News Release

Monday, February 28, 2005

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

MARCH CLASSES, PROGRAMS AND LECTURES

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—The following classes, programs and lectures are offered by the CHKD Health System during March:
  • March 8, Can We Talk? Free. 7-8:30 p.m., YWCA, 5215 Colley Ave., Norfolk. An interactive, fun workshop to help parents understand children’s health and sexuality and focus on skills necessary to communicate their values about puberty, sexuality and peer pressure.
  • March 10, When Children Lose Control: Helping Children Manage Anger. Free. 7-8:30 p.m., Hampton Healthy Families Partnership, 100 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton. Learn to help children birth to 6 years manage their anger and gain self-control.
  • March 15, How Violence in the Media Affects Young Children. Free. 7-8:30 p.m., YWCA 5215 Colley Ave., Norfolk. Learn about different forms of violence in the media, its effects on children and how to help them differentiate between fantasy and reality.
  • March 16, A Parent’s Guide to the Adolescent Years. Free. 7-8:30 p.m., CHKD Health Center at Oyster Point, 11783 Rock Landing Drive, Newport News. Learn how to help your teen handle the challenges of rapid physical, intellectual and emotional growth.
  • March 17, Helping School-aged Children With ADHD Excel at Home and School. Free. 7-8:30 p.m., Hampton Healthy Families Partnership, 100 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton. This class dispels common myths regarding ADHD and provide parents with strategies that improve success.
  • March 19, Safe Sitters. Fee: $35. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., CHKD Discovery Care Center, 811 Redgate Ave., Norfolk. For 11- to 14-year olds who want to learn how to become safe and nurturing babysitters.
  • March 22, Bullying – NO WAY! – Keep Your Child from Becoming a Victim or Bully. Free. 7-8:30 p.m., YWCA, 5215 Colley Ave., Norfolk. Learn the warning signs of bullying and techniques and strategies to stop it.
  • March 22, The Impact of Childhood Trauma and Neglect on Brain Development. Free. 7-9 p.m., Mills Goodwin Building Auditorium, Room 102, Old Dominion University, Norfolk. Learn how childhood abuse, trauma and neglect affect a child’s brain development and the long-term in children, adolescent and adults.
  • March 24, Can We Talk? Free. 7-8:30 p.m., Hampton Healthy Families Partnership, 100 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton. An interactive, fun workshop to help parents understand children’s health and sexuality and focus on skills necessary to communicate their values about puberty, sexuality and peer pressure.
  • March 29, The Highs and Lows of Parenting a Child with a Mood Disorder. Free. 7-8:30 p.m., YWCA, 5215 Colley Ave., Norfolk. Learn about the symptoms and treatment options for mood disorders and long-term resources available.
  • March 29 – May 17, Pride in Parenting. Free. 6-8:30 p.m., each Tuesday, CHKD Medical Group’s Tidewater Children’s Associates, 300 Medical Parkway, Suite 100, Chesapeake. An eight-week program for parents and their babies under one year old; learn what to expect from your baby and how to help him or her grow and develop.
  • March 30 – May 11, Healthy You Weight Management Program: Youth Class (8- to 11-year-olds). 6:30-8 p.m., each Wednesday, CHKD Health Center at Oyster Point, 11783 Rock Landing Drive, Newport News. An educational program for overweight children and their parents. This is a 3-month program that includes an individual assessment, comprehensive lifestyle classes and support groups. Call (757) 668-7035 for registration and fee information; tuition assistance available.
  • March 31, Windows of Opportunity in the Developing Brain. Free. 7-8:30 p.m., Hampton Healthy Families Partnership, 100 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton. Learn the windows of time during a child’s first 10 years important to development and how the brain is affected by stress, even in infants and toddlers.
  • For additional information or to register for any of the above programs, except the Healthy You program, call (757) 668-7500 or visit our Community Calendar.