News Release

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Contact: George Stinnett, CHKD, (757) 668-7043

April Classes, Programs and Lectures

  • April 1 – Surviving Your Adolescents: What’s a parent to do? Free, 7-8:30 p.m. Barry Robinson Center, 443 Kempsville Road, Norfolk. Clinical psychologist Dr. Patrick Bateman provides parents information on how to mange and let go of teens.
  • April 2 - Workshop for Parents concerned about their Children’s Weight. Free, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Pembroke Pediatrics, 100 Constitution Drive, Suite 217, Virginia Beach. Program designed for parents to learn about the serious health risks associated with overweight children, like diabetes and high blood pressure. Experts discuss how to help children lose weight and develop a healthy lifestyle.
  • April 5 – Newborn Basics. Free, 9 a.m.-noon, Newport News Pediatrics, 716 Denbigh Boulevard, #D2, Newport News. For expectant and new parents who want to relieve their doubts and fears with practical information. Learn about health and safety issues and how to read your infant’s cues in order to meet his or her needs.
  • April 9 – Sideline Sensibility: A Program for Coaches and Parents. Free, 7-8:30 p.m., CHKD Health Center, 733 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake. Experts from CHKD Surgical Group’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine program discuss common youth sports injuries and how to avoid them through proper warm-up and training.
  • April 12 – Safe Sitters. $35, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., CHKD’s Discovery Care Center, 811 Redgate Ave., Norfolk. For 11- to 14-year-olds who want to become safe and nurturing baby sitters.
  • April 15 – Infant/Child First-Aid. $25, 6-9 p.m., CHKD Neuro-Development Center, 850 Southampton Ave., Norfolk. Class for parents, grandparents and caregivers to learn basic first aid for minor injuries.
  • April 16 – Busy Parents, Busy Teens: A Program for Parents and Children Ages 11 to 14. Free, 7-8:30 p.m., Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, 6th floor conference room, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk. Busy schedules often lead to poor communication. Parents and teens learn what stresses relationships within families. Separate breakout sessions for parents and teens is followed by a group wrap-up.
  • April 29 – World Crisis: How Can Families Cope? Free, 6:30-8:15 p.m., Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Brickhouse Auditorium, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk. A panel of experts explains how to talk to children about frightening world events and help them cope with their emotions and fear, manage stress and provide positive discipline and a safe and secure childhood.
  • April 30-June 11 – Healthy You Program. Fee required; tuition assistance available. 6:30-8:30 p.m., CHKD Health Center, 3rd floor, 733 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake. An educational program for overweight children and their parents. This program includes an individual assessment and a seven-week “Healthy You” lifestyle series. Call 668-7035 for registration material and fee information.
  • For additional information on any of the above programs, except the Healthy You Program, call 668-7500.