The Byrnes Health Education Center’s Adult Programs are designed for diverse businesses, community organizations, parents and educators. We offer programs focusing on Adult Wellness, Parenting as well as Educator Professional Development and can present these to you both on our Byrnes Health Education Center Campus as well as On-Site at your location.

Health topics include Drug Education, Fitness & Nutrition, General Health, Human Growth & Development, Mental Health, Safety, Stress Management & Team Building. Each program has the opportunity for customization to focus on specific needs and relevant topics impacting your organization, family or group.

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Parenting Programs

Puberty Program for Special Learners (Girls & Boys)

Health Topics: Puberty

Length: 90 Min.

For students living with Autism, Down Syndrome, learning disabilities and/or developmental delays and their parent/guardian. Subject matter includes stages of human development, major events of puberty, hygiene, and reproductive system basics. An open and comfortable atmosphere encourages important and needed conversations about puberty and development. This program is presented to boys and girls separately.

6:00pm - 7:30pm $14.00/person attending - ($28.00/couple) {Advance Registration Required - contact Nicole Angeli, Assistant Director of Education Services at 717-848-3064 ext. 267 or nangeli@byrneshec.org}

Upcoming Program Dates 2020-2021:

GIRLS September 23, 2020 November 25, 2020 February 24, 2021 April 28, 2021

BOYS September 22, 2020 November 24, 2020 February 23, 2021 April 27, 2021

2020-2021 Puberty Programs for Special Learners GIRLS/BOYS Registration form: 2020-2021 PPSL York Registration Form

Program Type: Parenting Program

Boys & Dads

Health Topics: Puberty

Length: 90 Min.

This health education event is for dads (grandfathers, uncles, male guardians, etc.) and their sons (grandsons, nephews, etc.). The program creates an open environment to learn about puberty and the natural changes that occur during adolescence. Subject matter includes stages of human development, the major events of puberty and reproductive system basics.

6:30PM - 8:00PM $14.00/person ($28.00/couple) {Advance Registration Required - contact Nicole Angeli, Assistant Director of Education Services at 717-848-3064 ext. 267 or nangeli@byrneshec.org}

2020-2021 Program Dates: October 21, 2020 April 21, 2021

2020-2021 Boys & Dads Program Registration form: 2020-2021 Boys&Dads York Registration Form

Program Type: Parenting Program

Girls & Moms

Health Topics: Puberty

Length: 90 Minutes

This health education event is for moms (grandmothers, aunts, female guardians, etc.) and their daughters (granddaughters, nieces, etc.). The program creates an open environment to learn about puberty and the natural changes that occur during adolescence. Subject matter includes stages of human development, the major events of puberty, reproductive system basics and the menstrual cycle.

6:30PM - 8:00PM $14.00/person - ($28.00/couple) {Advance Registration Required - contact Nicole Angeli, Assistant Director of Education Services at 717-848-3064 ext. 267 or nangeli@byrneshec.org}

Upcoming 2020-2021 Program Dates: September 15, 2020 October 20, 2020 November 17, 2020 January 19, 2021 February 16, 2021 March 16, 2021 April 20, 2021 May 18, 2021 June 15, 2021

2020-2021 Girls & Moms Registration form: 2020-2021 Girls&Moms York Registration Form

Program Type: Parenting Program

Moms & Sons

Health Topics: Puberty

Length: 90 Min.

This program for moms and their sons focuses on puberty and the natural changes that occur during adolescence. Topics include stages of human development, the major events of puberty, and reproductive system basics. These issues are discussed in a simple way with a comforting atmosphere by an exceptionally qualified health educator. Since mom and son are learning together, the barriers for conversation are reduced.

6:00PM - 7:30PM $14.00/person - ($28.00/couple) {Advance Registration Required - contact Nicole Angeli, Assistant Director of Education Services at 717-848-3064 ext. 267 or nangeli@byrneshec.org}

Program Type: Parenting Program

Heroin - The Wakeup Call - Adult

Health Topics: Drug Awareness

Length: 60 Min.

This program is designed to inform participants about the heroin epidemic in our country, state, and region. Parents and/or guardians will learn factual information about what heroin does to the body and how prescription drug abuse can lead to heroin abuse.

Program Type: Parenting Program

Drugs 101: What Parents Need to Know

Health Topics: Drug Awareness

Length: 60 Min. or 120 Min.

This adult-only community program provides parents and/or guardians with current and factual information regarding teenage drug abuse with a mock bedroom scene. The information in this program assists caregivers in identifying signs of drug abuse and empowers them to discuss the dangers of drugs with their children. This program will focus on the signs, symptoms, and current trends in the abuse of tobacco/vaping, alcohol, inhalants, and then your choice of three of the following: cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, marijuana, medicine abuse, methamphetamines, and/or synthetic drugs.

Program Type: Parenting Program

I Got Your Back

Health Topics: Communication Skills, Safety

Length: 60 Min.

This program designed about bullying will explain the definition, types, myths, and signs of bullying. With the help of advice from experts, this program provides parents and/or guardians with the tools needed to keep their children safe and happy.

Program Type: Parenting Program

The Talk 101

Health Topics: Puberty

Length: 90 Min.

This adult-only community program is designed for parents and/or guardians to help with discussing the subject of sex with their child. Topics covered include difficulties with talking about sex, reproductive system basics, sexually transmitted infections, and tips for making positive encounters with your child regarding this sometimes uncomfortable subject.

Program Type: Parenting Program

Wellness Programs

What’s Your Over/Under and Up

Health Topics: Tips for Exercise and Nutrition, Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, Fitness & Nutrition, Practical Nutrition

Length: 60 Min.

This program reviews important numbers to know including blood pressure, Body Mass Index, and cholesterol. It also stresses the importance of physical activity and explains the fundamentals of physical fitness and demonstrates basic exercises designed to increase fitness.

Program Type: Wellness Program

What’s Your Over/Under and Down

Health Topics: Tips for Exercise and Nutrition, Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, Practical Nutrition

Length: 60 Min.

This program reviews nutrition basics, important numbers to know and helps participants understand calorie expenditure. In addition, the program looks into the difference between healthy fats and unhealthy fats.

Program Type: Wellness Program

What’s Your Over/Under: Do You Know Your Numbers?

Health Topics: Tips for Exercise and Nutrition, Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

Length: 60 Min.

Discusses blood pressure, cholesterol, Body Mass Index and waist circumference and how they relate to your risk for heart disease and other chronic conditions.

Program Type: Wellness Program

The T.E.N. Program (Tips for Exercise & Nutrition)

Health Topics: Tips for Exercise and Nutrition, Fitness & Nutrition, Practical Nutrition

Length: 60 Min./Session

Consists of ten, one-hour sessions designed to increase personal knowledge of healthy eating and the basics of physical fitness through discussion and activity. This program takes place for ten consecutive weeks and explores personal behavioral changes that contribute to good nutrition and fitness.

Program Type: Wellness Program

Sugar Shockers - Adult

Health Topics: Practical Nutrition, Fitness & Nutrition, Nutrition as a Consumer

Length: 60 Min.

Demonstrates the prominent role that sugar plays in today’s food culture. Adults will learn how to measure and convert the grams and teaspoons of sugar in popular sweetened snacks and beverages.

Program Type: Wellness Program

Eating on the Run

Health Topics: Practical Nutrition, Nutrition as a Consumer, Tips for Exercise and Nutrition

Length: 60 Min.

Provides participants with tips for helpful time-saving meal preparation. Includes meal-in-a-minute: quick and healthy recipes for the whole family, including tips for getting kids to eat healthy foods and how to survive the fast-food drive-thru window. Learn your restaurant rights and healthy tips for dining out.

Program Type: Wellness Program

Swimming with the Sharks - Adult

Health Topics: Communication Skills, Personality and Communication, Team Building

Length: 60 Min.

Learn how to deal with difficult people and identify your personal communication styles. This program will focus on the elements of assertive communication and the importance of non-verbal communication. In addition, participants will learn how to create a positive workplace and increase customer satisfaction by building better personal and professional relationships.

Program Type: Wellness Program

Suspending Stress - Adult

Health Topics: Relaxation Techniques, Stress Management

Length: 60 Min.

Participants will learn practical and proven techniques to calm the mind and body. Explore and experience these techniques during the program, and learn how to create a relaxing atmosphere at home and at work.

Program Type: Wellness Program

Move It Like You Mean It

Health Topics: Safety, Back Injury Prevention

Length: 60 Min.

Explore the basic anatomy of the spine and common causes of back injury and muscle strain. Participants will be provided tips for prevention, proper sitting, standing, sleeping, and lifting as well as learn stretches for a healthy back, shoulders, arms, and wrists.

Program Type: Wellness Program

Driven to Distraction - Adult

Health Topics: Safety

Length: 60 Min.

Designed to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving, participants of this program will be given a chance to participate in a driving simulator experience. Other topics include types of distractions, distracted driving laws, and ways to curb distracted driving.

Program Type: Wellness Program

Jumpstart Your Heart

Health Topics: General Health, Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, Tips for Exercise and Nutrition, Fitness & Nutrition

Length: 60 Min.

This program will help participants identify personal risks for heart disease and stroke. In addition, participants will learn the questions to ask the doctor about heart health and screenings and understand ways to control high cholesterol/blood pressure. A physical activity component is also highlighted.

Program Type: Wellness Program

Cyberwise

Health Topics: Safety

Length: 60 Min.

Focuses on digital citizenship and the “three C’s” of good digital citizenship including appropriate content, conduct, and contact. Participants will learn about the everlasting nature and potential consequences of actions online. This program emphasizes the principles of engaging positively, knowing one’s online world, and choosing consciously in order to be a responsible digital citizen.

Program Type: Wellness Program

Super Smart Shopper

Health Topics: Nutrition as a Consumer, Practical Nutrition

Length: 60 Min.

This program examines the psychology of grocery store design. Participants will get simple tips for convenient shopping as well as learn how to understand the food label lingo, and learn tips to get the biggest bang for the buck.

Program Type: Wellness Program

Healthy Happy Holidays

Health Topics: Practical Nutrition, Relaxation Techniques, Stress Management

Length: 60 Min.

Examines how to put a wrap on holiday stress and deal with the holiday “four f-words”: food, family, finances, and friction. Learn how to avoid holiday weight gain and practice a holiday relaxation technique for anyone, anytime.

Program Type: Wellness Program

Braveheart

Health Topics: Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

Length: 60 Min.

This program will help participants identify personal risks for heart disease and stroke. In addition, participants will learn the questions to ask the doctor about heart health and screenings and understand ways to control high cholesterol/blood pressure.

Program Type: Wellness Program

Educator Professional Development Programs

True Colors: Working Together

Health Topics: Personality and Communication, Communication Skills, Team Building

Length: 60 Min. or 120 Min.

The focal point of this program is understanding basic concepts related to personality differences. Participants are engaged by 'coloring' themselves according to the different personality types. Determining one's own personality traits and understanding the traits of others lays the foundation for learning how to incorporate team building.

EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM focus is to assist educatorsw in learning how each student learns best by recognizing basic traits, which leads to a more dynamic and cohesive classroom environment.

WELLNESS PROGRAM highlights adult bullying prevention.

Program Type: Educator Professional Development Program

Breaking the Silence -Adult-

Health Topics: Mental Health, Relaxation Techniques, Stress Management

Length: 120 Min.

This program is designed to increase awareness of student mental health issues among school personnel. Through factual information, interactive activities and discussion of classroom initiatives, participants will learn to recognize signs and symptoms of mental illness and adopt a proactive approach to caring for students with mental health issues.

Program Type: Educator Professional Development Program

Drugs 101: What Teachers Need to Know

Health Topics: Drug Awareness

Length: 60 Min. or 120 Min.

This adult-only program provides school personnel with current and factual information regarding teenage drug abuse with a mock locker scene. The information in this program assists in identifying signs of drug abuse and empowers discussion on the dangers of drugs with students. This program will focus on the signs, symptoms, and current trends in the abuse of tobacco/vaping, alcohol, inhalants, and then your choice of three of the following: cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, marijuana, medicine abuse, methamphetamines, and/or synthetic drugs.

Program Type: Educator Professional Development Program