PW! Update 04-30-2019

 
Prevention Works!
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Mission: Prevention Works! is a coalition that promotes positive childhoods in Clallam County 

PW! Update 4-30-2019
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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CALENDAR

The Brain Change Summit, A FREE Online Event (Now through May 2nd)
What is The Brain Change Summit?

In this online event, we'll speak with 25 visionaries to explore the most impactful, cutting-edge discoveries in the field of neuroscience. You'll get the best of the best in this rapidly growing field, all in one place—with a particular focus on how these findings apply to your day-to-day life.

Join your hosts, clinical psychologist Jeffrey Rutstein, PsyD, and Sounds True's own Kriste Peoples, to discover new, empowering ways to release old, unwanted patterns, improve your health, expand your consciousness, and more!



PREVENTION, IDENTIFICATION, AND TREATMENT OF PERINATAL MOOD AND ANXIETY DISORDERS
MAY 20, 2019 8:30 am-5 pm  Olympic Medical Center
Linkletter Hall -939 Caroline St, Port Angeles, WA 98362 
Trainers: Mia Edidin, LICSW & Leslie Butterfield, PHD
Free for Clallam County Providers: Training funded by: Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), Strengthening Families Washington.  1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men will experience a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder.  Do you know how to best support a family experiencing a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder?  
Training Objectives:
 Understanding the "Real" Transition  to Parenthood
 Risk Factors and Prevention
 High-Risk Populations
 Understanding components of  treatment and recovery.  
 Screening tools and practices
 Pharmacology during pregnancy/breastfeeding.
 Impact on children, family and community.
 Strategies to prevent/reduce PMADs
 Community Networking and Discussion 
6.5 CEUs for LICSW, LMHC, LMFT  6.5 contact hours (CNEs) for nurses Open to anyone working with childbearing families.   
REGISTRATION: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4212001           
Questions: info@perinatalsupport.org 


Becoming a Trauma-Informed Organization to Meet the Needs of Increasingly Complex Clients in Child Welfare
 FREE Webinar - Wednesday, May 22, 3:00-4:00 p.m., EST
 As more children receive community-based services, everyone agrees that the typical client in child welfare agencies has grown exponentially more acute and complex. Old models are not working and provider agencies are scrambling to manage and treat the extreme behaviors of youth in their care.
 
Recognizing this fact, more and more states are mandating that child welfare agencies become trauma-informed. The state of California, for example, passed statewide legislation requiring that state-funded residential and foster care agencies implement trauma-informed care (TIC).
 
But, what does that really mean? Where do you start? And how do you move the needle toward being a trauma-informed child welfare agency?


Truth Among the Vapors
June 6, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm,
Kitsap County Commission on Children and Youth
The goal of the training is to equip adult participants with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to provide educational presentations on e-cigarettes and cannabis vaping. This training was developed through a partnership between Washington Poison Center and Prevention WINS, a Drug Free Communities Coalition in Seattle.
If you would like to learn more about future trainings or to schedule a Truth Among the Vapors training, please contact Jennifer Oppelt, joppelt@co.clallam.wa.us.
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/257893047944709121


NEWS / RESEARCH

W.H.O. Says Limited or No Screen Time for Children Under 5 [nytimes.com]In a new set of guidelines, the World Health Organization said that infants under 1 year old should not be exposed to electronic screens and that children between the ages of 2 and 4 should not have more than one hour of “sedentary screen time” each day. Limiting, and in some cases eliminating, screen time for children under the age of 5 will result in healthier adults, the organization, a United Nations health agency, announced. But researchers say taking away iPads and other electronic devices is only part of the solution.

Committee for Children Then and Now: Our Origin Story 
Committee for Children’s story begins in 1979, when two cultural anthropologists at the University of Washington determined that child sexual abuse often led to sex trafficking in adulthood—and they decided to do something about it. Founders Dr. Jennifer James and Dr. Debra Boyer created Talking About Touching, a program designed to empower children to recognize, resist, and report sexual victimization. Over the past four decades we’ve broadened our scope to child protection and bullying prevention resources, as well as our flagship social-emotional learning (SEL) program, Second Step.

"Faces of ACEs: The Lifelong Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences" Conference 2019 [acesconnection.com]
Friday, April 12, 2019 marked the first-ever ACEs conference for Monroe County, Indiana. More than 300 attendees, presenters, and exhibitors packed the house, surpassing expectations of the Monroe County Systems of Care, the event’s organizer. With the Faces of ACEs conference and expo, the ribbon has been cut for increased awareness and commitment to ACEs healing and prevention by all. Some of the best news to come out of the weekend is that planning for next year’s conference has already begun.


When Being Trauma-Informed Is Not Enough [acesconnection.com]
For the last several years, Echo has been providing professional development in trauma-informed care but it's beginning to notice a worrying aspect of the new push to train staff and transform systems. Some human service professionals are seeing ‘trauma-informed care’ as another skill to add to their resume or a box to check off on a grant proposal. But if the information stays with the professionals and is not used to empower survivors, then haven’t we missed the point?


Training future counselors to integrate ACEs science in the classroom by Sylvia Paull 4/23/19
Toni Nemia, program and clinical director for the University of San Francisco Child and Family Center's School-Based Family Counseling, says that her graduate students are often surprised to hear that ACEs science (adverse childhood experiences) has an international reach. In fact, Scotland is an ACEs-aware nation, and thanks to the efforts of Nemia and others at the USF Center, many schools in San Francisco and in the U.S. are getting closer to integrating ACEs science into their classrooms as well.

W.H.O. Says Limited or No Screen Time for Children Under 5 [nytimes.com]In a new set of guidelines, the World Health Organization said that infants under 1 year old should not be exposed to electronic screens and that children between the ages of 2 and 4 should not have more than one hour of “sedentary screen time” each day. Limiting, and in some cases eliminating, screen time for children under the age of 5 will result in healthier adults, the organization, a United Nations health agency, announced. But researchers say taking away iPads and other electronic devices is only part of the solution.


Towards an ACE-Aware, trauma-responsive Ireland: Firkin Crane event Cork 08 April 2019​

This event was an open discussion with survivors of childhood trauma and professionals working in the Early Years sector, education, health, addiction and homeless services about the desirability of raising public and political awareness of the prevalence and impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Ireland and the need for a collaborative cross sector trauma-responsive approach for better individual and societal outcomes.

This is Why You Should be Consuming More News, Not Less [nationswell.com]
Last month, the nonprofit Solutions Journalism Network published a list of media outlets that have integrated the practice of solutions-oriented reporting into their coverage. The post was a turning point of sorts; when SJN was founded in 2013, the term “solutions journalism” wasn’t exactly common parlance, says co-founder and CEO David Bornstein. In Bornstein’s view, it’s not enough to simply lay out the facts of a problem: Society will only move forward if we’re exposed to what is working in communities — and work together to elevate those solutions.



New law may make it easier for people to become teachers in Washington state
“There are moms and dads out in Eastern Washington who want to enter teaching but haven’t taken Algebra 2 recently,” said Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, the bill’s primary sponsor.

Moms Are Fighting To Use Campaign Funds For Child Care Child care is a key barrier preventing women from seeking office. A fight is brewing to change that.


Growth through Trauma-Informed Strategies: Coaching and Consultation with Rick Griffin
There is a Chinese proverb that states, “If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people." The benefits are evident, yet the real question becomes, “how do you grow people?” This Big Idea Session, Community Resilience Initative (CRI)'s Trauma Coaching and Trauma Consultation Training, answers this question.

Schools, organizations, and parents are discovering that the traditional “command and control” style of working with challenging behavior is no longer effective in today’s environment; instead, such behavior requires rapid response, leveraged creativity, resilience, and endless empathy in order to be productive.



JOB POSTINGS

First Step Family Support Center has a job opportunity for a Lead Advocate/Case Manager with our Parent Child Assistance Program and 4 other positions! Click here to go to Website.


GRANTS

Support for Initiatives to Help Vulnerable Youth Thrive
The Andrus Family Fund seeks to foster just and sustainable change in the United States by supporting nonprofit organizations that work to remove barriers and create conditions in which the most vulnerable youth can thrive. The Fund focuses its grantmaking on addressing the needs of young people ages 16-24 impacted by foster care and the juvenile justice system. Preference is given to organizations that prioritize the needs of low-income communities and youth of color. Grants are provided in the categories of direct service, policy/advocacy, and community organizing. Letters of inquiry may be submitted through May 17, 2019. Visit the Fund’s website to learn more about the grantmaking guidelines and application process.
https://surdna.fluxx.io/apply/aff/ 

 
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