Free lunch and learn for better parenting
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Sitkans Against Family Violence’s Julia Smith and Dr. Matt Hirschfeld, via phone from Anchorage, talk about an upcoming free lunch and learn event on July 8 at Harrigan Centennial Hall. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., SAFV and The All Alaska Pediatrics Partnership offer presentation as part of a series of community seminars. Lunch will be provided.
According to the Partnership, “Matt Hirschfeld, M.D., PH.D., Medical Director of Maternal Child Health at Alaska Native Medical Center, will speak about and lead a discussion on implementing Triple P in Sitka. The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is one of the most effective evidence-based parenting programs in the world, backed up by more than 30 years of ongoing research. Triple P gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them confidently manage their children’s behavior, prevent problems developing and build strong, healthy relationships. Triple P is currently used in 25 countries and has been shown to work across cultures, socio-economic groups and in all kinds of family structures.”
Dave Miller, Chief of the Sitka Fire Department, was joined by Fire Captain Jani Snyder to discuss their upcoming firefighter training. The department is actively recruiting more volunteer firefighters to be trained and IFSAC certified, which authorizes the volunteer to fight fires in Alaska and throughout the United States. The Firefighter I class begins on September 15, 2015 and will run through December. The training is designed for volunteer firefighters, but can also be a launch pad for career firefighters. Downloadable audio. more
Dr. Brian Wood is an assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the medical director for a telehealth project called ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes). Dr. Wood was joined by Dr. Irbert Vega, who has participated in ECHO's session for HIV medicine for the past six months. Dr. Vega is a family medicine doctor at Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium and talks about how joining ECHO has helped him treat HIV patients in Sitka. Downloadable audio. more