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Family Education Program to host Summer Safety Presentation

Written by John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
Fulton, NY – The Family Education and Partnership program invites families who have a child with a metal health diagnosis to attend a special presentation on the importance of Summer Safety.

Offered through Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Family Education and Partnerships program, the Summer Safety Presentation will be part of the FEP’s Family Activity Night on July 26 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at Catholic Charities, 365 W. First St., Fulton.

According to Lou Ann Collins-Warren, coordinator of the Family Education and Partnerships program, the Summer Safety Presentation will focus on several aspects of summer safety including sun safety, insect and plant safety, water safety and more.

“With summer in full swing and children and their families spending more time outdoors it’s important to realize that while there is plenty of summer fun to had, being aware of the potential hazards is essential. Spending hours in the sun at one time, being around pools and other swimming areas, and the potential for bug bites and exposure to plants such as poison ivy and poison oak can have serious consequences. Our Summer Fun Safety presentation will discuss the best ways for families to spend more time outdoors with fewer worries. Those that attend will also receive complimentary bug spray and sunscreen,” said Collins-Warren.

A program of Catholic Charities of Oswego County the Family Education and Partnerships program offers support and information to parents, caregivers, and siblings of children and adolescents with a mental health, or emotionally disturbed diagnosis.

The Family Education and Partnerships program provides families with a number of resources such as educational sessions, skill building exercises, guest speakers, and activity nights.

The focus of the program is to reduce stress on the families involved by supporting and empowering parents, caregivers, and families.

“The Family Education and Partnership program does much more than provide information and access to resources. It offers families the opportunity to enhance the quality of their life by meeting other families who share the same concerns and discuss their experiences. It may be the only chance that families with children or adolescents with a mental health, or emotionally disturbed diagnosis have to network with each other,” said Warren-Collins.

For information on the Family Education and Partnerships Program’s Summer Safety presentation, call Collins-Warren at 315-598-3980, ext. 227.

Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation.

Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego and private donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.