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On the cover 36 Kathy BOBBS “Continuing to try to meet the needs of the community; that is what it is really about in healthcare.”
Features 08 A LOOK BACK… With EYES ON THE FUTURE Women’s & Children’s Hospital Turns 30
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EDITOR’s Desk | Lisa DAY
Summer is winding down; precious time at the beach with family and friends is just a wistful memory and thoughts turn to just how the summer went by so fast. Now, the gears are changing to back-toschool mode for many in Acadiana. For most, when thinking of back-to-school, thoughts go to young children shopping for new uniforms, school supplies, and backpacks; children asking each other who their homeroom teacher will be and which friends are in their classes. Back-to-school can mean many things to many people. This year, back-to-school in my home has new meaning and mixed emotions. New uniforms, a backpack and class schedules are still the shopping norm and are underway for middle school. But this year, for me, back-to-school is a little different. It means shopping for kitchenware and appliances, painting bedrooms and new tables, building beds and desks, picking out artwork and shower curtains… my boys are growing up. My back-to-school this year means a first apartment in Dallas for a sophomore in college, a brand new start for a freshman at UL and an updated bedroom for a soon-to-be teenager going into 7th grade. It is all very exciting! August is the special issue for KIDS at FACE Magazine. This month across our pages we share stories about the strides and accomplishments that one hospital has made in the Acadiana community over the last 30 years; stories that will help you get those picky eaters to eat a vegetable or two; tell you how one of our schools is reaching out to kids in other countries. We will also introduce you to a couple of moms who are trying to make it easier for other parents of kids with severe food allergies to share and learn; and last but not least, we will share cool fashion trends for back-to-school. Enjoy the last days of summer and those first wonderful days of school!
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A Look Back… With Eyes on the Future
Women’s & Children’s Hospital Turns 30, Takes a Look Back at the Past and Offers a Peek at Future Plans
Treating Breast Cancer Gets Personal An estimated 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life. More than 580,000 are expected to die in the United States from the disease in 2013 alone. The alarming statistics from the American Cancer Society resound in Acadiana, where few people can say that breast cancer has not touched their lives in some way whether it strikes a family member, friend or acquaintance.
Women's & Children's Hospital Groundbreaking Women’s & Children’s Hospital has become the home of many firsts in Acadiana over the past 30 years – first impressions made daily with each new baby. First hospital founded to serve the specific needs of women and children. First Emergency Department dedicated to caring for children. First pediatric subspecialty program designed to help patients heal at home without having to travel long distances. And, the future is bright with innovations and other firsts to come. “Acadiana families would travel the world to see that a loved one receives the excellent healthcare they need,” said Kathy Bobbs, Chief Executive Officer of Women’s & Children’s Hospital. “Fortunately, they don’t have to.” Tragedies Turn to Triumph Emily Quibodeaux, a first-time mom due to deliver earlier this year turned to Women’s & Children’s Hospital when her placenta tore and she started bleeding at just 24 weeks of gestation – well ahead of the typical 40 weeks. Dedicated, experienced healthcare professionals at the hospital, a short drive away, were able to stop the bleeding and save the life of the young mom and her unborn son. Quibodeaux, 23, of Bosco, a rural community between Cankton and Mire, stayed in the hospital on bed rest for several more weeks until further complications required her son, Rivers, to be born at 30 weeks of gestation. He weighed 3 pounds 5 ounces. Rivers spent one month in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit before the family went home. But, her story doesn’t end there.
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Leading the way in breast cancer prevention, detection and treatment for Acadiana families has been a driving force for Women’s & Children’s Hospital for the past 30 years. About 20 years ago, the mission took on new meaning for the Women’s & Children’s Hospital family. The hospital’s Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre opened in April 2008. The center gets its name from Elaine M. Junca, a beloved colleague and friend to the Women’s & Children’s Hospital family. Elaine was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993 at age 37 and after after multiple rounds of chemotherapy and other treatments, Elaine entered remission. During a routine exam five years later, her cancer had returned. Elaine lost her battle with breast cancer in 2002, at the age of 46. Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre continues the fight in her name, bringing accredited, award-winning, quality breast cancer detection and treatment services to the women of Acadiana in a spa-like atmosphere. The full-service breast imaging center offers digital mammography, the Aurora system for dedicated breast MRI and diagnostic ultrasound. In addition to diagnosing breast cancer and other breast diseases, the Centre’s team treats benign breast diseases, breast pain, and breast cancer in its many forms as well as genetic testing for breast cancer risk. Women of Acadiana have a familiar, trusted friend on their side to hold their hand and guide them through prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and other breast diseases. For the past 30 years, Women’s & Children’s Hospital developed services to aid area women at any stage of their journey. And, the hospital continues to research additional services that will meet the specific needs of generations to come.
After being home for about a month, tragedy struck again. Emily and her husband awoke to find Rivers unconscious and unresponsive. The couple began performing CPR techniques they learned before being discharged from Women’s & Children’s Hospital. “When I picked him up, his head fell backwards. He was dead,” Quibodeaux explained. “We performed CPR until first responders and AirMed arrived. In the helicopter, he started to breathe again.” Rivers went a total of 10 minutes without breathing. He spent several weeks in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Women’s & Children’s Hospital recovering from what Quibodeaux described as a “near-SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) incident.” Today, Rivers is 7 months old. He has a feeding tube and is developmentally delayed. However, Quibodeaux said she is beginning to see Rivers becoming more like his former self every day. “He started crying again. He’s smiling. Things are all coming back,” she said. “The staff and physicians at Women’s & Children’s Hospital saved me and my baby’s life. I have nothing but respect for every one of them. I can’t say thank you enough.” A Look Back The former Woman’s Hospital of Acadiana opened its doors and admitted its first patient on June 6, 1983. Ronald Regan was in the White House nearing the end of his inaugural term in office. The median household income in the nation was $21,000. A first-class stamp sold for 20 cents. A gallon of regular gas cost $1.24, a dozen eggs 86 cents and a gallon of milk $2.24. The 126,000-square-foot, two-story Woman’s Hospital of Acadiana specialized in obstetrics, gynecology and newborn care. It had 70 private rooms, a well-baby nursery to accommodate 45 newborns and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that could care for 19 premature and
Redefining Cardiovascular Medicine... One Patient at a Time The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana recently celebrated the opening of The Heart Institute designed to be a “single-stop destination” for cardiovascular care. Establishing the Heart Institute was the first step in offering one of the most revolutionary and promising procedures to be developed in recent cardiovascular advancements. One such advancement is transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), giving patients who meet criteria, a second chance at life. This less-invasive procedure enables physicians to replace diseased heart valves in patients who are too sick or too frail to undergo open heart surgery. In this procedure, the artificial valve is inserted through a small incision in the leg or left side of the chest and guided into placement without the need for open heart surgery. The entire procedure is performed on a beating heart. Regional’s Heart Institute is the first and only facility in Acadiana and the third facility in Louisiana chosen by Edwards Lifesciences, the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, for exclusive use of the SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve. The Heart Institute provides an ideal environment in which cardiovascular patients can receive highly integrated, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services.
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FACE | COMMUNITY MATTERS other infants requiring specialized care. Other amenities included 3 delivery rooms, 3 operating rooms, a 10-bed recovery unit, a complete pharmacy, a complete radiology department, 10 private labor rooms, a gift shop and beauty salon. Three years later, the hospital underwent a $1.2 million expansion project to include a 25-bed pediatric unit. In December 1986, the hospital officially changed its name to Women’s & Children’s Hospital. Since then, the hospital grew to become the second largest birthing hospital in the state with more than 75,000 babies born at the facility and counting. An array of women’s services were added including but not limited to maternal-fetal medicine, infertility services, urogynecology, digital mammography and breast-dedicated MRI. Women’s & Children’s Hospital also is home to the Kids ER – a Pediatric Emergency Department staffed 24/7 by Board-Certified Pediatricians, Acadiana’s only Level III Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the region’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, pediatric sedation services and a women and children-dedicated Sleep Center. December 1998 saw the arrival of Dr. Kenneth Falterman, BoardCertified Pediatric General Surgeon from New Orleans, officially launching the hospital’s full-time pediatric subspecialist program. The program moved to the Kids Specialty Center when it opened in December 2008 and grew to include endocrinology, hematology/ oncology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, pulmonology and sleep medicine services. In July 2009, Women’s & Children’s Hospital merged with The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana to form The Regional Health System of Acadiana, which also includes Women’s & Children’s Hospital’s Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre. With Eyes on the Future As Women’s & Children’s Hospital moves into a new chapter of providing patient-focused healthcare to the women and children of Acadiana, work is underway to renovate postpartum and gynecological patient rooms, giving each a more home-like and serene atmosphere. Plans also are underway to grow the hematology/oncology services program and women’s services. More than three decades after admitting its first patient, Women’s & Children’s Hospital continues to offer Acadiana families a special place designed to serve the unique healthcare needs of women and children in a caring, family-centered environment. A growing list of prevention, diagnostic and treatment services ensures Women’s & Children’s Hospital will be here for the special healthcare needs of generations of women and children to come. 10 FACE | AUGUST 2013
Diagnosis Leads to Rare Procedure
Craniofacial surgery performed at Women’s & Children’s Hospital When Collin Landry was born earlier this year, his father noticed his nose was a little crooked. Originally, physicians and family chalked it up to his positioning in the womb. Months passed. Collin did not reach for items. He only rolled over on his left side. Collin’s mother, Dawn, noticed there were other things her fourth child did not do that are routine for most children his age. So, she consulted her pediatrician. That consultation led to others and, eventually, a visit with Dr. Darric Baty, Pediatric Neurosurgeon with the Kids Specialty Center on the Women’s & Children’s Hospital campus. Dr. Baty diagnosed Collin with craniosynostosis, a premature fusing of a suture in his skull. The skull of an infant is made up of bony plates that allow for growth, the borders of which are called sutures. Suture lines typically fuse by age 3. “Craniosynostosis may occasionally be diagnosed while the child is in the womb through ultrasound or shortly after birth. Typically, a CT scan with 3-D rendering is used to confirm the diagnosis of the condition. It allows surgeons to see the suture lines and ridges beneath the skin,” Dr. Baty explained. Prematurely fused suture lines can lead to neurological issues, Dr. Baty said. The fused lines resist against the push of the brain as it naturally matures and grows. Complications include increased intracranial pressure, irritability, vomiting, headaches, eye movement issues and developmental delays. Collin’s treatment involved a nearly five-hour surgery performed at Women’s & Children’s Hospital by Dr. Baty and Dr. Hugo St. Hilaire, a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon specializing in Craniofacial Surgery. The procedure, performed on Sept. 11, 2012, marked the first time the procedure had been conducted at Women’s & Children’s Hospital. Collin had a unilateral left coronal ridge, which means the suture line on the front, left side of his skull was fused and a ridge began to form. An incision was made across the crown of the head from ear to ear. The front portion of Collin’s skull was reconstructed and reshaped. At 9 months old, Collin sat in his mother’s arms in Dr. Baty’s office on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, there for his first visit with Dr. Baty and Dr. St. Hilaire since his surgery. His blonde locks grew to cover his surgical scar. And, his smile was even bigger and more addictive than before. “After the surgery, his temperament was so different,” Dawn Landry said. “Collin was not as fussy. With a little help from physical therapy, he caught up developmentally. Dr. Baty and Dr. St. Hilaire gave us everything we needed to know from the start step-by-step. Everything went so smoothly.” Previously, Acadiana parents like Dawn had to travel to New Orleans or farther to find a physician who could diagnose and treat Craniosynostosis. Thanks to the continued efforts of Women’s & Children’s Hospital, they no longer have to.
When you need a heart valve replaced, being labeled “inoperable” can feel like the end of the world. But now, the new Heart Institute at Regional Medical Center of Acadiana is giving highrisk patients hope with Acadiana’s first and only transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) program. These minimally invasive techniques give high-risk patients a second chance at life.
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Elite Schools Draw Chinese Students The landscape of U.S. colleges and universities is changing. Students
Traditionally, Chinese students would study abroad only after
from mainland China have taken the lead in international enrollment
failing to obtain placement in a top-tier Chinese university and the
in U.S. higher education with a 23% increase from 2009-10 academic
opportunity was only available to the high net worth families. Now
year to the 2010-11 academic year according to the Institute of
with the explosion of the Chinese economy, the option of studying
abroad is available to a larger number of families and many of those believe the top universities are located in the U.S.
But for many the journey is beginning even earlier, in Secondary School. For one local school, The Academy of the Sacred Heart,
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in their childâ€™s education and future by enrolling them in private
tradition of teaching within a national and international network of
U.S. high schools is a strategic one with acceptance into elite or Ivy
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League universities being the driving force. But there are other
from China, but from Australia, Brazil, Columbia, England, Ethiopia,
goals at play as well. The Chinese education system centers on
Honduras, India, Mexico, Panama, Spain, and Venezuela as well as
standardized testing, where American schools focus on the child.
boarders from within the United States. The opportunity to learn and
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Chinese students desire institutions where they are allowed to
The Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, founded in 1821, is an independent, Catholic school that prepares students to become confident, faith-filled, effective leaders. It is the very essence of the Academy that it be deeply concerned for each student’s total development: intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual. Students are offered the experience of an innovative and challenging curriculum within a supportive learning environment that emphasizes the positive process of individual growth through single-gender education. be independent thinkers and develop their unique talent and skills. The Academy of the Sacred Heart offers English as a Second Language to help international students improve their English language skills. The school provides a supportive environment that addresses individual needs and allows students to develop the cultural understanding and performance skills necessary to function appropriately and successfully in both academic and social situations. Creating an intercultural environment allows students to become
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How Disordered Eating Behaviors Can Heighten Women’s Risk for Fertility Challenges Eating Recovery Center shares advice to help women recognize and address eating and exercise behaviors that may be contributing to fertility issues Women seeking answers to fertility challenges frequently look to reproductive issues as the primary source of problems. However, few women are aware that their own eating or exercise behaviors – past or current – may actually be a contributing factor in their inability to conceive. Eating Recovery Center, an international center providing comprehensive treatment for eating disorders, often observes women seeking eating disorders treatment after unsuccessful attempts to get pregnant. For this reason, Eating Recovery Center urges women to evaluate their patterns of eating and exercise for possible disordered behaviors before making the decision to start – or expand – a family. Studies confirm the unfortunate connection between eating disorders and fertility issues. A 2000 survey of women attending a fertility clinic revealed that among women with irregular or absent menstrual periods, 58 percent had an eating disorder. Furthermore, none of these women volunteered this information without prompting. Another study featured in the journal Fertility and Sterility looked at a group of women with unexplained infertility who restricted calories for vanity reasons, but did not meet the criteria for an eating disorders diagnosis. When these women increased their body weight and caloric intake, 73 percent of them quickly conceived.
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“An active eating disorder can significantly impair a woman’s ability to conceive, as can unhealthy behaviors including starving, bingeing, purging or over exercising that may have occurred over prolonged periods of time in the past,” said Ken Weiner, MD, FAED, CEDS, founding partner and chief executive officer of Eating Recovery Center. “Despite the clear connection between eating disordered behaviors and infertility illustrated by the research in the field, many women struggling to get pregnant hide their disordered eating behaviors – past or present – from their OB-GYNs and fertility specialists.” As such, Eating Recovery Center offers the following guidance to help women who may be struggling with infertility and eating disorders to understand the impact of disordered eating behaviors on their ability to conceive and seek appropriate treatment.
1. Consult with a doctor before changing diet or exercise behaviors. Many women make changes to their diet and exercise patterns in an effort to be healthier while trying to conceive. However, if women have a family history of eating disorders or a personal history of disordered eating, these seemingly healthful changes could trigger disordered eating behaviors for those with a genetic predisposition toward developing an eating disorder.
2. Understand that regular or absent menstrual periods may indicate that eating or exercise behaviors are adversely impacting the natural body cycles that support conception. Although irregular or absent menstruation can be caused by a variety of factors not related to diet, weight or exercise, restricting calories or excessive exercising behaviors may play a role in irregular menstruation and contribute to fertility challenges. Additionally, it is important to understand that eating or exercise behaviors can impact the menstrual cycles of women even if they are of normal or healthy weight. Many people mistakenly believe that women must have experienced significant weight loss and/or be of very low weight for irregular or absent periods to occur. 3. Ask an expert. Concerns about eating or exercise behaviors and the possible impact of these behaviors on fertility should be directed to an OB-GYN, fertility specialist, family doctor, therapist, dietitian or eating disorders specialist. These healthcare professionals can help women determine whether behaviors may be fertility-impeding, as well as identify an appropriate course of treatment if necessary. Remember that healthcare professionals need all relevant information to make accurate diagnoses and help their patients.
complications for mother and child upon becoming pregnant. Therapeutic intervention and medical monitoring can be integral components in supporting healthy pregnancies for individuals that are able to conceive. “It is incredibly important that women be transparent regarding their eating disorders struggles in order for reproductive healthcare professionals to effectively diagnose fertility issues and prescribe a treatment plan that meets each individual’s unique needs,” added Dr. Weiner. “Because eating disorders are often shrouded in shame and secrecy, it is equally important that healthcare providers be aware of the connection between eating disorders and fertility, and that they learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of eating disorders in their patients.” For more information about infertility, pregnancy and eating disorders, approaching a loved one displaying troublesome eating disorders warning signs, broaching the topic of eating disorders with a doctor or effective eating disorders treatment, visit www.EatingRecoveryCenter.com.
4. Be honest about eating disordered behaviors. While an active eating disorder cannot only lead to infertility, it can also contribute to miscarriage, low birth weight and other dangerous
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gies g e V t a E o t Your Kids (BPT) - Peas, carrots, broccoli and spinach ... some kids love vegetables, but many do not. We know that veggies provide nourishment, especially for growing children, but getting your kids to eat healthier can be a challenge. Luckily, there are plenty of creative ways to increase the amount of veggies in your kids' diets. Here are five tips to get the little ones in your life to eat - and even enjoy - their vegetables.
green grapes, a bit of pear and avocado, plus water and pineapple juice, into a blender or juicer to create a sweet green smoothie. The little ones will think they're enjoying a decadent treat, but they'll also be getting antioxidants, vitamins and other nutrients.
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Picky eaters might turn up their noses at the sight of leafy green vegetables, but they'll gladly accept a tasty, blended treat. Incorporate a variety of veggies, plus some fruit for sweetness, into a smoothie, and your kids will just taste the sweet fruit flavor. Throw a few broccoli florets and a handful of spinach, along with some
Most kids enjoy a nice glass or box of refreshing juice. Rather than giving them store-bought juices, which could be loaded with sugar and missing essential nutrients, utilize a high-powered blender to make whole-food juices at home. Use carrots, pineapple and a little water to make
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Sweet Treats A frozen treat is a satisfying way to end a meal. Create an avocado sorbet using soymilk and a touch of sugar, or make a spinach-lime sorbet with fruit juice for sweetness. You can make the sorbet ahead of time and let it freeze, or use frozen fruits and vegetables to whip up a quick treat in a high-powered blender. Your kids will enjoy their dessert, and you'll enjoy knowing it's full of healthy veggies.
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You may have to be creative to get your children to eat the recommended three to five servings of vegetables each day, but there are many ways to introduce them to new flavors. Try some of these ideas, and your kids will be getting the nutrition they need. Also, when it comes to eating your veggies, be sure to lead by example. Children are much more apt to try new things if they see others enjoying the food.
Ingredients: • 1/4 cup water • 1/2 cup pineapple juice • 1 3/4 cups green grapes • 1/4 Bartlett pear, ripe, seeded, halved • 1/2 avocado, pitted, peeled • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped broccoli • 1/2 cup spinach, washed • 1/4 cup ice cubes Directions: Place all ingredients into the high powered blender container in the order listed and secure lid. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to High. Blend for 35-40 seconds or until mixture is smooth.
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Severe Food Allergies and Kids – You Are Not Alone By Kelda Poynot It may be difficult to imagine that something as simple as a kiss, a touch, or sip from a cup could warrant a trip to the emergency room, but for countless children with severe allergies, life-threatening encounters are their reality. Food allergies are on the rise; from 1997-2007, food allergies rose eighteen percent. Both children and adults are experiencing a sudden allergic onset ranging from sensitivity to a food to anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis occurs when people with severe allergies, when exposed to their allergen, experience a life-threatening series of reactions including rash, low pulse, restricted airway, and shock. Moms, Margaret Kordish and Michelle Doherty, know all too well the risks that are ever-present for their children. Margaret has two children with severe allergies. Her daughter, May, age 6, is allergic to all nuts and seeds, dairy, eggs, beef, fish and also has asthma. And she describes her 5-year-old son, Tripp’s allergies as ‘easy in comparison’ because he is allergic only to eggs. Michelle has three children. Her older two, Patrick (10) and Margaret (8) have no known allergies, but her third child, Michael, age 6, is severely allergic to all nuts, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, and seafood. Margaret and Michelle attended the same high school in Baton Rouge and were fortunate to reconnect after they relocated to Lafayette. These long-time friends were unaware that they had children with similar allergies. One day when their children, May and Michael, were about three years old, they met while shopping in Target. Margaret happened to notice similar items in Michelle’s cart. She began asking questions and as Michelle explains, “One thing led to another and before we knew it, we realized that we were in the same situation with our children and we have been the best of friends ever since.” As with many children who are diagnosed with severe food allergies, their children’s allergies began in infancy. Fussiness, eczema and rashes, asthma, and a variety of challenges with breast feeding and prescription formula ultimately led to early testing when they were one year old. Although allergy testing is not always foolproof, for them it provided a starting point to begin managing their child’s health. They were told by doctors early on that their children would likely grow out of their allergies, but as time has passed, the reality is that they continue to be severely allergic. There is a great deal of testing in the area of allergies, but there isn’t a cure, yet. As they explain, “It’s simply a way of life for us.”
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A kiss on May’s cheek after Margaret ate hummus caused huge whelps and a rash to occur. Cross contamination with chips and dip at a party and a sip of milk from the wrong sippy cup also required medical intervention. Some people have initially judged that they are just being overprotective. Michelle explains, “But once they witness a reaction, they realize how quickly it could happen and my child could die. We are the moms that stay at the birthday parties. We don’t just drop them off at a dance. Although our children look perfectly healthy, they can’t be left with just anyone.” In 2012, their severely allergic children started kindergarten. It was a very challenging step for both of them. They were anxious. They did everything they could to prepare and prayed each day that their children would be safe. Although their children both attend peanut-free schools, they know very well that schools can’t accommodate all allergies and eliminate all risks. “They can’t have egg-free and dairy-free schools. They can’t cut down all the pecan trees on the property. They can’t control the meals that are served in the cafeteria or the snacks that are brought daily.” Margaret and Michelle spent a great deal of time sharing information and helping to educate the teachers and staff. They provided approved snacks and meals for their children, were present at all parties and functions at their child’s school, and began providing Lysol wipes, Wet Ones, and baby wipes to the school because anti-bacterial hand sanitizers don’t eliminate peanut proteins and other allergens from skin. Soap and water are the best, but they aren’t always available. May, Michael, and Tripp each have stickers on all of their belongings that state clearly their allergies, and May’s stickers even say specifically to wash your hands before touching her or her belongings. These children are never without their ‘allergy bag’ which contains two Epi pens (an injection of Epinephrine to help open the air
passages and make breathing easier), Benadryl, an inhaler (if needed) and their individualized Food Allergy Action Plan, showing a photo of the child and states specifically what to do in the event of an allergic reaction. These ladies are well-equipped and knowledgeable and have a wealth of resources at their disposal. They are armed and ready with the necessary items for their children at all times, but they are also experienced and creative. They can match and replace most foods and snacks with allergy-free alternatives. They’ve baked king cake from crescent rolls, constructed Oreo cookie turkeys, and can bake cakes with Sprite. They know the restaurants that are more allergy-friendly than others, but they typically bring their own food for their children when eating out. They continue to read and research how to best accommodate and manage their children’s severe allergies.
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Margaret and Michelle are now using their energy and resources to share what they know with other moms. Using the Chicago’s support group’s model, they held their first Mothers of Children with Food Allergies Support Group meeting in March. They met again in May and are planning their next meeting for September. They have been strongly encouraged by the medical community and hope to educate and increase awareness about food allergies. Before they had May and Michael, they had no idea what it meant to live with severe allergies. They have had to make accommodations for travel, dining, holidays, family gatherings, school, and all the other normal aspects of life. They know their children
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who are facing allergy challenges. They understand the
them safe and to teach them how to keep themselves safe.
importance of support and encouragement from someone
They are too young to keep track of a medic alert bracelet
else who truly understands what you might be going
or other forms of identification, but they aren’t too young to
through. It’s evident that these ladies have stayed strong
realize how they feel when they’ve ingested food that could
and positive because they had one another for support.
potentially make them deathly ill.
They also recognize that they are better equipped because of the resources and support they’ve gained over the years,
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A Reel Cool Way to Share Pictures In today’s saturated market of hi-tech options for photography and solutions for displaying and sharing pictures, it may come as a surprise that one of the coolest ways to share your photos is totally old school. Forward-thinking inventors and entrepreneurs of the early 1900s created a product that has withstood the changing technology of the last century. The View Master technology was created by a company established in 1911, Sawyer Photo Services, and a partnership in 1939 with photographer, Wilhelm Gruber, who had an idea about updating the ‘old-fashioned’ stereoscopes. The View-Master was first introduced that same year at the New York World's Fair as an alternative to the souvenir postcard. In the 1950 and 60s, Sawyer purchased companies that gave them the rights to reproduce images from Walt Disney characters and popular television shows such as Doctor Who, Star Trek, and Here’s Lucy. Today, with the love of all things vintage, the View Master technology is a unique and creative way to view the world and to commemorate life’s events such as children’s birthdays, wedding packages, vacation memories, senior pictures and much more. To find out more about seeing your favorite photos in View Master style, visit www.image3D.com. Photography: All images courtesy of Image3D. Aeva Turns One and My Top Gun, original photos by TEMPO Photography. Jack’s Cake Smash, original photos by Jax Creations Photography. Pat & Aga Wedding, photos taken by La Bella Vita Photography.
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The High School Resume The Insider’s Guide to Helping your Child Develop and Utilize Their First Resume With the beginning of the new school year quickly approaching, it might be time to start thinking about college and careers with your child, especially if he is in high school. It is never too early to start preparing for the future, and perhaps the first step to take is developing a resume. The majority of high school students applying for jobs or college do not have resumes to provide to employers or include in their applications. Therefore, having one completed and ready to be distributed is sure to impress the employer or recruiter, as it shows that the individual is motivated, mature, and professional.
Education Include the full, proper name of the high school attended and the anticipated year of graduation. If your child’s GPA is above a 3.0 have him include it, and if not encourage him to work on improving it before applying for college. Any college courses, advanced studies, or special projects should also be included in the education section.
When creating a resume, your child is able to take the time to brainstorm all professional experiences, qualifications, and skills to include. When filling out a job application in person or multiple college applications, it is easy to leave out an important qualification or achievement. Having a resume on hand will make it easier to document this information, and may even provide inspiration for essay topics when applying for scholarships. In addition, helping your child create a resume early in his high school career will help him identify areas that need improvement. Whether it is a low GPA or a lack of community involvement, organizing the information on paper will give him the opportunity to improve upon those areas before college and scholarship applications are due.
Experience & Leadership Help your child brainstorm all his activities, whether academic, athletic, or volunteer as these show character, work ethic, and skills, which are important in both college and on a job. In addition, list any leadership roles your child has taken or positive contributions he has made in any groups he is involved.
Without a long employment history, it may be difficult to know what to include in a resume and how to organize it effectively. Before helping your child with this task, here are the seven things for your child to include when developing a high school resume:
Summer Jobs & Other Employment History With the summer coming to a close, it is important to include any summer jobs you child has held. Include the company name, location, job title, as well as the time of employment, for example “Summer 2013” as opposed to the months employed. This section should also include any transferable skills that have been gained from the experiences and are relevant to the target of the resume. This may include any customer service, problem solving, or technical skills.
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ment salary leadership success opportunity promotion 401K Information staffContact corporation economy reputation schedule coworkers ben As with any resume, be sure your child includes his full name, benefits employment address, phone number, and email address. vacation expenses market success corp career finances retirement salary labor income stress emplo success leadership happiness employment benefits 401K retir 30 FACE | AUGUST 2013
By Danielle M. Dayries Additional Skills This section is a great opportunity for your child to communicate any special skills he may possess. This includes computer and technology skills, fluency in a foreign language, or any other skills that make your child unique. Honors & Awards Include any awards or accomplishments, whether it be most improved athlete, perfect attendance, or honor roll. These awards show that your child is dedicated and hard working, all of which are important characteristics as both an employee and student. Action Verbs Action verbs are very effective in capturing the reader’s attention and making experiences stand out in a dynamic way. There are hundreds of action verbs that can be used throughout your resume. Some favorites include: captivated, pioneered, maximized, directed, generated, led, served, researched, designed, and trained.
Developing a high school resume will be a rewarding activity for your student. Offer assistance in brainstorming things to include or proofreading the document for accuracy, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and formatting. Once the document is complete, encourage your student to update it as he gains new experiences or achievements, and his resume will give him the jump-start he needs to succeed in his future education and career. About the author: As the owner of the local résumé writing, outplacement, and career-consulting firm, DMD & Associates, Danielle works with a variety of clients, including high school students applying for their first job or completing college applications. Contact Danielle at Danielle@dmdcareerconsutling.com, (337) 254-0734, or www.dmdcareerconsulting.com. For more career advice and tips, like her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DMDCareerConsulting. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CareerCoachGuru.
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mbboorreeee!! JJaam “In all beginnings dwells a magic force for guarding us and helping us to live.”
– Hermann Hesse
Jamboree! It’s a word that means “a festive gathering.”
“The Cosmic Spirit seeks not to restrain us, but lifts us
I think it’s a perfect word to capture the feeling that comes
stage by stage to wider spaces.”
with the start of the new school year. Although I’m long past my school days, I have a vivid memory that captures
I want to offer you seven tips for making the most of the
this time of year. I was just entering high school and
magic of this new beginning:
was going to my first ever high school football game— the Kiwanis Jamboree. I walked up the steps of the old
Smile at others. A smile is the quintessential
McNaspy Stadium and emerged onto a wonderful scene—
American greeting! It disarms the fear we each feel
all the major high school teams were gathered on the
in meeting someone new.
and gold. The bands were playing in the stands. I even
Take back your right from your Inner Critic. Say to
remember what I wore! It was a cream-colored corduroy
your Inner Critic, “I have the right to take a risk!”
Be easygoing. Don’t let your Inner Critic magnify
your small fear at trying something new. Take a deep
breath. Relax. Enjoy this amazing moment.
Maybe you’ll discover a whole part of yourself that has
Be non-judgmental. It’s tempting in an unfamiliar
yet to be expressed. Imaginably even a new romance will
situation to express your anxiety by saying
come your way. There certainly is a flow in life that leads
something critical about someone. However, people
field. There were jerseys of all colors; green, red, purple,
jumper with a matching cream, blue, and brown plaid blouse. I could feel the magic. With the start of the new school year comes that sense of magic. Anything is possible! Perhaps new friends await.
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gravitate to others who are unconditionally accepting.
By Kathryn Elliott, Ph.D., LPC-S, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Learn the name of the person to whom you are
talking—and call them by name. Almost universally,
people love to be addressed by their name. It
communicates that the other person matters to you;
that you appreciate their unique individuality.
Ask interested questions. When the person with
whom you are talking reveals some bit of
information about themselves, dive in! Ask them,
“Can you tell me more about that?” If they don’t
volunteer anything, inquire about something you
want to know about them.
Open yourself to pleasure. Attune yourself to your
senses as you enter your new circumstance. What
visual delights do your eyes take in? What amazing
scents waft to your nostrils? What exciting sounds
drift to your ears? What delicious flavors tickle your
palate? And of course, what inexpressible pleasures
await your touch?
Here’s one last word of encouragement. Are you wondering if everyone else can have that magic about which Hesse wrote, but not you? I want to assure you, that you too deserve magic. Open yourself to it. Jamboree awaits you!
About the author: Kathryn Elliott, Ph.D. is Director of Anthetic Psychology Center. She specializes in helping individuals break free from self-imposed limitations and in guiding couples to repair and revitalize their relationships. She is coauthor with James Elliott of Disarming Your Inner Critic. She appears each Sunday on KLFY’s Passe Partout, “Dr. Kathryn Elliott: On Relationships.” Find her Thoughts for the Day at www.Facebook.com/Anthetic.
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Social Competence Enhances School Adjustment August marks the end of relaxing summer days and the return to structured school days for families with school-age children. Many families turn their attention to school preparations including early bedtimes, purchasing school supplies, and brushing-up on academic skills. While all of these are helpful to a successful start to the school year, attention should also be given to your child’s social competence. Social competence requires the development of social and communication skills that contribute to positive interactions with peers and adults as well as displaying appropriate behaviors in various social environments, such as the classroom. Research has demonstrated that social competence has a strong influence on school success, separate from academic performance and learning ability. Success in school requires more than adequate academic performance. Children also must learn to adapt to a new social environment. The ability to adapt is highly dependent on social competence. At the beginning of each school year, children’s social competence is challenged. The primary areas of importance are leadership skills, assertive behaviors, functioning independently, cooperating, and showing care for others. Each developmental stage requires mastery of these skills and also offers unique challenges.
Preschool For preschoolers, the biggest change is independence and learning to control impulses. Independence is required during preschool as it is often the first time the child is away from the parents. Parents can help to reduce their child’s discomfort by meeting the teacher and/ or another student before school begins, talk to your child about his fears and offer reassurance, and provide a transitional object that your child can keep during their time away. A transitional object should be something inexpensive that belongs to the parent, such as a handkerchief or trinket. The object will serve as a tangible reminder that the parent will return. Specific social skills commonly addressed within the classroom promote inhibition of impulses. The skills are encouraged during play activities that require sharing, turn taking, and resolving conflict peacefully.
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Elementary School During the elementary school years, children show vast growth in all areas. Major areas of social development include learning to take the perspective of another person, exercising self-control, and effectively communicating emotions. Elementary age children also learn to cooperate with others and begin to learn proper problemsolving skills. The result of the successful attainment of these skills is development of healthy relationships with peers, appropriately engaging in activities of interest, and setting a path for positive school experiences.
Middle School For middle school students, a major adjustment is greater level of independence. Challenges include having a different teacher for each subject and merging with a new peer group. Some children may also struggle with feelings of inadequacy. Parents can offer assistance by working to develop an organizational system to help manage the schedule change during the day and homework requirements in the evening. Parents can also support their child’s social interactions by providing guidance on how to negotiate social challenges and conflicts. Feelings of inadequacy may be reduced by offering a positive spin on negative self-statements, focusing on accomplishments, and viewing struggles as learning opportunities. Although children at this age may wish to exert their independence by distancing themselves from parents and joining with their peer group, be sure to continue to remain involved and available. Also maintain all family routines and traditions because they offer a sense of safety and security during this time of great change.
High School Entering high school brings several additional challenges. There is a change in school, peer group, and body image issues may arise. As children enter high school, they may feel confused, alone, and unsure if they will be able to meet the new demands of larger class sizes and increased work load. Parents may share the same feelings! Parents may help alleviate some of this stress by exercising extra patience, being an active and supportive listener, offering stories of their own high school experiences, and reminding your child of their success thus far.
By Joslyn M. McCoy, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Schools are one of the most influential environments for shaping children’s development. Social competence is an important contributor to a child’s success in school. Children who adapt quickly to the school setting are more likely to enjoy future success. Those with persistent difficulty adapting to school may refuse to go to school, complain of physical ailments that resolve when the child is allowed to remain home, or display excessive irritability. If these concerns remain beyond the typical “new school year jitters,” it is wise to seek the assistance of a school counselor or mental health professional. About the author: Dr. Joslyn M. McCoy is a Licensed Clinical (Child & Adolescent) Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst specializing in the evaluation and treatment of a variety of learning, mood, behavioral, and developmental concerns. Dr. McCoy currently practices at Family Behavioral Health Center in Lafayette. Dr. McCoy also volunteers as a member of the Autism Society Acadiana Board of Directors.
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“I think that women need to be encouraged to pursue their career and be leaders who are respected not for their gender but their ability to do their jobs.” Lafayette, La. resident Kathy Bobbs has been an influential
and a grandmother. That does play an intricate role into
leader in her community for over 13 years. As President and
understanding life and understanding what is really
Chief Executive Officer for The Regional Health System of
important,” Kathy, a mother of five and grandmother
Acadiana, she is responsible for spearheading growth and
of four, relates.
development for hospitals in the health system including The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana, Women’s & Children’s
Kathy grew up as an Air Force dependent, never living in
Hospital, and Lafayette Surgicare.
one location more than two years. While a sophomore, she lived in three different cities and attended three different high
“Continuing to try to meet the needs of the community; that
schools. At 17, Kathy attended University of Arkansas on a
is what it is really about in healthcare. We now have new
technology and services available to patients that they did not have in the past,” Kathy emphasizes.
Although she possessed a natural talent for numbers, Kathy realized she did not enjoy her major, instead opting to pursue
Kathy consistently monitors the needs of the community
a career path utilizing her social skills. After her father’s
in order to provide expanded services. During her tenure,
death during the third year of college, Kathy switched majors,
programs in pediatric hematology and oncology programs
graduating with degrees in Nursing and Psychology.
were created. In order for this development to be possible,
Two years in the nursing field provided her with a great
Kathy actively recruited new physicians in the related field
appreciation for the role medical professionals play in a
to the Acadiana area between 2007 and 2008. Having these
community. Alternately, her psychology background helped
specialists in a community setting allows families to stay intact
her become better at relating, understanding, listening, and
interacting with others.
“When you think about the kind of treatments cancer patients
This knowledge became an asset to Kathy when deciding to
receive…many of these children have siblings and their
pursue business with a master’s degree in Health Services
parents have jobs. It is very difficult for the family to stay
Administration. Despite the limited number of women in
supportive of that child if these services are not offered locally,”
the business field, Kathy has never experienced gender as
Pediatric accomplishments are just a small sample of the
“I have been with one company that has always been extremely
impact Kathy has had upon the Acadiana community after
supportive of my career, me as a person, and as an individual
accepting a position at Women’s & Children’s Hospital
and as a leader,” Kathy assures.
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opportunity to make a difference in medical fields she feels
Louisiana. The effort results in a positive impact upon the
strongly about. Pediatrics is an area about which Kathy
state’s reimbursement, directly affecting services the health
has always been compassionate. She has frequently lobbied
systems are able to provide.
legislators concerning critical healthcare services for neonates, or babies born prematurely who spend time in the Neonatal
“The LHA plays the role of convening these hospitals and these different constituent groups
Intensive Care Unit.
together to look at advocacy, policy, “One of the biggest challenges state
and quality initiatives. That's what
government and our leaders have is the
we focus on as a group, to bring
“If you find an
challenge of managing the Medicaid budget. 75 percent of the children in the state of Louisiana are covered by Medicaid. As the state budget has continued to be cut, it has made challenges making sure that we do not cut it to the point that we cannot provide adequate and great care to the children that do not have a voice.”
organization that has
the same goals as you,
you can help make a lot
of improvements in your
The eventual goal Kathy has for the health system in Lafayette is to provide
that back to the membership and give them added value,” Kathy clarifies. Another concern is retaining primary care physicians within the local community. The majority of physicians stay within a 50-100 mile radius of where they train. If graduate medical education programs diminish in the local communities, these areas will lose
all the support systems required to
the professionals that strengthen
do major procedures. Having diverse
the health system.
treatment options readily available “If you really want communities
will improve the quality of life of the
surrounding communities. She has helped build a regional
to be healthy, what can we do as health systems to be more
health system by cooperating with physicians that have clinics
proactive…our goals are the same as everyone in our own
in areas convenient for patients.
community – we want people to be healthy,” Kathy states.
“We partner with the outlying community to support
Kathy is able to bring more attention to local issues by serving
their initiatives to provide the services they are capable of
on the Regional Policy Board of the American Hospital
providing…we want to be a support for them for the
Association, for whom she also served as delegate. Kathy plays
services they cannot or are not large enough to provide,”
an active role recruiting international physicians to train with
other medical professionals in the Acadiana area.
Kathy’s multi-faceted influence within her community extends
From 2008, she has served on the Governor’s Workforce
to the chair of the Louisiana Hospital Association board. The
Investment Council representing healthcare for the State of
organization represents over 200 hospitals within the State of
Louisiana. This platform provided Kathy the opportunity to
Louisiana. A major focus is placed upon advocacy, or helping
increase the number of student opportunities in the
legislators understand the current healthcare needs within
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As a mother with a professional career, Kathy does not “You have to get involved and you have to know what the
let her long work hours negatively impact her home
community issues are: social, economic, and education,”
environment. Despite a busy schedule, she makes time to
Kathy explains. “All of those things are very important to
attend her children’s important school events and activities.
the viability of our future success in
Kathy’s family is also active in their church, Our Lady
Kathy is a Fellow of the American
“With multiple responsibilities, one
College of Healthcare Executives,
has to balance a very busy schedule
and the local community has lauded
and prioritize time. I try to make
sure I have a balance in work
recognized as one of the Top 10
and family. Family is extremely
Women in Lafayette in 2008 and
important in our lives as well as our
selected as one of the Women Who
Mean Business in 2007. Not one to rest on her laurels, Kathy fills spare time
Weekends are normally reserved
serving on several boards including
for quality time at home. The
the United Way of Acadiana and the
Bobbs family also enjoys traveling
Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.
together. Other activities Kathy enjoys are swimming, golfing,
“If you find an organization that has
the same goals as you, you can help make a lot of improvements in your
Kathy’s success is based upon a
local community,” Kathy states.
focus on quality, outcomes, and service. She utilizes a collaborative
Kathy became involved with the
approach with others to achieve
United Way in multiple cities over the
significant outcomes. Kathy insists
years. She views the organization as
others should be empowered
great conveners to help solve multiple
to be creative, responsive, and
complex issues within communities.
accountable for the care they
As a member of the board, she gained
provide and the results they have.
the ability to advocate for youth
But she has her own ideas about the
origins of her personal strength.
“All children deserve the opportunity to enter school ready
“My values are to put God first in your life, your family
to learn and not be behind because of lack of educational
second, and your job third. I tell my employees that if you
materials in the home. Reading is so very important; I
have a great relationship with God and your family, the rest
believe all children should have materials in the home to
help prepare them for kindergarten,” Kathy insists.
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â€œWith multiple responsibilities, one has to balance a very busy schedule and prioritize time. I try to make sure I have a balance in work and family."
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Back to School Manners “School days, school days, dear old golden rule
in the building and even more rules during
days” are upon us. By mid-August, our children
class. Talk to the teacher and ask if rules will
will be back in school, having to exercise
be posted or sent home for the parents to
discipline not only in their academic lives, but
review with their children.
also in their interactions with classmates and teachers. Are your children ready? For many of you, your baby is off on a new adventure and has not had to share the limelight or their toys. For others of us, our children are “veterans” of school, but maybe not the best behaved at all times. It hurts to admit this, but we all know it is true! School days provide an opportunity for all of us to figure out who we are, as well as what works and doesn’t work when it comes to our behavior. It is a time for learning, maturing and regrettably, being rejected when we do not get along with others. As a parent, you are charged to teach manners to your children and provide a baseline
Respect Time School starts whether or not your child is on time. Explain the importance of honoring this rule. Being late is disruptive to others and if it happens on the first day of school, the teacher may think this will be a continuing problem. Good Hygiene Habits are Important Express how important it is to be clean and dressed appropriately for school. Daily baths, washing hands after eating and using the bathroom, and brushing our teeth twice a day keep us pleasant to be around. Similarly, dirty, wrinkled or torn clothing are not acceptable.
understanding of what the “Golden Rule” is all about in their young lives. Please allow these Grace Notes to guide you as you guide your own little ones through their school days. Follow the Golden Rule Respecting classmates is essential for your child’s day to day activities. Most school age children understand that they should not take something that doesn’t belong to them, but you must clarify what this means: this includes school supplies, homework, lunch, and snacks. Playing nicely with others is essential to a positive school experience. Emphasize that taking turns, sharing playground equipment, and following safety rules are all ways to follow the Golden Rule. They need to understand that it isn’t okay to push, shove, or cut in line. If your child is outgoing, teach him that other children may be more reserved and will be grateful to be invited to join in the fun. Respect Your Teacher If your child hasn’t yet learned how to address adults, explain that teachers are authority figures we respect, and must
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They will encounter others of different races, religions,
Send your child to school with what is needed and requested
socioeconomic backgrounds, and people who may have
by the school or teacher. Make sure you include a lunch or
physical or mental disabilities. The world would be a boring
money for lunch. The school imposes rules about what is or is
place if we were all exactly alike.
not allowed, including cell phones and medication, for a good reason. If we all did our own thing, chaos would erupt!
Good Manners Begin at Home In closing, it is unfair to expect your children to learn good
Be a Good Sport
manners overnight before school starts. If you want your
Good sportsmanship is an essential quality for getting along
children to have good manners, you must set a consistent
successfully with others. There will always be others who
example of kindness and respect for others. When they hear
get a better grade or win a competition; while it may be
you saying, “Please,” “Thank you,” and “Excuse me,” they will
easier to pout and be jealous, a real winner knows to say
mimic your behavior. Praise your children when you catch
“Congratulations” with a smile on her face. When playing team
them doing the right thing such as helping others, being
games, remember that someone has to lose, and rarely will the
polite and waiting their turn.
same team always win.
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Acadiana Center for the Arts – Arts in Education The arts are a major part of the traditional core curriculum within school systems. Artistic expression through different media can be utilized to teach difficult concepts in subjects such as mathematics and literature. More importantly, exposure to the arts at an early age aids emotional development, producing balanced adults and promoting social interaction. Since its formation in 1975, the Acadiana Center for the Arts has nourished the right brain needs of Lafayette residents. The 501c non-profit organization’s successful partnership with the Lafayette Parish education system has endured over 30 years. A primary goal of the institution is fostering an appreciation of the arts within young students. “Lafayette, Acadiana, and the entire state is very tied to our culture, and that culture has a lot to do with the arts. We are a very mission driven organization, and we are here to provide these experiences to children and adults,” Bree Sargent, Education Director for the ACA, expresses. The ACA’s oldest program “Arts in Education” offers experiences in visual and performing arts primarily within the Lafayette Parish and the Acadiana eight Parish region. Practicing professional artists from the local community are often invited work one-on-one with the students. The organization’s program “Touring Arts” brings performance experiences right into classrooms, which enables the class schedule to go uninterrupted and eliminates the need for field trip planning. The ACA facility contains multiple exhibition spaces within the visual arts department. The building also contains a small 300-seat theater that presents performances from around the world. The ACA also functions as a regional
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By Tim Borland
Upcoming Events • Alice In Wonderland (Grades 1st-5th) – Oct 10 • James Brown: Get on the Good Foot : A Celebration in Dance (Grades 6th-12th and older) – Oct 16 • Danu Irish Ensemble (Grades 6th-12th, and older) – Dec 3rd • Dino Petting Zoo (Grades K-5th) – Jan 23
developing agency for the state of Louisiana, providing outreach and grant opportunities for art organizations throughout Acadiana. The ACA’s fall season will feature performances that are as entertaining as they are educational. Student performances will develop an appreciation of art within youth in the local educational system by exposing them to a theater setting at a young age. “There is something about walking into a theater and having that experience as well, learning how to be a good audience,” Sargent explains. The performances vary from children’s puppet theater to dance and musical performances that will delight the entire family. The programs represent high entertainment value for comparatively low admission prices. The result is the enrichment of the local community and increased cultural awareness. “When we program our seasons we want to make sure we have a variety of performances that appeal to a wide range of age groups,” Sargent says. For young audiences, two puppet theater shows will teach valuable lessons in creative ways. The Alice in Wonderland performance features bilingual dialogue in French and English. Exposure to a second language at a young age can increase linear pathways
in the brain, allowing for an increased ability to learn a new language as an adult. This particular show was chosen in part to appeal to French immersion schools in the area, as well as to expose other students to a new culture. The Dino Petting Zoo will employ puppetry to teach lessons about science and the environment and the Danu Irish Ensemble is a musical performance of ancient and traditional music by a 6-piece Irish Ensemble. Perhaps the most notable event of the season is James Brown: Get on the Good Foot, A Celebration in Dance. This project is a partnership between the City of Lafayette and New York City’s Apollo Theater. A team of choreographers from around the world, 15 dancers, lighting designers, production designers, and music professionals will bring the production to life. After developing in Lafayette, the production premiers at the Apollo Theater. Clearly, the ACA continues to bring world-class entertainment right to Acadiana’s doorstep. For more information on ACAs ‘Arts in Education’ performances Alice In Wonderland, James Brown: Get on the Good Foot – A Celebration in Dance, Danu Irish Ensemble and Dino Petting Zoo, visit: www.AcadianaCenterForTheArts.org or call the ticket office 337-233.7060. Photo credit Philip Gould.
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Lafayette Professional Firefighters 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Event The first 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb was held September 11,
to successfully replicate a 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb anywhere
2005 to support the mission of the National Fallen Firefighters
in the United States. Several climbs have been modified to
Foundation and to honor and remember the 343 FDNY members
enable civilians to participate.
who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live. Five Colorado firefighters
The Lafayette Professional Firefighters
convened at a high-rise building in downtown
Association will be hosting a 9-11
Denver to climb 110 flights of stairs in
Memorial Stair Climb at Chase Towers
memory of their FDNY brothers who were
on September 7, 2013 at 9:11 AM. This
killed in the terrorist attacks of 9-11.
event is not a race, but an opportunity to honor and remember the 343
Since its beginning, the Denver 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb has
FDNY members who gave their lives. The event will include
evolved into a much anticipated annual event that generated
firefighters, police officers, EMS personnel, and general
interest from individuals across the country who hoped to adapt
public from all over The Great State of Louisiana and its
the format and host an event in their cities. In 2010, the original
Denver team partnered with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to create a template that would enable coordinators
Everyone is invited to support the event by participating in the climb or by simply showing your moral support. You do not
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Registration forms can be found at
There will be a jambalaya cook-off,
www.9-11stairclimb.com. Entry forms
raffle, door prizes, silent auction, kidsâ€™
for the cook-off can be obtained online at
activities, and much more.
On the morning of September 7th registered teams of 1 to 6 climbers will convene in Chase Towers to climb 110 stories as a tribute to our fallen heroes. Teams may choose to climb all together or do a relay event. Each climber will carry the photograph and biographical
sponsoring or volunteering as a staff member for this event please contact Grant Venable at 337-412-2918 or email@example.com. For additional information on the
sketch of a firefighter who was lost
Lafayette Professional Firefighters
on September 11. Firefighters are
encouraged to wear full turnout gear with SCBA. Firefighters and police officers may bring equipment or search-and-rescue dogs. All equipment must be provided by climbers.
If you or your company is interested in
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FRidAy, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 SchEduLE oF EvEnTS Lunch and Registration 11AM - 1PM Shotgun Start - 1:15PM
LETâ€™S PLAY SOME GOLF! To benefit the Lafayette community health care clinic; providing healthcare to the working uninsured and medications
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through its community Pharmacy.
FRidAy, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 BEcoME A SPonSoR of the 2013 healthcare Golf Tournament and help support the Lafayette community health care clinic!
The HealthCare Classic provides funds to support the operations of the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic. The Lafayette
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Community Health Care Clinic is a non-profit organization that provides
health care for the eligible working uninsured and develops and
address community health care needs through collaborative partnerships. The clinic also provides free prescriptions to the low income
To sponsor or reserve your team contact: Tracie Sonnier
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uninsured and underinsured in Acadiana (5 parishes). Over 400 healthcare professionals and others volunteer their time to provide care to those in need.
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WHAT FACE WRITERS ARE READING Book Lovers' Day - August 9th "I am reading The Emotional Life of the Toddler by Alicia Lieberman, Ph.D. I have read this previously and take away something new each time. I chose this book because it enhances my practice as a child psychologist and parent. This book would be of interest to parents, teachers, or anyone with an interest in toddlerhood. It offers insight into the exciting and puzzling world of young children."
"I am reading Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers and I’m listening to Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy on audio. I also recommend to everyone to reread a classic novel from your youth to gain a different perspective. If you are a parent or grandparent, and your child/children have summer reading, read what they are reading. It will give you a great opportunity for discussion and most importantly a connection through literature."
-Kelda Poynot, author of Call Their Hearts Home
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"I am reading David Sedaris' new book, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. Sedaris is without a doubt one of the funniest and insightful authors and I always await his next work with anticipation. My daughter, Taylor, and I recently drove to Baton Rouge to hear him read from this latest book. It is a series of essays filled with his humorous take on the absurdity of life. His family stories always hit closest to home, invoking both smiles, and at times, poignant memories of absolute dysfunction!"
"This summer I’m reading Give & Take by Adam Grant. It’s an enjoyable read that provides a refreshing perspective on how to succeed in business. Debunking the myth that nice guys (or girls) finish last, Grant provides empirical evidence that those who look out for others and seek to make winwin deals will ultimately come out ahead. I would especially recommend it to those looking to expand their network or become a community leader."
"Currently, I am reading the debut fiction novel A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting this young man at the author's party during the Louisiana Book Festival last fall. He attended graduate school at UL in Lafayette and is from North Carolina. I was excited when my book club selected his book for discussion this month. Southern writers seem to have a unique flair for word choice that transcends the reader to a unique place and time in an authentic setting. Each conveys a special brand of storytelling. A Land More Kind Than Home did not disappoint.
-Dianne Dempsey-Legnon author of Belair Cove: A Novel of Life, Love, and Loss in a Prairie Cajun Village
"I am reading The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris. As the owner and operator of my own resume writing, career consulting, and outplacement firm, I am constantly looking for ways to improve my business and increase my operational efficiency so that I have more time to assist my clients. This book is an excellent read with thought provoking ideas, which I would recommend to others, especially those looking to revitalize their career. This book is perfect for any entrepreneur or professional who feels overwhelmed and overworked, and is looking for a way to step outside the conventional ideas of a career."
- Danielle Dayries
"I just finished reading the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by E.L. James. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is an erotic romance for mature audiences. It came my way as a gift, for which I'm grateful, because it is encouraging me as I do the final edits on the book I am writing, Hearts Entwined: The Love Letters of Therapist Soulmates James Elliott & Kathryn Elliott. It will be the first Self-Help Romance. I recommend Fifty Shades, along with our own book, Disarming Your Inner Critic, available through Amazon and at Anthetics Institute."
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DIY Summer Hair
Summer is officially in full swing with vacations, relaxing weekend get-aways, and back-yard family gatherings filling our calendars and essentially making our lives busier than ever. Many women spend hours planning and packing the perfect outfits, accessories, and hair and makeup looks for each event and occasion. However, once we get to our destination, or finally get the food prepared and the iced tea perfectly sweetened for our guests, we don’t always have the time or energy to fulfill these extensive beauty plans. This summer, we can easily use the hair technique that has been around for
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centuries dating back to the times of Pharaohs in East Africa. Braiding, once used by the ancient Egyptians as a means of socializing as women gathered together to plait one another’s hair, is the staple hairstyle that will re-energize your mid-summer hair slump! Here are a few easy do-it-yourself hairstyles that incorporate braiding for women with short, medium & long hair. They are perfect for any event or occasion, and require very little time, effort & supplies.
Bun Braid Braid Band The Braid Band is a great look for all-day work or play. It provides a great style for women with medium-length or long hair, and is a creative alternative to wearing a headband. A hair brush, comb, hair clip and two bobby pins are needed.
3. 4. 5. The Bun Braid is ideal for a quick and easy up-do, creating a stylish look of sophistication for women with long hairstyles. A hair brush or comb, an elastic hair band, bobby pins and hair pins are needed. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Style hair smoothly into a high ponytail, securing with an elastic band. Begin braiding ponytail in a simple 3-strand braid. Once ponytail is completely braided, begin wrapping braid clock-wise around the elastic band holding your ponytail. Once you reach the end, secure loose hair under bun with a bobby or hair pin. To create an even bun, gently pull on the hair and position in place with 2 to 3 pins.
For a thicker, messy-bun style, loosen braid as much as desired after securing loose end. Then secure in place with more pins as needed.
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Part hair on each side of head above both temples, creating three divided sections and clip back middle section. Beginning on your loose left side of hair below part, grab a small section above ear and begin a simple 3-strand braid and bobby pin the end to hold when finished. Repeat #2 on Right side. Pull each braid to the opposite side of head to create "head-band" and bobby pin both braids in place, inserting pins toward and into each braid. N-clip middle section, back-comb or ‘tease’ hair to create volume, and smooth over sides of Braid Band. Complete look with an aerosol hairspray for all-day hold and humidity defense.
Prefer hair up instead of down? Create a Braid-Band around your pony-tail. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Put hair in ponytail as desired with elastic band. Grab a small section of hair from underneath ponytail, and braid section in a simple 3-strand braid. Holding loose end of braid, wrap clock-wise around elastic band. Once you have completed wrapping hair, tuck loose end underneath braid and pin in place to the elastic band with a bobby or hair pin.
Start school with a BANG! The Bang Braid is a simple way for your child to start the year with a fabulous look and stylish way to keep her hair out of her eyes in class. This style is also a very attractive alternative for women with short hair, those who are growing out their bangs or just want their bangs up and out of the way for the day or evening. A hair brush, comb, and a bobby pin are all that is needed. 1. 2. 3.
Make an extreme part, above your choice of left or right temple. Using the part-line, section off a small rectangle section of your hair parallel to the forehead from temple to temple. Beginning at your original part-line, grab 3 small sections of hair from the rectangle section and begin a French Braid. *The French braid is very similar to the basic 3-strand braid; however you will pick up an extra section of hair to add to each of the original 3 sections each time you are crossing your strands over one another. Once you have no more sections of hair to pick up into the French braid, continue with the basic 3-strand braid until you reach the end. Secure the end with a bobby pin above ear. For a most secure braid, separate and insert the bobby pin in the opposite direction of the loose end of the braid. Style rest of hair as desired to cover the pinned end of the braid and spray to hold in place.
About the author: Betsy Guidry is a licensed Esthetician and Esthetics Educator, with a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising & Management from Missouri State University. Beginning her career in the beauty industry in 2006, Betsy is currently the Assistant Director at the Aveda Institute of Lafayette, a cutting edge, eco-friendly Cosmetology and Spa Institution dedicated to changing lives and shaping the future of beauty. Contact Betsy at email@example.com or 337- 233-0511.
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Back to School Styles! By Tracee Dundas Summer is winding down and it’s time to start planning for back-to-school. Besides shopping for those basic school supplies and essentials, kids want to return to school with a touch of style and charismatic appeal, even if they are required to wear a school uniform. Here are five celebrity-inspired fashion trends that can easily be incorporated into your kid’s wardrobe and keep your aspiring fashionista happily starting the 2013 school year in style. Look for these hot trends plus a few others to hit the hallways this back-to-school season.
Infinity Scarf An easy way to add a punch of color and style to an outfit is with the infinity scarf. The infinity scarf is stylish, functional and popular for both girls and guys from teens to adults. And, the fact that you can wear it a variety of ways is a bonus!
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Military Jacket Military jackets will remain in full force for fall 2013. This look may be making an encore appearance, but expect to see it with a modern twist. Itâ€™s the traditional jacket complete with shiny buttons, odd epaulette and loads of style. This season will include the cropped, boxy and longer tailored version, as well as the bomber style and camouflage print. Military and bomber jackets are a fashion favorite for many celebrities such as Justin Beiber, Carrie Underwood and Malia Obama.
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