Ocean City High School Hosts Transgender Youth Lecture

first_img Ocean City, NJ (January 29, 2018) – Ocean City School District is breaking barriers and opening up the conversation on transgender youth in the school system. On Wednesday, January 24th OCSD invited Dr. Alexandra Redcay, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a PhD in Social Work, to speak to the teachers about what it means to be transgender and what are the best practices to help children cope.Dr. Redcay, along with the title of Social Worker, is a Professor at Millersville University where her coursework focuses on social work research particularly in the areas of LGBT Issues.  Her interests include mental health, addiction, and Latino issues. She travels to Guatemala every year improving her ability to speak Spanish and doing charity work. She is also the executive director at a non-profit agency, Serise. Dr. Redcay works as an expert witness, trainer, therapist, program evaluator, and consultant.When Dr. Redcay opened, she asked the room to raise their hand if they had ever interacted with a trans youth student in the school system. By the amount of hands raised in the auditorium, it was clear that more than half of the teachers had. She then continued on to express the importance of being there for these students with the jaw-dropping statistic of one in three transgender children attempt suicide. Through her two hour lecture, Dr. Redcay weaved in facts, correct terms, trans youth in pop culture, and even a pop quiz.“The Ocean City School District is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive learning environment for transgender students, whether or not we are aware of trans individuals in our schools,” said Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Taylor. “Our commitment to an inclusive school environment enables questioning students to explore their gender and sends a message of acceptance to all students. It isalso important to provide our staff with tools and training needed to best serve all of our students as we did with Dr. Redcay’s presentation about transgender youth.”By staying up-to-date are the most current topics, Ocean City School Districts tries to provide an environment where all students are able to feel safe and be themselves. Dr. Redcaylast_img read more

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Welcoming a New Addition to the Winegar

first_imgBountiful, UT December 3, 2007Life for new parents just got a little easier, and customer communication just improved at Winegar’s supermarket. The Utah based chain launched its new web site (www.winegars.com(link is external)) in October, including thousands of recipes, a monthly “Fresh Ideas” circular, weekly ads and specials were added. In addition, Winegar’s has just added Winegars.MyBaby.com to their online family as of December 3, 2007. MyBaby is a grocery social networking site provided by MyWebGrocer, located in Colchester, Vermont. Winegars.MyBaby.com differs from other parenting social networking sites by aggregating a full range of information and networking possibilities. Parents can take advantage of blogging, recipes, personalized homepages, advice and more. Winegars also provides their customers with online specials just for parents. We are excited to offer this new feature to our valued customers. Winegar’s is well aware of the importance children are to our shoppers, says Don Mathews, President of Winegars. “This is another way for our company to support local families and hopefully make their lives a little easier.” Were really excited about Winegars.MyBaby.com because, as anyone whos been a parent knows, information and advice are critical, especially when you have a baby, said Rebecca Roose, Marketing and Account Manager for MyWebLink a division of MyWebGrocer. Winegars.MyBaby.com gives parents the power and support theyre looking for. Plus, its full of awfully cute pictures. According to Rich Tarrant , CEO of MyWebGrocer, MyBaby is a great tool for our retail partners to offer a value ad to their customers. This site allows young mothers, a very important demographic for supermarkets, to connect and share information. In todays world, people connect through the internet and MyBaby provides a medium for that connection that also brings value to the retail brand. For more information about Winegar’s social networking site, please go to Winegars.mybaby.com or contact Jason Sokol, Associated Food Stores Marketing Specialist (phone: 801-978-8564, email: [email protected](link sends e-mail)). About Winegars: Winegar’s has been in the Utah grocery industry since 1917. A member of Associated Food Stores, Winegar’s serves customers throughout Bountiful, Roy and Clearfield, Utah.About MyWebGrocer: MyWebGrocer has been helping grocery retailers find profit in the online shopping world since 1999. Based in Colchester, Vermont, MyWebGrocer is the industry leader in providing web services solutions to 80 grocery chains. “We Make Online Shopping Work. For more information please visit www.mywebgrocer.com(link is external).last_img read more

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Famous Ultra Marathon Runner will run from Sarajevo to Hiroshima!

first_img(Source: Radiosarajevo) 56 year old Aleksandar Aco Golo from Mostar, the famous ultra-marathon runner, is preparing to run the 10,000 kilometer distance from Sarajevo to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.Golo, who has so far run other ultra-marathons, including Mostar – Skopje, Mostar – Banja Luka and Visegrad – Mostar, plans to start the journey of his life in late April planning to arrive in Hiroshima on August 6th, the 70th anniversary of the World War Two atomic bombing. Immediately afterwards he plans to continue running to Nagasaki, where he will arrive on August 9th in order to mark that city’s anniversary of a similar tragic event which left the city decimated after a second bomb was dropped.“In this way I express my respect for all the victims of this terrible event. In addition, I express my gratitude to the Japanese government that built a primary school and donated distinctive yellow buses to the city of Mostar. As well, they recently gave us a donation for the reconstruction of Kantarevac. The previously mentioned are enough reason for me to present them something,” said Aco Golo for Dnevni List. He points out that he plans to run 100 kilometres per day for 100 days”During the marathon I will run 12 hours per day. Afterwards I will take a shower, rest and eat dinner. In the morning I plan to have a light breakfast and to run again. I cannot wait,” said Golo adding that many friends are trying to convince him not to go.“I know I can. I’m use to all sorts of things,” explained the runner from Mostar who has been  running at least 10km per day since he was young.“One or two vans will drive along with me on my way to Japan. The team will have to find  a doctor, a physiotherapist and a chef. All these costs, without sponsors, will not be able to be met ”, said Aco and added that during the journey the chef will have the least to do since Aco doesn’t eat anything while running.The friends and acquaintances of Aco Golo point out that it is impossible to count how many races he has run. It is estimated that to date, he has run the equivalent of the Earth’s circumference.last_img read more

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