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The Carolyn E. Wylie Center NewsletterJune 2012
Dear Wylie Center Families and Friends,
Summer is here!!! Kids are getting out of school and what are you going to do. Stay busy and stay cool. Here are some quick tips from our parenting department that can help you while they are home this summer.

Keep kids entertained with easy to do crafts that will help keep them entertained and you from pulling your hair out while they are home from school and it is too hot to go outside. Having trouble getting them to settle down at night, try doing physical activities during the day like going to the park that will tire them out. Remember, games that were fun when you were little like Hide-N-Seek, Tag, and Simon Says. These are all games that don't require you to purchase anything, but still get your kiddos moving. And remember, since they are home more, you need a break more. Trade babysitting nights with your friends and family so you can have a break now and then.
Golf for The Wylie Center
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The Carolyn E. Wylie Center is one of the 2012 Beneficiaries for the Premier Service bank Charitable Golf Outing. Premier Service Bank has been giving back since 2006. 100% of the net proceeds raised will be distributed to the selected no-for-profit beneficiaries.

The Wylie Center is seeking sponsors/golfers for this special event held at the Victoria Club, 2521 Arroyo Drive, Riverside, CA 92506 on October 1, 2012.
 Incentives to Join Us:
Not only will each player get to play at the member only Victoria Club, they will receive at a minimum:
1 Pair of Callaway Golf Shoes
1 Lunch provided by Citrus City Grille
1 Dinner at the Victoria Club
1 Valet Bag with miscellaneous sponsor items
-golf balls, tees, etc.
Sponsors of the Business Player's package and above will receive marketing as outline on the brochure as well as their logo will be displayed on the rolling video that is played during dinner.
Sponsor's of $2,000 and above, in addition to what I have listed, will be acknowledged on the bank's gold website and in future marketing materials.
Sponsors without golf entries (i.e beverage sponsor, bag tag sponsor, media sponsor, etc.) will also receive recognition on the bank's website and video.

The list of items each golfer receives may grow as we get more sponsors.

For more information and to learn how to become a sponsor, please contact Jacqueline Blanco at 951-826-1728 or by emailing her at jblanco@wyliecenter.org

To view the golf tournament website, click here
Free Parenting Classes
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The Wylie Center will be offering Free Parenting classes that will begin in July for parents of children birth to 12 years of age. You meet once a week for two hours, for 8 weeks in a supportive environment.

Topics include: Praise, Time Out, Managing Misbehavior, Encouraging Good Behavior, Being a more realistic parent, and taking care of yourself.

You will receive a Free workbook and child care is provided during the class.
Call today to be enrolled or visit our website to fill out the online registration sheet.
Stroll-A-Thon Story

Lisa Dryan was preparing for the Stroll-A-Thon 2012 when she was told about a man who was worried about his wife, who was having some emotional issues following the birth of their child.

The new father saw the picket signs promoting the annual event, which is aimed at bringing attention to perinatal depression and its devastating effects on families, and walked inside The Wylie Center Wednesday looking for help.

"That is what this is all about," said Dryan, coordinator for the collaborative. "He was so concerned about his wife and didn't know where to turn. We are going to get him some help."

The start of the Stroll-A-Thon was delayed for a few minutes as Dryan spoke to the man, but then about 30 people, carrying white balloons and waving picket signs, soon marched from the Brockton Avenue offices on the way to the County Administrative Building. The participants, which included some health care workers, volunteers and members of the collaborative, waved at passing cars as they walked through downtown Riverside warm and breezy morning. Some drivers honked their horns and waved as they passed the group.

At the Lemon Street center, participants heard from several speakers, including Dryan, Susan Harrington, director of the Riverside County Department of Public Health, and Veronica Kelly, deputy director for the San Bernardino Department of Behavioral Health.

"Our goal is to educate as many people as possible about the issue and to find a way to make treatment services available to all women, regardless of whether or not they have insurance or what type of insurance they carry," Dryan told the gathering on the steps of the county building.

Perinatal depression, also known as a post-partum depression, can impact between 10 and 20 percent of new mothers, bringing with it depression, fatigue, irritability and other symptoms. In its most extreme cases -- estimated to be one or two out of every 1,000 births - the woman suffers what is described as a post-partum psychosis, which could lead her to harm her newborn or herself.

Greg Burchett, the father of the toddler murdered by his mother in 2009, told the audience about the importance of educating the public about the illness and urged them to be on the lookout for the signs the Riverside resident said he missed before his wife, Lori Ann, killed their 17-month-old son, Garrison. Some health officials believe the killing occurred while she was suffering from a post-partum psychosis. The Riverside woman was convicted of first-degree murder in the case.

Choking back tears, Burchett said a greater public awareness of the illness may be the one positive thing that comes out of his son's death.


Story by: 

Jose Arballo Sr. Public Information Specialist
Riverside County Department of Public Health


Thank you for your continued support and don't forget you can always share your summer fun with us on our Facebook page.


The Wylie Center

Stroll 'N' Roll Numbers In!!
Stroll 'N' Roll
We Raised Over $12,000!!!!
Thank you to everyone who made that possible!!!
Kids 4 kids
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Save the date
The 2012 Kids 4 Kids event will be October 6th, 2012 at The Riverside Plaza.

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My Play Club
The Arc of Riverside County hosts My Play ClubŪ, a monthly play date program for children with and without disabilities, designed to promote inclusion and break down barriers. On the third Saturday of each month, The Arc brings families together at Riverside's Fairmount Park Universally Accessible Playground to participate in a fun-filled event bringing friendship and awareness to hundreds of children in the community.

For more information about the next play date and to register, Click Here


A Very Special Art Class
Children with Autism

Children with autism will be paired up with typical children for this unique art class held at the beautiful and historic Riverside Art Museum. Students will create works of art using several different mediums including watercolor, chalk & oil pastel, tempera paint, and even clay!
Flyer for Upcoming Classes


Free Health & Fitness Fair
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2nd Annual Family Health & Fitness Fair
Sponsored by Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation
Saturday, June 9th, 2012
Riverside Community Hospital
4000 Brockton Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
(in the parking lot behind the main hospital at 14th & Brockton)
9:00am - 2:00pm
For more information & registration, please call 951-788-3463 or go to  Click Here

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