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Timely Topics in Healthcare: Parents as Heroes, Supporting Children Through Medical Encounters

  • eSaturday, Apr 7
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  • jKent Memorial Library
  • bFree!

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Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Parents As Heroes, Supporting Children Through Medical Encounters presented by Deborah Vilas, MS, CCLS, LMSW, Child Life Coach. Studies show that children who are prepared for medical procedures recover faster with less emotional stress. Even routine procedures such as vaccinations can cause children undue stress and lead to avoidance of medical care. Come learn about simple things that you can do to lessen your child's anxiety and support them through any medical encounter.


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Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Creating Communities Free of Domestic Violence:  A Key to Women's Health and Equality presented by Dr. D. Elizabeth “Betsey” Mauro, Executive Director of Women’s Support Services, Sharon. Women and girls make up more than half the world’s population - and they are on the frontlines - often more deeply impacted than men and boys by poverty, climate change, food insecurity, lack of healthcare, and global economic crises. Their contributions and leadership are central to the future well being of our own country and the world. The United Nations has identified issues relating to women in its 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. These include: no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy and decent work. 

Join us for all or some of this series about health in the Reading Room sponsored by Prism Health Advocates. Free & open to the public. Please register. This event is free and open to the public. To register or for more information call the Library, 860-927-3761; email kmlinfo@biblio.org; stop by the Library; or visit the Library’s online calendar at kentmemoriallibrary.org.

The Kent Memorial Library’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and the community by providing materials, programs, and services to encourage reading, learning and imagination. The Kent Memorial Library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut.




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32 North Main St
Kent, CT 06757


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