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Alabama Families of Prisoners Conference Offers Help to Families

On August 1 and 2, Healthy You hosted the Alabama Families of Prisoners Conference in Birmingham. Nearly 100 people attended the conference, taking advantage of the resources, breakout sessions and speakers. Above, some of the Healthy You, Inc. staff with keynote speakers Ron and Catherine Tijerina and their daugther Bria. Special thanks to all those who attended, volunteered and helped make the conference a success.

Exhibitors at the conference offered information to participants.

The Kids Conference took place during AFPC. 

Mentor Training

Special thanks to all the ladies who attended the mentor training sessions in August. Led by Ellen Williams, the mentors learned about the importance of healthy relationships as well as the policies and procedures of the Genesis II transitional home for formerly incarcerated women.

Fatherhood Buzz Sept 6

Fathers are invited to visit local barbershops on September 6 and receive encouragement and information on how to maintain healthy relationships with their families. The focus of this event is how active fathers can help students have a safe and successful school year. Fathers will be celebrated in the comfortable environment of their local barbershop while participating in an open discussion of issues facing fathers today. This event is part of the national campaign through President Obama’s Fatherhood Initiative, Fatherhood Buzz, typically done four times per year. For more details on this national program, visit  www.fatherhood.gov/fatherhood-buzz.

Participating Dothan Shops: His and Hers Barber and Beauty, Styles Unlimited, H Town Barbershop, Squirt and Louie’s Perfect Cut, DJ’s Classic Cuts, Who’s Next Barber and Beauty Shop, Upper Kutz and Cuts by Stalk.

If you are interested in volunteering, or if you have a barbershop and would like to participate, please contact us at (800) 656-7197. 

UpTeen 2014 Training

For one week in July, the 2014-15 class of UpTeens participated in leadership training. Students from Rehobeth, Wicksburg, Ashford and Dothan learned about healthy relationships, leadership and teamword. They put their skills to work with a dance class, paintball game and service project at the Genesis II transitional home. UpTeens will participate in projects during the school year. 

Dance class with leader Vince Johnson at the Cultural Arts Center.

Practicing teamwork with a paintball game at Dothan Survival Games.

Serving the community by helping set up the Genesis II transitional home for women. 

Learning about teamwork, leadership and healthy relationships.