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Library Hosts ADHD Awareness and Understanding Seminar

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Go to fauquierlibrary.orgLibrary to Host ADHD Awareness and Understanding Seminar

(Warrenton, VA) November 10, 2014 – The Fauquier County Public Library will host ADHD Awareness & Understanding on Tuesday, November 18 at 7 p.m. in the Warrenton Library.

 According to Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), ADHD is medically and legally recognized as a treatable yet potentially serious disorder, affecting up to nine percent of all children, and approximately four percent of adults.

“It’s widely accepted that a significant number of children and adults have ADD and ADHD. Our goal is to offer parents and children in our community helpful information to better understand what ADHD is and what treatment options are available. We are pleased to work with local experts to offer this program,” said Dawn Sowers, public services manager, Fauquier County Public Library.

The program will be presented by Neil Swanson, MDiv, PACG, ACC and Linda Swanson, MA, ACG, ACC, graduates of ADD Coach Academy and credentialed by the International Coach Federation.

In addition to their training, the Swanson’s have a lifetime of personal experience with ADHD. “Adults with ADHD have often experienced a lifetime of discouraging negative messages from parents, teachers, family, and colleagues.  Learning effective responses to ADHD can transform discouragement into satisfaction and success,” according to Linda Swanson.

The program will begin with “ADD and Loving It?!” a groundbreaking video that blends humor, hope and science to dispel the myths about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (directed and produced by Rick Green). An interactive discussion will follow.

This free program will be held in the Program Room, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester Street, Warrenton; no registration is required. To learn more, contact the Fauquier County Public Library at (540) 422-8500 or visit library.fauquiercounty.gov.

Fauquier County Public Library locations are: Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St.; Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Drive North; and John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall. Call (540) 422-8500 for more information about library events or locations.

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FCPL Hosts Seminar for Student Athletes

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Go to fauquierlibrary.orgFauquier County Public Library Hosts Seminar for Student Athletes

(Warrenton, VA) November 6, 2014 – The Fauquier County Public Library, in cooperation with Wakefield School, will host a seminar on Tuesday, November 18, 6 – 7:30 p.m. – The New NCAA and the Rules You Need to Know to Play.

 According to the NCAA, over $2.7 billion in athletic scholarships are distributed annually to student athletes, providing these young adults with opportunities to learn, compete and succeed.

This program will provide student athletes with information about NCAA eligibility rules and the information necessary to navigate the complex NCAA eligibility process. It is designed for student athletes and their parents, as well as coaches and school personnel who work with student athletes.

Paul Sipes, Athletic Director, Wakefield School, will lead the presentation, drawing upon 23 years of experience coaching and advising more than 200 NCAA level athletes. Sipes was named VISAA Division 3 Coach of the Year in Girls Basketball in 2013 and VIAAA Athletic Director of the Year in 2012.

“It is a rare and precious thing to be talented enough in a sport to be awarded an athletic scholarship. Talent and hard work are just a small part of the process. Unfortunately, many young people may not have an idea of how far their abilities will take them until very late in the process. Without the right guidance, planning, foresight and understanding of the processes involved in securing an athletic scholarship; students find themselves in a position of not qualifying as seniors for mistakes made in their freshman and sophomore years,” according to Sipes.

This free program will be held at the John Barton Payne bldg., 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton; no registration is required. To learn more, contact the Fauquier County Public Library at (540) 422-8500 or visit library.fauquiercounty.gov.

 

Fauquier County Public Library locations are: Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St.; Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Drive North; and John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall. Call (540) 422-8500 for more information about library events or locations.

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