PW! Update 5-11-18
PW! Update 5-11-18
Dear Visitor,We are pleased to announce that our Parenting Education Calendar is back on-line! Please visit our website to see the different things going on in the County, and encourage parents you know to do the same. If you have a something you’d like added to the Parenting Education Calendar, please reply to this email or send the information directly to Jennifer Charles, Prevention Works! Accounts Manager, at email@example.com
OSPI Budget Request Survey
The OSPI is conducting an online survey to help develop “a budget that moves our public schools from “basic” funding toward a system better designed to meet the needs of all learners.” The survey is open until June 8 and is available in 10 languages.
Calendar – Trainings, Events, Parenting Classes
CASA Volunteer Training
The Clallam County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program is looking for new volunteers to work with abused and neglected children. Core training starts May 21. Please call 360-565-2621 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Strengthening Families Facilitator Training
June 20-22, Bremerton
The Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 Years is a nationally recognized curriculum that provides parent, youth, and family education. The model is designed to be delivered in local communities for groups of 7-12 families. Educational programs that bring parents and their children together in learning environments strengthen entire families. This facilitator training is sponsored by WSU Extension.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Friday, June 29, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Port Angeles
PBH is hosting another Youth Mental Health First Aid Training next month. Youth Mental Health First Aid is a nationally recognized certification course that will teach you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness, substance abuse disorders and challenges that youth face in our community. Space is limited, so you must register in advance with Kathy Hansen by calling 360-457-0431 ext. 139.
Big Lots Foundation Community Support Grants
The Big Lots Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of families and children in the communities the company serves. The Foundation’s areas of interest include hunger, housing, healthcare, and education. Priority is given to organizations that help needy families transition from poverty to self-sufficiency. Application deadline is July 2.
Community Capital Facilities – WA Dept. of Commerce
The Department of Commerce is accepting applications for Community Capital Facilities programs in the following areas: Behavioral Health Facilities, Youth Recreation and Building for the Arts. Funds for the Building Communities Fund and Early Learning Facilities Program should be made available later in the year.
Allstate Foundation - Purple Purse Challenge
This competition gives nonprofits that offer financial empowerment services to domestic violence survivors a chance to compete for a total of $800,000 in incentive funding. This year, the Foundation will partner with up to 250 organizations, divided into three divisions based on organizational budget. Each selected Community Partner will have its own “Team Page” where it can raise funds through the Challenge from October 2 through October 31, 2018. At the end of the Challenge, the Foundation will award grand prize grants ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 to the top five organizations in each division. The deadline to apply to be a Community Partner is August 1, 2018.
News / Research
Carnegie Museum Open to the Public
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe has opened the Carnegie Museum to the public. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 1pm – 4pm, and on Saturdays from Noon – 2pm. These hours may expand during summer.
Childhood Trauma May Effect Next Generation Too
A new study published in April 2018 Pediatrics found that trauma experienced in the past by parents may effect their children. Researchers found "for each additional ACE reported by the mother, there was an 18 percent increase in the risk of a suspected developmental delay in their young child." Similar results were found for fathers, but the sample size was too small. Another study published in March 2018 found "maternal ACEs and maternal stress during pregnancy were associated with negative developmental outcomes in infanthood." These studies raise important questions regarding when to screen pregnant women for ACES and what supports should be provided to minimize the effects of their trauma.
CDC Increases Estimate of Number of Children With Autism
The CDC released new data showing that the number of children diagnosed with autism increased by 15% from 2012 to 2014. Nationally, 1 in 59 children had a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder by age 8 compared to 1 in 68 two years earlier. Unfortunately, there was no decrease in the age of diagnosis. "In 2014, most children were still being diagnosed after age 4, though autism can be reliably diagnosed as early as age 2. Earlier diagnosis is crucial because early intervention affords the best opportunity to support healthy development and deliver benefits across the lifespan." The link above will take you to an article on the Autism Speaks site discussing the key findings. You can read the full CDC report online as well.
This New Federal Law Will Change Foster Care As We Know It
“The law, called the Family First Prevention Services Act, prioritizes keeping families together and puts more money toward at-home parenting classes, mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment — and puts limits on placing children in institutional settings such as group homes. It’s the most extensive overhaul of foster care in nearly four decades.”
Is Your Teen Vamping Instead of Sleeping
More and more teens are using their cell phones late at night when they should be sleeping, or vamping (think vampire). Late night texting and phone use are linked “to depressed moods, lower self esteem, and reduced coping abilities. These symptoms go hand in hand with lower academic performance.” The article encourages parents to establish and enforce rules for cell phone usage.
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