News Release

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Contact: Greg Raver-Lampman

Free CHKD classes and seminars in October

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—The following free public programs will be offered by CHKD in October.

October 5, Welcome, Baby! At Pediatric Specialists. Free. 6-7 p.m. Pediatric Specialists, Amelia Building, Suite 200, 885 Kempsville Road, Norfolk. For expectant and new parents who want to learn how to prepare for their newborn. Our pediatrician will discuss newborn medical care issues, including immunizations, breastfeeding, bathing, sleep safety and more. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and tour the office. To register please call (757) 461-6342. For more information about Pediatric Specialists go to www.chkd.org/pediatricspecialists.

October 6, Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg - Monthly Open House. Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg, 119 Bulifants Blvd., Williamsburg. Complimentary open house for new or expectant parents or families looking for a pediatrician. Call (757) 564-7337 to register or register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

October 11, Meet-and-Greet at Chesapeake Pediatrics. Free. 5-6 p.m. CHKD Health Center at Oakbrooke, 500 Discovery Dr., Chesapeake. For new and expectant parents of families looking for a pediatric practice. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and tour the office with one of our healthcare providers. To register please call (757) 668-7500 or register online at www.chkd.org/classes. For more information about our practice go to www.chkd.org/chesapeakePeds.

October 13, Positive Discipline for the Child with Special Needs. Free. 9:30-11 a.m. CHKD Health & Surgery Center at Princess Anne, 2021 Concert Drive, Virginia Beach. Look at the realities of parenting a child with disabilities and/or special health challenges, impact on the family unit, strategies for responding effectively to different behaviors and how to effectively support your child's ability to cope. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

October 15, Sibshops for Siblings 6 to 10 years old. Free. 10 a.m. – noon. Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, 6th Floor conference room, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk. A recreational workshop for brothers and sisters of children who have special health and development needs (including, but not limited to, diabetes, cancer, cystic fibrosis, heart, kidney, liver gastrointestinal or lung disease, sickle cell, AIDS, head injuries, autism) to obtain peer support and education. Please contact the social work department at 757.668.7273 for information and registration.

October 19, Sibshops For Siblings 9 - 14 years old. Free. 6:30- 8 p.m. CHKD Health & Surgery Center at Princess Anne, 2021 Concert Drive, Virginia Beach, 1st floor conference room. A recreational workshop for brothers and sisters of children who have special health and development needs (including, but not limited to, diabetes, cancer, cystic fibrosis, heart, kidney, liver gastrointestinal or lung disease, sickle cell, AIDS, head injuries, autism) to obtain peer support and education. Please call the social work department at 757.668.7382 for information and registration.

October 20, Infant Massage. Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg, 119 Bulifants Blvd., Williamsburg. This is a newborn infant massage class for expecting and new parents. Parents will learn simple infant massage techniques designed for infants from birth to 6 months. Gain hands-on experience with your baby and learn about the benefits of infant massage that will help your baby sleep and feed more peacefully, as well as strengthen their immune system. Call 757-564-7337 to register or register online at www.chkd.org/classes.

October 20, Baby Care 101 at Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg. Free. 7-9 p.m. Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg, 119 Bulifants Blvd., Williamsburg. Class for expectant and newborn parents who want to learn about providing a safe and secure environment for their infant. Learn about how to bathe and comfort your baby, belly button and diaper care, how to position your baby for sleep and general household and car seat safety tips. Lots of opportunities to ask questions about the first year of life. Please call (757) 564-7337 to register or register online at www.chkd.org/classes. For more information about our practice, go to www.chkd.org/PAW.