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United Way to hold series of seminars
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Georgia Legal Services staff attorney Nancy DeVetter will present a new project the United Way is helping to fund which will assist low-income families with issues relating to public benefits and records restrictions, expungements and pardons.

The presentation will be held July 16 at 9:30 a.m. at the United Way Effingham Service Center.

Anyone who works with low-income families is encouraged to attend. The meeting is free and will last about 90 minutes. RSVPs are appreciated and can be made at or by calling 826-5300, ext. 100.

A seminar, “Understanding the Teen Brain,” will be held July 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the United Way Effingham Service Center, 711 Zitterour Rd. The workshop will reveal why teens are vulnerable to drug use, high-risk peer influences and depression and the measures adults can take to minimize a teen’s exposure to these dangers.

The workshop also will address the role of hormones on adolescent development and focus on the roles that sleep and stress have on teen learning processes.

RSVP by July 18 to or 826-5300, ext. 100.

The United Way also wil hold a free seminar on elder law and elder abuse, presented by Georgia Legal Services attorneys, on Aug. 27 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the United Way Effingham Service Center.

Families of seniors, caregivers of seniors, law enforcement, health care workers, clergy and others are encouraged to attend. RSVP to Regina Gerrald at or 826-5300, ext. 100.