24th Annual Early Childhood Conference, March 17, 8:15am - 4:30pm,
SAVE THE DATE! The Olympic Peninsula Chapter of WAEYC (former OPAEYC) is excited to announce, after years of trying, that this year’s conference will be presented by the Ooey Gooey Lady®, Lisa Murphy, M.Ed.
This conference is for people with an interest in the education and development of young children and their families, including people who work in child care centers, family child care homes, Head Start, ECEAP, preschools, primary grades and school age child care programs. STARS/MERIT and Clock Hours will be available. More information to come!
Save the Date! Prevention Works! is hosting it's annual meeting on Tuesday, January 23!
We will be screening the 2016 film Resilience, which explores how toxic stress can impact the brains and bodies of children, and discussing next steps. Toxic stress can put children at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. Resilience also highlights how some professionals are fighting back to protect children from the effects of toxic stress.
We will be meeting in the late afternoon/early evening at Linkletter Hall at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles. Please plan to join the conversation!
Is it ever hard to connect with your teen?
LiFT is a 5 hour program that brings High Schoolers and their parents* together to share family values, strengthen family bonds, and talk about the tough stuff—like relationships and sexual health.
• Support your teen to achieve their goals
• Help your teen to make healthy choices
• Encourage your teen to open up to you
• Enjoy food and prizes
• Teens earn $110 for participating, adults earn $80
• December 9th, 2017 10am-4 pm
• At the Lincoln Center in Port Angeles
or sign-up today online www.bit.do/LiFTsignup
First Step Family Support Center is hosting a free Kaleidoscope Play and Learn on Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:30 am at the Sequim Library, November 21 - December 19. For more information contact Alicia at 360-207-4830 or see the attached flyer. PlayLearn_Sequim.jpg
Logo Design Contest Extended!
Prevention Works! has been working to make Clallam County a better place to live for almost 20 years. We are planning for the future, and would like a new logo to represent us on social media and our website. We promote ways to nurture our children and strengthen our communities. The Board recently decided to focus its efforts on the world of early childhood, ages 0-8.
We support parenting classes, universal screening for children, development of life/executive skills in children, and more. Anyone may submit an idea - all ages and abilities are welcome. The details…
Prevention Works! of Clallam County Logo Design Contest
• Submissions should be either .pdf or .jpg files.
• The Prevention Works! Board will review all submissions and decide the winner.
• The winner will receive a monetary prize of at least $125!
Please email us with any questions or for more information.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest has two part-time positions open for screeners with the Child Check program - one for a Bilingual (Spanish) screener in the west end of Clallam County, and another for the central and eastern areas of the County. Please see the full flyer for more information: FAM_SUP_FLYER_Child_Check_-_Screener_central_and_east_2017_JAN.pdf
Darren Laur, the White Hatter, is returning to the Peninsula on Wednesday, November 2, from 6-8 pm at the Sequim High School Auditorium. Darren will be presenting Social Media Safety and Digital Literacy for Parents. All parents and caregivers of teens, tweens, and younger children, as well as interested community members, are welcome to attend.
The presentation will include topics such as cellphone/smartphone and webcam safety; digital peer aggression; social engineering; sexting; when to be concerned as a parent; and how to help keep kids safe online. The event is free and open to the public. Please click below to download a copy of the event flyer.
The Cognitive-Affective divide: How adult attachment theory informs client counseling and conflict psychology by teasing out two primary patterns of self-protective strategies
This 3-hour workshop is intended for mental health and parenting professionals, who are interested in understanding how childhood attachment experience impacts patterns of adult thinking and behaving. Attachment theory identifies how many or most people develop a cognitive or affective orientation (or bias) to how they think and behave in the context of subjectively perceived dangerous situations. In terms of activating the attachment system, danger is broadly defined and can include family disputes and problems, and the issues that commonly present during holiday times. We will look at what attachment theory is, and compare the two primary models of attachment, the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM) and the ABC+D model. From an attachment perspective, we will look at how ACES and trauma history can impact reflective function and intensity of attachment patterns. We will briefly review the disorganized category, and its limitations and the problems with its use identified by the developers of the disorganized theory.
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017.
Time: 9:00-12:20 (3 hours with two 10 minute breaks)
Location: Mark Baumann’s office, 1337 W. 5th Street, Port Angeles (corner of 5th and G) (Location may be changed.
Complexity level: advanced
CE: (not applied for, but it may be possible to do so if you ask)
Cost: Free for Clallam and Jefferson practitioners, otherwise $75
Please contact Mark if you would like to set up this training for your agency or in your local community.
Prevention Works! is now on Facebook. Follow us for parenting tips like this one:
Discipline is one of the hardest things to get right as a parent. Make sure your expectations match your child's abilities. The "Discipline Do's" from Zero to Three includes a parent check and different ideas for toddlers and young children. Discipline_Dos__An_Empathic_and_Effective_Approach_to_Addressing_Challenging_Behaviors_in_Young_Children.pdf
Prevention Works! has been working to make Clallam County a better place to live for almost 20 years. We are planning for the future, and would like a new logo to represent us on social media and our website.
We would like a new logo that represents who we are and what we do. Our current programs focus on helping parents and children: we support parenting classes, universal screening for children, anti-bullying efforts, and more. Anyone may submit an idea - all ages and abilities are welcome. The details…
Prevention Works! of Clallam County Logo Design Contest
- Submissions should be either .pdf or .jpg files.
- The Prevention Works! Board will review all submissions and decide the winner.
- The winner will receive a monetary prize!
Two great parent education programs are starting this month at First Step in Port Angeles.
Play and Learn will be offered on Wednesdays from 9:00 - 10:30 for parents of infants and toddlers, and from 11:00 - 12:30 for parents of pre-schoolers. PlayLearnPA_2017.png
Promoting First Relationships, a free parenting class, will be held each Friday, Janaury 20th - March 10th, from 10:00 - 11:30. First_Relationships_Jan-March_2017.png
Please view each flyer for information on locations and how to sign up.