Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Learn How to Prevent Poisoning

Every 30 seconds a child is poisoned in the United States. Many well-meaning adults fail to recognize how toxic certain substances can be and have them in child accessible places. Every parent needs to practice Poison Prevention! Come join other parents on February 24th from 6pm to 7pm at ACPC and learn more about this important topic. Child care is available upon request. Call Tiffany at 632-3799 to register for this important Parent Education Session.

Family and Friends CPR Now Available

Family and Friends CPR classes are now being offered by Alexander County Partnership for Children. Family and Friends CPR is an instructional class on how to give CPR to an adult, child or infant. This program was created for anyone who wants to learn CPR and does not need a completion card. You will learn CPR basics and have a chance to practice those skills. Because of the nature of our funding, this class is only provided for people who have children ages 0-5 years of age.

This class is approx. 2 ½ hrs long and will be on March 3rd at 9am- Alexander County Partnership for Children, Highway 90 West Taylorsville. For more information please contact Tiffany Shumate at 632-3799 ext. 15. Registration is required. Alexander County Partnership for Children is a United Way agency.

Keep Children Riding Safe

Is YOUR CHILD riding safe? Nearly 73% of child restraints are not installed or used correctly. The Alexander County Partnership for Children will be offering free car seat inspections and installations Friday, March 4, 2011 from 11:00am – 1:00pm in the parking lot of Community One Bank in Taylorsville. Please stop by and let a certified child passenger safety technician inspect your child’s seat.

If you are unable to attend this event, but would like to have your child’s seat inspected please call the Alexander County Partnership for Children at 828-632-3799 to schedule an appointment. The Alexander County Partnership for Children, a United Way agency, is a Permanent Checking Station and Buckle-Up site.