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    Programs that sponsor conferences, symposiums, seminars, workshops and other gatherings in which one or a variety of speakers are brought together to make presentations which address a particular human service topic with the objective of increasing participant awareness of the issues, problems and potential solutions that are facing residents of the community.

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    AchieveAbility - Life Skills WorkshopsACHIEVEability welcomes the participation of both adults and adolescents in workshops and seminars that enhance life skills and provide support for building a future. Workshops and Seminars include the following topics: - Anger Management - Breast Cancer - Career Development - Conflict Resolution - Decision-Making - Domestic Abuse - Financial Topics - Non-Violence - Nutrition - Parenting - Peer Pressure - Relationships - Self-Esteem - Study And Test-Taking Skills - Teen Pregnancy Also available is the Home Management Workshops - Changing Vinyl Tiles - Cleaning Refrigerators And Stoves - Finishing & Staining Wood Floors. - Home Maintenance And Repair - Replacing Batteries In Smoke Detectors, To More Advanced Topics Such As - Changing Light BulbsPhiladelphiaAchieveAbilityAchieveAbility
    Autism Connection of PA - Workshops/ConferencesOrganizes and hosts educational conferences and workshops. Assists individuals and organizations in locating community speakers or other educational opportunities.AlleghenyAutism Connection of PAAutism Connection of PA (ABOARD)
    A Woman's Place - Education and OutreachHelps individuals, families, organizations, and groups understand the issue of domestic violence and how they can be a part of the solution. Promotes safety, justice, and equality through community awareness events workshops, trainings, coalition work, and other programming.BucksA Woman's Place - Bucks; DoylestownA Woman's Place
    Burn Foundation - Medical Community TrainingOffers training programs in burn care to student nurses and medical students throughout the tri-state area.DelawareThe Burn Foundation - Delaware; UplandBurn Foundation
    Burn Foundation - Nursing Care SeminarsThis introductory course is conducted by senior nurse educators from the regional burn centers and provides a basic understanding of burn injury assessment and the nurse’s role in appropriate delivery of care.DelawareThe Burn Foundation - Delaware; UplandBurn Foundation
    Burn Foundation - School-Based Fire and Burn Prevention Programs-Stop, Drop & Roll: Developed with the support of local fire departments, this program has raised awareness for 250,000 children on how to prevent burns and give them a simple and effective way to respond if their clothing catches fire. -Cooking and Kids: Designed for pre-teens to introduce fire and burn prevention in a developmentally appropriate way, the program capitalizes on new skills and the enhanced cognitive capacity enjoyed by adolescents. -Juvenile Firesetters: Many burns are the result of intentionally set fires. The Foundation is recognized as an expert resource, delivering workshops and training sessions that address the dangers of juvenile firesetting to youth workers, teachers, foster parents and members of the fire services community throughout the region.DelawareThe Burn Foundation - Delaware; UplandBurn Foundation
    Center for Parenting Education - Educational Workshop program28 different workshop topics, each about a specific parenting issue. Each is lead by 2 Parenting Educators and offers information, support, opportunities to connect with other parents. Each workshop consists of formal presentation and interactive exercises that allow participants to share their questions, concerns, and stories with other parents. The setting is nurturing and non-judgmental to allow each parent to feel as supported and comfortable as possible, to maximize likelihood of learning and new information being taken in by participants. Topics include: Building Self-Esteem in Your Children; Tools of Effective Discipline; Skills for Healthy Communication; Coping with Anger; Taming the Anger Monster in Children; Tackling Temper Tantrums in Toddlers; Coping with Sibling Rivalry; Parenting the Temperamentally Challenging Child; Truths about Consequences; Team Parenting; Limit Setting for Toddlers; Raising Confident Girls; Understanding Your Adolescent; The Unique Child; Promoting Responsibility in Your Child; Toilet Learning for the Toddler; Helping Your Child Succeed in School; Getting Your Needs Met as a Parent;Teasing and Bullying Survival Tips;The Skills of Problem Exploration; From Gimmee to Grateful - Shifting Children from Greed to Appreciation; The Myth of the Perfect Parent; School Refusal. MontgomeryThe Center for Parenting Education - Montgomery; AbingtonCenter for Parenting Education
    Center for Parenting Education - Educational Workshop program - Willow Grove28 different workshop topics, each about a specific parenting issue. Each is lead by 2 Parenting Educators and offers information, support, opportunities to connect with other parents. Each workshop consists of formal presentation and interactive exercises that allow participants to share their questions, concerns, and stories with other parents. The setting is nurturing and non-judgmental to allow each parent to feel as supported and comfortable as possible, to maximize likelihood of learning and new information being taken in by participants. Topics include: Building Self-Esteem in Your Children; Tools of Effective Discipline; Skills for Healthy Communication; Coping with Anger; Taming the Anger Monster in Children; Tackling Temper Tantrums in Toddlers; Coping with Sibling Rivalry; Parenting the Temperamentally Challenging Child; Truths about Consequences; Team Parenting; Limit Setting for Toddlers; Raising Confident Girls; Understanding Your Adolescent; The Unique Child; Promoting Responsibility in Your Child; Toilet Learning for the Toddler; Helping Your Child Succeed in School; Getting Your Needs Met as a Parent;Teasing and Bullying Survival Tips;The Skills of Problem Exploration; From Gimmee to Grateful - Shifting Children from Greed to Appreciation; The Myth of the Perfect Parent; School Refusal. MontgomeryThe Community Center at Giant Super Food StoreCenter for Parenting Education
    Child Abuse Prevention Effort (CAPE) - Workshops for Parents and ProfessionalsCAPE's Workshop presentations are provided to parents, teen parents, professional groups and school age children. This program has expanded to include more than 15 topics addressing a wide range of issues parenting issues such as communication, child development and discipline. An overview of abuse and neglect including warning signs, reporting procedures and legal responsibilities are presented upon request. Specific topics for school age children include bullying, issues related to puberty, protecting personal space and sexual abuse awareness. Most topics can be adapted to meet the needs of specific groups.PhiladelphiaChild Abuse Prevention Effort (CAPE) - Philadelphia; Northeast PhiladelphiaChild Abuse Prevention Effort (CAPE)
    Child and Family Focus - Community Outreach ServicesCommunity Outreach Services offers family mentors, family support advocates and offers love and logic and sibshop support workshops. Outreach Services Include: - Advocacy services to parents of children with mental health disorders - Information and support to families of children involved in the Juvenile Probation system - Techniques to help parents and teachers have less stress and more fun while raising responsible kids. - Workshop for siblings of children with mental health disorders.ChesterChild and Family Focus - Kennett SquareChild and Family Focus
    Children's Literacy Initiative - Professional Development ProgramAt Children's Literacy Initiative institutes and seminars, we use an interactive style of instruction and a practical, hands-on approach to help teachers explore the most current research in exemplary practices. Participants follow an intensive schedule of discussions, presentations, and small-group activities that emphasize both theory and practice, building on prior knowledge and moving toward clear outcomes. Teachers focus on improving students' phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension through five key components of effective literacy instruction: Reading aloud to support instruction -Teachers study our Intentional Read Aloud model of how to read purposefully to teach vocabulary, engage critical thinking skills, develop imagination and problem-solving skills, and encourage interest in a wide variety of stories and genres. The criteria for choosing the best books to support early reading skills and develop vocabulary are stressed. Developing student writing -Teachers learn to incorporate writing in classroom centers and to provide ample writing opportunities for their students throughout the day, including modeled, interactive, and independent writing. Creating a literacy-rich classroom environment -Establishing a classroom that promotes literacy through engaged, meaningful activity is an essential base for student achievement. The physical environment and learning climate are both integral to improving classroom management while meeting the needs of all children and promoting a love of learning. Teachers learn about the importance of the library corner and having high-quality children's books in centers. (Our website, CLIontheweb.org, has a virtual tour of Model Classroom environments.) Instructing in small groups -Clearly planned and effectively managed small-group activities in learning centers support children's independence and cooperation, reinforce connections across the curriculum, and keep students engaged. Teachers learn how to set up and manage centers for subjects such as science, math, writing, building blocks, and dramatic play, all with a focus on literacy as part of the activities. Using Message Time Plus® -Developed by Children's Literacy Initiative, this powerful instructional tool is one of the most effective and valued processes that we bring to a classroom. Teachers learn to plan messages that address standards and goals while reinforcing subjects and skills being studied in the classroom. The message is written while children watch, and they then participate by reading aloud. Children take turns at the board, identifying what they know - such as letters, words, or punctuation - and their learning is furthered by the teacher through a mini-lesson targeted to each child's needs.PhiladelphiaChildren's Literacy Initiative - Philadelphia; Center CityChildren's Literacy Initiative
    Clearfield County League on Social Services - Training WorkshopsWorkshops are offered for our daycare providers and human service professional. These professional development Workshops are designed to give instruction in First Aid/CPR; Defense Tactics; How Not to Be a Victim; Excel, Budgeting, Computer Basics, Divorced Parent TrainingClearfieldClearfield County League on Social ServicesClearfield County League on Social Services
    Disability Awareness TrainingTo educate the public about communicating with people with diverse disabilities and becoming more aware about people with disabilities, accessibility and disability issues. Multimedia presentation designed to meet your business needs.CumberlandCenter for Independent Living of Central PennsylvaniaCenter for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania (CILP)
    Factory Ministries - Community TrainingOffers training, workshops and presentations on addressing poverty.LancasterFactory Ministries - Together Community CenterFactory Ministries
    Families Forward Philadelphia - Permanent HousingProvides permanent supportive housing to persons with medical disabilities, and RSVP, which serves chronically homeless families. Both offer intensive weekly case management and monthly workshops.PhiladelphiaFamilies Forward Philadelphia - Philadelphia; West PhiladelphiaFamilies Forward Philadelphia
    Families Forward Philadelphia - Transitional HousingTransitional Housing moves families toward self-sufficiency by providing a variety of programs and workshops. Programs available include: - Health and Nutrition - Driver's Education - Parenting Skills - GED Preparation - Life Skills (such as stress management, communication skills, and conflict resolution) - Money Management - Home Maintenance - Computer Training Workshops provide information on: -Careers - Work Ethics - Resume Writing - Computer Applications - Interviewing Skills - Dressing for Success - Job Training - Employment ResourcesPhiladelphiaFamilies Forward Philadelphia - Philadelphia; West PhiladelphiaFamilies Forward Philadelphia
    Food Safety, Agricultural EntrepreneurshipProvides information in food safety, ServSafe classes, agricultural entrepreneurship, and food businesses.DauphinPenn State Cooperative Extension- Dauphin CountyPenn State Cooperative Extension - South Central
    GOAL ProjectOffers free workshops throughout the year addressing the challenges of addiction and recovery. Seminars and workshops are also held at various venues based on the requests of community partners.LancasterGOAL ProjectGOAL Project
    Guillain-Barre Syndrome/Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Foundation International - Support ServicesAlthough most people recover from GBS and CIDP, the duration of the illness is unpredictable and often months of hospital care are required. Thus, both patient and family undergo the emotional trauma of an uncertain future, not knowing if and when recovery will occur. To assist patients and their families to cope with GBS/CIDP, the Foundation provides emotional support to patients and their loved ones. Support Services include: - Personal visits, when possible, by former patients to those currently in hospitals and rehabilitation centers. - Supplies literature and educational material, including a comprehensive 70-page booklet entitled "An Overview for the Layperson" so patients and families can learn what to expect during the illness, as well as Guidebooks for Caregivers, and for children with GBS. Trifolds are available in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, Hindi, Arabic, and others. - Educates the public and medical communities via sponsorship of local chapters and support groups. - Fosters and funds research into cause, treatment and other aspects of the disorder. - Directs patients with long-term disabilities to resources for vocational, financial and other assistance. - Develops national and international support groups. - Encourages financial support for community activities. - Sponsors International Educational Symposia for the medical community and general public. - Publishes The Communicator, a quarterly informational newsletter. - Advocates in Washington DC and elsewhere on issues relevent to GBS and CIDP.MontgomeryGuillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation International - Montgomery; ConshohockenGuillain-Barre Syndrome/Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Foundation International
    Imhotep Institute Charter High School - CommuniversityProvides free community centered classes and workshops. Communiversity is the "Community's University" and the name embodies the mission of this educational outreach program. The goal of the Communiversity is to provide meaningful, relevant, empowering information to the community at large. Classes/Workshops include: - Afrikan Doll & Quilt-Making - Afrikan Drumming - Afrikan Hair Braiding - Basketball - Chess - Creative Arts - College Preparation - Computer Technology - Line Dancing - Small Business Development - TV/ Video Production - Vegetarian Cooking/ Health & WellnessPhiladelphiaImhotep Institute Charter High School - Philadelphia; West Oak LaneImhotep Institute Charter High School
    LGBT Center of Central PA - Safe Zone TrainingProvides a full range of staff development programs for educators, administrators, human service agencies, mental health care providers, and other professionals. Provides a flexible curriculum on creating a safe space for LGBTQ people including multiple topics like sexual orientation, gender identity, bullying and harassment, and legal issues. From individual consultations to small group seminars to full-day workshops. DauphinLGBT Center of Central PA - HarrisburgLGBT Center of Central PA
    Lupus Foundation - Direct Services- Educational seminars and a self-help course for people living with lupus and their families; - Workshops for newly-diagnosed individuals; - Direct emergency financial assistance for people with lupus; - Help with medical and legal referrals; - Assistance with navigating the health system; - Outreach to medically underserved communities; -Continiuing medical education for physicians and allied health professionals.MontgomeryLupus Foundation - Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter - Montgomery; JenkintownLupus Foundation - Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter
    Mental Health Partnerships - Institute for Recovery and Community IntegrationInstitute for Recovery and Community Integration introduces and advances communities' understanding of recovery and community integration as the catalyst for transforming individual lives, communities and all levels of behavioral health systems in a culturally competent manner. Programs available include: - Educational Workshops - Mental Health Recovery and Community Integration Education Groups - WRAP Trainings - Certified Peer Specialist Program - Technical AssistancePhiladelphiaMental Health Partnerships (MHP) - Philadelphia; Center CityMental Health Partnerships
    New Hope Community Life MinistryServices Include: Christian counseling: family, individual, parental, marital, pre-marital, for concerns such as depression, anxiety, parent-child conflicts, grief and loss, establishing positive relationships, etc. Educational Programs: Seminars and short courses on topics such as effective parenting, improving personal and family relationships, depression, loss & grief, sexual abuse, some addictions, recognizing mental health problems in employees/students, conflict resolution, anxiety, etc. LancasterNew Hope Community Life MinistryNew Hope Community Life Ministry
    Penn State Cooperative Extension - Crawford County - Educational ServicesProvides education programs in areas such as agriculture, farming, food preservation, nutrition, child care training and the natural gas industry and exploration. Advisors are available to go to homes to provide nutrition education for low-income clients. Also provides information on chemical safety, such as using pesticides, and advises which products should be used for a specific cause.CrawfordPenn State Cooperative Extension - Crawford CountyPenn State Cooperative Extension
    Penn State Cooperative Extension - Educational Services - Lycoming CountyProvides education programs in areas such as agriculture, farming, food preservation, nutrition, child care training and the natural gas industry and exploration. Advisors are available to go to homes to provide nutrition education for low-income clients. Also provides information on chemical safety, such as using pesticides, and advises which products should be used for a specific cause.LycomingPenn State Cooperative Extension - Lycoming CountyPenn State Cooperative Extension - Lycoming County
    Pets 4 Wellness - Animal-Assisted Activities/TherapyPets 4 Wellness provides Training for Dogs and Handlers, Seminars, Workshops, and other services related to Animal-Assisted Activities and Therapy. Speaking Engagements are also provided as a service.Chester*Main Site (Pets 4 Wellness, LLC)Pets 4 Wellness
    Phoenixville Community Health Foundation - Brown Bag Seminar SeriesThe Phoenixville Community Health Foundation has been hosting this lunch-time seminar series since 1999. It is very popular with our local non-profit executives. Seminar topics relate to the non-profit sector addressing issues of management, governance, program resources, marketing and public relations, financial management, and fund raising. The seminars have an average attendance of 20 people, with the maximum attendance of 25 people, drawing from 120 non-profit organizations within the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation service area. This is a varied group from grassroots community groups to well-established, mature organizations. The Brown Bag Seminars generally begin at 12:00 noon and end promptly at 1:30 p.m. The Foundation sponsors ten workshops per year: February through June and August through December.Chester*Main Site (Phoenixville Community Health Foundation)Phoenixville Community Health Foundation
    Pittsburgh Citiparks Community Education ProgramArts Education and Community Enrichment outreach including dance, music, arts, swimming, computers and more. Programs are held at schools and Citiparks Recreation Centers throughout the City.AlleghenyPittsburgh CitiparksPittsburgh City Government and Mayor's Office
    Pittsburgh Citiparks Community Enrichment ProgramOffers classes on art, nature, and science for children in grades one-six; some sites offer jewelry-making classes for middle school students.AlleghenyPittsburgh CitiparksPittsburgh City Government and Mayor's Office
    Potential - IEP PlanningIntermediate Units, School Districts, and Parents alike will all benefit from assistance with IEP writing. Whether the need is for an explanation of the IEP process for parents or a detailed seminar on writing litigation-proof goals, Potential Inc. can provide the expertise you need. At Potential, we believe that a well written IEP benefits the School District/IU, the family, and, most importantly, the student. We also believe that the IEP is a process that involves the entire team of professionals and caregivers. Although IEP meetings generally take place only once a year, families and schools must work together for the entire school career of the student, which can span up to 18 years. It is important that families and schools work together and it is the goal of Potential to assist all parties in creating a friendly and productive environment. Consultants at Potential Inc. have extensive experience working with both school districts and families during the IEP process. We believe in a team approach that supports the needs of the student. School Districts/Intermediate Units - On-Site Interactive Workshops on Writing Effective IEPs - Consultation for specific students or classrooms Families - Workshops at the Clinic on the IEP process and writing goals Assistance for individual students on a per case basis, which includes: - Review of documentation - Assistance with goal writing - Attendance at IEP meetingBucksPotential, Inc. - Bucks; NewtownPotential
    Professional Development ProgramAt Children's Literacy Initiative institutes and seminars, we use an interactive style of instruction and a practical, hands-on approach to help teachers explore the most current research in exemplary practices. Participants follow an intensive schedule of discussions, presentations, and small-group activities that emphasize both theory and practice, building on prior knowledge and moving toward clear outcomes. Teachers focus on improving students' phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension through five key components of effective literacy instruction: Reading aloud to support instruction -Teachers study our Intentional Read Aloud model of how to read purposefully to teach vocabulary, engage critical thinking skills, develop imagination and problem-solving skills, and encourage interest in a wide variety of stories and genres. The criteria for choosing the best books to support early reading skills and develop vocabulary are stressed. Developing student writing -Teachers learn to incorporate writing in classroom centers and to provide ample writing opportunities for their students throughout the day, including modeled, interactive, and independent writing. Creating a literacy-rich classroom environment -Establishing a classroom that promotes literacy through engaged, meaningful activity is an essential base for student achievement. The physical environment and learning climate are both integral to improving classroom management while meeting the needs of all children and promoting a love of learning. Teachers learn about the importance of the library corner and having high-quality children's books in centers. (Our website, CLIontheweb.org, has a virtual tour of Model Classroom environments.) Instructing in small groups -Clearly planned and effectively managed small-group activities in learning centers support children's independence and cooperation, reinforce connections across the curriculum, and keep students engaged. Teachers learn how to set up and manage centers for subjects such as science, math, writing, building blocks, and dramatic play, all with a focus on literacy as part of the activities. Using Message Time Plus® -Developed by Children's Literacy Initiative, this powerful instructional tool is one of the most effective and valued processes that we bring to a classroom. Teachers learn to plan messages that address standards and goals while reinforcing subjects and skills being studied in the classroom. The message is written while children watch, and they then participate by reading aloud. Children take turns at the board, identifying what they know - such as letters, words, or punctuation - and their learning is furthered by the teacher through a mini-lesson targeted to each child's needs.Newark, NJ (Children's Literacy Initiative)Children's Literacy Initiative
    Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation - Survivors Teach StudentsOvarian cancer survivors in the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, Inc. are educating 3rd year medical students in the Philadelphia area about ovarian cancer. The project is designed to have ovarian cancer survivors tell their own stories in their own words and provide information about the very real and often overlooked symptoms of ovarian cancer to medical students (gynecological oncologists) so they are better prepared to detect the disease in an early stage. The project is made possible by the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, which now offers STS to more than 90 US medical schools.DelawareSandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation - Delaware; WynnewoodSandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation
    Services and ResourcesSince 1988, the Center for Schools and Communities has been committed to improving outcomes for children and families through training, technical assistance, program evaluation, research and resource development. The Center's work focuses on prevention and intervention initiatives operated by schools, organizations and agencies serving children, youth and families. Center for Schools and Communities' staff have diverse backgrounds in education, human services, community development and the law, as well as specialized skills and experience in program development and design, evaluation, training and resource development. This combination of education and experience has enabled the Center to provide customized technical assistance to support the development of innovative programs in schools and communities. Services and Resources: Training and Conferences - More than 15,000 people have attended training activities since the Center's inception in 1988. The Center for Schools and Communities coordinates trainings, conferences, teleconferences and in-service programs, primarily in Pennsylvania. Technical Assistance - Technical assistance is provided through on-site visits, telephone support, trainings and conferences, publications, resources, and websites. Every month the Center responds to an average of 2,200 requests for technical assistance on program development, staff training, data reporting and collection, best practices, legislation and resource identification. Evaluation - The Center offers a range of research and evaluation capabilities, including evaluation design, qualitative and quantitative analysis, reporting, and logic modeling. Additionally, the Center has established partnerships with universities and other state and national organizations to augment its evaluation capabilities. Publications - The Center for Schools and Communities develops issue papers and resource and best practice manuals on topics of interest to educators and child and family service professionals. Publications are available upon request by calling the Center or through the Center's web site, www.center-schools.org. Resource Library - The Center for Schools and Communities maintains a lending library of resources that are available to interested organizations and individuals. Materials focus on child, family and community issues, and include items on numerous cultures and ethnic groups, as well as some Spanish language videos and print materials.Cumberland*Main Site (Center for Schools and Communities)Center for Schools and Communities
    SIDS EducationEducation remains a crucial component of our mission. Our staff presents educational seminars to parents, community groups, physicians, nurses, police officers, high school students, college students, social workers, mortuary school students, infant mortality conferences and child death review teams. Training first responders to treat parents in a compassionate manner during this crisis continues to be a major focus of our education. When investigators are knowledgeable about SIDS and unexpected infant deaths and treat parents in a nonjudgmental manner, this lessens the chance that the family will be traumatized by the death scene investigation. Careful explanation of procedures and compassion for the surviving family help tremendously. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, sometimes called SIDS, or crib death is the "sudden death of an apparently healthy infant under one year of age which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and review of the clinical history" (Willinger, et al., 1991). For parents who are expecting a baby or who have a newborn at home, the idea of this phenomenon can provoke concern and confusion. Parents want to know what causes SIDS and what they can do to ensure that their child will not become of the 3,000 infants who die of SIDS each year in the United States. Unfortunately, at this time, the cause or causes of SIDS is still unknown. Most researchers now believe that babies who die of SIDS are born with one or more conditions that make them vulnerable to both internal and external stresses that occur in the normal life of an infant. While the medical community cannot predict which infants will be SIDS victims, or what causes one child and not another to die from SIDS, many researchers through years of work have determined some factors that are not causes of SIDS. SIDS IS NOT: - Caused by vomiting and choking, or minor illnesses such as colds or infections. - Caused by diptheria, pertussis, tetanus (DTP) vaccines, or other immunizations. - Contagious. - Hereditary. - Child abuse. - The cause of every unexpected infant death. SIDS IS: - The major cause of death in infants from 1 month to 1 year of age, with most deaths occurring between 2 and 4 months. - Sudden and silent—the victim was seemingly healthy. - Currently, unpredictable and unpreventable. - A death that occurs quickly, with no signs of suffering, and is usually associated with sleep. - A syndrome the first symptom of which is death. - Determined only after an autopsy, an examination of the death scene, and a review of the case history. - A post-mortem diagnosis established by exclusion. - An recognized medical disorder listed in the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision (ICD-9). - An infant death that leaves unanswered questions and, thus, causes intense grief for parents and families. Knowing that an apparently healthy baby can die of SIDS is frightening for parents. To help ensure that their child is born healthy, parents should take good physical care of themselves. Researchers now know that the mother’s health and behavior during her pregnancy and the baby’s health before birth seem to influence the occurrence of SIDS, but these variables are not reliable in predicting how, when, why or if SIDS will occur. Maternal risk factors include cigarette smoking during pregnancy; maternal age less than 20 years; poor prenatal care; low weight gain; anemia; use of illegal drugs; and history of sexually transmitted disease or urinary tract infection. These factors, which often may be subtle and undetected, suggest that SIDS is somehow associated with a harmful prenatal environment. Allegheny*Main Site (S.I.D.S. of Pennsylvania)S.I.D.S. of Pennsylvania
    Southwest Community Development Corporation - Healthy Behavior WorkshopsSeries of workshops once a month on topics such as stress management, addictions, depression and loneliness, etc.PhiladelphiaSouthwest Community Development Center - Philadelphia; Southwest PhiladelphiaSouthwest Community Development Corporation
    Tapping Senior PowerVolunteers receive similar services as would be found at an employment service. Potential volunteers are interviewed to find the best matches for placement in 125 agencies and senior residences. Volunteers are insured for liability and excess auto and accident. Annual recognition event. Certain positions offer training and leadership opportunities.CumberlandRetired & Senior Volunteer Program of the CapitalRetired & Senior Volunteer Program of the Capital Region Inc
    The Pennsylvania Center for Adolescent HealthDevelops professional development based on clients needs. Topics include:
      Teen Pregnancy Sexually Transmitted Diseases HIV/AIDs Healthy Relationships Evidence-based Initiatives Adolescent Development Contraception Sexuality Disability
    CumberlandThe Pennsylvania Center for Adolescent HealthThe Pennsylvania Center for Adolescent Health
    Tyler Arboretum - Adult and Family ProgramsGet in touch with the natural world at Tyler Arboretum through a wide range of programs for adults. Tyler offers programs focused on gardening and horticulture, botanical arts, natural studies, and health and wellness. In addition, the programs include classes, lectures, hands-on workshops, and even off-site trips. Many of these events or activities are free with admission. Tyler's family programs demonstrate the importance of fostering meaningful connections to the natural world in fun and interactive ways. Children learn about gardening, wildlife, flowers, trees, veggies, and much more. These are specially developed, age-appropriate programs and taught by educators who know how to engage young minds. There are programs for young children, as well as the whole family, with opportunities for shared discovery and making memories. DelawareTyler Arboretum - Delaware; MediaTyler Arboretum
    Union County Resource Center - Union-Snyder Community Action AgencyA collaboration with Union County government agencies; including the Union County Probation and Juvenile Probation offices. Provides self sufficiency programs and iniatives for individuals and their families. Offers workshops on topics related successful community re-entry including: education, employment, finances and parenting. Additional partnering agencies from Union County offer substance abuse services, anger management classes, retail theft diversion classes and Office of Vocational Rehabilitation services. Referrals for services are acccepted but not required.UnionUnion-Snyder Community Action Agency - Union County Resource CenterUnion-Snyder Community Action Agency
    Valley Forge Mothers of Twins and Triplets Club - Members ServicesProvides support to MOMs and assisting them with adjusting to their new role. Membership is open to all mothers and expectant mothers of multiples. Sponsors family parties and events, playgroups, age-appropriate activities and outings for MOMs and children, MOMs’ nights out, education programs and semiannual clothing and equipment sales. They also provide an array of member resources to keep MOMs well connected. MontgomeryValley Forge Mothers of Twins and Triplets - Montgomery; Valley ForgeValley Forge Mothers of Twins and Triplets Club
    Vision Resource Center of Berks County - Vision WorkshopsPromotes developing skills that are unique to each person's abilities and interestsBerksVision Resource Center of Berks CountyVision Resource Center of Berks County
    Wings for Success - Job Readiness WorkshopsA Six-Part Image Seminar Wings For Success’ offers a workshop called "Next Step...Success" The structure of this program allows us the flexibility to break our workshops down over the course of several weeks, when needed, thus making them more detailed regarding positive body image, shopping on a budget, interviewing tips, proper hair styling and makeup and, of course, wardrobe guidance. We can also do this program as a one-day event if that is more convenient. Chester*Main Site (Wings for Success)Wings for Success
    World Affairs Council of Philadelphia - Programs for TeachersOffers workshops, fellowships and other programs specifically geared towards educating primary and secondary school teachers on issues of cultural, political and international significance.PhiladelphiaThe World Affairs Council - Philadelphia; Center CityWorld Affairs Council of Philadelphia
    Zion Baptist Church - Educational ProgramsUses the Zion Educational Annex (opposite corner of Broad and Venango Streets to provide service, seminars and programs to the community.PhiladelphiaZion Baptist Church - Philadelphia; North PhiladelphiaZion Baptist Church

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