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The Total Transformation Program Wins Awards from the National Association of Social Workers and The National Parenting Center

Westbrook, ME (PRWEB) November 17, 2006

The Total Transformation, a multi-media home study program used nationally by parents to manage behavior problems in children and teenagers, has won two prestigious industry awards: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Stamp of Approval for Quality Continuing Education and The National Parenting Centers Seal of Approval.

Through its Continuing Education Approval Program, the NASW approves educational programs that meet its strict criteria. The approved programs are used by social work professionals to meet the continuing education requirement for social work licensure and certification renewal. The Total Transformation Program, developed by behavioral therapist James Lehman and Legacy Parenting Company, was approved for six contact hours of continuing education.

The National Parenting Centers Seal of Approval program identifies the finest products and services being marketed to the parent/child audience. Their consumer-oriented testing process solicits evaluations from parents and the award signifies a products quality and desirability.

We are pleased to have The Total Transformation Program approved by the NASW and The National Parenting Center, says Legacy Parenting President, Steve Anderson. Our goal is to provide parents with the tools to manage the myriad of behavioral challenges associated with parenting in the 21st century. Recognition by these two prominent industry organizations will help establish The Total Transformation as a brand families can trust.

The Total Transformation Program teaches parents how to turn around disrespectful, defiant, obnoxious and even abusive behaviors in children and teenagers with the practical, hands-on techniques James Lehman developed over 30 years of working with behaviorally troubled youth and their families. The program offers straightforward techniques for stopping arguments, setting limits, obtaining compliance and teaching accountability and problem solving.

For more information about The Total Transformation Program, contact Sharon Roy, Internet Marketing Director, 207-856-5600 x 3017 or visit http://www.thetotaltransformation.com.

Legacy Parenting Company, publisher of The Total Transformation Program, is committed to helping families through the development of programs and products designed to enhance the quality of family life.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers. It promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers and also seeks to enhance the well being of individuals, families, and communities through its advocacy.

The National Parenting Center was founded in 1989 with the intention of providing the most comprehensive and responsible parenting advice from the worlds most respected authorities in the field of child rearing and development.

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eGuardian CEO Ron Zayas Addresses the National Association of Attorneys General

Ontario, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2009

Ron Zayas, CEO of eGuardian, addressed the state Attorneys General at the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), during their annual Spring Meeting in Washington DC.

More than 40 of the nation’s Attorneys General attended the meeting, at which Zayas was asked to speak about the role eGuardian plays in online child protection, age verification and parental permission. eGuardian, designers of the child-safe Internet, is a protection service that protects children on social networking sites and allows parents to be more involved in their children’s online activities.

“The state Attorneys General are on the front line on these issues, and they asked us to attend and help make the case for the importance of keeping kids safe when they are online,” Zayas said.

Following opening remarks from US Attorney General Eric Holder, a panel of state Attorneys General discussed the safety and related legal issues of minors using social networking sites, and how to protect children from sexual predators and inappropriate content.

One meeting session, attended by top legal counsel from Microsoft and representatives from other major Internet-related companies, provided perspectives on recent developments related to the efforts of the Social Networking Multistate Group and the discussion of promising age/identity verification technology.

The event was televised by C-Span, and may be viewed at

http://www.c-span.org/Watch/watch.aspx?MediaId=HP-A-16026.

eGuardian has been at the forefront of the age verification issue. “What we do initiates from the parent,” said Zayas at the meeting. “eGuardian can be a powerful instrument to curb child predation and cyber-bullying, but the process begins when the parent makes a conscious decision that they want to protect their child. With eGuardian parents play a crucial role in their child’s safety.”

About eGuardian

The eGuardian mission is to protect children online from inappropriate content and solicitation, resulting in safe learning and exploring on the Internet. Through partnerships with prominent web sites eGuardian creates an environment that allows children to learn and communicate without the fear of being solicited by predatory adults or being exposed to adult content. For more information, call 877-348-2731 or visit eGuardian at http://www.eguardian.com

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Georgia’s Attorney General Thurbert Baker Receives First Annual Barack Obama Political Leadership Award From The National Bar Association

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 14, 2009

The National Bar Association (NBA) presented Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker with its first annual Barack Obama Political Leadership Award at its 84th annual meeting in San Diego, California on Friday. The award recognizes Baker’s pioneering achievements as a public servant and elected official.

Baker, a Democrat from Stone Mountain, is Georgia’s first African-American Attorney General, having served in the office since 1997. During this time, he has been the only elected African-American Attorney General in the nation. He is also the only African American to be elected by his colleagues to serve as the president of the 102 year old National Association of Attorneys General.

As Attorney General, Baker has successfully managed the state’s legal affairs for more than two decades. He has always made protecting families and children a top priority. He promoted tough new laws against sexual predators who target children via the Internet, and has aggressively worked with local prosecutors and police to bring those who target children online to justice. Baker has also been a leading voice against domestic violence. He fought to make it a crime to commit an act of domestic violence in the presence of a child and he’s worked with local law enforcement to fight family violence.

Prior to his service as Attorney General, Baker served for five terms in the Georgia House of Representatives, including several years as the Floor Leader for then-Governor Zell Miller. As Floor Leader, Baker led the fight to pass some of the most significant legislation in modern Georgia history, including the institution of the state lottery and the lottery-funded HOPE Scholarship program.

He was the lead sponsor of the largest tax cut in Georgia history -the removal of the state sales tax on groceries. He also led the fight to pass tough new laws against drunk driving, strengthening the state’s notoriously weak, outdated drunk driving laws, and helped bring Georgia to the forefront in the battle against DUI.

“I am humbled and honored to be the first person to receive the National Bar Association’s Barack Obama Award. I hope to live up to the honor by continuing to bring people together to solve the tough problems facing Georgia,” said Attorney General Baker.

The National Bar Association (NBA) was founded in 1925, and is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of predominately African-American lawyers and judges. It has 84 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and affiliations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Africa and the Caribbean. It represents a professional network of over 20,000 lawyers, judges, educators and law students. The objectives of the NBA are “to advance the science of jurisprudence; improve the administration of justice; preserve the independence of the judiciary and to uphold the honor and integrity of the legal profession; to promote professional and social intercourse among the members of the American and the international bars; to promote legislation that will improve the economic condition of all American citizens, regardless of race, sex or creed in their efforts to secure a free and untrammeled use of the franchise guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States; and to protect the civil and political rights of the citizens and residents of the United States.”

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National Association of Professional Pet Sitters Issues Appeal for Pet Safety During Poison Prevention Week

Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) March 11, 2010

During National Poison Prevention Week, March 14 20, 2010, professional pet sitters across the nation are issuing an appeal for pet owners to conduct a comprehensive safety examination of their home to protect their pets from accidental poisoning.

Many household pets are naturally curious creatures, explains Monica Leighton, President of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS). While great care is taken to create a safe environment for the family, many are not as comprehensive with their furry family member. We believe its vitally important for pet owners to become educated on dangerous substances to create a safe environment and prevent accidents for each household member.

To create a pet-friendly home, NAPPS encourages pet owners to conduct a room-by-room safety examination and recommends the following tips for each room of the house:

Total Transformation Program Honored by The National Association of Social Workers and The National Parenting Center


Westbrook, ME (Vocus/PRWEB) February 24, 2011

In the course of helping more than a quarter of a million families, The Total Transformation Program has also picked up some prestigious awards from professional organizations across the country. The multi-media home study program used nationally by parents to manage behavior problems in children and teenagers, has won The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Stamp of Approval for Quality Continuing Education and The National Parenting Centers Seal of Approval, as well as the Parent Tested, Parent Approved award for quality and an iParenting award for its companion website, EmpoweringParents.com

The NASW approves educational programs that meet its strict criteria through its continuing education department. The Total Transformation Program, developed by behavioral therapist James Lehman and Legacy Publishing Company, was approved for six contact hours of continuing education, and is used by social work professionals to meet the continuing education requirement for social work licensure and certification renewal.

The National Parenting Centers Seal of Approval program identifies the finest products and services being marketed to the parent/child audience. Their consumer-oriented testing process solicits evaluations from parents and speaks to the quality and desirability of a product.

The Total Transformation Program teaches parents how to turn around disrespectful, defiant, obnoxious and even abusive behaviors in children and teenagers with practical, hands-on techniques. James Lehman, MSW developed the program in his more than 30 years of working with behaviorally troubled, at risk youth and their families. The program offers straightforward techniques for stopping arguments, setting limits, giving consequences and teaching accountability and problem solving.

Legacy Publishing Company is Americas premier producer of personal development programs for families and couples. Legacys flagship product, The Total Transformation Programcreated by renowned child behavioral therapist James Lehman, MSWhas sold nearly a quarter of a million units to date. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Nathan OLeary at 856-5600 x 3013 or nso(at)legacypublishingcompany(dot)com.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers. It promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers and also seeks to enhance the well being of individuals, families, and communities through its advocacy. The National Parenting Center was founded in 1989 with the intention of providing the most comprehensive and responsible parenting advice from the worlds most respected authorities in the field of child rearing and development.

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For National Poison Prevention Week, American Association of Poison Control Centers Warns That Children Act Fast, and So Do Poisons


Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 19, 2012

The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) is cautioning parents, grandparents and caregivers that poisonings children act fast, and so do poisons, according to Debbie Carr, AAPCC executive director.

About half of all poison exposures involve children younger than 6, most often occurring when parents are busy preparing meals. Poisonings also occur when the normal routine changes during holidays or while moving, visiting or traveling, Carr said. The 50th anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week is the perfect time to stress the importance of poison-proofing your home to keep your children and grandchildren safe.

Since 1962, the third week in March has been designated National Poison Prevention Week and has focused national attention on the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. Americas 57 poison centers are committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of every American through poison prevention and free, confidential, expert medical services. Poison centers respond to calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to help those who have been exposed to toxic substances.

In 2010, U.S. poison centers answered more than 3.9 million calls, including nearly 2.4 million calls about human exposures to poisons. In children, about 40 percent of poisonings involve medicines; the other 60 percent of poisonings in children involve products such as plants, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, pesticides, paints and solvents. Poisoning is the fourth leading cause of death among children, with peak incidences occurring between ages 1 and 3.

The experts at Americas 57 poison centers urge parents, grandparents and caregivers to take the following steps to keep children safe from poisonings:

Inspect your home and garage to make sure medicines, cleaning products, pesticides and fertilizers are stored up high, away and out of sight of children.
Tell children what medicine is and why you must be the one to give it to them. Never call medicine candy to get them to take it.
Dont leave medicines or vitamins on counters, window sills, bedside tables or the refrigerator top.
Take your medicine where children cant see you; they may try to imitate you.
Teach children to always ask an adult before eating, drinking or touching anything.
Keep cleaning products and household chemicals in their original containers with their original labels intact.
Keep batteries out of a childs reach. Call your local poison center right away if a child swallows a battery.
Keep magnetic toys and other magnetic items away from small children. Call your local poison center right away if you think a child has swallowed a magnet.
Know the name of all household plants in your home; remove any poisonous plants from your house and yard.
Remember that child-resistant is not child-proof. Layer the protection: re-seal and lock up, out of sight and reach.

For more information, the media may contact Loreeta Canton, AAPCC communications manager, at 703.894.1863 or canton@aapcc.org or Brett Schuster, communications assistant, at 703.894.1859 or schuster@aapcc.org.

The AAPCC supports the nations 57 poison centers in their efforts to treat and prevent drug, consumer product, animal, environmental and food poisoning. Members staff the Poison Help hotline at 1-800-222-1222 that provides free, confidential, expert medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year from toxicology specialists, including nurses, pharmacists, physicians and poison information providers. In addition, the AAPCC maintains the only poison information and surveillance database in the United States, providing real-time monitoring of unusual poisoning patterns, chemical exposures and other emerging public health hazards. The AAPCC partners with federal agencies such as EPA, HRSA and the CDC, as well as private industry.

To learn more, visit http://www.aapcc.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or read our blog at aapcc.wordpress.com.

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Vehicle Protection Association Supports Community Involvement by Member Companies


St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 21, 2012

The Vehicle Protection Association (VPA), a not-for-profit association formed to promote regulatory transparency, education and accountability for marketing and servicing automotive service contracts, is announcing today its plans to promote certified marketers and their community involvement.

VPA member company Vehicle Assurance actively engages with its local community. On Monday, Sept. 24, Vehicle Assurance will present the 12th Annual Golf Classic in St. Louis benefiting Every Child’s Hope (ECH), an organization dedicated to helping children and families in need. The event takes place at Old Hickory Country Club with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

The VPA holds itself to high standards as an organization, and we encourage our members to be active in their community on multiple levels, said Chris Carenza, executive director of the VPA. When our members are active in the community they deserve recognition.

Shari Smith-Fain, CEO of Vehicle Assurance, has been actively involved in Every Child’s Hope since her father, a former member of the organizations board of directors, took her to events when she was growing up. In 2004 she became a member of the board of directors and was elected board president in 2010.

Today, Smith-Fain encourages the ECH board and staff to deliver the highest level of services and aid to children and families in need. ECHs mission is to address the prevention of abuse and neglect and help those affected by it.

At Vehicle Assurance, we recognize that we have a responsibility that goes beyond our customers, said Smith-Fain. We have a responsibility to the community, and we understand the real value in helping others and giving back. It is an integral part of who we are as a company.

To learn more about the Vehicle Protection Association, visit http://www.vpanet.org. To learn about Every Childs Hope or to donate, visit http://www.everychildshope.org.

About the Vehicle Protection Association

The Vehicle Protection Association (VPA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing firms that are active in the automotive service contract industry. Members include service contract marketers, administrators, insurers, payment providers and software providers. VPA currently has more than 60 members. The organization is committed to ensuring regulatory compliance among members, educating consumers on their rights, and otherwise ensuring the integrity of the automotive service contract industry. For more information, visit http://www.vpanet.org.







USI Affinity and Montgomery Bar Association Announce New Partnership to Provide Bar Members Insurance and Benefits


Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 24, 2012

USI Affinity and the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA) today announced a partnership to provide a full suite of insurance and benefits solutions to MBA members. The Montgomery Bar Association is the third largest county bar association in Pennsylvania with more than 2,100 members. With its Lawyers Complete Program, USI Affinity provides complete insurance and benefits solutions to the legal industry, from Lawyers Professional Liability coverage to Employee Benefits options to personal insurance.

At the MBA, our goal is to provide our membership with exceptional value through exclusive benefits like this program, said Executive Director Nancy Paul. Paul adds, USI Affinity is a leading national provider of insurance programs to law firms and bar associations. Were confident they will provide our members the outstanding coverage and service they deserve.

USI Affinity has been a national leader in protecting the legal profession for more than 50 years. The company insures more than 30,000 attorneys nationwide and is the endorsed insurance administrator for more than 30 state and local bar associations, including the Pennsylvania Bar Association. USI Affinity is also the largest privately-held benefits broker in the United States. This combination gives USI Affinity the expertise and market clout to navigate the marketplace and design the most comprehensive and innovative insurance and benefits packages available for law firms.

We are very excited to partner with the Montgomery Bar Association, said Arnie Kaplan, President of USI Affinitys Professional Insurance Solutions Group. As the MBAs endorsed broker, it is our goal to provide bar members the best products and the very best possible service and guidance with their insurance decisions. With the quality of the products weve put together for the MBA, and our deep expertise, we look forward to working closely with Montgomery County law firms to design superior solutions tailored to fit their needs.

Key highlights of the Lawyers Complete Program for the Montgomery Bar include: