#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season. #ClallamGives consists of over 35 local non-profits working together as the Olympic Peninsula Non-Profit Alliance (OPNA) to get the word out. Prevention Works! is just one of these organizations. By putting our voices together we bring a spotlight to what a wonderful, caring and generous community we have here in Clallam County.
This November 27th, join the movement and give - whether it’s some of your time, a donation, gift or the power of your voice in your local community. OPNA and #ClallamGives makes it easy to donate to your favorite non-profit(s) all in one spot. A non-profit directory has been set up at https://nonprofits.ov-cf.org/. Also, by donating through the directory your donation will qualify for any matching donations that are secured.
Christmas Assistance Application Dates Salvation Army, Port Angeles
The Salvation Army Port Angeles Corps will be accepting application for Christmas Assistance beginning November 5th. For specifics, including times and documentation required, click on the link above or call 360-452-7679.
Helping All People Flourish Monday, November 5
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Port Angeles
Learn the science behind human behavior, and explore the impact of toxic stress on our brains, bodies, behavior, and choices. Explore opportunities for working together to address the impact of ACEs on our community and leave with a shared sense of hope for the future of Clallam County. Dr. Ned Hammer, Family Physician, and Bonnie Schmidt, Early Childhood Educator, will present this free training at the Carver Room at the PA library. Both are trained NEAR Science presenters through ACE Interface and Kitsap Strong.
Connecting the Dots: An Early Childhood Conference Friday, November 16 OR Saturday, November 17
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Bremerton
OESD 114's Early Learning Department presents this early childhood conference. Attend Friday OR Saturday; click on your desired date above for the registration for that date. The same sessions will be offered each day. Jessica Bernal, MA, LMFT will present the keynote address: "Neurodevelopment: Understanding Challenging Behaviors, Building Social-Emotional Capacities, and Strengthening Relationships through a Neuropsychological Lens." There will also be three break-out session times throughout the day, each with five class options to choose from. Up to 5.5 STARS hours and WA clock hours are available. Early learning providers, educators, and community members are encouraged to attend.
NEWS / RESEARCH
Early Childhood Education Yields Big Benefits — Just Not the Ones You Think This article does a great job reviewing the sometimes conflicting research regarding the effects of early childhood programs, and concludes “…early childhood education may change children’s lives not by teaching them things they’ll retain in elementary school, but simply by being in a safe, predictable, and consistent environment for them to play in — and by providing their parents with the stability to get and keep better jobs.” Judging the success of an early childhood program by looking at children’s third grade reading skills may be missing the big picture.
More than a Million Reasons for Hope: Youth Disconnection in America Today This report analyzes youth disconnection in the United States by state, metro area, county, and community type, and by gender, race, and ethnicity. Disconnected youth, also known as opportunity youth, are young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither in school or working. One of the characteristics examined is rural youth.
ECEAP Expansion of Services Are you interested starting or expanding ECEAP (Early Childhood and Assistance Program) services? The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) has released the Request for Application (RFA) for ECEAP Expansion for 2019-20. ECEAP is Washington's pre-kindergarten program for low income 3- and 4-year-old children and their families. To promote school success, ECEAP provides preschool education, family support, and health and nutrition services. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on technical assistance webinars. Due date: December 19.
Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation: Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships, funded by the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, recognize student innovation and youth-led solutions to fight hunger across the country. Applicants must have demonstrated ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months. Students between the ages of five and 25 are eligible to apply. The winners receive a $5,000 scholarship, as well as a $5,000 grant made in their name to the hunger-related charity of their choice in their local community. In addition, regional honorees receive a $1,000 grant made in their name to the hunger-related charity of their choice. Applications may be submitted through December 5, 2018. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the Official Rules and Factsheet, and to access the online application.
Kaiser Permanente Grants and Investments Kaiser Permanente provides support to nonprofit organizations that focus on community health. Funding priorities include: Community Health Initiatives, Safety Net Partnerships, and Subsidized Care and Coverage. Applying organizations should note how they will address social determinants of health and the elimination of health disparities and inequities. Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Kaiser Permanente website to complete the eligibility questionnaire and submit an online application.
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