NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION MONTH: Every year during the month of April, there is a statewide campaign to promote public awareness of the issues surrounding child abuse and neglect. With the support of a grant from the Ohio Children's Trust Fund, Mahoning County Children Services will host several events to educate and inform the community about child abuse prevention.
On Wednesday, various businesses, agencies and community organizations will be participating in Ohio's Wear Blue to Work Day. This awareness day is to not only promote child abuse awareness but to also encourage communities to work together in child abuse prevention efforts.
Organizations who are participating in this event are encouraged to take photos and send them by e-mail to cruzr@odjfs.
state.oh.us to be shared on the Mahoning County Children Service's website.
A community training titled "How Helping Professionals can Cope with the Power of H.O.P.E." will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16 at Mahoning County Children Services, 222 W. Federal St., Youngstown.
A lunch-and-learn session also will be included during the lunch hour for participants. Child abuse prevention efforts will be discussed. A free lunch will be provided for all participants, however registration is limited. To register, contact Radhika Cruz at 330-941-8852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALTH CAREER WORKSHOP BEING OFFERED: For anyone considering a health career, the NEO HealthForce Career Workshop will be from 8:30 .m. to 1 p.m. April 18 at the Community Outreach Center - Champion Presbyterian Church, 4997 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.
Participants will hear health professionals with years of experience talk about working in their fields and the education and training needed. The workshop will include schools and colleges that provide health career training that ranges from short certificate courses up to four-year degree programs. In addition, financial aid information will be available.
The workshop is free and open to the public.
For questions and to preregister, call Sue Vingle at 330-675-7712 or Maria at 330-675-2087.
NILES HOLDS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: An immunization clinic will be offered from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. April 18 at the Niles Health Department, 34 W. State St. A parent or guardian must have the child's immunization records. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call 330-544-9000, Ext. 163.
IMMUNIZATION CLINICS OFFERED: Warren City Health Department is offering a children's immunization clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. April 23, at the Warren City Health Department, 418 Main Ave. S.W., Warren.
There is a $10 administration fee or Medicaid is accepted. No appointment is necessary. A parent must accompany the child and have the child's current shot record. For more information, call 330-841-2596.
TRUMBULL COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY BOARD: Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board's April schedule includes the following:
Today TAPN Clinical Committee, 8:30 a.m., TMHA First Floor Conference Room
Friday Ribbon-Cutting & Dedication Ceremony, 9 a.m., for FIRST Trumbull County TMHA First Floor Conference Room
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: The Alzheimer's Association will be holding their monthly caregiver support groups on the following dates:
Today at 7 p.m. at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road N.E., Howland Township.
April 18 at 10 a.m. at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 East Market St., Conference Room F, Warren.
FLU CLINIC TO BE HELD: A flu clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. daily at Warren West Community Health Center, 716 Tod Ave., Warren. Medicaid and Medicare will be accepted. All others are $20 each. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 330-373-0222.
ST. JOE'S AT THE MALL: St. Joe's at the Mall is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is located next to Sears at the Eastwood Mall. To make an appointment, call 330-652-7542 unless otherwise noted.
St. Joe's at the Mall is now a Silver Sneakers site. Call or stop in for more information.
FLU AND PNEUMONIA VACCINES - Available by appointment on various days. Cost is $25 for flu and $48 for pneumonia vaccines. Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare HMO will be billed.
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS - Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m.
STRONG BONES-STRONG PEOPLE PROGRAM - This is a free, 12-week program of personalized strength training and nutritional education for those who have osteoporosis, low bone density or are at risk to improve muscle strength and nutrition.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT THROUGH STRENGTH TRAINING - Join for $20 a month. Nutrition classes are held once a month on diet and behavior modification. Registration is required.
FIT AND FUN EXERCISE - This is a weekly group exercise program with a personal fitness trainer held on various days during April, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. and 10 to 10:45 a.m. Call ahead for information.
EASY YOGA CLASS - 11 a.m. to noon Mondays, through April 23 - This class is taught by Dawn Perhacs. Cost is $20 for four classes or $6 each.
"FALLING PREVENTION CLASS" - Prevent yourself or a loved one from a fall by attending this class. Free balance testing by a physical therapist will be offered, along with beginning Tai Chi Chih instruction. Call to register.
TRUMBULL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: Calendar of events at TMH in Warren.
SATURDAY LAMAZE IN A DAY - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 14. Prepares mothers-to-be and their partners for a shared learning experience. In addition to learning Lamaze techniques, class attendants will receive important information about pregnancy, labor and delivery. Call Educational Services at 330-841-9880 to register.
NORTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
BREASTFEEDING CLASS: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today - This class provides parents with up-to-date information to help them make the best, informed choice when it comes to breastfeeding a new baby. The fee is $10 but free if enrolled in Childbirth Class. To register for Northside Medical Center classes, call 330-884-2912.
CANCER CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today - The group meets the second Tuesday of the month at Northside Medical Center Regional Referral Building Radiation Oncology Department. All caregivers are welcome. Call Joyce at 330-652-0071 for more information
ONE DAY CHILDBIRTH CLASS: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 14 - One Day Childbirth Class is designed to accommodate parents whose busy schedules may make it difficult to attend the two-week course. The cost of the class is $50. Medicaid, Caresource or Unison can be billed for registration fees. Participants should bring insurance cards to the class. To register for Northside Medical Center classes, call 330-884-2912.
MYELOMA FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: 5:30 p.m. April 16 -Serves adults, their adult friends and family members that have been diagnosed with the disease. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at Denny's restaurant, 4020 Belmont Ave. For more information, call 330-770-0808 or email to email@example.com.
RTS BEREAVEMENT SERVICES: 7 to 9 p.m. April 17 - A parent support program for families who are grieving over the loss of their baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. RTS Bereavement Services meets in the Medical Education Building, Classroom A, at Northside Medical Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 330-884-2911.