Am­putees Help Am­putees With Key Tag Sup­port

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This year marks the 65th an­niver­sary of The War Amps Key Tag Ser­vice. Que­bec res­i­dents re­ceiv­ing their 2011 key tags start­ing this week will learn how their sup­port of this valu­able ser­vice al­lows the As­so­ci­a­tion to con­tinue its tra­di­tion of “am­putees help­ing am­putees.”

This tra­di­tion has been proudly passed along to the thou­sands of chil­dren who have come through its CHAMP Pro­gram for child am­putees. CHAMP pro­vides fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance for ar­ti­fi­cial limbs, peer sup­port and re­gional CHAMP sem­i­nars – a fo­rum for young am­putees and par­ents to share in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice, and see new de­vel­op­ments in ar­ti­fi­cial limbs.

When peo­ple use their key tags, they pro­tect their keys AND sup­port War Amps pro­grams like CHAMP.

The War Amps re­ceives no gov­ern­ment fund­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion, or to or­der key tags, call 1 800 250-3030 or visit waramps.ca.

UVM pro­fes­sor and au­thor Polly Young-Eisendrath will ex­am­ine the im­por­tance of de­vel­op­ing a strong con­science in chil­dren in a talk at Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary in New­port on March 2. Her talk, “Why Con­science is Key,” is part of the Ver­mont Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cil’s First Wed­nes­days lec­ture se­ries and takes place at 7:00 p.m.

Help­ing kids grow a good, solid con­science is a se­ri­ous mat­ter that re­quires a lot of thought from ed­u­ca­tors and par­ents. Con­science is the fac­ulty for rec­og­niz­ing the dif­fer­ence be­tween right and wrong, as well as the de­sire or mo­ti­va­tion to do what is right. Young-Eisendrath will talk about con­science in the con­text of chil­drea­r­ing in con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­can fam­i­lies.

Dr. Young-Eisendrath is a psy­chol­o­gist and Jun­gian psy­cho­an­a­lyst. She is Clin­i­cal As­so­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Psy­chi­a­try and Clin­i­cal As­so­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Psy­chol­ogy at the Univer­sity of Ver­mont, and Clin­i­cal Su­per­vi­sor and Con­sul­tant in Lead­er­ship De­vel­op­ment at Nor­wich Univer­sity. She has pub­lished four­teen books that have been trans­lated into twenty lan­guages, in­clud­ing The Self Es­teem Trap and The Cam­bridge Com­pan­ion to Jung.

The Ver­mont Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cil’s First Wed­nes­days se­ries is held on the first Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month from Oc­to­ber through May, fea­tur­ing speak­ers of na­tional and re­gional renown. Talks in New­port are held at Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary.

The Ver­mont Depart­ment of Li­braries is the statewide un­der­writer of First Wed­nes­days. Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary is spon­sored by Associated In­surance, Com­mu­nity Na­tional Bank, and New­port City Re­nais­sance Cor­po­ra­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary at 802.334.7902, or con­tact the Ver­mont Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cil at 802.262.2626 or info@ver­mon­thu­man­i­ties.org, or visit www.ver­mon­thu­man­i­ties.org.

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Champ Jef­frey Beau­soleil holds a set of lost keys that will be re­turned to their own­ers.

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