Thursday, February 16, 2012

Save the Date - Women's Health Day

Please join the Eastern Virginia Perinatal Council in our Women's Health Day event,

May 12, 2012 from 12-3 at Lambert's Point Community Center.

More information coming soon!

Free Square One - Audio/Web Conferences

Thurs., February 23 - “The Unseen ‘Marks’ of Sexual Abuse”- 1-2 PM
An examination of the “hidden” trauma of sexual abuse and what we as adults can do to protect children. Learn how to report when suspecting a child is being victimized. Presented by Gail Heath Davidson, MSW, Virginia Beach Department of Social Services.

Wed., March 21 - “101’s of Positive Guidance”- 1-2 PM
In advance of her new book release, Katharine Kersey, EdD., Professor, Old Dominion University, will address positive guidance strategies in working with young children.

Wed., April 18 – “Managing Emotions in Young Children”- 1-2 PM
Ways to support the development of emotional regulation in young children will be discussed. Learn how an adult’s response to emotional upset can either foster or inhibit a child’s ability to develop self-regulation. Participants will learn to recognize their own emotional triggers too. Presented by Michele Tryon, MA, BS, CCLS, CHKD Parent Educator. (CHKD will partner with Square One for this presentation.)

Thurs., May 17 - “Immunizations are NOT Just for Kids!”- 1-2 PM
Learn about the importance of immunizations for adults and children and the impact on vaccine-preventable diseases. Find out why adults need to have the Tdap vaccine if they work with infants. Presented by Michelle Charters, MPH, Eastern VA Medical School. (Funding for this presentation is provided by a grant from the National Business Coalition on Health and GlaxoSmithKline)

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Estimates of Smoking-Related Property Costs

Great article in this month’s APHA journal entitled “Estimates of Smoking-Related Property Costs”. Great to help support moving towards smoke free housing as we work more on this issue.

Abstract: We systematically evaluated smoking-related costs in multiunit housing. From 2008 to 2009, we surveyed California multiunit housing owners or managers on their past-year smoking-related costs and smoke-free policies. A total of 27.1% of respondents had incurred smoking-related costs (mean $4935), and 33.5% reported complete smoke-free policies, which lowered the likelihood of incurring smoking-related costs. Implementing statewide complete smoke-free policies may save multiunit housing property owners $18094254 annually.
(Am J Public Health. 2012;102:490–493. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2011.300170)

As a reminder: CINCH is hosting a regional Smoke-free Properties Leadership and Dialogue meeting on March 6th.