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The labyrinth at Alexander Youth Network attracted many visitors at last year’s “Firsthand at Alexander” event. This year’s program, a scavenger hunt, is scheduled for Sept. 19, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the treatment campus, 6220 Thermal Road.
The labyrinth at Alexander Youth Network attracted many visitors at last year’s “Firsthand at Alexander” event. This year’s program, a scavenger hunt, is scheduled for Sept. 19, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the treatment campus, 6220 Thermal Road. Alexander Youth Network

Safer Childbirth

Joining others who will be rallying across the United States on the same day, Charlotte organizers are holding a Rally to Improve Birth from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 12 at Freedom Park.

The sponsoring group, Improving Birth, is a nonprofit organization that works to bring attention to the need for “safer, more respectful maternity care.” It advocates to decrease the use of artificially induced labor and to encourage women who have had Cesarean sections previously to choose natural childbirth for subsequent babies. Details: Julie Napp, 228-313-4295,

Karen Garloch

Alexander Youth Network

Alexander Youth Network will hold a free scavenger hunt from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 19 as part of its annual “Firsthand at Alexander” family-friendly event to demystify children’s mental illness.

Visitors of all ages will solve simple clues that reveal the location of each therapeutic destination on Alexander’s main treatment campus, 6220 Thermal Road. Staff at each location will explain the center’s treatment model, called Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. It relies heavily on rewarding therapies, such as gardening, drumming and swimming.

The event is free, but registration is requested. Details: www.alexanderyouthnetwork.org.

Karen Garloch

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