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PARENT TALKS:

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, April 26th, 2010 at 2:34 pm in Uncategorized.

Community Forum on Underage Drinking
April 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. JFK University, 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill
An interactive panel discussion presented by the Center For Human Development. Space is limited, so register now.

Children & Mental Health Awareness
May 2 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org.
Join Nurse Rona and Deborrah Bremond, PhD, MPH, director of Family Support and Services at Every Child Counts, First 5 Alameda County,
as they discuss children, parenting and mental health awareness.

East Bay College Connection Fair
May 8 from 1 to 4:30 p.m., St. Mary’s College, Moraga
Hundreds of college representatives are available at the fair as well as workshops on the application process, financial aid,and being a student-athlete. Free.

Nurse Rona’s Book Club: Pregnancy
May 9 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org.
Join Nurse Rona for a book discussion with Tori Kropp, a perinatal nurse and the author of “The Joy of Pregnancy: The Complete, Candid, and Reassuring Companion for Parents-To-Be.”

The Doctor Is In
May 16 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org.
Join Nurse Rona and her guests as they discuss ways to help kids deal with spring allergies, food allergies, coughs and colds.

Building Healthy, Safe Communities
May 23 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org.
Join Nurse Rona and Joan Davis, president and CEO of the
Richmond Children’s Foundation, April Suwalsky, youth coordinator for the Richmond Children’s Foundation, and James Johnson of the Richmond Youth Council for this discussion on building healthy, safe communities.

Potty Training and Nighttime Dryness
May 30 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org.
Join Nurse Rona and guests, Renee Mercer, a pediatric nurse practitioner and the author of “Seven Steps to Nighttime Dryness,” and Helen Neville, a pediatric nurse, parent educator and author, as they discuss potty training.

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One Response to “PARENT TALKS:”

  1. Jonnie Gault Says:

    I am a member of Nar-anon Family Groups-a 12 step program for family and friends of addicts. I have written an article I hope you will consider running to make help available to people looking for support.
    Jonnie G
    __________
    I am the mother of an addict, who began her addiction with her first hit off a meth pipe at age 13 on a schoolday afternoon. The next 8 years were filled with heartache, anger, fear and total frustration as I used desperate measures to keep my daughter alive. Nothing I did to help her worked including 4 hospitalizations in various treatment facilities, therapy, medication and many insane attempts to control and fix her.
    I had grown up around recovery, beginning attendance of Al-Anon meetings at age 21 because my father was in recovery after 30 years of active alcoholism, therefore I had been practicing the principles of recovery, although not perfectly, for many years. When I found Nar-Anon, for family of addicts, the message was clearer as I heard my story in the rooms, and was able to distinguish the differences between boundaries as a parent and those of dealing with an addict. As my boundaries took hold, I detached with love and let go of my daughter, finally refusing to let her live under my roof until she was in recovery. The point was that all my attempts to help were hurting us both, and I was caught up in the insanity untill I admitted I was totally powerless and was able to let go.
    Months later, she asked to return to treatment, and she chose to stay clean and sober from that point on, one day at a time. I attended some family meetings and visited, but held my ground to stay sane.
    Today my daughter has celebrated over 6 years on recovery. She is on her own path, grateful to her program and doing service to help others.
    I have become very active in service in Nar-Anon. Just as NA helps those addicted to drugs, Nar-Anon helps those living in the insanity of being addicted to helping the addict.
    http://www.nar-anon.org

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