Amputees Help Amputees With Key Tag Support
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 email@example.com, or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.
Champ Jeffrey Beausoleil holds a set of lost keys that will be returned to their owners.