Published October 22, 1998
Volume 6, Number 10

Parent-Teacher Organization Hosts Child Safety Workshop Bonanza

The Pleasanton Parent-Teacher Faculty Organization hosts a Child Safety Workshop Bonanza for parents and children on Saturday, November 14, at Harvest Park Middle School. The event will feature Bob Stuber, founder of the SCI Escape School, as well as Kim Swartz from the Amber Foundation and Mark Klaas of KlaasKids Foundation. A host of community groups will be on hand to offer information on everything from bicycle safety to earthquake preparedness and more. 

The pre-registration deadline for the event is Monday, October 26.

The featured speakers begin their day at 10:30, when Bob Stuber presents a program on the SCI Escape School. Stuber will address children over age 5 and adults with techniques for learning awareness, avoidance, and how to escape from dangerous situations, all in a non-threatening format tailored especially for children. 

From 11:45 to 1:00, Marc Klaas and Kim Swartz will conduct a panel discussion for parents on awareness and prevention of crimes against children. A question-and-answer period is also planned during the workshop. At the same time, a Fire Safety Program will be conducted for the children. 

The final workshop of the day is for parents and teens and presents the Substance Abuse Family Education (SAFE) program. SAFE helps parents and teens deal with issues surrounding alcohol and drug abuse. This workshop takes place from 1:15 to 2:30. 

Also offered during the day are fingerprinting and ID kit services. Information will also be provided on bicycle safety and the CNS Helmet program; bicycle registration; earthquake preparedness, courtesy of the American Red Cross; local parenting and child care resources from Child Care Links; the Alameda County Rescue Canines; and Alameda County Vector Control. 

To register for any of the workshops, contact event chair Aileen Efigenio of the Alisal PTA at (925) 846-8941. Seating is limited. 

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