News Release

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Contact: Greg Raver-Lampman, (757) 668-7554 Greg.Raver-Lampman@chkd.org

Free CHKD classes and seminars in November

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

November 2, 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

November 3, Meet-and-Greet at Chesapeake Pediatrics. Free. 5-6 p.m. Chesapeake Pediatrics-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. For more information about our practice go to www.chkd.org/chesapeakePeds. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes

November 3, The 10 Greatest Gifts I Give My Children. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. CHKD Health Center at Oakbrooke, 3rd floor conference room, 500 Discovery Dr., Chesapeake. Based on the best selling book by Steven W. Vannoy, this workshop will address tools parents can use to build their child's self-esteem, confidence and decision making abilities while giving them the values they need to become healthy, self-confident adults. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes

November 8, 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 press option 5 and then 3 with questions. For more information on our practice visit www.chkd.org/PAW. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes

November 9, Welcome, Baby! At Tidewater Children's Associates. Free. 6-7 p.m. Tidewater Children's Associates, 601-A Innovation Drive, Chesapeake. 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. For more information about our practice go to www.chkd.org/TCA. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes. November 10, Toys Should Be Selected Not Collected. Free. 9:30-11 a.m. CHKD Health & Surgery Center at Princess Anne, 2021 Concert Drive, Virginia Beach. Learn the importance of selecting toys and creating learning environments that will enhance growth and development for all ages and stages. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes

November 16, Sibshops For Siblings 9 - 14 years old. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. CHKD Health & Surgery Center at Oyster Point, 1st floor conference room, 11783 Rock Landing Drive, Newport News. 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

November 16, Toys Should Be Selected Not Collected. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, 6th floor Conference Room, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk. Learn the importance of selecting toys and creating learning environments that will enhance growth and development for all ages and stages. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes

November 16, Welcome, Baby! At Tidewater Children's Associates. Free. 6-7 p.m. Tidewater Children's Associates, 5835 Harbour View Boulevard- Suite B, Suffolk. 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. For more information about our practice go to www.chkd.org/TCA. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes

November 17, 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. Register online at www.chkd.org. Call (757) 564-7337 press option 5 then 3 with questins. For more information on our practice visit www.chkd.org/PAW. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes

November 17, 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 press 5 then 3 with questions. For more information on our practice visit www.chkd.org/PAW. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes

November 17, Meet-and-Greet at Chesapeake Pediatrics. Free. 5-6 p.m. Chesapeake Pediatrics- Oakbrooke, 500 Discovery Drive, Suite 302, 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. For more information about our practice, go to www.chkd.org/chesapeakePeds. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes

November 19, 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.

November 30, Bullying. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. CHKD Health Center at Oakbrooke, 3rd floor conference room, 500 Discovery Dr., Chesapeake. What is bullying? What is the impact of bullying? Learn tips to help children who bully and children who are bullied. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes