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Easter Seals to hold free developmental screening event
Easter Seals is offering a free developmental screening event on April 20 with appointments available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to visit with a qualified Ages & Stages Questionnaire evaluator to help assess your child’s individual progress toward typical milestones.

The results will help you see if your child’s developmental progress is on time and alert you to concerns that you can talk over with your health care provider.

Visit the Ages & Stages Questionnaires website and take the questionnaire online. Evaluation results will be emailed to you within two weeks, and you should bring your results with you to your developmental screening appointment at Easter Seals. Hearing and early autism screening tools are also available.

Make a screening appointment at www.esvf.org.

Lawyers to honor women
The Volusia Flagler Association for Women Lawyers is seeking nominations for its annual Woman of the Year Award.

Criteria include serving the people of Volusia and/or Flagler County; making substantial contributions to an area of importance to women; integrating a work area or profession traditionally reserved for men; outstanding service in her chosen profession; achieving recognition in her field; serving as an example to other women. Candidates need not be an attorney for award consideration.

Items needed include nominee name, mailing address, telephone number, and email, qualifications and reason for nomination (attach additional pages if necessary): nominated by (please include name, address, telephone number, and email.)

Nominations may be faxed to (386) 822-6452 or email tohathawayk@sao7.org by April 11.

Lyonia center sponsoring Earth Day poster contest
Lyonia Environmental Center invites children, teens and adults to participate in an Earth Day poster contest by depicting the theme, “Use water wisely.”

Entries will be judged on creativity, originality and how closely they relate to the theme. Prizes will be awarded to the top poster in each division: ages 5 to 9, ages 10 to 13, ages 14 to 18, and adult.

Artists may work on their posters at home, or in the center’s classroom from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Posters must be submitted by 4 p.m. April 7.

Winners will be notified on April 14 and entries will be displayed in the center during Earth Week, April 21 to 27.

For more information, contact Environmental Specialist Shari Smith at ssmith@volusia.org.

Free family-strengthening workshop at Daytona State
The Center for Women and Men at Daytona State College will host a free four-hour workshop to help parents strengthen their families from the inside out.

Participants will learn about the protective factors that need to be present in a family in order to keep it strong and healthy.

The Strengthening Families workshop is April 12 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Daytona State’s Daytona Beach Campus, Bergengren Hall (building 110), Room 112. Participation is free and open to the public. It is presented in collaboration with the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler & Volusia and Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare.

“The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program provides access to affordable child-care services to eligible students who wouldn’t otherwise be able to pursue post-secondary education,” commented Anthony Deobil, workshop coordinator and CCAMPIS project director.

“The aim of the Strengthening Families workshop is to educate parents about the importance of protective factors such as parental resilience, social connections, knowledge of parenting and child development, concrete support in times of need as well as social and emotional competence of children.”

CCAMPIS is a federal funded grant through the U.S. Department of Education.

To register for the April 12 workshop or for more information, call 386-506-4218.

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