PW! Update 4-20-18
PW! Update 4-20-18
Calendar – Trainings, Events, Parenting Classes
YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Saturday, April 21 – 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Port Angeles; 10:00 am – Noon, Sequim
Healthy Kids Day is a national YMCA initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. The goal is to help families stay active, learning, and healthy over the summer months. All events are free and open to the public; no membership is required. Activities in Sequim will be focused on water safety, including a life jacket relay, reaching and throwing assists, and CPR basics. Activities in Port Angeles include dancing, parachute play, art, snacks, and more.
Free Forks Community River Float and Root Beer Floats
Saturday, April 21, Forks
The Olympic Peninsula Guides’ Association is hosting a Free Community River Float. Shuttles, sponsored by the Forks Chamber of Commerce and Richard Halverson, will leave from the Forks Thriftway parking lot beginning at 9:00 am for a two-hour scenic float on a local river. Minimum age is 6 years old (with a parent). Space is limited. For more information, click on the link above
Documentary Nights! Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope
Tuesday, April 24, 6:00 pm, Sequim Branch Library
If you missed our showing of the film Resilience in January, you have another chance to view it on Tuesday at the Sequim Library. Resilience is a one-hour documentary that explores the science of toxic stress in childhood, its long-term impact on the body, and some of the protective factors that help children become resilient.
Celebration of Science and Technology
Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Port Angeles
Another free family event! Feiro Marine Life Center, Olympic Climate Action (OCA), and Sierra Club North Olympic Group are hosting this annual event at Port Angeles City Pier. Peninsula residents of all ages can engage in science by exploring information booths and hearing presentations from scientists and educators.
Why do they act like that?! - Understanding and responding to behaviors that can drive you crazy.
Wednesday, May 2, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Port Hadlock
This is an “interactive and engaging evening workshop for parents, caregivers, teachers, and all those who take care of kids ages 0-7.” Kids are welcome, a free dinner will be provided, and STAR credit can be earned. For more information or to register please contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Café Host Training
Friday, May 18 – Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Sequim
First Step Family Support Center, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, and the OESD are hosting a Community Café Host Training. A Community Café is a community conversation hosted by parents with the support of community partners. Café conversations spark leadership and develop relationships to help strengthen families. Child care will be provided, and registration is free. STAR credit and Clock hours are available. Click on the link above for the registration brochure and more information on Community Cafes.
Parents Empowering Parents
This article from this week’s Sequim Gazette talks about a new support group for parents of loved ones who struggle with addiction. The group meets the first and third Wednesday of the month from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in Sequim.
Communities Thrive Challenge
The Communities Thrive Challenge, a program of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, is open to charitable organizations that are working to expand economic opportunity for low-income and financially insecure people and communities in the United States. They are looking for programs that deliver significant and consistent results in any of the following areas: Better Work, Skills Development and Opportunity Matching, Financial Security, and Economically Vibrant Communities. As many as ten organizations will receive a $1 million grant; twenty finalists that do not become a grantee will receive $5,000 in recognition of their work. Applying organizations must have an annual operating budget of $200,000 or more in FY2018 and FY2017. The registration deadline is June 12, 2018; online applications must be submitted by June 19, 2018.
News / Research
What #MeToo Means to Teenagers
This New York Times article reports on how the #MeToo movement resonates with adolescents, citing high school girls who say sexual harassment is “just something high school girls know they have to deal with.” The Times reports, “Research shows that 43 percent of middle school students experience
sexual harassment from their peers,” which, along with bullying and abuse, can leave “deep and lasting scars.” The Times highlights efforts by educators to incorporate the word “consent” into students’ vocabulary and address instances of harassment and sexism.
Junk Food TV Advertising Likely Highest When Kids Are Watching, Study Says
This ABC News article reports on a study in Australia which found that during the
“times in which children were most likely to be watching...there were twice the amount of unhealthy foods advertisements, compared to the amount of healthy food advertisements.” Researchers found that the “unhealthy ads aired 1.7 times per hour,” and “calculated that an average school-aged child watched approximately 827 unhealthy food advertisements, amounting to 4 hours, in a single year.”
Peninsula Families Today – Summer Camp Info.
Information on summer camps in Clallam and Jefferson County is available in this special supplement to the Peninsula Daily News and Sequim Gazette, beginning on page 13. If you know of someone looking for positive activities for a child this summer, this is a great place to start.
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