children with a Mindful Framework for Intentional Growth – Beech Acres Parenting Center
Parenting Skills – Generation NYC
Information for Parents – NYC Human Resources Administration/ Department of Social Services
Parenting Support – NYC311
Positive Parenting Tips – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Social Media Resources for Purposeful Parenting – The Children’s Bureau Learning and Coordination Center (CBLCC) 

First Women’s Rights Convention – Seneca Falls, NY: July 19-20, 1848

Updated: July 1, 2024

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott met “in London at the World Anti-Slavery Convention. There, the two were brought to the women’s only section and were not allowed to sit or speak at the event. This event and the outrage it inspired led to the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848.” – National Constitution Center

“On July 19, 1848, the Seneca Falls Convention convened. Heralded as the first American women’s rights convention, the two-day event was held in the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York.” – Library of Congress

Library of Congress
Today in History – July 19 – The Seneca Falls Convention
Seneca Falls and the Start of Annual Conventions
Seneca Falls and the Start of Annual Conventions | Frederick Douglass Speaks in Support

On this day, the Seneca Falls Convention begins – National Constitution Center
Seneca Falls Convention – History
Women’s Rights – The First Women’s Rights Convention – National Park Service
Women’s Suffrage Timeline – American Bar Association

National Women’s History Museum
The Call for Suffrage at the Seneca Falls Meeting
Martha Coffin Pelham Wright
Sojourner Truth

Women’s Suffrage in New York State – NY Assembly
Signatures to the “Declaration of Sentiments” – United States Census Bureau
On This Day: Seneca Falls Convention (6 video clips) – C-SPAN Classroom
Seneca Falls Convention: ideas discussed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and Sojourner Truth – 2:51 minute video by Historian Winnefred Gallagher – C-SPAN
Mary Ann M’Clintock | Philadelphia Women’s History Month All-Star – The Philadelphia Citizen
The Declaration of Sentiments by the Seneca Falls Conference (1848) – EDSITEment! National Endowment for the Humanities
Seneca Falls – Elizabeth Cady Stanton WOMEN’S CONSORTIUM
Charlotte Woodward – Teachers Righting History
Seneca Falls and the First Women’s Rights Convention, July 19, 2016 – We’re History
Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument – Central Park Conservancy

“Not for Ourselves Alone” – Film by Ken Burns & Paul Barnes (4 video clips)
Women’s Suffrage Biography – Background for “Not for Ourselves Alone”
Seneca Falls Convention: Contextual Background