Agape Youth Village: Dr. Chu Chu Saunders talks to preteen and teen girls about health
The Agape Youth Village and the Well Being Ministry presents
Agape Youth Health Month
Theme for March—Wholeness
The Ground Where you Stand Is Holy
Sunday, March 16, 2014
During 8:30 am and 11 am services
in the Agape Youth Village
Written permission required for attendance.
Dr. Chu Chu Saunders, author of Ooops, The Book Every Girl Must Have talks to Agape’s preteen and teen girls about health and the sacredness of the female body.
Chu Chu Onwuachi-Saunders, MD, MPH is a mother, pediatrician, public health consultant and former medical epidemiologist with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where for over 10 years she was involved with issues related to children’s health and violence as a public health problem. She was also a program officer at the Ford Foundation, Senior Deputy Director of Public Health in Washington DC and Philadelphia’s Deputy Heath Commissioner. She has served as Senior Deployment/Operations Manager for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Katrina Assistance Project, a federal response that offered mental health services to both first line responders and the community in order to reduce trauma-related stress in the disaster-affected areas of Hurricane Katrina.
Dr. Saunders is currently a public health consultant and the author of a book for girl’s entitled OOOPS! “The book every girl must have”. (www.theooopsbook.com). During her free time you can find Dr. Saunders in a spinning class at the gym, wandering through a local farmer’s market or going to see a movie at a neighborhood theater. But she is most proud of the fact that she is a single mother of two, Ayana and Shakir.
Ooops supports young females through the experiences of being on their periods, and loves them to a point where they embrace it.
The story is based on “a day-in-the-life of” a set of eleven year-old twins faced with a significant puberty milestone–starting their menstrual periods. The twins explore the pros and cons of this event and learn that it is actually a gift–an internal clock that reminds them to reflect inwardly, pamper and take care of themselves each month.