Go, do, learn health briefs

September 16, 2002

Workshop set on difficult children

Washington County Public Schools' Partners for Success and the Family Support Network are offering a workshop for families who are coping with children who are oppositional, defiant or disruptive on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Washington County Technical High School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

WCPS teacher Pat Poley, a behavior interventionist, will offer families ideas for the home and school that are appropriate for all ages.

For information or to register, call 301-766-8221.

Healthcare manager classes set

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education will hold three sessions to help healthcare professionals upgrade skills in the areas of employee retention, customer satisfaction, quality care and financial responsibility.

Session I is Thursday, Sept. 19, Session II is Thursday, Oct. 17, and Session III is Thursday, Nov. 21. All sessions are from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Valley Mall Center, room 6. Participants may attend one, two or all three sessions.


Each course offers 7.2 contact hours provided by the Committee of Nursing and Allied Health.

Mark Rulle, Ed.D., director of human resources development at Washington County Hospital, and Katrina Coleman, RN, MSN, will teach students how to plan, implement and monitor work using the latest leadership techniques and different visioning and coaching techniques.

Registration is $69 per session or $175 for the series; Washington County Health System employees pay $20 for each session. Lunch is included in the fee.

Call Angie Stoops, HCC's health professions program manager, at 301-790-2800, ext. 397; send a fax to 301-393-3685 or send e-mail to stoopsa@hagerstowncc.cdu; for details and to register.

CASA teaches conflict resolution

A conflict resolution workshop will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at CASA, 116 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown.

The workshop will be presented by Vicki Drumheller of CASA.

Conflicts are normal parts of life and cannot be avoided, but being able to manage the conflict effectively is the key to avoiding frustrations and anger. Conflict resolution can work in any situation without anger, hard feelings and/or broken relationships.

To register, call 301-739-4990 or the call the telecommunications device for the deaf at 301-739-1012. Individuals requiring special arrangements must call Marti Dako Putman no later than 10 working days prior to the workshop.

Breast cancer month events set

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the American Cancer Society in the Eastern Panhandle is sponsoring several events to honor area breast cancer survivors.

The annual "Bells of Remembrance" ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 6, with churches across Berkeley County participating. The annual Survivor's Luncheon will be Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Senior Center in Martinsburg.

For information on any of these activities, contact the American Cancer Society office at 1-888-474-3044.

College offers three classes

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Community and Technical College of Shepherd is offering the following courses.

n An Introduction to Swedish course will be held on Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1 and 8. The cost is $75.

n A Writing for Publication class will be held Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6. The cost is $100 per person or $90 for ages 60 and older.

n English as a Second Language will be offered Fridays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 22. The cost is $50.

To register for the classes, call 1-304-260-4380.

Ornish heart program offered

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - City Hospital is offering the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease. With proven results in enabling thousands of people to reverse the effects of heart disease and avoid invasive treatments, such as bypass surgery or angioplasty, the program is available to medical qualifying individuals, and is covered by a number of insurance plans.

New 12-week program sessions begin quarterly. For the next available program date or for information, call 1-304-264-1000, ext. 1814.

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