Parents: join us for this series of educational presentations on a variety of topics impacting the health and wellness of toddlers to teens. The free presentations will be held at 6 p.m. in Marycrest Auditorium (2nd floor of the hospital building) on the La Crosse Campus.
To register, please call 608-392-9717 or use the form on this page
Helping Kids Manage Anxiety – Thursday, January 25 Janice Schreier, LCSW, child & adolescent clinical therapist
Anxiety disorders are the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders in childhood. When anxiety isn’t effectively managed it can negatively affect your child’s everyday life. Learn skills to help your children face their fears and manage their anxiety.
Bathroom Basics – Thursday, March 8 Angela Esquibel, M.D., family physician
What’s the “norm” for bowel movements from infancy to adolescence? Find out when to worry and remedies for constipation. Get more information on the latest trends such as probiotics and special diets.
Solutions for Common Skin Problems – Thursday, April 5 Kristina Schlecht, M.D., and Khrystyne Lindgren, M.D., family physicians
Get an overview of the common rashes, skin infections, acne, hair disorders and pigmentation changes seen in children. Learn how to use over-the-counter remedies to soothe your child’s skin and when it’s time to see the doctor.
Getting Your School-Age Children and Teens to Sleep Better at Night – Thursday, April 19 Christopher Tookey, M.D., family physician
The benefits of a good night’s sleep are many. Learn how much your child needs as well as lifestyle changes you can make to promote sleep. Common obstacles to good sleep and how to overcome them will also be shared.
Jump Start for Health – Thursday, May 17
Jamie Pronschinske, RDN, CD, registered dietitian
Healthy eating and physical activity are key to healthy growth. Learn from hands-on activitites and demonstrations using “5-2-1-0” Let’s Go!, a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program and the Plate Method.
This series is not sponsored by any local school or district.