Friday is the deadline to register for a workshop on childhood trauma from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 29 at the Holiday Inn in Boardman. Co-sponsored by D&E Counseling Center, the workshop features a psychiatrist/pediatrician from Cincinnati and a social worker from Toledo, both with extensive experience in the area of trauma in children.
Counselors, social workers, guidance counselors, teachers, doctors, nurses, caseworkers, probation officers, or anyone who works with children are the targeted audience. Counseling and social work continuing education units (5.25) are available.
The $20 registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch. To register, call 330-793-2487.
Other sponsors are Turning Point Counseling, Mahoning County Mental Health Board, and the James and Coralie Centofanti Center of Health and Welfare for Vulnerable Populations at Youngstown State University.
Warren Easter meal
The Warren Family Mission’s free community Easter meal is March 29 from noon to 4 p.m. at 361 Elm Road NE. Items needed for the meal are hams, canned pineapple, potatoes, pork gravy, stuffing, items for relish tray, assorted cheeses, assorted pies, cookies, rolls and butter, ginger ale, filled Easter baskets and candy. All children attending the meal will receive a special treat.
Donations can be dropped off at the Mission’s location at 2671 Youngstown Road S.E. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or at the Elm Road location from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, call Michelle Beauchene, director of development and public relations, at 330-394-5437.
New applicants for Doggie Brigade/¢
Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley is accepting new applicants for its dog-visitation program, the Doggie Brigade/¢, at its Beeghly Campus in Boardman.
All dogs must pass a thorough veterinary exam and behavioral screening process to be accepted into the program. Doggie Brigade team members are required to complete at least 26 hospital visits per year and are scheduled for weekly or biweekly visits with patients who have been cleared by their doctors. All individuals interested in becoming a Doggie Brigade volunteer this year must attend an informational session on Saturday and dog evaluation on April 20 in Akron.
For information about Akron Children’s Doggie Brigade or to register, visit https://www.akronchildrens.org/cms/doggie_brigade/ or call 330-746-8350 before Saturday.
Feinstein hunger relief donations
For the 16th consecutive year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among hunger relief organizations nationwide. During the months of March and April, all donations to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley will receive proportionate matching funds from the Feinstein Foundation.
In addition, donations may be sent to the food bank to be given to a specific member agency. For a list of member agencies, contact Kim Peters, Agency Relations Manager, at 330-792-5522 ext. 16. Matching funds from the Feinstein Foundation will be placed in that agency’s account at the food bank, said Mike Iberis, executive director.
For information on how to help feed hungry families, visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or call 330-792-5522.