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White-Wilson Medical Center Kicks Off Free Power Your Parenting Series

FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida–July 8, 2022—White-Wilson Medical Center is introducing Power Your Parenting, an engaging and informative four-part parent education series. The first class will focus on cyber safety and will take place on Wednesday, August 3 at White-Wilson's main campus in Fort Walton Beach, 1005 Mar Walt Drive, from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Pediatric nurse practitioner Shana Haywood and the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office are pairing up to talk about the good, the bad and the ugly on cell phones, internet gaming, social media, bullying and more. The parent-only class is free to attend, and refreshments and door prizes will be provided.

"As a parent and a health care provider, I know how difficult it can be to shield our children against predators and harmful online behavior. The technology is always changing and there are always new threats out there, but it's up to us to educate ourselves and do all that we can to protect our kids," said pediatric nurse practitioner Shana Haywood. "I am thrilled to partner with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office to get the latest information out there about how we can keep our children safe."

Haywood continued, "No matter how young or old your child is or if they are a boy or a girl, chances are, they are at risk of exposure to some very disturbing things. That's why I would encourage all parents to join us for this session."

White-Wilson will continue the series with three additional topics to benefit parents. These include: Tips for a Healthy School Year on September 8, Awkward Conversations on October 4 and Emergency Basics on November 3.

The classes are free and open to parents, grandparents, caregivers and community members. You do not have to be a White-Wilson patient to attend. However, they do ask that due to the sensitive nature of these topics, children do not accompany their parents. Registration is required for each session in the series. For additional information on registering, click here to view the event flyer or the White-Wilson Medical Center's Facebook page.

About the White-Wilson Medical Center:

White-Wilson Medical Center is a multi-specialty physician group serving Florida's Emerald Coast for over 75 years. WWMC is home to your community's largest team of physicians, collaborating for your good health in more than 20 different specialties. With locations in Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Destin, Niceville and Navarre, White-Wilson provides a range of health care services to fit most needs. White-Wilson employs state-of-the-art technology, coupled with skilled and experienced providers, friendly and caring staff, and the convenience of "one-stop" shopping. Visit www.white-wilson.com for a list of specialties and services.