Tuesday, March 31, 2009

26th Annual Prevent Child Abuse Celebrity Night

Favorite local restaurants are staffed by local celebrity volunteers who serve up food and fun for a great cause! Proceeds go to Prevent Child Abuse of Hampton Roads which advocates for children's needs in our region. Join us - April 3rd - 6pm to 10 PM - Norfolk - Azalea Inn, Baker Crust in Ghent, Big Easy, 456 Fish - Portsmouth - Roger Brown/s Restaurant and Sports Bar - Chesapeake - Baker's Crust Greenbrier - Virginia Beach - Havana on Nimmo, Il Giardino Ristorante, The Route 58 Delicatessen - Suffolk - Pisces Restaurant For more information, call Teresa Villorente at 757 630 2066 or Betty Wade Coyle at 757 440 2749

Monday, March 30, 2009

CINCH - "We want to hear from you!"

We want to ensure that you all are a part of the evolution of CINCH; therefore, we are extending an opportunity for everyone to provide your feedback on revisions to the proposed mission and vision statements, as well as, the focus areas that were presented at the consortium
meeting on February 20th.
We have scheduled several input sessions in April via webinar and
in-person meetings. Just select which session best fits your schedule. Scheduled sessions are:
· Wed., Apr. 1st, 9:30 - 11:00 am - In-person meeting
(EV Williams Hall)
· Thur., Apr. 9th, 12:30 - 2:00 pm - Webinar**
· Tues., Apr. 14th, 12:30 - 2:00 pm - Webinar**
· Mon., Apr. 20th, 12:30 - 2:00 pm - In-person meeting
(EV Williams Hall)
**Can only accommodate up to 16 callers. **
Email mcmanala@evms.edu to RSVP

In Support of Children - ODU & Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Road Presents:

Dr. Robert Anda
"Childhood Matters: Connecting Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Health"
WHEN: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 from 7:15 – 9:15 PM
WHERE: Kaufman-Duckworth Hall 224, Old Dominion University Campus

It is often said that children are resilient, that they bounce back from adverse experiences unaffected. It is also commonly thought that difficult circumstances faced in childhood are left in the past when we become adults. Research findings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE) show that nothing could be further from the truth. In his presentation Dr. Robert Anda, one of the lead investigators in this research, will discuss how childhood experiences are have major impacts on poor quality of life, illness and even death in adults.
Presentation is free and open to the Public. For more information call Dr. Lucien Lombardo 757-683-3800 or e-mail llombard@odu.edu.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Poison Prevention Week

National Poison Prevention Week 2009 is March 15-21
Each year, more than 100 children ages 14 and under die as a result of unintentional poisoning. Non-pharmaceutical products such as cosmetics, cleaning substances, plants, foreign bodies, toys, pesticides, art supplies, and alcohol are responsible for 56 percent of poisoning exposures for children under 5 years of age. Parents need to store these products up and away from children, preferably in a locked cabinet.
Learn more about how to keep your child safe from poisoning by visiting Safe Kids Poison

Thursday, March 12, 2009

10th Vaccine Update Conference

Conference Includes: Trends in Immunizations, Travel Immunizations, Vaccine Preventable disease, Communication skills, Basics of Vaccines, Adolescent Immunizations, Influenza, and Autism. Please go to www.immunizeva.org for more information.
April 3, 2009 from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm in Richmond, Virginia.
Old Dominion University,College of Health Sciences

Dr. Karen Remley-State Health Commissioner, Virginia Department of Health
Friday, March 27, 2009 12-1 p.m.
Health Sciences Building, Room 2000

TOPIC: Infant Mortality – A Gap that Needs to Narrow

A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to csdavis@odu.edu by March 18th to reserve a space.

Upcoming Lecture/ Class

The Family Forum sponsored by CHKD and Kohl's Cares for Kids on inhalant use is Monday March 16, 7-9 p.m. at CHKD Health and Surgery Center at Oyster Point, 11783 Rock Landing Drive, Newport News. Registration for this class and the others is at 668-7500 or 1-800-395-2453 or on line at www.chkd.org/classes.

Another class is "Food, Weight and Body Image -- Helping Children and Teens Feel Confident and Healthy" with Dr. Linda Mintle. Professional Workshop is May 13, 9:30-11:30 at CHKD Health and Surgery Center at Oyster Point (address above). The parent workshop is Wednesday May 13, 7-9 p.m. ad CHKD 6th Floor classroom, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk.

Minority Health Quiz

So You Think You Know Minority Health? is a new interactive game from Families USA's Minority Health Initiative. Based on the classic Jeopardy game, it is designed to test your knowledge of the health disparities facing people of color in America today. To play this game,


Upcoming Square One Trainings

Training Scholarships" are available for our PEI courses with thanks to the Virginian-Pilot newspaper! One person from each agency can apply for a FREE scholarship to attend each PEI course this semester.

Please take advantage of this opportunity...
Mar. 24- PEI 1141: Case Doc./Court Appearance (NO scholarships left)
Apr. 4- PEI 1021: Infant Care-0-12 mo. (4 scholarship slots left)
Apr. 20-PEI 1031: Infant Care-13-36 mo. (2 scholarship slots left)
May 11- PEI 1041: Infant Care- 36mo.-5 yr.) (1 scholarship slot left)

For more information go to www.sqone.org