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FREE Webinar on August 23: “It’s Never Too Early to Give Your Child an A+ in Health”
Children across the country are getting ready to go back to school. During this time of year, parents are often reminded about the usual back-to-school health tips – make sure immunizations are up to date, don’t go to school with a fever, visit the dentist. But what about eye health, which can dramatically affect a child’s ability to learn? Or recognizing the signs of depression in a young elementary student?
Community Health Charities is partnering with two member agencies, Prevent Blindness Georgia and Mental Health
“It’s Never Too Early to Give Your Child an A+ in Health”
Date: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Time: 1PM (EST)
Topic Overview: Prevent Blindness
Vision problems are the leading handicap of children. During the past school year, PBGA screened more than 33,000
Topic Overview: Mental Health
Approximately 1 of every 5 American children experiences a diagnosable mental or addictive disorder. The numbers for depression alone in American children and adolescents exceed 1.5 million. Believe it or not, most mental illnesses have onset in childhood or adolescence – and when they go unresolved, can lead to problems with social relationships, school performance and substance abuse. Without treatment, children with mental disorders are at a greater risk of more severe illnesses later in life. Join this webinar to learn the signs and symptoms of mental illness in children and adolescents, as well as the resources available for prevention and treatment.
About Prevent Blindness
The mission of PBGA is to preserve a lifetime of sight for all Georgians – especially children, seniors and those without access to eye care – through vision screenings, eye exams and public education. PBGA was established in 1965 as an affiliate of Prevent Blindness America, the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization. With a focus on promoting a continuum of vision care, PBGA touches the lives of thousands of people each year through public and professional education, advocacy, certified vision screening and training, and community and patient service programs. To learn more, please visit www.pbga.org.
About the Speaker: Jenny Pomeroy
Jenny Pomeroy has served as President/CEO of Prevent Blindness Georgia since 1996. Under her leadership, PBGA has tripled in service delivery and budget while offering new programs for public education, training and vision care services. Jenny was among the first instructors trained to teach the Prevent Blindness America certified vision screening course for adults and children in 1997. She continues to teach school nurses, public health nurses and pediatric offices how to vision screen. Jenny also led the advocacy effort in 1999 to create the Drive for Sight program to fund vision services in
About Mental Health
MHA of Georgia is the state’s affiliate of National Mental Health
About the Speaker: Sarah Schwartz
Sarah Schwartz has over 16 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Her knowledge of the field includes providing therapy to adults and children, in-depth clinical trials work in psychiatry and health administration experience. Presently, Sarah is the Executive Director of Mental Health
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