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event to put early focus on domestic violence, trauma

The Tarpon Springs Rotary Club, in conjunction with the Shepherd Center of Tarpon Springs, will host a Community Education Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 501 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs, to address the problem of domestic violence and trauma, and the behavioral signs of victims. The program's goal is to help the community understand that there are resources available to treat the problem at an early age.

A common denominator of both incarceration and homelessness is domestic violence and the trauma associated with such abuse. It is a cycle that need not be perpetuated and one that can be healed and transformed.

Speakers will include Tonier Cain, a trauma victim and current director of Advocacy Services for the National Association of State Mental Health Directors; Dr. Joan ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Gillece, project director for the National Center for Trauma Informed Care; Dr. Andy Blanch, president of the Center for Religious Tolerance and member of the National Trauma Consortium; and Kim Townsel, director and principal consultant of The Townsel Group.

Representatives from the following organizations will be present to speak with attendees: The Haven; Juvenile Welfare Board; Early Childhood Services (Suncoast Center); Batterer's Intervention Program; and Veterans Advocacy Services.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Call Ron Haddad at (727) 804-8332 or e-mail rjhaddad@gte.net). To register online, visit domesticviolenceconference.eventbrite.com.

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Listen, touch, feel and experience state-of-the-art holistic products and services from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cypress Palms, 400 Lake Ave. NE, Largo.

Those who attend will learn about acupuncture, aromatherapy, ayurvedic medicine, oriental and herbal medicine, lymph therapy, reflexology, reiki, supplements, tai chi and yoga. Also featured: "Culinary Delights" presentations, demonstrations and recipes.

Call Sadie at (727) 253-7847.

BayCare Health System, a leading health care provider in the Tampa Bay area, offers ongoing support and resources for surgical weight loss — from the medical and surgical components to nutritional and psychological support.

Learn more about surgical weight loss at an information session, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Bardmoor Outpatient Center, Medical Arts Building, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo. Dr. Richard Gordon will discuss the adjustable gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass.

Additional details are available on the Web at YouTransformed.org or by calling (727) 953-6890.

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A free workshop for dealing with the illness and symptoms of depression will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater.

Topics will include what types of medications are appropriate, self-esteem and coping with co-dependent behavior.

For information, call Les at (727) 822-3480 or e-mail Lambush@juno.com.

Seminars, classes, support groups

THE MID-PINELLAS BRAIN TRAUMA SUPPORT GROUP: 6 p.m. today (meets the first and third Thursday of every month), St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Christian Life Enrichment Center, Room 201, Second Floor, 1498 Rosary Road, Largo. Call Kathy Kiley at (727) 442-1819, e-mail katek1@verizon.net, or visit midpinellasbraintraumasupportgroup.com.

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TIPS FOR THE CAREGIVER — HOW TO FIND TIME FOR YOURSELF: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave., Largo. Kim Linder, caregiver coach and radio talk show host of The Caregiver Hour, will present the seminar. To RSVP, call (727) 242-0757.

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NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETINGS: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays (except holidays) at Crystal Beach Community Center, 517 Crystal Beach Ave.; 7 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church, Educational Building, second floor, 421 Main St., Dunedin; and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Room 102, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo. E-mail naranonfamilygroups@yahoo.com or visit Naranonfl.org.

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ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: 9:30 a.m. Monday (meets weekly), Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. Visitors welcome. (727) 787-1837.

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RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL: Abraham Low Self-help System, a weekly support group for people suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and symptoms caused by fear and anger, meets at these times and locations: 1 p.m. Monday, St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 813 Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs, (727) 785-4506; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 Highland Ave., Clearwater, (727) 942-9008; and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave., Clearwater, (727) 586-2585 or leave message at (727) 525-1749. No meeting fee, but a small offering is appreciated.

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS CLEARWATER SPEAKERS MEETING: 7 p.m. Monday (meets weekly), Friendship United Methodist Church, 2039 E Druid Road, Clearwater, (727) 787-1837.

Health related events, classes, activities in area 02/02/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 7:47pm]
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