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Women & Infants Hosting Educational Program on Kids and Sleep

Whether your child is six months old, six years old, or 16 years old, sleep is vital. It’s a time for physical and emotional growth and development, a time to rejuvenate the brain and prepare for the days ahead. But for many children and teenagers, sleep can be an ongoing struggle, and families may feel challenged to know how to help their child get a good night’s rest.

Women & Infants Hospital and the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk are hosting “Kids and Sleep,” a free evening of information and support for parents. The program will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 6:30 to 9 pm in the South Pavilion Education Center at Women & Infants Hospital, 101 Dudley Street, Providence.

All speakers are researchers and clinicians from the Brown Center for Children. Topics include:

• “The Ups and Downs of Sleep Development” with Amy Salisbury, PhD, RN

• “The Gift of Sleep: Promoting Healthy Sleep Habits for Infants and Toddlers” with Jean Twomey, MSW, PhD

• “Sleep: What Can It Tell Me About My Teen?” with Kristen C. Stone, PhD

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by January 22nd. To register, please call (401) 276-7800, ext. 114, or visit womenandinfants.org.

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