News Release

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

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

Free Workshop for Professionals, Parents Presented by CHKD and Kohl's

November 29: See Jane Hit

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—A free public workshop exploring why girls are becoming more violent will be presented by Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and Kohl’s Department Stores on November 29, 7-9 p.m., at the Webb University Center, Old Dominion University, Norfolk.

The workshop is entitled “See Jane Hit” and will focus social and cultural issues behind the disturbing trend of violent girls and will offer solutions to help the young women in their families and communities.

Featured presenter is James Garbarino, Ph.D., chairman and professor of humanistic psychology at Loyola University, Chicago. His 30-year career has focused on the effects of violence on children. He has authored and edited numerous books, including: “See Jane Hit”; “Parents Under Siege: Why You Are the Solution, Not the Problem in Your Child’s Life”; and “Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them.” Dr. Garbarino serves as a consultant to television, magazine and newspaper reports on children and families.

The workshop is free, but seating is limited and advance registration is requested. Free parking for this workshop is available at the 43rd Street Parking Garage, Lots 23 and 24 off of Elkhorn Avenue. For more information or to register, call (757) 668-7500 or visit www.chkd.org/classes where information about future workshops also is available.

The workshop is part of a series of lectures to help parents and professionals build stronger relationships with their children. The series is made possible by a $56,557 grant from Kohl’s through the Kohl’s Cares for Kids campaign.