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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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Puppy Snacks on Earrings and Surgery Costs $7,700.00 – Pets Best Insurance Pays 80%, Total paid by family in premiums about $90.00, total received by family about $6,100.00 Value of Abby to Her Family, Nearly Priceless!

Boise, ID (PRWEB) August 30, 2007

Pet insurance can provide the immediate means to cover costly veterinary care once the policy is in force. Abby is a very good example – before being adopted, this happy and loving Labrador mixed breed puppy had already had a pretty tough life. Both her and her brother were originally dumped on the side of the road, starving, sick and infested with fleas, both were in need of veterinary care. They were sent to a local shelter and put on the list to be euthanized. Funds were not available for needed care and her brother didn’t make it, but Abby was rescued at the last minute. Charles and Virginia Meyer adopted her and paid the hospitalization costs related to her rescue that exceeded $ 1,000. In very short period of time, she had an injury to her rear leg and other issues that included surgery to remove ingested earrings. In her short life, veterinary care is quickly approaching $ 9,000.00.

According to Virginia Meyer, “Abby is such a wonderful addition to our family; she is like a child to my husband and me. Her care after she was rescued cost us around $ 1,000.00. We feel she is worth so much that we can not place a monetary price on her. Once we got Abby home, she had a serious injury to her rear leg. It required a specialist and he suggested that we protect Abby in the future with Pets Best Insurance. We went online and ordered coverage for Abby. A few weeks later while at home, Abby brought a small box to me, minus the earnings it normally contained. Within hours, she was very sick and we rushed her to an emergency clinic. After several surgeries and trips back and forth to the veterinarian, she is now back at home and recovering. For Charles and me, we would have done whatever it would take to care for our puppy. We are thankful that we have insurance coverage because we just cannot imagine having to choose between providing needed care, or having to put Abby down.”

Verizon Wireless and Verizon Fios Sponsor McGruff Safe Kids Total ID Events To Help Raise Safety Awareness and Protect Children in Their Communities

Dunedin, FL (PRWEB) June 25, 2008

McGruff Safe Kids provides child safety packages at grand openings of new Verizon Wireless stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York.

The statistics are frightening to say the least. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, every 40 seconds a child is reported missing or abducted. That translates to over 2,000 children per day and over 800,000 per year!

When a child becomes missing every passing second counts. Law enforcement officials need as much information as possible to help track down a missing child. Having this information is the single most useful tool available to help law enforcement locate a missing child.

“The most recent statistics on child abductions are staggering. Verizon Wireless is pleased to sponsor this important event that will enable parents to better protect their children,” said Christine Baron, president of Verizon Wireless’ Tri-State Region. “I encourage local families to take advantage of this free service and potentially life-saving educational activities that we have planned for the day.”

Each McGruff child safety package includes a full-sized ID card that contains the child’s 10 digital fingerprints, color digital photo and vital personal information, two laminated, wallet-sized ID cards that contain the child’s digital thumbprint, color digital photo and vital personal information, a DNA Self-Collection Kit that will allow a parent to easily obtain and store their child’s saliva, hair and blood samples, a McGruff Jr. Crimefighter Sticker Badge and a McGruff Envelope.

The McGruff Safe Kids Total ID System is the leading, most comprehensive child safety/identification/education program available in the United States. It is the only digital child identification program licensed by the National Crime Prevention Council.

Neil Arfmann, a retired Tampa Bay, FL police officer, is the President and cofounder of the McGruff Safe Kids Total Identification System, a company committed to the safety and education of America’s children. The McGruff Safe Kids TID System is a licensee of the National Crime Prevention Council. The National Crime Prevention Council features McGruff the Crime Dog and his slogan, “Take A Bite Out of Crime.” Learn more about McGruff by visiting http://www.ncpc.org.

To schedule an interview with Neil Arfmann, please call 888-209-4218.

McGruff the Crime Dog

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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Contemporary Product Solutions Released their Winter Dental Magazine by Evaluating Dental Products and Dental Materials From a “Total Team” Perspective


Virginia Beach, Virginia (PRWEB) October 31, 2012

We are excited to release our Winter magazine for 2012. Readers can increase their understanding of the latest dental products on the market as well as outstanding dental articles for the entire team. Our mission at CPS is to provide the dental community with clinically relevant information for all areas of the dental practice.

Contemporary Product Solutions (http://www.cpsmagazine.com), was founded in January 2010 by Erik and Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA. Our very first magazine was strictly about dental evaluations and now we have incorporated articles for the entire team. Our editorial staff and evaluators has been a huge asset to our success. Their innovative solutions to educate the dental field and assist in delivering outstanding dental products and dental materials for the patients has exceeded our expectations.

CPS magazine is the only digital magazine that provides editorial of its kind, delivering current product reviews for the whole team to include dentists, hygienists, assistants, lab and office in one magazine. To maintain pace with the digital community, Contemporary Product Solutions just recently announced their digital edition can be read on all mobile devices such as iPad, Kindle Fire, Tablet and all Smartphones, which they believe will increase their readership.

The clinical evaluation process is an objective process to communicate to the dental community our evaluators findings of how a dental product functions or a piece of equipment performs in a dental practice through the perspective of the dental team. The process begins with a customized evaluation pdf/online survey for identified evaluators. Contemporary Product Solutions and the dental manufacture will agree to a recommended quantity. We require all of our evaluators to provide step by step photographs of the evaluated products as well as written comments/solutions. We are currently achieving a 95% survey return rate and making the necessary steps to hit 100%. Once the surveys are completed, they are summarized for an editorial review along with a pictorial tech-spec on how the product was used in their practice. CPS with our articles on clinical application offer each team member in the practice free Continuing Education Credits along with samples for products reviewed.

Dr. Frank Milnar, DDS, AAACD was asked about his experience has an evaluator with CPS. “Being a product evaluator for Contemporary Product Solutions is both interesting and responsible. Our evaluations can affect the behavior of dental offices and their implementation with next generation materials. It is our responsibility to evaluate for reputable and ethical companies who have non biased approach to better our profession. Contemporary Product Solutions is one of those companies. With Shannon Pace Brinker at the helm, I trust that she has the best intentions in mind for the dentist and auxiliaries alike to find solutions for the dental applications that face us on a daily basis.”

All evaluations will be available 24/7 on our website and in our digital magazine. Our product reviews and articles can be also be read in Dental Products Reports, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and Henry Schein monthly dental magazines.

For information on CPS, please visit http://www.cpsmagazine.com or contact via email Shannon(at)cpsmagazine(dot)com or Erik(at)cpsmagazine(dot)com.







Contemporary Product Solutions Released their Winter Dental Magazine by Evaluating Dental Products and Dental Materials From a “Total Team” Perspective


Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) December 29, 2012

CPS Magazine is excited to release their Winter magazine for 2012. Readers can increase their understanding of the latest dental products on the market as well as outstanding dental articles for the entire team. The mission at CPS is to provide the dental community with clinically relevant information for all areas of the dental practice.

Contemporary Product Solutions (http://www.cpsmagazine.com), was founded in January 2010 by Erik and Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA. The first magazine was strictly about dental evaluations and now we have incorporated articles for the entire team. The editorial staff and team of evaluators have been a huge asset to CPS’s success. The innovative solutions to educate the dental field and assist in delivering outstanding dental products and dental materials for the patients that have exceeded expectations.

CPS magazine is the only digital magazine that provides editorial of its kind, delivering current product reviews for the whole team to include dentists, hygienists, assistants, lab and office in one magazine. To maintain pace with the digital community, Contemporary Product Solutions just recently announced their digital edition can be read on all mobile devices such as iPad, Kindle Fire, Tablet and all Smartphones, which will increase the reading experience for the dental community.

The clinical evaluation process is an objective process to communicate to the dental community the evaluator’s findings of how a dental product functions or a piece of equipment performs in a dental practice through the perspective of the dental team. The process begins with a customized evaluation pdf/online survey for identified evaluators. Contemporary Product Solutions and the dental manufacture will agree to a recommended quantity. Requirements for all of the evaluators to provide step by step photographs of the evaluated products as well as written comments/solutions. CPS is currently achieving a 95% survey return rate and making the necessary steps to hit 100%. Once the surveys are completed, each are summarized for an editorial review along with a pictorial tech-spec on how the product was used in their practice. With the addition of CPS clinical articles on dental application each team member in the practice is offered free Continuing Education Credits along with samples of products reviewed.

Dr. Frank Milnar, DDS, AAACD was asked about his experience has an evaluator with CPS. “Being a product evaluator for Contemporary Product Solutions is both interesting and responsible. CPS evaluations can affect the behavior of dental offices and their implementation with next generation materials. CPS provides evaluations to reputable and ethical companies who have non biased approach to better the profession. Contemporary Product Solutions is one of those companies. With Shannon Pace Brinker at the helm, I trust that she has the best intentions in mind for the dentist and auxiliaries alike to find solutions for the dental applications that face us on a daily basis.”

All evaluations will be available 24/7 on CPS Magazine Website and in the Digital Magazine. Our product reviews and articles can be also be read in Dental Products Reports, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and Henry Schein monthly dental magazines.

For information on CPS, please visit http://www.cpsmagazine.com or contact via email Shannon(at)cpsmagazine(dot)com or Erik(at)cpsmagazine(dot)com.







Total Blindness Turns into Stroke of Good Luck for Randyce Wechter, according to the “No Limits” Mentoring Mission.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013

Randyce Wechter, the latest nominee of the No Limits Mentoring Mission Award a charitable outreach program dedicated to helping disabled people to achieve their career goals embodies the true spirit of somebody who has steadfastly refused to give up.

After being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at eight years old, her mother died suddenly. She found herself learning to walk again at LaRabida Childrens Hospital, without a mom and having to wear a cumbersome brace. To make matters worse, Randyce was warned by doctors that she could no longer play like a normal kid. Of course, she had other ideas.

So my father moved me down to Florida from Chicago to live with relatives, because of the warmer weather,” she said. “He set up pool time at a local Miami Beach hotel because we were told that swimming would be instrumental in getting stronger and active again.” The regimen worked. In fact, she ultimately became a standout student athlete in a number of high school sports, including volleyball, a sport she competed in at the prestigious Maccabiah Games in Israel.

At 21, Randyce married and went on to attend DePaul University. After a successful career in retail management, she settled into her passion: the theater. She eventually became a Unit Production Manager for a leading women’s documentary film company. She had planned to continue in the same field when the couple moved to California, but fate intervened with the sunshine of her life a new baby boy named Matthew.

She relished being a stay-at-home mom, calling those years the best of her life. She also became actively involved in philanthropic work, helping organize multiple fundraisers for the schools her son attended.

By the time Matthew was in seventh grade, she decided it was time to go back to work. My husband, Michael, noticed that a local Palm Springs bakery was up for sale. It sounded like a lot of fun, even though Id never baked a thing in my life. Actually, my husband was the cook in the family, she laughs. Luckily, I felt I had enough organizational expertise and support from my family to make this unlikely venture a success.

Under her enthusiastic leadership and marketing skills, the business flourished. My husband, though very busy running his own computer business, helped out in any way that he could and so did my son. It was a blast! You can imagine how popular my son was with a parent known as PS Cookie Mama.

At 45, just as life couldnt get much better, something unimaginable occurred. I started losing my vision. I was diagnosed with overlapping autoimmune disease, which is a fancy way of saying they didnt know what was causing my optic nerve to begin dying in one eye.

Her son, a high school senior at the time, took over the day-to-day operations of the bakery as Randyce sought multiple medical opinions. He did a great job keeping the business going, but as my sight continued to deteriorate over the months ahead, it was obvious I would have to sell my business. It was a difficult decision after pouring so much work and love into my four bakeries, but since I was selling them to a former employee, who I also mentored in the business, it was an easier transition for me.

The family relocated to Laguna Niguel in Orange County, California, so she could receive regular chemotherapy treatments over a grueling four-year stretch at UCI Medical Center, in a desperate effort to stave off any other serious illnesses. Unfortunately, I lost my vision completely over a couple of months and the treatments continued in hopes of keeping the diseases from spreading to other vital organs.

About the same time, Randyce started writing a book called Blind Spot, which chronicled her life and journey into blindness, hundreds of doctors appointments, countless chemo treatments, wonderful doctors and the amazing support she received from her family. I was going to the Braille Institute and trying to do my best to adjust to life as a sightless person , but it was very difficult to grasp that this was really happening to me….I felt I had too much left to do and I wanted to survive the treatments. I felt like I would somehow see again.

The following is a passage from her unfinished book where she wishfully, almost prophetically, discusses her desires and hopes to one day see again.

I want to see it all again

I want to see smiles and milk mustaches

I want to see my sons blue eyes

I want to see my husbands long beautiful eyelashes and his one cute dimple.

I want to see the smile on my doctors face when I tell him I can see again.

And only because they all never gave up hope Ill never give up.

I will see it all again Randy

In 2004, Randyce suffered another physical setback in the form of a small stroke. As it turned out, it may have been a stroke of good fortune. To this day, doctors dont know how or why it happened, but after receiving a myriad of medications in conjunction with her stroke recovery, her vision miraculously began coming back in one eye about two months later.

It was like a dream, only real! she remembers. One day I woke up and saw through the glass doors I saw the dew on the grass I started seeing things I hadnt seen in five years, including my husband and son.

While she embraced her newfound vision, she never lost sight of the many friends and tremendous support she had received from the blind community. In fact it wasnt long before she and her husband of 38 years formed a company called AdaptiveVoice that develops, markets and trains people on groundbreaking computer adaptive programs for both the visually impaired and people with other disabilities.

The idea for AdaptiveVoice was born , a true labor of love, when my husband started writing and developed software programs for me while I was blind, so I could use the computer to stay connected and I loved it. Friends would drop by and see me (or hear me) using my computer and say, I want a copy, too. These dear friends would become our beta testers, and with their invaluable feedback, we started the company with (four applications. Today, we offer a suite of 19 applications for everything from web browsing, emails, document scanning, speech recognition you name it.

Randyce says the goal of AdaptiveVoice is to allow people with all types of disabilities to enjoy the same functionality from their computers as anybody else. We have fully downloadable programs called CDesk applications for people with computers, and we also offer complete software/hardware packages and the training to go with it. There are also wonderful online tutorials on our website.

According to Randyce, CDesk is an easy-to-use, high-contrast, large-print and fully speech-enabled desktop solution that puts the computer back at your fingertips. The company has partnered with The Chicago Lighthouse over the past two years, and is also closely associated with the Braille Institute, the Low Vision Council (SCCO) the Dayle McIntosh Center, the Center for the Partially Sighted (CPS) and veterans groups. CDesk is now in 26 states and over 100 low vision, blind and disabilities resource centers nationwide.

Despite the devastating impact of becoming totally blind and the grueling treatments that would follow, The experience opened my eyes and my heart to the challenges facing people with low vision and blindness and motivated me to forge a new career path of helping others find freedom through being able to use a computer to its fullest.

Randyce says that while going blind and suffering a stroke were major blows, shes grateful they have pointed her on a career path she never could have imagined in the bakery business. I couldnt have done any of this without my husband and son, who were like