PW! Update 10-22-18
PW! Prevention Update
October 22, 2018
Thank you to everyone who joined us last week to hear Ellen Galinsky in Port Angeles. It was wonderful to see so many of you as we learned how to develop the 7 life skills in our children. We hope all of you enjoyed the presentations and learned something new.
Wednesday, October 24, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Port Angeles
First Step is hosting a FREE Community Café. Families are encouraged to come enjoy dinner and participate in a conversation highlighting parents’ experiences and perspectives. Childcare is provided. Please RSVP by October 22 to Minnie at Minnie_fstep@olypen.com or 360-457-8355.
Early Care and Education Access and Use among Low-Income Hispanic Families
Webinar: Monday, October 29, 11:00 am – Noon
The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families is sponsoring webinar on the access low-income Hispanic families have to early care and education and how they use these programs. The webinar will feature presentations from panelists on the early care and education workforce, the availability and flexibility of services, and program costs and affordability. Visit the link above for more information and to register.
Human Services Stakeholder Summit
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:00 am – 2:00 p.m, Sequim
Facilitators for the City of Sequim will lead participants through activities and discussions to involve service providers in a collaborative approach focusing on Sequim's challenges in mental and physical health, housing and sheltering, and addiction. This summit will assist Sequim City Council and Staff in understanding stakeholder concerns and challenges. We will work with you to ensure that your concerns and aspirations are reflected in the alternatives developed for future Human Services funding. Please pre-register online.
Bullying Prevention and Children’s Exposure to Domestic Violence
Webinar: Wednesday, October 31, 11:00 am – Noon
Is there a connection between bullying and children exposed to domestic violence? Similarities and differences will be discussed during this webinar, as well as the impact both behaviors have on children’s well-being. Strategies for school staff, parents, and community members will be provided. The webinar is hosted by the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
“Dying To Ease The Pain”
Friday, November 2, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Port Angeles
Dr. Steven Anderson will discuss the history, present problems, and solutions to the opioid/opiate epidemic. The background, driving forces, economics, and possible solutions for the problem will be discussed. There will also be an interactive discussion about local resources. This session is designed for members of the medical community, social workers, first responders, and advocates/general public. You must register in advance by contacting Christine Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-417-2582.
NM- Sport Introductory Training Series
Webinar Series: Begins November 5
This new initiative of The ChildTrauma Academy explores how an understanding of the Neurosequential Model (NM) can integrate sport into the healthy therapeutic web of children, youth, and families. The initiative aims to help individuals and programs involved in sport improve their effectiveness in providing healthy developmental experiences and improved performance. Topics include Brain Basics, Neurosociology, State-dependent Functioning, and more.
Tuesday, November 27
We are pleased to announce we are partnering with the Olympic Peninsula Nonprofit Alliance (OPNA) this year for Giving Tuesday. Together we seek to strengthen Clallam County nonprofits by building relationships, sharing resources, and broadly communicating the vital role nonprofits serve in our community. It’s coordinated by Olympic View Community Foundation. We will share more information on this exciting partnership in future udpates!
Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment
Wednesday, December 5, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Port Angeles
Thursday, December 6, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Port Angeles
Registration is now open for both days for this training sponsored by Clallam County Health & Human Services and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Seating is limited: only 20 spots available each day, so register soon! This training has been approved for 6 CEUs for Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers. Click on the title above for the registration flyer.
NEWS / RESEARCH
Time to Change How We Think About Early Education, International Study Finds
An examination of how six countries provide early care and education suggests that the U.S. could benefit from a new perspective. This interesting article includes information on how these countries serve preschool-age children and the challenges they face.
How Collaboration Fosters Safer Communities for Kids
The Prevention Institute and the Center for the Study of Social Policy developed six recommendations for communities that are developing collaborative, place-based approaches to ensure that all of our children have a solid foundation of safety and to build a comprehensive support system for children affected by violence at any age.
Youth Service America: 2019 MLK Day of Service Grants
Youth Service America (YSA) is accepting applications for the 2019 MLK Day of Service Grants to activate youth volunteers on MLK Day of Service weekend, January 18-21, 2019. Funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, these grants offer grant funding and capacity-building training to effectively recruit and engage young people in meaningful service activities. Grants of $1,000 will be provided to activate a minimum of 500 youth during the MLK Day weekend. Applicants should focus on engaging middle and high school aged youth, especially those from underserved communities. Due Date: November 4.
Saucony Run for Good Foundation
The Saucony Run for Good Foundation is accepting applications for grants to help run down the childhood obesity epidemic. Community non-profits that initiate and support running programs for youth may apply. Programs should serve youth populations not traditionally exposed to running programs and utilize running to improve health and/or well-being in children. Maximum grant award is $10,000. Applications are reviewed semi-annually. Next due date is December 15.
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