PW! Update 4-13-18
PW! Prevention Update 4-13-18
Dear Visitor,FYI – If you’re interested in learning more about ACEs, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris’ new book, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity is on sale for just $1.99 (e-book only) through tomorrow, April 14. Dr. Harris is the physician featured in the film Resilience and the founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness. Click here for more information.
Calendar – Trainings, Events, Parenting Classes,
Kevin Hines – Speaker on Mental Health and Suicide
May 11, Port Angeles (free) and Sequim (fundraiser)
Peninsula Behavioral Health (PBH) is hosting two presentations with speaker Kevin Hines. In September 2000, Kevin leapt off the Golden Gate Bridge. Against the odds, Kevin survived. He is one of only 36 (less than 1%) to survive the fall. “In the 17 years since his nearly fatal try, Kevin has become the bridge between the many parents, siblings, children, spouses, and friends left behind and their loved ones who did what they did to put an end to unimaginable suffering.” The free community event will begin at 3:30 at Civic Field in Port Angeles. The fundraising event will be held at 7 Cedars in Sequim in the evening.
Make Parenting A Pleasure – Parenting Class
Thursday evenings, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, through June 21, Port Angeles
First Step is offering Make Parenting a Pleasure on Thursday evenings. Participants can earn a free one-credit in Family Life Education through Peninsula College. Classes started yesterday, so if you or someone you know is interested, sign up now!
Kaleidoscope Play and Learn, Port Angeles
Wednesday, First Step Family Support Center, Port Angeles
First Step offers two sessions of Kaleidoscope Play and Learn. The Infant/Toddler group meets on Wednesday from 9:30 – 11:00 am, and the Pre-School group meets on Wednesday from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. See the flyer for more information.
Access/Clinical Assessor – LCSNW, Forks
Lutheran Community Services Northwest is looking for someone to conduct screenings on children ages 18 mo- 5years as part of the Child Check program. Other duties, including providing support to families, are included in the full position description. For more information and to apply, click on the link above and scroll down until you find the position for Forks.
Wish You Well Foundation – Adult and Family Literacy
The Wish You Well Foundation’s mission funds grants that meet their mission of “Supporting adult and family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.” Funds awarded range from $200 - $10,000 based on project budget. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
News / Research
National Pediatric Practice Community on Adverse Childhood Experiences – New Website
The National Pediatric Practice Community on Adverse Childhood Experiences (NPPC), an initiative of the Center for Youth Wellness, aims to improve health outcomes by integrating a toxic stress framework and ACEs screening and intervention into pediatric medicine. The new website has a lot of good information on ACEs and toxic stress. As a 3-year initiative, the NPPC has the goal of supporting 1,000 pediatric medical providers in making ACEs screening and intervention part of their routine clinical practice.
Fathers missing in childhood obesity interventions, study finds
This article discusses a study that analyzed 85 family-based interventions to address childhood obesity; researchers found that fathers represented only 6% of parent participants. Future programs to address childhood obesity may want to make an effort to involve fathers – according to the article “a child is 10 times more likely to be overweight if a father is overweight than if only the mother is overweight.”
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