News Release

Friday, February 24, 2006

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

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

March 23: “Raising Caring, Confident Children in a Multicultural World”

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—The sixth 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 March 23, 7-9 p.m., in the hospital’s Brickhouse Auditorium, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk. The workshop -- “Raising Caring, Confident Children in a Multicultural World” – will discuss how race has an impact on a child’s development and sense of self and will explore ways to support a child’s individual experiences. Attendees will discover ways to help children cope with differences and interact respectfully with those of different cultures. They’ll also learn strategies for working through racial conflict when it enters the home or community. Expert guest speakers for this workshop are:
  • Senta V. Greene, founder and CEO of Full Circle, a professional consulting agency. She is a national speaker in the areas of early child care and education, special education and child life. Greene also teaches courses in child and adolescent development, special education and human development at California State University and Pacific Oaks College.
  • Stephanie Hopkinson, lead consultant for Full Circle and a child life specialist, trainer and lecturer. She is a senior adjunct faculty member at Pacific Oaks College, where she teaches courses on bicultural identity development as well as communication and the life cycle. Hopkinson also is involved in the California Family Partnership Initiative.
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.