Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sexual Exploitation of Children

Sponsored by: Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads Monday, April 28, 2008 at the YWCA 4 - 5:30 p.m. To register call Betty Wade Coyle at 757-440-2749

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Join the Healthy Kids Day celebration at your local YMCA to complete fun family activities, win prizes, and build healthy habits for life! Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. For more information and locations visit

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Living Green Expo

TCC is sponsoring an Expo for anyone interested in learning more about the green efforts being made in Hampton Roads, and how you can learn about opportunities to incorporate green into everyday life. It will be at the TCC Virginia Beach Advanced Technology Center on April 29, 2008 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. For more info call 822-1234.

Adult Asthma Study

Dr. Stewart Levine, a physician with NIH is conducting research on asthma and is looking for 50 adult patients to participate in a study to find new medications for patients with asthma who are not well controlled with corticosteroids.
If you have questions about the study my suggestion is to call NIH about it: 1-800-411-1222 or go to

National Alliance For Tobacco Cessation

This is a well done new web-based smoking cessation program that is very practical, free, and seems easy to use. Pass it on to anyone who might benefit. This is a new website from The National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation (NATC).

Prevention and Early Intervention Training

Training offered from Square One,
This is a reminder that PEI 1041: Infant Care/Dev./Health- (37 mo.- 5yrs) will be offered on May 12 at the Virginia Beach Central Library from 9AM -4PM.
Please call to register before May 2. (552-0293)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

DataSpeak Series

The MCH Information Resource Center (MCHIRC), funded by the Maternal andChild Health Bureau at the Health Resources and Services Administration(HRSA), is pleased to announce the next program in the DataSpeak Series:National and State Surveillance Efforts to Monitor Oral Health Disparities in Children. Speakers will present data on the oral health status of children at the national and state levels, discuss trends in children's use of and access to dental health care, and illustrate disparities in these indicators across subpopulations.
Wednesday, April 16th, 2008, at 2:00p.m., EDT.
To register for this event, please go to DataSpeak registration at: When you register, you will receive the details on how to participate inthe Web conference.

PEI 1111: Working with Resistant Parents

Square One
We have rescheduled PEI 1111: Working with Resistant Parents this semester to Tues., May 27 at the Norfolk Workforce Development Center, 201 E. Little Creek Road from 9-12 noon.
There was an interest in changing this course to a weekday, so please contact me,Marty LaGiglia ASAP (552-0293) if you or your staff are interested in attending. (We will need at least 8 participants for this training to take place.)

Attention All Pediatrics

To hear a podcast on Autism Spectrum Disorder by our own Dr. John Harrington, click on (
One Reviewer wrote to Dr. Harrington:
“Just went for a run to learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder from my iPod and was pleasantly surprised to hear YOU. You did a fantastic job. I have never heard such an articulate, informative, balanced presentation on a tough topic in the radio show / podcast format. Thank you for representing CHKD so well.”
~J. Schmidt, MD~

Parent Educator position available

CHKD's Healthy You weight management program is seeking a contract parent educator for approx. 150 evening hours/yearly. Bachleor's degree required in nursing, dietetics, exercise science or related area. Experience in pediatric weight management preferred. Send resume to Babs Benson, Healthy You Program Manager at CHKD, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507

The Center for effective discipline

How do children feel about spanking? See this sixty second slide show of children’s words and images.

See SpankOut Day USA April 30th events at:

Questions? Telephone (614) 221-8829 or email


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Bicycle & Scooter Safety Clinic

This event is being held at Lafayette Park (next to the Zoo admin. bldg.) on Saturday, May 3 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Some of the activities will include bike inspection, registration with the Norfolk Police Dept., a safety riding course, and free bicycle helmets while supplies last. This event is free to all. For more information call 441-1035.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

"Cover the Uninsured Event"

Join CINCH for the unveiling of our video and still-picture documentary of the families and community partners that make Virginia's FAMIS a success in Hampton Roads. There will be an open brunch from 9:30 am to 10:00 am, then the program & reception 10:00 am to 11:30 am. The keynote speaker will be Dr. John Morgan, recently appointed as executive director of Voices for Virginia's children. On May 1, 2008 at the Commodore Theatre in Portsmoth from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. For more information contact

Hampton Roads Youth Services Conference

October 30 & 31 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center
Do you have a wealth of knowledge that you would like to volunteer to share with others? The Hampton Roads Youth Services Conference Committee (HRYSCC) invites you to submit a proposal for a workshop presentation at the 25th Annual HYRS Conference. Benefits of being a workshop presenter - complimentary one-day conference registration including lunch and name and agency listed in program brochures. Conference Participants will include: Educators, Health Practitioners,Community Coalitions and Community Leaders,Prevention Practitioners,Mental Health Practitioners,Social Service Agencies,Non-profit youth serving agencies. Deadline for registration is May 1, please contact

Food Allergy Conference

Are you responsible for children with food allergies at home? school? camp? Do you want more information about the increase in food allergy diagnosis, legal requirements and pitfalls, keeping safe with food allergies, and planning for allergy emergencies. The FASCOT - Food Allergy Support Group of Tidewater is having a conference on Saturday, April 12 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the CHKD Brickhouse Auditorium. For more info

"Moms Matter Gala" evening gown donations

The Loving Steps Resource Mothers program is proud to present a semi-formal Gala on May 22 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at 825 Fairfax Ave, Norfolk that will allow clients the opportunity to celebrate motherhood by promoting unity amongst women of all ages and ethnicities in the Norfolk community. The program will be a showcasing of clients and their children highlighting their progress in the Loving Steps program. They are in need of evening gowns for this event which need to be turned in by April 30. For more information please contact Lilly Smith at 446-6107.

Governor Kaine announces formation of the office of early childhood development

RICHMOND – Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced the creation of the Office of Early Childhood Development, which will be headed by Kathy Glazer. She will report to the Department of Education and the Department of Social Services.
The Office of Early Childhood Development will work to expand access to and coordinate Virginia’s system of high-quality early childhood development programs - birth to age five - providing a seamless continuum of services and education to Virginia’s neediest children and their families. for more info:

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A Healthy Baby begins with you

In partnership with the office of Minority health's (OMH) infant mortality awareness campaign, the Perinatal Community Health Clinical Group of ODU school of nursing is planning a Health Fair. The event is free of charge and is open to all family members, but there will be a special effort to provide African American women of childbearing age with information about the "10 steps to Having a Healthier Baby". It will take place on April 26 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the Young Terrace Community Center, 804 Whitaker Lane in Norfolk. For more information please contact Mary Ann Notarianni at

Poison Prevention Training

According to the Virginia Department of Health, poisoning is the second leading cause of injury death in the Commonwealth. Learn how to teach poison prevention in your community. This seminar is offered free of charge but pre-registration is required, the date is May 1 in Manassas, VA.
For more information and a registration form contact or 202-362-3867.