PW! Update 5-4-18
PW! Prevention Update 5-4-18
Dear Visitor,NEAR Science Training Presentation Available
We received several requests for a copy of Marian Birch’s presentation at the NEAR Science training at the end of March. We are pleased to report that Marian has graciously made it available to anyone interested. You can email us – just reply to this email – and we’ll send you a copy. You can also download it from our website by clicking the link above.
Calendar – Trainings, Events, Parenting Classes
Coffee and Conversations Support Group
Tuesday, May 8, 10:00 am - Noon, Port Angeles
Thursday, June 7, 10:00 am - Noon, Port Angeles
Coffee and Conversations is a support group for those providing care to a person with developmental disabilities. All topics are welcome: how to deal with a difficult parenting siutation, IEPs, advocacy, self care, etc ... This is an initiative of the Parent to Parent program at Clallam Mosaic.
WA Rural Pathyways to Prosperity Conference
Wednesday, May 9, 9:00 am – Noon, Peninsula College, Port Angeles
For the past year the State of Washington has been highlighting career connected learning and its importance to our workforce. Last May Governor Inslee held a Career Connected Learning Summit at 26 sites around the state facilitated by WSU Extension. This conference dovetails the summit, focusing on rural youth workforce development. The conference is free, but registration is required. For more information and a copy of the registration brochure, click on the link above.
Every Thursday, May 3 - June 14, 9:00 am - 10:00 am, Sequim
First Teacher is hosting a playground playgroup this spring! Come gather with other parents for outdoor play and connecting, play with other families of young children, and finish with an activity. This will be held outside no matter the weather. Each child that attends receives a FREE book. All are welcome!
Considering the Nature of Our Right and Left Hemisphere’s Engagement: a Conversation Between Iain McGilchrist and Allan Schore
Tuesday, May 22, 10:00 am, Port Angeles
Mark Baumann is hosting a free group gathering for the webinar listed above. Dr. Iain McGilchrist and Dr. Allan Schore will discuss the relationship between attachment and neurobiological development, and the impact of childhood experience and development on adult information processing. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-452-8688 as space is limited. The webinar is one-hour long; there will be a follow up discussion for those interested from 11:00 am – noon.
WSU Clallam County 4-H Extension Coordinator
The Coordinator works to manage and grow the 4-H Youth Development program in Clallam County; provide oversight and leadership, including volunteer management, for Extension work in the 4-H Youth Development Program of Clallam County; and is also responsible for community outreach efforts and efforts serving youth outside of the 4-H club system. For a complete job description and position qualifications, click on the link above. Applications must be received by May 14.
News / Research
These Maps Show the Average Cost of Childcare in Each State
These statistics aren’t surprising to anyone with small children. According to the article, the “U.S. Department of Health and Human Services considers childcare affordable if no more than 10 percent of a family’s income is put towards it.” For the state of Washington, annual childcare costs for an infant and toddler average 22% of annual income. The average annual childcare costs for an infant and toddler in Washington: $21,483.
The Changing Profile of Unmarried Parents
This article from the Pew Research Center discusses both solo and cohabitating parents, economic challenges faced by these groups, and public views of unmarried parents. Some key statistics:
This article from Child Trends discusses research that shows when divorced parents have a positive co-parenting relationship, children have less behavior challenges. It recommends that parenting classes and programs focus not just on parent/child communication, but also on communication between parents.
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