Child and Family Counseling Group
Free Health and Dental Examinations - And More - For Children on April 18
in Norman Binkley Elementary School:
health fair co-sponsored by 12 nonprofit, government agencies and
health care providers
Nashville, TN (April 16, 2013) - Nashville Families with young children are invited to "The Week of the Young Child Health Fair" on Thursday, April 18th, a festival in Norman Binkley Elementary School sponsored by 12 area nonprofit, government agencies and health care providers.
The event, from 15:00 to 18:00, will feature free health and dental screenings, information booths on child development and health, the opportunity to register to vote and request a library card and games, activities and gifts for children and their families.
"Specifically, we are planning to welcome Hispanic families, " said Anais Riggs, Program Coordinator of Hispanic family services at Catholic Charities of Tennessee, one of the sponsors. "The event will be well attended by Spanish-speaking health professionals, social workers and others. All materials to be distributed will be available in Spanish as well as English. "
The April 18 will offer checkups and dental exams for children. If necessary and requested, you will make referrals to community resources for additional tests and examinations.
In addition to Catholic Charities of Tennessee, through its program of services to the Hispanic family, sponsors for the April 18 Health Fair include United HealthCare, Meharry Medical College, the Frist Center, TENNderCARE, Tennessee Health Department, Metropolitan Nashville public schools, Metropolitan Nashville Department of Social Services, Metropolitan Nashville Public Library, Metropolitan Nashville Public Health Department Dental prevention program, the first step attachment parenting.
The week of the young child, national observance is a time to recognize that children's opportunities are the responsibility of the community and adults. The aim is to ensure that every child experiences the type of early environment - at home, at daycare, school and in the community - that will promote their learning and wellbeing. The theme for this year is to "build a better future for all children."
Norman Binkley Elementary School is located at 4700 West Madison Drive, Nashville 37211 Nashville South (between place of Harding and Blackman Road). For more information, contact Catholic Charities Hispanic Family Services at 445-8310, ext 222, 227, 224 or 221.
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Caridades Católicas de Tennessee, establecido en julio de 1962, ha servido 69.000 personas residentes en 38 condados de Tennessee el año pasado. About Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.: Catholic Charities of Tennessee, established in July 1962, has served 69, 000 people living in 38 counties in Tennessee last year. Running on behalf of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville and his congregation, the main areas of the Agency include community participation services immigrants, refugees and parental support, counseling, senior services, education and job training, the basic needs (including food, housing and clothing assistance) and defense, speaking on behalf of the voiceless, adoptions. Catholic Charities is a placement agency licensed by the state of Tennessee and certified as a provider of adult day care. Its adoption program is accredited. Services are available to people of every religious background, ethnic, cultural and racial. Tennessee Office for Refugees is a department of Catholic Charities of Tennessee. For more information, visit .
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