Monday, February 8, 2010

CINCH- Bodyworks Project Update

At mid-year (actually 4 months into the program) we have trained about 55 BodyWorks trainers. Start up has been slow, but the trainers are motivated. They've found their own class location, recruited parents, and volunteered their time and have so far conducted 6 classes, including 65 parent trainees. The Hampton Roads BodyWorks program has touched the lives of not only trainers and parent trainees, but the rest of their families as well (we calculate 2 other family members per parent/trainer participant or 240), for a total of 360 individuals. Some of these volunteer trainers have even provided dinner, paying for it out of their own pockets, as a means to further entice parents because they believe in this important prevention effort. Classes have been held in churches, schools, and public housing communities. Special thanks to all our trainers who have actually conducted a class (LaVerne Williams from the Norfolk Health Department, Charlene Gholson-Dennis of the Accomack County Health Department, Jean Standridge, Janet Bakus and Chad Triolet, of Deep Creek Elementary; Viki Ann Martin of Suffolk Pediatrics; Janet Azar and 6 ODU nursing students, and Ann Campbell and her ODU Nursing Students. If you have any questions, please contact

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