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Registration Extended for Training on Helping Children in Disasters

The deadline to register for three free workshops on Protecting Children in Disaster to be held Jan. 19 and 20 at Wayne Community College, has been extended to Jan. 16.

The college’s Early Childhood Education program and the Partnership for Children of Wayne County are sponsoring the training, which will be provided by Save the Children.

“Child Friendly Spaces” training will be held 1-5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. The workshop will include information providing safe spaces for children to play, socialize, and interact with peers in a shelter setting and beyond.

“Helping Children Cope in Crisis” is set for 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Jan. 20. The session will provide techniques to support children’s unique trauma needs and their return to a new normal.

“Helping Caregivers Recover: Self Care” will be held 1-3 p.m. on Jan. 20. It will teach methods for recognizing stress and provide tips to help caregivers recover.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the sessions. Those who attend both Jan. 20 workshops will be given lunch.

All sessions are free but each session must be registered for separately at www.waynecc.edu/news/children-disaster-training/Registration closes on Jan. 16, 2018.

Certificates of documentation of in-service training credit approved by the N.C. Division of Child Development and Early Education will be available for child care providers.

For more information, contact Sherry Granberry at sherryg@waynecc.edu or 919-739-6795.

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