PW! Update 6-11-2019

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


PW! Update 6-11-2019
 


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Registration Information for Ann Renker's Child Brain 101- August 7th 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Teenage Brain 101 August 8th 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be sent out in a separate email to all who are on this mailing list or have responded to previous emails. If you would like to receive registration materials "hot off the press" please email info@preventionworkscc.org 

 

CALENDAR

Find a Summer Feeding Site Near You! sites open in June
OLYMPIA — June 5, 2019 — The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps ensure children living in lower-income areas continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer. Good nutrition is essential for effective learning every day, all year long. Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition.
Summer meal programs help children 18 and under get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer months. This federally-funded program is sponsored by many organizations throughout our state.

 
Child Brain 101
August 7,2019 Trainer:  Ann M. Renker, PhD
Modern science now provides answers to many critical questions about how babies and small children learn about their world, and even more importantly, how babies learn to interact with other humans. This presentation discusses that learning can be positive in one set of circumstances, and problematic in the face of trauma. We will also discuss how trauma-informed strategies can be used to help children achieve success despite challenges.
Attend one day for $50 or both days for $85 Lunch provided, CEU’s available, location TBD
Registration materials will be available soon!
 
Teenage Brain 101
August 8, 2019 Trainer:  Ann M. Renker, PhD
What is happening in the brain during the adolescent years that makes interacting with teenage humans puzzling to many adults? This presentation discusses how the brain develops during adolescence, as well as how this trajectory is impacted when trauma is also present. We will also discuss how trauma-informed and cognitive-science informed strategies can be used to help teenagers achieve success despite the social challenges in the 21st Century.
Attend one day for $50 or both days for $85 Lunch provided, CEU’s available, location TBD
Registration materials will be available soon!

Compassionate Care for Infants and Toddlers with Trauma-Related Needs
Hosted by the OESD Early Learning Team on the evening of June 20th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Skills Center in Port Angeles. The training will focus on implementing Attachment & Trauma informed care for children with trauma-related difficulties. Contact Tiffany to register!!!
tif@xparenting.com or 360.808.7555

Sustaining Business Practices- June 29th
The Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF) is offering a free training for early learning professions, to help sharpen business skills and keep child care business thriving. You will learn: how to build a budget for now and the future; effective marketing strategies; best practices for recruiting, hiring and onboarding new employees; how to develop a staff handbook; and how to support staff growth. You will receive: 6 STARS in-service hours; $100 Amazon gift card if you are among the first 15 people to register and complete training, chance to provide feedback to shape future trainings, and an opportunity to connect and earn with other child care professionals and business owners.
To enroll and for more information, visit ccacwa.org and click on "Upcoming Classes" under the "Providers" tab. If you prefer to register by phone, call Nancy at 360-754-0817.



NEWS / RESEARCH

Serve and Return - Communication with Children
There has been some great videos and information regarding Serve and Return! Please check out and enjoy! “Serve and return interactions shape brain architecture. When an infant or young child babbles, gestures, or cries, and an adult responds appropriately with eye contact, words, or a hug, neural connections are built and strengthened in the child's brain that support the development of communication and social skills.” Harvard University
Watch this interaction

Editorial comment: Cell phones and other electronics do not support these interactions. TH

Suisun Elementary (CA) makes ACEs science intrinsic to everyday life 
Article by ACEs Connection reporter Laurie Udesky
In 2014, during her first year as principal of Suisun Elementary in Suisun City, Calif., Ann Marie Neubert suspended 102 students — out of a student population of 550 —for disrupting their classes. It was a serious problem, but the school’s teachers didn’t know what to do. “[Teachers] felt like they were using all the tools in their toolbox and it wasn’t changing behavior,” she recalls.

During her first year as principal of Suisun Elementary in Suisun City, Calif., in 2014 Ann Marie Neubert suspended 102 students — out of a student population of 550 —for disrupting their classes. It was a serious problem, but the school’s teachers didn’t know what to do. “[Teachers] felt like they were using all the tools in their toolbox and it wasn’t changing behavior,” she recalls.
Too many students were spending too much time out of class, says Neubert: “It was interfering with their learning.  Looking at the data and the numbers and where we were, it just became evident we needed to do something different.” Now students start each day with meditation!


Understanding trauma to promote healing in child welfare.
For child welfare stakeholders, the concept that children and their families come into our systems bearing the burden of traumatic experiences associated with neglect and abuse is not new. What has evolved over the last couple of decades is the science of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and understanding of the long-term physical and behavioral health consequences and high societal costs. A landmark study, and the many since that have supported the initial results, have led to a growing consensus on the need for policies and practices to prevent, intervene, and promote healing.  
 
"Screen time" is over.

Learning how screen time behavior shapes an individual’s life experience requires an entirely new approach, one that recognizes that screen time is no mere habit but now a way of life. So argued a consortium of social and data scientists recently in the journal Human-Computer Interaction. The phrase “screen time,” they noted, is too broad to be scientifically helpful; it cannot remotely capture the fragmented, ever-shifting torrent of images that constitutes digital experience. Instead, Researchers are calling the ultra-fine-grained record of one’s digital experience their “screenome,” adapting the concept from “genome,” the full blueprint of one’s genetic inheritance. Each person’s daily screenome is similarly unique, a sequential, disjointed series of screens. 
 

Predicting post-injury depression and PTSD risk
Addressing the psychological effects of injury can improve health and reduce the negative outcomes of injury. Yet, in a national survey, only 7% of trauma centers incorporate routine screening for PTSD symptoms.
Date: June 5, 2019
Source: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Summary: Addressing the psychological effects of injury can improve health and reduce the negative outcomes of injury. Yet, in a national survey, only 7% of trauma centers incorporate routine screening for PTSD symptoms.


Podcast: Converstations with a Wounded Healer 
Podcast with Sarah Buino and Brad Kammer [acesconnection.com] On this podcast, Sarah Buino and Brad Kammer discuss the importance of body-mind modalities that go beneath people’s symptoms in order to address the disrupted psychobiological patterns impacted by unresolved trauma.
 
Video: CPTSD and CLINGING: Try Letting Things Come to You...
Childhood PTSD has often left us unconsciously anxious, and one sign is that we tend to grasp at things we do want, and cling despite the fact that these people, situations or places make us unhappy. In this video I talk about testing reality by letting go and allowing things to come to you. You may be surprised at the happy results! 
 

Who Can Adopt a Native American Child? A Texas Couple vs. 573 Tribes
Zachary, or A.L.M. as he is called in legal papers, has a Navajo birth mother, a Cherokee birth father and adoptive parents, Jennifer and Chad Brackeen, neither of whom is Native American. The Brackeens are challenging a federal law governing Native American children in state foster care: It requires that priority to adopt them be given to Native families, to reinforce the children’s tribal identity. Last fall, a federal judge ruled in the Brackeens’ favor, declaring that the law, the Indian Child Welfare Act, was unconstitutional — in part, he said, because it was based on race. The case is now before a federal appeals court. Whoever loses is almost certain to ask the Supreme Court to hear it.
 

Health X Design: Building Health into Every Day Life Design Challenge!!!
Overview: The focus of this design challenge is to imagine how, in the near future, we might use technology to make health an integral part of our daily routines.
Many attempts to encourage healthy lifestyles rely on prompting people to make healthy decisions in the moment, while doing nothing to address the underlying infrastructure, norms, and culture that guide our behavior. For example, a FitBit might prompt us to take more steps, but it doesn’t touch the transportation infrastructure that makes commuting by car the default choice.
Our environment has made it hard to be healthy, and our health care system can’t keep up. The United States spends far more on health care than any country in the world and yet, in terms of health outcomes, we achieve dismal results. We seek solutions that improve health, not just by focusing on health care and medicine, but also by taking a new look at the fundamentals of our everyday lives.
How might we design the systems we use every day to yield health instead of sickness? Building health into our everyday lives means using design and technology to reshape how we eat, sleep, move from place to place, socialize, and entertain ourselves so that everyone can lead healthier lives by default.
Our panel of judges will choose two winning solutions: one design that targets specific healthy behaviors and one design that envisions broad, systemic change. Let us know if you are considering participating by submitting your intent. If you are interested in watching the recording of the Q&A webinar, you can do so here.
Submit your final design by August 31, 2019, by 11:59 PM ET.



JOB POSTINGS

Lower Elwha Employment Opportunities
Lower Elwha Head Start EARLY EDUCATION COACH
OVERVIEW: The Early Education Coach is responsible for observing and providing feedback to the teaching staff for Head Start and Early Head Start and to maintain compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS). The Early Education Coach will implement the coaching plan and utilize a variety of formats to efficiently coach the teaching staff. The Coach will also develop a plan to assess the teaching staff?s strengths and weaknesses and make intensive coaching available to those that require the support. The Coach will also make teaching staff aware of applicable professional development opportunities and verify that professional development plans are being fulfilled. The Coach must work closely with the teaching staff therefore, must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral and have knowledge of working with, and teaching adults.
Also others on their site. 


Parenting Matters Foundation announces that we are seeking an Executive Director in Clallam County.
Our Executive Director is the key management and collaborative leader of Parenting Matters Foundation. The Executive Director is responsible for providing direction, oversight, and advocacy for the administration, programs, strategic plan of the organization, including the staff, volunteers, and families served. Other key duties include grant writing and management, fundraising, community outreach, and supporting marketing and communications. Parenting Matters Foundation’s mission is helping parents do an excellent job as their child’s First Teacher.
 
Send resumes with cover letters to info@firstteacher.org. Resumes will be reviewed beginning June 1, 2019. The position is open until filled.
 
Here's a link to more information: http://bit.ly/PMFED


GRANTS

Tribal Heritage Preservation Supported
The Tribal Heritage Grant Program provides support to assist Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions. The focus is on traditional skills, oral history, plant and animal species important in tradition, sacred and historic places, and the establishment of tribal historic preservation offices. The application deadline is July 1, 2019.

The United Way of Clallam County/Prevention Works! Mini-Grant!! To fund events in Clallam County to raise awareness, knowledge, and practices related to ACEs and N.E.A.R. sciences. Between May 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020, six to twelve mini-grants, in the amount of $500 to $1,000 will be available for non-profit organizations throughout Clallam County that are organizing community-wide educational programs focused on ACEs. A full description and application can be found at https://www.preventionworkscc.org/​
 
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