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Children’s Health Newsletter Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Children’s Health Newsletter Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Your Time Benefits Your Children and Children in Need

Join PinnacleHealth for these events and that deal with advocacy, inspiration, and wellness for children and families.

Spring KidShape Program

PinnacleHealth once again is prepared to offer KidShape - a family-based program for children ages 6-14 and their parents - beginning Wednesday, April 4, at the Fredricksen Outpatient Center.  For more information or to register for the nine-week program, call 231-8900.

Auxiliary Gala

Gather your friends and join honorary co-chair Drs. Domingo and Veneranda Alvear at the fifteenth annual PinnacleHealth Auxiliary Club PHantastic: Star Light, Star Bright – Shine for a Child Tonight.  

This year, the event benefits an urgent need – the PinnacleHealth Children’s Fund. The event will take place on April 21 at the West Shore Country Club. Tickets are available for $135. For more information, visit the Auxiliary on the web.

Speak Up, Speak Out

Join us on April 14th at the Hershey Italian Lodge for an evening of friendship, inspiration and fun to support the efforts of the PinnacleHealth Children’s Resource Center on behalf of the child abuse victims throughout Central Pennsylvania. The evening begins at 6 p.m.

Girls on the Run

PinnacleHealth is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the first Capital Area Girls on the Run 5K! Join us Saturday, May 19 at the PinnacleHealth Fredricksen Outpatient Center in Mechanicsburg. 
 
Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, character development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade. Nine teams of girls are participating in the spring season and are training for the 5K. The Girls on the Run mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Using power of running, girls are provided with the tools to:
  • Celebrate their bodies
  • Honor their voices
  • Recognize their gifts, and
  • Activate their personal power
Register online at capareagirlsontherun.org.

Parenting Class: Progressive Parenting

The rearing of your child can be a challenging task. It will often force you to explore your own biases and childhood experiences which could help you engage or disengage with your child. 

The journey of parenthood is not meant to be a solitary task.  This group can help decrease your anxiety about raising your child and provide the opportunity you need to make more conscientious decisions about raising your child.
 
Some of the issues that will be addressed by this 7 week class are: parenting styles, basics of child rearing, discipline, teenagers, building healthy relationships, recognizing the pitfalls of troubled families, aid in appropriate decision making about your family and assist
in changing negative patterns of functioning.

To register for this class, please call 231-8360 to contact the PinnacleHealth Psychological Associates office.

Upcoming Events

April 4   CPR For Family & Friends
 
April 20   Babies and Big Kids
 
April 21   Pediatric First Aid

Health Tip

Encourage your children to eat healthy snacks!
    

Did You Know?

When your child heads off to school, stay involved. Meet your child’s teachers and attend school functions.

Frequent headaches or stomachaches may be symptoms of stress in your child. You may need to dial back the pressure in his or her life.  

Pediatric Cardiology

PinnacleHealth is committed to providing a full range of pediatric cardiac services to children from birth through college age in a compassionate patient centered environment.

For more information, please visit our website.