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Girl Talk Program for Girls and Teens

April 29, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale


Join HACA and Children’s National for “Girl Talk: A Workshop for Girls and Their Female Caregiver,” a frank talk with girls and teens about growing up as a female with a bleeding disorder and the challenges that accompany it. Elle Levy, RN, MSN, PPNP-BC, CPHON, advanced practice nurse practitioner at the Children’s HTC, and Dr. Jessica Long, MD, FACOG, PGY-6, pediatric & adolescent gynecology clinical fellow at Children’s, will facilitate the discussions. Moms or other female caregivers are required to attend with the girls.

The event will take place on Saturday, April 29, from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fairlington Community Center in Arlington.

From 10 a.m.-noon, Elle and Dr. Long will talk about menstruation and other period-related issues,  as well as the other concerns that go along  with having a bleeding disorder, such as identifying a bleed, what to do if you are injured, and treatment options. In the afternoon after lunch, there will be breakout sessions for younger girls and their moms; teen girls; and a session for the mothers and caregivers of the older girls.

We will have an interpreter on hand for Spanish-speaking members, and transportation assistance is available.

Thank you to the Hemophilia Federation of America for providing funding for this event.

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April 29, 2023
9:30 am - 2:00 pm


Fairlington Community Center
3308 S. Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22206 United States