Beating Addiction, Pet Tracking and Girls’ Access to Computer Science
February 24, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Transformations Drug & Alcohol Treatment Centers, Merck Animal Health and Microsoft take center stage on February25, 2016 on Lifetime®.
(POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – PR LOG – February 24, 2016) The Balancing Act® welcomes experts on addiction treatment for first responders, increasing the odds of finding a missing pet and increasing youth access to computer science education, Thursday, February 25 and March 3, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime®.
Don’t miss these special guests on The Balancing Act:
Starting the Healing Process – with Transformations Drug & Alcohol Treatment Centers
Transformations Treatment Centers is a caring and supportive addiction treatment program where clients take first steps on their journey toward healthy living. Addiction can affect anyone in life – including the people who dedicate their lives to protecting us. Transformation’s First Responder Program was created for the brave men and women who serve us every day – firefighters, police officers, paramedics, military and other emergency personnel who have risked their lives to help others – but now battle with their own problems of addiction and depression as a result of the physical, emotional and mental stress they have experienced. This specialized treatment is led by highly trained master-level therapists, who guide each client through each step of the 12-step program. For many, it’s where healing begins, relationships are repaired and life becomes enjoyable again. If you, or someone you know is struggling with addiction, go to www.transformationstreatment.center/.
Protecting Your Pets – with Merck Animal Health
One third of all pets will go missing at some point in their lifetime. Luckily, with a microchip, the odds of eventually being reunited with them increase substantially. Merck Animal Health’s HomeAgain® program is the leading microchip Pet Recovery system in the U.S. With almost 20 years of proven success, HomeAgain® has helped recover over 14,000 lost pets every month, and over 1,000,000 to date. They join The Balancing Act to discuss the numerous benefits of a yearly membership, such as lifetime registration, unlimited updates to your contact information in the HomeAgain National Pet Recovery Database, and access to a network of more than two million volunteer PetRescuers Nationwide. For more information, visit www.homeagain.com.
Increasing Girls’ Access to Computer Science – with Microsoft
While women made up nearly 60% of the U.S. professional workforce in 2014, they only made up one quarter of computer science jobs. In a very special Be the Change segment, Julie Moran and The Balancing Act take a closer look at YouthSpark, Microsoft Corporation’s global initiative to increase access for all youth to computer science education. It includes programs to help expose girls around the world to technology skills and free resources to empower them to achieve more for themselves, their families and their communities. YouthSpark’s goal isn’t just about creating computer scientists and software engineers. They believe that giving girls and other underserved young people the opportunity to will help them develop computational thinking and problem-solving skills that will serve them well in any career, and prepare them to become the creators of tomorrow. For more information, visit www.microsoft.com/YouthSparkHub.
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