News Release

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Contact: Contact: George Stinnett, CHKD, (757) 668-7043 or George.Stinnett@chkd.org

FREE PARENTS’ WORKSHOP SERIES PRESENTED BY CHKD AND KOHL’S

November 10: “Adolescents: What Are They Thinking?”

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—The third in a year-long series of parenting workshops on developing better relationships with children will be presented by Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and Kohl’s Department Stores on November 10, 7-9 p.m., in the hospital’s Brickhouse Auditorium, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk. The workshop -- “Adolescents: What Are They Thinking?” -- will explore how teen brains develop and new research findings that can help parents understand why teenagers’ choices and behaviors often baffle adults. “If you have a teenager who uses poor judgment and makes decisions that are not rational or well considered, you’re not alone” said Sandra “Sam” Fabian, CHKD community outreach coordinator. “This workshop will provide parents information they can use to improve communication and decision making with their teen.” Expert guest speaker for this workshop is Pam Crum, a nationally recognized trainer and consultant and co-founder of the Family Nurturing Center of Michigan. She has 26 years of experience as a professional trainer, parent educator, presenter and group facilitator. She is also a parent counselor with the child protection team at DeVos Children’s Hospital in Michigan and holds certifications in brain-based learning, responding to trauma and loss in children and gender-based learning. The workshop is free, but seating is limited and advance registration is requested. For more information or to register call (757) 668-7500 or visit www.chkd.org/calendar, where information about future workshops also is available. The lecture series is made possible by a $45,700 grant from Kohl’s through its Kohl’s Cares for Kids Campaign.