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Vanessa Williams Urges Parents and Teens to Give Each Other the Ultimate Holiday Gift an “Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract” : “Ugly Betty” Star and Her Teenage Son Sign a Driving Contract, Launching Allstate’s National Home for the Holidays Teen Safe Driving Campaign

NORTHBROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) December 2, 2008

They’re giving each other a conversation and a promise. And best of all, it’s free.

With Devin on the verge of getting his learner’s permit, Ms. Williams and her son are signing an Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract before he gets behind the wheel. Based on conversations they had at home, their contract lays out expectations for smart driving decisions, and consequences if those expectations are not met.

It’s a conversation Ms. Williams and Allstate hope all parents and their teens have this holiday season.

“As a mother of two older daughters, I’ve given them the car keys and worried whether they would make it home safe. The fact is that our teens are more likely to die in a car crash than from anything else, so having the safe driving talk with your teen is just as important as talking about drugs and sex,” Williams said. “As the holidays arrive, parents and teens should use the Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract as way to begin a conversation that can be a gift of life.”

Vanessa and Devin signed their contract in New York City today, publicly launching Allstate’s national Home for the Holidays teen safe driving campaign.

Through its national Parent-Teen Driving Contract Sign Up Drive, Allstate encourages parents and teens to begin a conversation with their teens about safe driving by completing the interactive contract online at http://www.allstate.com/teen. By completing and signing a contract, parents can help ensure their teens return home safely for the holidays and every day.

With car crashes the leading cause of death for American teens, it’s a vital conversation for parents and teens especially this time of year. Teens have an increased chance of getting into an accident around the holidays. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, last December alone, nearly 400 teens died in car crashes across the United States. Many of these crashes could have been avoided with a simple conversation at home.

“By putting the contract in as many parent’s hands as possible, we hope to inspire them to give their teen the most important gift of all the safe driving talk,” said Vicky Dinges, Assistant Vice President of Public Social Responsibility for Allstate. “Signing the Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract is the first step to making a commitment between parents and teens that they aren’t going to let themselves become a statistic.”

As part of the campaign, Allstate is also conducting contract signings with other prominent parents and their teens in cities across the country, hoping that more parents and teens heed this important call. This is part of Allstate’s tradition of public advocacy aimed at reducing the number of teens killed on America’s roads each year.

“As a company dedicated to reinventing protection and retirement for American families, doing whatever we can to avert the tragedy of losing a child is something we must take on,” Dinges said.

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About Allstate

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Widely known through the “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate

Iken Court Bundling Software Saves Cornwall Council’s Legal Team

Bristol, UK (PRWeb UK) April 20, 2009

21 April 2009 — Like most legal teams dealing with childcare and family law, the Cornwall Children and Adults team work reactively. Caseloads may vary enormously, but the need for fast and efficient processing leading to an early conclusion of proceedings is a consistent requirement. In order to support their work, the Cornwall Legal Services team selected Iken Case Management software with automated Time Tracking Software, which was implemented in 2007. Additional Court Bundling software and a range of Childcare workflows were integrated into the solution soon afterwards.

Stuart Cohen, Legal Officer at Cornwall explains: “In childcare cases in particular, speed is of the essence. The legal team needs to react quickly to deliver structured, evidence-rich documents in the first instance to progress the case quickly through court and minimise the impact on the child and families involved. With the Iken system we can see the case history straight away, and we’ve got immediate access to it.”

The team at Cornwall are also discovering the benefits of using Iken’s electronic Court Bundling software, which automates the indexing, sectioning and pagination of bundles to support child protection and other litigation. These bundles are created by Iken and may either be distributed electronically or printed out for more traditional paper-based distribution; they are now saving Cornwall Council over

Trtl Bot Announces “Cases For Kids” Charitable ProgramFor Each iPad Shell Case Purchased, One is Donated To A Student With A Special Need

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 03, 2012

TRTL BOT, designers of eco-functional iPhone and iPad cases, today announced its Cases for Kids charitable program, where for each iPad Shell case purchased, one is donated to a student with a special need.

TRTL BOT has partnered with iTaalk, a charitable organization dedicated to matching families with a special needs child with an iPad complete with all the educational and communication components needed.

As a school psychologist who works with children with special needs, Marissa Gloria, TRTL BOT co-founder, witnessed an increase of teachers, specialists and parents using the iPad as a tool for language development and learning. The Shell was created and designed with features that transform the iPad from a recreational device into an advanced learning tool. The durable, lightweight protective iPad casing features an easy-grip handle that doubles as a multimedia stand, a volume enhancer that redirects sound to the front of the iPad, strategically placed tote or strap eyelets for easy toting, and the innovative child-proof retractable home button lock.

Marissa and I share a passion for supporting student learners of all abilities and we also wanted to create a way for our TRTL BOT friends to give back to the community. Cases for Kids does just that! It allows our customers to give back to families with special needs children who do not have the resources to purchase an iPad with all of the necessary assistive components themselves, said Peter Gloria, President and CEO, TRTL BOT. The iPad has become a very important device to families who have a child with autism, but for many the purchase of an iPad with all the components can be too costly. To launch Cases for Kids, we actively sought out organizations focused on pairing families with a child with autism with an iPad fully loaded with the necessary communication and learning toolsand its a program wed like to see grow over the coming years.

Were thrilled to have a partner like TRTL BOT to help us complete the iPad packages we donate through our iPad Grant program, said Brooke Olson, found of iTaalk Autism Foundation. We strive to provide each family with all the tools theyll need to make the technology enhance each childs education needsthe iPad, appropriate applications, stylus pens and now a Shell case to protect the iPad.

The iTaalk Autism Foundation has educated thousands of families, service providers and caretakers on the benefits of using interactive technology with children with Autism. Since April 2011, iTaalk has given over 140 iPad devices to children with an Autism diagnosis.

TRTL BOT was created on the principal that all products should come from recycled materials, made in the U.S., and have more than one purpose. Each product has unique functions made to complement the users lifestyle.


Founded in 2010 TRTL BOT is a line of multifunctional Apple accessories inspired by design, functionality and environmental awareness. TRTL BOT is committed to eco-friendliness, doing more with less, and is proud member of 1% For the Planet. The turtle logo represents ecology, protection, functionality and distinct style, characteristics that are adopted in all TRTL BOT designs and products. For more information, visit http://www.trtlbot.com or http://www.facebook.com/TRTLBOTpage

More Than 2,000 Children Missing Each Day, and MemorableGifts.com Wants to Help Keep Your Child Safe

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2013

The lunches have been packed, new clothes have been purchased, and your child is excited to go back to school to show off their new personalized backpack. Personalized backpacks may be adorable, but there is a danger involved having your child walk around with their name embroidered for all to see. MemorableGifts.com has taken steps to help assure the safety of kids by choosing not to sell personalized school supplies. The popularity of the personalized backpacks is growing not just because of how cute they are, but also because kids are known for losing stuff.

According to the National Retail Federations 2013 Back-to-School Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 80% of school supplies that parents buy for their kids will get lost. Getting your childs name embroidered on their school supplies is one way to reassure that your childs belonging will be returned to them, but there are safer alternatives. MemorableGifts.com suggests putting a label on the inside of the backpack or personalizing it with a fun keychain.

There is nothing more important in the world than the safety of our children, Raffi Dermenjian CEO of Memorablegifts.com states, We decided not to sell personalized school supplies, even though they have become very popular recently and many retailers have been aggressively marketing them.” It’s important to take some time and teach your kids some helpful safety tips. Putting your child’s name on their backpack for everyone to see can make your child an easy target for predators. Teach your child not to trust anyone they don’t know, even if that stranger knows their name. Also, stress the importance to your child to never go anywhere with someone that they don’t know, even if the stranger says, “Your mother asked me to pick you up.”

Raffi Dermenjian, CEO of MemorableGifts.com further stated, We looked at the U.S. Department of Justice Statistics and it show that children are easy targets, reporting an astonishing average of 2,185 children missing each day. So no matter how many times you tell your child to be safe and never talk to strangers, children still tend to trust adults who know their names. That is why MemorableGifts.com has made the decision not to sell personalized school supplies. We hope that other retailers will get this message and follow our lead, to help protect the identity of our children.

About MemorableGifts.com:

MemorableGifts.com is a leader in unique, personalized, engraved gifts for a variety of occasions including weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations and holidays. The company was founded in 1999 by Raffi Dermenjian and has become known throughout the world for its excellent customer service and quality products. Visit memorablegifts.com today.