Lions of Iowa, Blank Children’s Hospital,

The Presenters:
Lori Short – Lori has been the Program Manager
Lions of Iowa,
Blank Children’s Hospital,
Family Directions of Iowa &
Parenting Way
of Iowa KidSight in the Department of
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the
University of Iowa Children’s Hospital since 2002.
Her background is in Business Administration with a
special interest in grassroots organizations and
Proudly Presents
Tammy O’Hollearn – Tammy has been the Early
9th Annual
Hearing Detection and Intervention Coordinator for
the Iowa Department of Public Health for the last
eight years and employed with the State of Iowa for
the last 17 years. She has significant experience in
project management, quality assurance and
program development. In 2009, Tammy was
recognized by the Iowa Speech and Hearing
Association (ISHA) for her outstanding service.
Debra Holwegner – Deb is the Camp Director for
Camp Hertko Hollow, Iowa’s camp for children with
diabetes. Her passion for diabetes camping was
developed through her daughter, Jenna, who was
diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 4 and is now
16. As Camp Director, Deb enjoys working with the
families and staff, helping to develop new education
programs and enhance the overall environment at
camp for kids with diabetes.
Gladys Noll Alvarez – Gladys is the Trauma
Informed Care Project Coordinator at Orchard
Place/ Child Guidance Center through which she
has closely collaborated with the National Child
Traumatic Stress Network. Ms. Alvarez provides
leadership across multiple professional
organizations. She has received many awards over
her career and in 2011 earned the honor of the
Michele A. Moore Award of Distinction for her work
in child advocacy.
Sat., September 20, 2014
For more information:
Ardie Klemish
Lions Club of Iowa
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Blank Children’s Hospital
Education & Research Center
Promoting Healthy Children Conference
Promoting Healthy Children is a
conference addressing important
ideas for raising healthy children.
The event is co-sponsored by the
Lions of Iowa, Blank Children’s
Hospital, Family Directions of Iowa
and Parenting Way.
Promoting Healthy Children is part of
the Lions Women’s Worldwide
Symposium Series – a program for Lions
clubs to gather community members to
discuss issues of relevance to women.
As a result of the symposium, the Lions
of Iowa hope to further our service to
children and young parents.
State:________________ Zip:___________________
9:30-10:00 a.m.
Registration & Exhibits
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Children’s Eyesight; Three things
you need to know
Lori Short
Department of Ophthalmology and
Visual Sciences, University of Iowa
Children’s Hospital
Learn about the new vision-screening law in Iowa for
young children and why early detection and treatment of
vision problems are essential.
Recognize the importance of early intervention for
suspected hearing loss and the critical role of the Early
Hearing Detection and Intervention1-3-6 goals.
Gain multi-sensory insight into the experience of living
with diabetes as a child and expand the caregivers’ toolkit
for guiding children to live a long, healthy life.
Recognize how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
and trauma can impact brain development, social/
emotional growth and adult functioning.
11:00 a.m.-Noon
Can You Hear Me Now?
Tammy O’Hollearn, LBSW
Iowa Department of Public Health
Intended Audience:
Noon-12:45 p.m.
Lunch & Exhibits
Parents, child care providers, kinship care providers, foster
parents, grandparents and Lions Club members.
12:45-1:45 p.m.
Juvenile Diabetes: The signs, the
reality, the positive twist!
Debra Holwegner,
Camp Hertko Hollow, INC
1:45-2:45 p.m.
Trauma Informed Care: Looking at
Behavior Through a Trauma Lens
Gladys Noll Alvarez, MSW, LISW
Orchard Place/ Child Guidance Center
Continuing Education Credits:
Child care providers can earn continuing education credits for
re-licensure by attending the event. Foster parenting training
credit is pending. No charge for continuing education.
$20 which includes materials, lunch, continuing education for
childcare providers and fosters parents, and door prizes. $25 if
registered after September 10, 2014.
Blank Children’s Hospital—Education & Research Center
1415 Woodland Avenue, Des Moines, IA
Park in the parking ramp and take the south elevators
to level G.
2:45-3:00 p.m.
Closing & Door Prizes
Yes, I plan to apply for childcare
continuing education credits.
Yes, I plan to apply for foster care
continuing education credits.
Registration fee is $20. Enclosed is $_____________.
Cost is $25 if after September 10.
Please make checks payable to:
Blank Children’s Hospital
I have special dietary needs.
Please indicate:_____________________.
Please mail in registration to:
Blank Children’s Hospital
Attn: Lana Herteen
1206 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Registration Deadline:
Friday, September 12.
Online registration is also available!
Please visit: and click
on Continuing Education. You may pay with a credit
card on our secure website.