The Melanie Ilene Reiger Memorial Conference
A conference on “Angry Youth: School & Community Tragedies” will be held April 23-24th at the Maloney Center for Training and Staff Development at 245 Jarvis Street in Cheshire. The 12th annual conference, established in memory of Melanie Reiger, is sponsored by the Melanie Ilene Reiger Memorial Foundation and The Connecticut Department of Correction. Among the speakers scheduled are Peter Yarrow, member of Peter, Paul & Mary, founder of Operation Respect, and author of the bestseller “Puff the Magic Dragon”; Carroll Ann Ellis, director of Victim Services for the Fairfax County Police Department; William Modzeleski, associate assistant
deputy secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Education Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools; and victims and survivors of the Columbine & Virginia Tech tragedies. For more information and registration see: melanieriegerconference.com
Amber Alert Kids ID Sessions
Sponsored by the Danbury Rotary Club, sessions will be held on Saturday, April 12th at the YMCA of Trumbull, time to be announced. Also at the Grace Baptist Church in Waterbury from 10-1pm on April 26th; and on May 3rd at the South Church in Hartford from 11-3pm.; June 7th at Fairfield Middle School in Fairfield from 10-4pm. For more information call Bob Vetter at (203) 748-1105.
Sunday, June 29th, Kids in Crisis is sponsoring a triathlon to be hosted by the city of Stamford.
The event is being organized to raise funds for the Cos Cob–based Kids in Crisis organization.
The event will include a 1-mile swim, a 24-mile bicycle ride, and a 6.2-mile run that ends in Columbus Park. There are 500 spots available. For further registration information go to kidsincrisis.org and click on the link to the triathlon.
Safe and Sound Class
Thursday, May 15th at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, 7 pm. The class is designed for parents and grandparents with children between birth and five years of age. It is 2-2 1/2 hours in length and covers issues of home safety and car seat safety. The fee for the class is $40 (for up to 2 people) and registration is available by contacting the Tender Beginnings Department at Greenwich Hospital at (203) 863-3655.
Child Passenger Safety Seat Technician Course
Tuesday, April 22nd in Waterbury at 8am. The standardized child passenger safety technician (CPST) certification course is usually 4-5 days long and combines classroom instruction, hands-on work with car seats and vehicles, and a community safety seat checkup. Attendance is required for entire course. For more information contact Pat Zanic at (203) 346-3908.
Tuesday, June 3rd the same class will be offered in New Milford, 8am - 5pm. The course will run for four days and will give successful participants a national certification as a Child Passenger
Safety Seat Technician. Two fees are associated with this class. The first is $60 to National Safe Kids which is the certification body. The second is to Fairfield County Safe Kids for $350. Breakfast and lunch are included each day. If you are interested please contact Bob Cordes at (203) 853-7115.
Greenwich Safety Town 2008
The Greenwich Chapter of the American Red Cross will be offering sessions about awareness
and prevention skills for children entering a Greenwich kindergarten program in Fall 2008. Sessions are week long, for half days and will be June 9-13 and June 16-20 at the Greenwich Boys and Girls Club. Topics covered include automobile, pedestrian, fire, bike, gun, animal, playground, and water safety, along with information about medicines and poisons, traveling trains and buses, stranger awareness, and more. Morning sessions meet 9-11:30am and afternoon sessions meet 12:15-2:45pm. The fee for the week long program is $140 and financial aid is available. Registration forms are available online at greenwichredcross.org or can be picked up at the Chapter office.