Health And Medicine

December 25, 2005

Anti-abuse center to offer training

Sexual Assault/Spouse Resource Center Inc., Harford County's service provider for victims of domestic and sexual violence, will offer a 30-hour volunteer training session beginning Jan. 17.

The nonprofit agency provides the sessions for new volunteers and staff, offering training in the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and techniques for crisis response.

The training program is conducted over six days: Jan. 17, Jan. 19, Jan. 21, Jan. 24, Jan. 26 and Jan. 28.

Tuesday and Thursday sessions are from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday sessions are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The center's volunteer needs include help with the agency's telephone support program. Other volunteer opportunities also are available, including accompanying clients to hospitals, assisting in the office, and helping with events.

Information: Donna Boling, 410-836-8431, Ext. 26.

Health system names new official

Upper Chesapeake Health has named Dean C. Kaster as senior vice president focusing on business and service line development at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and Harford Memorial Hospital.

Kaster joins UCH from Covenant Healthcare System in Milwaukee, where he served as senior vice president for business development and was responsible for the growth of cardiovascular and oncology services.

For parents

Breast-feeding group -- A breast-feeding group meets from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Family Birthplace, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Registration is not required. 800-515-0044.

C-section -- Upper Chesapeake Family Birthplace is offering a class for expectant mothers who are scheduled for a Caesarean section at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The class will provide information on how to prepare for surgery and what to expect after delivery, as well as a tour of the Family Birthplace. 800- 515-0044.

Newborn care -- Upper Chesapeake Medical Center's Family Birthplace will offer a class for new parents on day-to-day newborn care from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Discussions will include bathing, diapering, feeding and taking temperatures. 800-515-0044.

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