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Manatee County MOMS Club to Host Free Child Safety Educational Awareness Class Featuring Self Defense and Tips for Protecting Your Children
The free class will feature real-life techniques for reducing personal threats, keeping parents involved in children’s safety including the Internet, analyzing dangerous situations and engaging your kids when it comes to safety preparedness.
MANATEE, Fla., -- Sept. 10, 2012 – The Manatee County MOMS Club, a nonprofit organization made up of Manatee-based mothers who provide each other support, parental guidance and host educational events and outings for themselves and their children, today announced that it is hosting a parent safety awareness educational session on September 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at School District of Manatee County Professional Support Center, 2501 63rd Ave. E., Bradenton, FL 34203.
Topics covered will include: real-life techniques for reducing personal threats, keeping parents involved in children’s safety including the Internet, analyzing dangerous situations and engaging your kids when it comes to safety preparedness.
To deliver the course, the MOMS Clubs has partnered with renowned self defense instructor Kenny Merritt, who has more than 15 years of experience providing techniques in safety awareness and currently trains Manatee County employees, among others, in self defense methods.
The ultimate goal of the event is to educate parents of school-age children where they’ll learn techniques for keeping their children safe in any situation. During the presentation, Merritt, owner of Starfish Adventures, will provide demonstrations and tips for avoiding and escaping dangerous situations.
In addition, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Detective Kumiko Carter and United States Border Patrol agent Jeremy Farner are scheduled to attend to discuss child and public safety, as well as human trafficking and steps parents can take to protect their children from predators.
Also, Alan Fifield, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office crime prevention specialist, will speak about starting a neighborhood watch program, identifying theft and safety on the Internet.
Parents in attendance will receive free fingerprinting kits for their children. The fingerprinting kits can be stored along with a child’s medical records and health information, and serve as one way to track a child in the case of a kidnapping or other reason for lost contact.
The safety awareness session is free for mothers and fathers of Manatee County and the surrounding communities, but seating is limited. The event is adult only; child care will not be provided.
An R.S.V.P. is required by September 19 to either Tara Schaal at email@example.com or Kristina Rupp at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Manatee MOMS Club, visit http://www.momsclubofmanatee.com.
About Manatee County MOMS Club
The Manatee County MOMS Club, part of MOMS Club International, is a nonprofit organization made up of stay-at-home mothers throughout Manatee County. The purpose of the group is to provide support for mothers who choose to stay at home to raise their children, to provide a forum for topics of interest to mothers, to help raise children in the community, and to perform service projects to help needy and less fortunate children.
|Where||School Board of Manatee County Professional Support Center 2501 63rd Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34203|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||6:30 pm–8:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Moms, Dads, Kids, Teens, Families|
|email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tara Schaal at , or Kristina Rupp at|
More About School Board of Manatee County Professional Support Center
The Professional Support Center is home to the district's food and nutrition services, purchasing department, alternative and support programs and more. It is also the location of Manatee Educational Television (METV), a nonprofit TV station that focuses on community, educational and informational programming.