News Release

Friday, April 25, 2008

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

Upcoming CHKD Public Programs in June

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—The following public programs will be offered by CHKD Health System during June:
  • June 2 – August 4, Healthy You Weight Management Program (teen class). Fee. 6:30-8 p.m., each Monday and Thursday, CHKD Health Center, 733 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake. An educational program for overweight teens and their parents. Series includes an individual assessment and a 10-week lifestyle program. Call 668-7035 for registration and fee information. Tuition assistance is available.
  • June 3 – July 8, Anger Management. Free. 6-8 p.m., each Tuesday, Hampton Healthy Families Partnership, 100 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton. Series helps parents learn to analyze their responses to anger and assess the impact on the family. Strategies will be discussed for implementing positive response to anger to children of different ages. Anger management classes for children kindergarten through high school also will be provided. Childcare and dinner are provided starting at 5:30 p.m. To register call (757) 727-1300.
  • June 3, Communicating with Love. Free. 7-8 p.m., CHKD, 6th floor conference room, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk. Program teaches parents different communication styles to build better relationships with their children and what motivates children to enhance cooperation. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes or call (757) 668-7500.

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  • June 5, Goals For Life – Featuring Legendary USA National Soccer Team Defender Eddie Pope. Free. 7-8:30 p.m., Landstown High School, auditorium, 2001 Concert Drive, Virginia Beach. Pope will share with parents, athletes and coaches his personal journey in becoming a successful professional athlete and tips that will help athletes as they aspire to play soccer in college and professionally. Parents and coaches will receive ideas on supporting their athletes in pursuit of their dreams to play soccer at the next level. A question and answer period will be included and an autograph session will follow. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes or call (757) 668-7500.
  • June 9, Prenatal Class. Free. 6-7 p.m., CHKD Health and Surgery Center at Oyster Point, Newport News Pediatrics, 11783 Rock Landing Drive, Newport News. Physicians will provide important, health, safety and developmental information about newborns. A lactation consultant will give information and answer questions about breastfeeding. Participants will be able to tour the practice and meet the staff. Register by calling (757) 668-6300 and press #2.
  • June 11, Adolescents: What are They Thinking? Free. 9:30-11 a.m., CHKD Health and Surgery Center at Oyster Point, 11783 Rock Landing Drive, Newport News. Program will discuss the development of teen brains, including new research findings that can help you understand why teenagers’ choices and behaviors can baffle adults and how to use the information to improve communications and decision making with teens. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes or call (757) 668-7500.
  • June 16 – August 18, Healthy You Weight Management Program (teen class). Fee. 6:30-8 p.m., each Monday and Thursday, James City/Williamsburg Community Center, 5301 Longhill Road, Williamsburg. An educational program for overweight teens and their parents. Series includes an individual assessment and a 10-week lifestyle program. Call 668-7035 for registration and fee information. Tuition assistance is available.
  • June 17 – August 19, Healthy You Weight Management Program (children 8-11 years). Fee. 6:30-8 p.m., each Tuesday and Thursday, Norfolk Public Health Department, 830 Southampton Ave., Norfolk. An educational program for overweight children and their parents. Series includes an individual assessment and a 10-week lifestyle program. Call 668-7035 for registration and fee information. Tuition assistance is available.

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  • June 18, Positive Discipline, Free. 9-11:30 a.m., Virginia Beach Central Library, auditorium, 4100 Virginia Beach, Blvd., Virginia Beach. Parents will learn several discipline techniques that work without yelling, arguing or spanking. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes or call (757) 668-7500.
  • June 25, Parents of Children with Special Needs Support Group. Free. 9:30-11 a.m., The Endependence Center Building, 6300 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk. Network with other parents of special needs children and learn how to be the child’s best advocate when managing his or her medical care, education and other services. Share your experiences or concerns. To register or for more information call (757) 461-4474.