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Page 6 of Family and Parenting News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



As President Obama Proclaims January National Mentoring Month, Dallas-Area Women Have the Opportunity to Serve as Role Models through Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas’s New Mentoring Program

DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 3, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On December 28, 2011, President Obama issued a proclamation designating January 2012 as National Mentoring Month. He stated: ‘Every day, mentors help young Americans face the challenges of growing into adulthood. By setting a positive example and sharing their time, knowledge, and experience, mentors play an essential role in preparing our Nation’s youth for a bright future.’ Themed ‘Invest in the Future: Mentor a Child,’ January 2012 marks the eleventh annual National Mentoring Month.

Lehigh Valley Couple Receives Early Christmas Present: Free IVF Treatment

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Dec. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sher Fertility Institute announced today that Joel and Mary Roberts of Slatington, PA would be receiving free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments as the winners of a contest that the company offered this month. The donation is part of Sher Fertility Institute’s Giving Back initiative, intended to help some of the estimated 1 million couples in the U.S. that need advanced fertility treatment, but aren’t able to afford it.

Hudson Valley Couple Receives Early Christmas Present: Free IVF Treatment

BEACON, N.Y., Dec. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sher Fertility Institute announced today that Victoria Lyons and Walter Henkel would be receiving free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments as the winners of a contest that the company offered this month. The donation is part of Sher Fertility Institute’s ‘Giving Back’ initiative, intended to help some of the estimated one million couples in the U.S. that need advanced fertility treatment, but aren’t able to afford it.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Toys for Tots

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 9, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Gingrich Foundation is proud to honor the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation as its December Charity of the Month. Toys for Tots distributes millions of gifts each Christmas to brighten the holidays of our nation’s less fortunate children.

ROC the Day with Children Awaiting Parents

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 2, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An epic one-day giving event, ROC the Day, will take place on December 8, 2011. ROC the Day will be the first of its kind in the greater Rochester area and all of New York State. On this day, thousands of community members can help support Children Awaiting Parents through 24 hours of online, unprecedented giving.

Protecting Kids Announces the Release of Book, ‘Avoiding Sexual Dangers: A Parent’s Guide to Protecting Your Child’

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 8, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Protecting Kids LLC, a Georgia-based publishing company for mental health professionals, today announced the launch of the book titled ‘Avoiding Sexual Dangers: A Parent’s Guide to Protecting Your Child’ (ISBN: 978-1463772819).

Inventive Minds Introduces Motivational Workbook for Kid Inventors

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inventive Minds continues to add useful and inspirational media products to its line of tools for inventions. Most recently, it has created and released ‘A Workbook For Young Inventors’ (ISBN: 978-0983344803). This workbook for kids incorporates colorful characters known as the ‘Dreamalings(R)’ that are used to educate and motivate children to imagine and create, and ultimately – invent.

The Best of KidSpirit Online Print Edition Showcases Teen Creativity and Resources for Teachers

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What do teens think about cheating? How do youth approach depression or becoming vegetarian? How do traditional religious backgrounds influence young people’s choices and character development? These questions and more are tackled by teens in the pages of KidSpirit’s new print issue released today, the Best of KidSpirit Online.

Tammy Rudden Krause to Serve as New Executive Director of Starlight Children’s Foundation Colorado

DENVER, Colo., Oct. 3, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation has named Tammy Rudden Krause the new executive director of its Starlight Colorado chapter. Krause comes to her position with extensive experience in philanthropy, having worked many years as a volunteer with Denver-area nonprofits that include the Junior League of Denver, Children’s Hospital Colorado, CASA, Rise School, Seeds of Hope and the Morgan Adams Foundation.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Reading Is Fundamental

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In Recognition of International Literacy Day, the Gingrich Foundation has recognized Reading Is Fundamental as its September Charity of the Month. For nearly 45 years, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) has provided books to children to foster a love of reading and develop skills that are critical to learning.

Roger Shiffman to Serve as New Global Board Chairman of Starlight Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation has named Roger Shiffman its new global board chairman. A well-known figure in the toy industry, Shiffman built in separate phases of his career, two highly successful companies – Tiger Electronic Toys, makers of Furby, and more recently, Zizzle.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes the National Military Families Association

WASHINGTON, D.C.(SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of those Americans whose loved ones serve in the United States Military, the Gingrich Foundation has recognized the National Military Family Association as its August Charity of the Month.

California IVF Updates Name to Reflect Consolidation of Sacramento Area Fertility Centers

DAVIS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc. announces a name change for their Sacramento area fertility centers. The infertility treatment center will now operate under the name California IVF Fertility Center and the shorter version California IVF. The name change was made to reflect the operation of clinics at various locations throughout the Sacramento area.

Bridging the Digital Divide – Help to Close the Achievement Gap in California Schools

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a workshop held at the California Latino Superintendent’s Association, Summer Institute, Business Management Consultant, and Publisher of Family Literacy Journal, Cyndi Fischer, addressed school administrators on the impact of the digital divide on California’s Latino students.

Carlsbad Attorney Certified as Divorce Specialist

CARLSBAD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Carlsbad, California attorney Stanley D. Prowse is pleased to announce that on June 1, 2011 he became a Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS). Specialist certification is conferred by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the California State Bar. Certification requires that an attorney devote the majority of his practice to family law.

Adoption Mentors Web Page Launched

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Children Awaiting Parents is proud to announce the unveiling of a new web page ‘Adoption Mentors,’ which is part of the organization’s focus on providing resources and support to adoptive parents, social workers and the adoption community.

Swiss Design Company des p’tits bonheurs Introduces bambinapp – Birth Announcement for iPhone

YVERDON, Switzerland (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Swiss design company des p’tits bonheur announced today that its first application, bambinapp, is now available exclusively on Apple’s App Store. Bambinapp allows users to choose, personalize, and send their child’s birth announcement, all directly from their iPhone. The application is available worldwide in English, French, German, and Spanish.

STARmazing Race Benefits Starlight Children’s Foundation

BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, June 25, 2011, Starlight Children’s Foundation New England will host the ‘STARmazing Race.’ Now in its fifth year, the STARmazing Race remains the most hilarious and unique scavenger hunt in Boston. Hundreds of Starlight supporters take to the streets in teams of two to four people in a race against the clock – and each other – while winning prizes and raising funds and awareness for Starlight.

New Website Opens The Door to Employment and Education Opportunities for Inland Empire Youth

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Youth Council has designed a new website specifically for San Bernardino County youth, ages 14 through 21 at SBCountyJobOps.com. The site features videos that profile careers in the County’s top demand industries and the short-term vocational training programs that provided young people with the skills to enter these careers.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Boy Scouts of America as Charity of the Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Gingrich Foundation has selected the Boy Scouts of America as Charity of the Month for June in commemoration of President Woodrow Wilson’s signing into law a national charter for the Boy Scouts of America on June 15, 1916.

Fertility Specialists of Texas Offers Comprehensive Care Addressing Oocyte Cryopreservation

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Women delaying childbearing or requiring fertility preservation prior to undergoing treatment now have an option with the launch of oocyte cryopreservation at Fertility Specialists of Texas. Now there is an option – egg freezing – that enables women to have eggs (also known as oocytes) aspirated before undergoing cancer treatment, and frozen for later use.

KidSpirit Online, the Publication by and for Teens, Named Finalist in AEP’s 2011 Golden Lamp Awards

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KidSpirit Online, the magazine and social networking site for 11- to 15-year-olds, is pleased to announce that it has been named a finalist in the 2011 AEP Awards, the highest standard for quality, professional educational resources and excellence in educational marketing. The Association of Educational Publishers’ annual awards program and its seal of excellence are widely recognized by educators, administrators, and parents as a mark of outstanding educational value.

Psychologist Offers Essential Tips for Parents on and Before Prom Night

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While prom night is a cultural right of passage, every year teens die, or injure themselves or others drinking and participating in high risk behavior. Peter Favaro, Ph.D., who manages a child and teen psychology practice called Tribeca Kid Coach, offers words of advice for parents as we approach prom season.

Child Psychologist Coaches Parents on the News of Osama bin Laden’s Death

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Osama bin Laden’s death can present challenges to parents who might not know what to make of their own mixed feelings. Dr. Peter Favaro, child psychologist and parenting expert, offers advice to parents who want to know how to help children cope with information and images they might encounter on television, on the streets and playgrounds and in the classroom.

Sher Fertility Institute Donating Free IVF Treatments – Donations Coincide with Infertility Awareness Week and Mother’s Day

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sher Fertility Institute announced that it is donating free In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments at upcoming fertility education seminars on May 1 and 2, dates that fall between the conclusion of Infertility Awareness Week (April 24-30th) and Mother’s Day on May 8.

Juju Band Family Adds a New Collection to Aid Colic Relief in Babies

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Julie Acevedo and Julio Guerra of Juju Concepts LLC announce the new additions to the Juju Band family. The Helmet collection was inspired by an invitation to attend the 2010 Super Bowl. ‘Our company wanted to focus on something that included the well being of the entire family and sports were the natural choice for us.’

Starlight’s Annual ‘A Stellar Night’ Gala Honored Philanthropists Kathy, Paris and Nicky Hilton and Forever 21’s Do Won Chang

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At Starlight Children’s Foundation’s annual ‘A Stellar Night’ gala, presented by California Pizza Kitchen and Nintendo of America Inc., on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at The Century Plaza Hyatt Regency Hotel, Starlight presented long-time philanthropists Kathy, Paris and Nicky Hilton with its 2011 ‘Heart of Gold Award’ and Do Won Chang, Founder/CEO of Forever 21, Inc., with its 2011 Jacki Carlish Humanitarian Award.

Families Uniting Families Launches Project Fatherhood with ‘Family Game Night’

LONG BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Families Uniting Families will be extending an invitation to those in the community to join in a ‘Family Game Night’ on March 24, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at their offices in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, located at 525 E. 7th Street, Long Beach.

Gingrich Foundation Recognizes Girl Scouts of the USA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of Women’s History Month, the Gingrich Foundation has selected Girl Scouts of the USA as its Charity of the Month for March. Girl Scouts of the USA has become a premier leadership experience for young women since its founding in March 1912 when founder Juliette ‘Daisy’ Gordon Low saw the need to mentor and encourage girls.

Omni Publishing Co. Releases New DVD: The Last Closet – Combating Homophobia in Schools

WAREHAM, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Omni Publishing Co. announces the release on March 1, 2011, of the DVD ‘The Last Closet – Combating Homophobia in Schools.’ The DVD features the presenter Dan Woog, a gay man, who is the varsity soccer coach at Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut.

Toresco Family’s Journey with Epilepsy a Long and Winding Road

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. This year’s theme, ‘Get Seizure Smart,’ encouraged Dominick and Kristina Toresco of Readington, New Jersey, to share their son’s experience with his neurological impairment. The Torescos are generous fund raisers for the Epilepsy Foundation, through their New Jersey auto dealerships.

Jacqueline Ibrahim to Serve as New Chief Executive Officer of Starlight Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation has named Jacqueline Ibrahim its new chief executive officer. Ibrahim comes to Starlight with 22 years of experience in the financial sector in roles that included Division General Manager at Household International, SVP/Group Head at Wells Fargo and SVP at Neuberger Berman.

Songdrops Music is Offering All Teachers Free Downloads of 60 Bryant Oden Children’s Songs

DENVER, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Songdrops Music has announced it will be offering all teachers free downloads of all three Bryant Oden CDs, from November 15th through December 1st 2010, through Songdrops.com. His viral hit ‘The Duck Song’ has over 20 million YouTube views.

Failed IVF Fertility Patients Considering an Egg Donor or Adoption Now Have a New and Affordable Pregnancy Alternative

DAVIS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc. is proud to announce the California Conceptions Donated Embryo program, a new and innovative anonymous embryo donation program that will help struggling IVF patients get pregnant quickly.

Fertility Doctor and Musician Son Collaborate on Inspirational Song and Video for Infertility Patients

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) announced the release of a new song and video inspired by and dedicated to couples dealing with infertility. The song, entitled ‘I Believe,’ was co-written and produced by Darren Sher, son of SIRM Founder and Executive Director Geoffrey Sher, MD.

Sher Institute to Donate Free IVF Cycles at N.J. Fertility Seminars

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) will be donating free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to two couples at upcoming seminars in Branchburg and Lehigh Valley. The initiative reflects Sher Institute’s desire to help patients who are in need of treatment but can’t afford it during these tough economic times.

Starlight and Vivendi Introduce New Features to Starbright World, the Preeminent Online Social Network for Seriously Ill Teens

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Having a chronic or life-threatening medical condition makes it hard for teens to cope with the already difficult realities of being a teenager. Supporting a sibling with an illness can be daunting as well. That is why Starlight Children’s Foundation created Starbright World, an online social network for sick teens and their teen-aged siblings – to provide a community of support and a much-needed distraction from daily struggles.

Sher Institute to Donate Free IVF Treatments at Upcoming Seminars – Dallas and Peoria Donations Part of Sher Institute ‘Giving Back’ Program

PEORIA, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) announced that they will be donating free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments at upcoming fertility education seminars in Peoria, Illinois on Wednesday, Sept. 22, and Dallas, Texas on Sunday, Sept. 26.

Crown Tutoring Deeply Discounts Tutoring Services for K-12, College, and Test Preparation to Help Parents Hurt by the Economy

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a continued effort to create lifelong learners and make high quality tutoring services available to students throughout the United States, Crown Tutoring, a leading national provider of in home tutoring and test preparation services, is now offering significantly discounted rate plans.

The Bully and Me – Local Kid’s Class to Start a Revolution Against Bullying

COSTA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Samurai Cop Self Defense and InControl announce The Bully and Me, a new, comprehensive course that will train children how to handle bullies and avoid becoming bully-targets. The Bully and Me will be offered through Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation starting October 4, 2010 for ten weeks. The class will be open to children between the ages of 9 and 17. Sensei Richard Milenkovich will be conducting the class at Shuyokan Dojo.