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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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Webroot Extends Momentum of Channel Edge Partner Program: Launches System Builder Program to Offer Webroot(R) Security Software Licenses in Bulk; Adds Efficiency and Incentives Through Distribution Partner, Ingram Micro


BOULDER, Colo. (PRWEB) April 18, 2007

School District of Superior Expands Parent Notification Program Through SchoolMessenger Partnership

Superior, WI, and Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) September 4, 2007

The School District of Superior today announced that it has expanded its parent notification program for the 2007-2008 school year. The district’s goals are two-fold: To reach families quickly and effectively in the event of an emergency and to improve the overall quality and frequency of communications between its schools and the community.

By partnering with SchoolMessenger, a leading U.S. parental notification company, the district has expanded a pilot program that was put in place and tested in April. The new service allows the district to communicate quickly and effectively with parents, day or night, in any language using voice messages or email.

If an emergency occurs on one of its eight school campuses, massive calling capabilities are now in place to enable thousands of messages to be placed in a matter of minutes. For more routine attendance alerts and community outreach, school or district officials simply access a Web-based system or call a toll-free number to send families any number of personalized messages or reminders throughout the school year.

“We want the community to know that we are taking proactive measures to improve the flow of communication between our schools and home,” said Jay Mitchell, superintendent of the School District of Superior. “Studies show that when notification solutions are used in schools, parents feel more involved in their child’s education, they report improved peace of mind and attendance rates increase. In today’s connected world, parents have 24/7 access to news and information, and they expect nothing less from their local schools.”

As students bring Emergency Contact forms home this Fall, parents are encouraged to review them carefully to be sure all telephone and email information is up to date and accurate. Each family receives two emergency contacts that will be notified with school activities and alerts. Database records for each of its nearly 5,000 students are automatically, regularly updated so that if an incident occurs, the district is always emergency-ready. If at any time contact information within a family changes, parents are asked to notify the school immediately so that records can be updated.

“We want to applaud the district’s success in creating an organized, strategic program that places a clear priority on parent communications,” said Jim Duggan, Northern Regional Director for SchoolMessenger, a division of Reliance Communications. “By leveraging our notification service, which is designed exclusively for K-12 use, school administrators will save countless hours of staff time when communicating ongoing, routine alerts and events. In addition, if an emergency occurs, district officials can deliver a clear message quickly and reliably to provide valuable insight on the situation, and to dispel the spread of misinformation.”

The district’s 2007-2008 notification plan includes the following schools: Bryant Elementary, Cooper Elementary, Four Corners Elementary, Great Lakes Elementary, Lake Superior Elementary, Northern Lights Elementary, Superior Middle School and Superior High School. All personal information shared between families and the district will remain private and is protected by multiple layers of data encryption, firewalls and other security measures.

About SchoolMessenger

SchoolMessenger, a division of Reliance Communications, Inc., is a leading provider of parent notification solutions for education. Its family of products, which include desktop, server and hosted solutions, are in use in more than 6,000 districts and schools, connecting educators with millions of parents everyday. Founded in 1999, the privately-funded company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California. For information, visit http://www.schoolmessenger.com.

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Prince George County School District Expands Parent Notification Program for 2007-2008 School Year

Prince George, VA and Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) September 5, 2007

The Prince George County School District today announced that it has expanded its parent notification program for the 2007-2008 school year. The district, which serves nine schools and more than 6,100 students, has two goals for the program: to reach families quickly and effectively in the event of an emergency, and to improve the overall quality and frequency of communications between its schools and the community.

In July the school board approved a contract with SchoolMessenger, a leading U.S. parental notification company, to provide ongoing communications services. As a result, the district or any individual school can communicate regularly with parents day or night, in any language, using voice messages, email or text messaging. The solution even includes a survey feature that allows officials to query families regarding key issues, and then use that insight to improve programs and services.

If an emergency occurs on any campus in the district, SchoolMessenger’s massive calling capabilities will enable thousands of messages to be placed in a matter of minutes. For more routine attendance alerts and community outreach, school or district officials simply access the Web-based service, or call a toll-free number, to send families any number of personalized messages or reminders throughout the school year.

“We want the community to know that we are taking proactive measures to improve communications between our schools and home,” said Dr. R. Francis Moore, Superintendent of Prince George County School District. “Whether we are informing parents of an open house, or alerting them to an emergency situation, we want them to rest assured that the district can reach each and every family in a timely, organized manner. In today’s connected world, with 24/7 access to news and information, I believe parents expect nothing less from their local schools.”

As students bring Emergency Contact forms home this Fall, parents are encouraged to review them carefully to be sure all telephone and email information is up to date and accurate. Two emergency contacts from each family are entered into the notification database, which is automatically, regularly updated throughout the year so that it is always emergency-ready. If at any time contact information changes, parents are advised to notify the school immediately so that records can be updated.

“We want to applaud the district’s success in creating an organized, strategic program that places a clear priority on parent communications,” said Jim Duggan, Northern Regional Director for SchoolMessenger, a division of Reliance Communications. “By leveraging our notification service, which is designed exclusively for K-12 schools, district and school administrators can save countless hours of staff time and deliver a clear, personalized message to let parents know what’s happening on their child’s campus.”

The district’s 2007-2008 emergency plan includes the following schools, located in Prince George County: David A. Harrison Elementary, North Elementary, South Elementary, L.L. Beazley Elementary, W.A. Walton Elementary, J.E. J. Moore Middle School, N.B. Clements Jr. High, Prince George High and Prince George Education Center. All personal information shared between families and the district will remain private, and is protected by multiple layers of data encryption, firewalls and other security measures.

About SchoolMessenger:

SchoolMessenger, a division of Reliance Communications, Inc., is a leading provider of parent notification solutions for education. Its family of products, which include desktop, server and hosted solutions, are in use in more than 6,000 districts and schools, connecting educators with millions of parents everyday. Founded in 1999, the privately-funded company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California. For information, visit http://www.schoolmessenger.com.

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Enjoy Life


CHICAGO (PRWEB) September 10, 2008

Today’s meeting, held by the Food and Nutrition Service of the USDA, was a Request for Public Comments for Use in Preparing for 2009 Reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Programs, which includes the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program; and the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which support nutritious meals and snacks served to children in schools, child care institutions and afterschool care programs.

Speaking on behalf of the American Celiac Disease Alliance (ACDA) and Enjoy Life Foods, Mandell said, “On behalf of the children, their parents and caregivers that are currently excluded from receiving program benefits, I strongly urge the USDA to make the necessary changes to the National School Lunch Program to ensure that ALL eligible students can benefit from this important, federally assisted meal program.”

Mandell supported his comments by citing the growing number of children affected by Celiac Disease, food allergies, food intolerances and autism:

Celiac Disease, is the world’s most common genetic auto-immune disease, and is estimated to affect at least 1% of the populationi. At this time, the only known treatment for Celiac Disease is strict adherence to a gluten-free diet for life (gluten is the protein that is found in wheat, barely and rye). Food allergies are estimated to affect 6 to 8% of children and 3 to 4% of adultsii, and diagnoses are on the rise. For the over 12 million Americans with food allergies, symptoms can range from mild (such as gastrointestinal discomfort) to life threatening (due to anaphylactic shock). Another 30 million Americans have food intolerancesiii that cause them to avoid certain foods. And finally, one in 150 children is affected by autismiv which can be effectively managed in some cases by following a diet free of gluten and casein (the protein found in dairy). Carol McCarthy Shilson, Executive Director of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center and ACDA member, also provided comments on behalf of Stefano Guandalini, M.D., the Center’s founder and medical director. “It is not right that children with Celiac Disease should be denied a safe meal or given food that is nutritionally inadequate. Surely we cannot expect our children to learn and thrive with such conditions. It is our duty to see that all children are provided with a nutritious and safe meal at school,” Guandalini commented.

Shilson also presented results from a recent survey by the ACDA, which revealed that among 2,229 parents of children with Celiac Disease, only 111 were able to get a gluten-free lunch at school. The others had to pack a lunch or go without, according to the ACDA survey.

About ACDA

The American Celiac Disease Alliance (ACDA) began to take shape in early 2003 when an ad hoc group of 15 leaders in the celiac community came together to help persuade Congress to require food labels to include information about allergens. The group’s efforts were instrumental in the passage of landmark legislation, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act. The non-profit organization provides leadership on policy issues affecting the lives of individuals with celiac disease, an inherited autoimmune disorder affecting children and adults. The ACDA is recognized internationally for its role in advocating on behalf of all segments of the celiac community.

About Enjoy Life Foods

Enjoy Life Natural Brands, LLC (d/b/a Enjoy Life Foods, LLC (ELF)) was founded in 2001 with the mission of making great-tasting allergy-friendly foods that most everyone can eat freely. The company launched the Enjoy Life brand in 2002 with a broad product line that is free of the eight most common allergens and gluten-free. To meet the needs of a rapidly growing consumer base, in 2004 the company acquired Perky’s, a line of gluten- and nut-free cereals. Today, ELF offers 29 different Enjoy Life and Perky’s products that are sold in natural food and select grocery stores throughout the United States and Canada. Visit http://www.enjoylifefoods.com and http://www.perkysnaturalfoods.com for store locations and more. In September 2008, Enjoy Life Foods was named for the second consecutive year to Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing privately held businesses in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.enjoylifenb.com.

i Dr. Stefano Guandalini, University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center

ii FAAN

iii National Institutes of Health

iv Autism Society of America







Monetta Young Investor Fund Partners with Kidnexions Software Program


Wheaton, IL (PRWEB) February 24, 2009

The Monetta Young Investor Fund (http://www.younginvestorfund.com, NASDAQ: MYIFX) has established a partnership with Kidnexions (http://www.kidnexions.com), which offers a kids savings and money management software program, called KidsSave. The software is designed to help kids keep track of their money and encourage saving through reward incentives. Shareholders currently invested in the Monetta Young Investor Fund are eligible to receive a 45% discount for the KidsSave software program.

“The KidsSave software program is a great way for kids to have fun tracking their savings,” says Bob Bacarella, Monetta’s president. “A basic key in teaching financial literacy is to encourage kids to become involved in the saving process to reach their goals.”

Kidnexions was founded on the idea that kids learn best when engaged in interesting and relevant activities that are connected to their everyday lives. The co-founders of Kidnexions are John and Karyn Hodgens. Karyn Hodgens resume includes a B.A. in Child Development and a Masters of Arts in Education, with a specialization in Elementary Mathematics. With a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, John Hodgens is presently employed as a software engineer.

The Monetta Young Investor Fund is a no-load mutual fund designed to get kids involved in the investment process with an innovative portfolio structure, a financial literacy program and tuition credits that may be applied at over 225 colleges nationwide. The minimum investment is $ 100, with the establishment of a $ 25 monthly automatic investment plan.*

For more information on KidsSave software, please visit http://www.kidnexions.com or for more information on the Monetta Young Investor Fund, please visit http://www.younginvestorfund.com or call 1-866-YNG-INVESTOR (964-4683).

*An Automatic Investment Plan does not assure, and does not protect against, a loss in declining markets. Such a plan involves continuous investment in securities regardless of fluctuating price levels and investors should consider their financial ability to continue purchases through periods of low price levels.

Monetta Financial Services, Inc. is the investment advisor to the Monetta No-Load Mutual Funds. It is the sponsor of a college saving program that includes college Tuition Rewards/Credits, student scholarships, financial literacy program and incentive driven college savings plan.

The Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other important information about the investment company, and it may be obtained by calling 1-800-Monetta, or visiting http://www.monetta.com. Read it carefully before investing.

Limiting the purchase of individual stocks to companies that produce products or provide services that are recognized by children or teenagers may be a risk if this sector underperforms, which can be significantly affected by the performance of the overall economy, interest rates, competition, consumer confidence and spending, and changes in demographics and consumer tastes. The portion of the Fund that invests in underlying ETF’s that track the Index will be subject to certain risks which are unique to tracking the Index. By investing in ETF’s, you will indirectly bear your share of any fees and expenses charged by the underlying funds, in addition to indirectly bearing the principal risks of the funds. Please refer to the prospectus for further details. All investments, including those in mutual funds, have risks and principal loss is possible.

While the Funds’ are no-load, management and distribution fees and other expenses may apply.

Distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.

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On Target Screening, Inc Volunteer Screening Program meets the requirements of the National Child Protection Act

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) November 14, 2009

On Target Screening, Inc., a leader in resident screening, tenant screening and volunteer screening services, has launched its Church Volunteer Screening Program, a background screening solution that meets volunteer screening standards established by the National Child Protection Act

On October 9, 1998 the Volunteers for Children Act was signed into law as Public Law 105-251, amending the National Child Protection Act of 1993. This law affects any business or organization providing care, treatment, education, training, instruction, supervision, or recreation for children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities… whether public, private, for-profit, non-profit, or voluntary.

With this amendment, if a volunteer or employee of an organization sexually molests a child, elderly person or individual with a disability in his or her care and if it can be shown this volunteer or employee had previously been convicted of a relevant crime in the United States that organization may be held liable for negligent hiring.

On Target Screening works with each church or non-profit organization to develop customized, comprehensive, affordable volunteer screening package. Steven Foster, President of the company said we understand that you welcome everyone to your church. We know that some of these folks might have some very colorful pasts and most importantly that they are forgiven. Our services are not designed to simply reject any volunteer. Our focus and mission is simple – helping you discover the best fit for every member and volunteer in your church, while you to focus on your mission.

To help churches and non-profit organizations comply with the National Child Protection Act, On Target Screening is offering its Basic Church Volunteer Screening Package for $ 12.00. This package includes a comprehensive address history report, a national criminal report, and a national sex offender search. “We developed this special package pricing to reinforce our commitment to help churches and non-profit organizations maintain compliance of all volunteer screening regulations,” said Steven Foster. “This is especially important for churches because many interact with potentially vulnerable populations on a regular basis.” Clients have the ability to email links to potential volunteers to collect the personal information required to conduct volunteer screening checks. Clients also have the option to require the volunteer to pay the screening costs.

If negative information is discovered on a volunteers background report, clients have the option to suppress the details, pending further investigation. After On Target Screening completes an investigation and verification process, based on the clients screening policy a NOT QUALIFIED recommendation is available, without releasing the details of the report. Clients may also designate a staff member to receive any negative information.

About On Target Screening, Inc.:

On Target Screening, Inc is a Christian owned and operated background screening company. Steven Foster, the President of the company is a graduate of Ozark Christian College. Our staff are members of, and we support Christian Churches, Church of Christ associated with the Restoration Movement. Our volunteer screening services are available to all churches and non-profit organizations.

On Target Screening, Inc

55 Monument Circle, Suite 1334

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

317-423-0470

888-423-0470

http://www.volunteerscreening.us

http://www.ontargetscreening.com

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