Online Breastfeeding Basics & Beyond Courses – Winter 2021

All Winter Childbirth classes will be held remotely via Zoom.
Scholarships provided by Peacehealth St. Joseph’s Hospital

Preparation for Childbirth & Parenting

This traditional course covers the full spectrum
of pregnancy, labor and birth, newborn care,
postpartum, and parenting for those who want to
focus on pregnancy and parenting while building
relationships with others. Information about the
last trimester of pregnancy, labor and birth, comfort
and coping techniques, newborn care and feeding,
and the challenges and rewards of parenting will be
covered. A postpartum reunion with parents and
babies is included.
Item#: 8001 | Tuesdays 1/12-3/2 | Online 6-8:30 p.m. $199.00

Pregnancy & Childbirth

This shorter course focuses on healthy pregnancy and
birth and is great as a refresher option. Information on
pregnancy, labor and birth, and comfort and coping
techniques will be covered. Limited information
on newborns, breastfeeding, and the postpartum
period is presented, with less time to practice skills in
class. A postpartum reunion with parents and babies
is included.
Item#:8010 | Wednesdays 1/6-2/3 Coggins | Online 6-8:30 p.m. $149.00
Item#:8011 | Mondays 2/22-3/22 Slocum | Online 6-8:30 p.m. $149.00

Prep for Childbirth: Weekend Condensed

This weekend course is for the pregnant woman
and her support person whose schedule prevents
them from taking the full course. The weekend
format provides an overview of late pregnancy, birth,
postpartum, and breathing and relaxation methods to
make childbirth easier.
Item#:8021 | Saturday/Sunday 1/23-1/24 Coggins | Online $149.00
Item#:8022 | Saturday/Sunday 2/27-2/28 Slocum | Online $149.00
Note: Class times are Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. & Sundays 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Hypnotic Childbirth

Note: An online forum is included to allow for self-paced learning at home
in addition to the class time.


Learn how to get your body and mind to work for
you in one of the most incredible experiences of your
life. This five-week course is designed to help women
overcome their fear of the birthing process and to
build trust in women’s inherent ability to give birth.
Extensive exercises in relaxation, visualization, and
overcoming obstacles include the best self-hypnosis
techniques to achieve an optimal state of mind for
labor and birth.
Item#:8150 | Mondays 1/25-3/1 Ripper | Online 6-8:30 p.m. FREE

Gottman Institute® Bringing Baby Home

Our Bringing Baby Home workshop
is a research-based and research
tested psychoeducational workshop
dedicated to improving the quality of life for babies
and children by strengthening their families.
Developed by renowned relationship and parenting
experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, this workshop is
perfect for those who are expecting a baby, or already
parenting an infant or toddler (up to age 3).
In this workshop, you and your partner will learn how
to strengthen your friendship, increase intimacy and
affection, work through conflict with greater ease,
create positive baby interactions, and ensure quality
involvement for both parents. The cost of this course
includes the Bringing Baby Home Workbook and
materials.
Item#:8140 | MW 1/4-1/25 Eiford |Online 6-8 p.m. FREE
Item#:8141 | TTh 2/2-2/18 Eiford | Online 6-8 p.m. FREE
Item#:8142 | MW 3/8-3/24 Eiford |Online 6-8 p.m. FREE

Comfort Techniques for Labor & Birth

This class is designed to provide pregnant women
and their partners with more information about
pain and coping, including: birthing techniques,
labor positions, comfort measures, and options for
back labor. Suggestions for partners providing labor
support are presented.
Item#:8050 | Thursday 2/4 Slocum | Online 6-8:30 p.m. FREE

Breastfeeding Basics & Beyond

Note: This class will consist of a pre-recorded lecture that will be accessible
to enrolled students to view on their own time prior to the class date listed.
The scheduled Q&A session will take place via Zoom.


Breastfeeding offers a baby an optimal start in life and
provides lifelong health benefits. Accurate information
and support are essential for a breastfeeding mother.
This course provides the basic information necessary
to initiate and sustain breastfeeding for as long as
desired. Topics covered will include: breastfeeding
resources, role of the support person(s), preparation
and getting started, responding to postpartum
challenges including mother-baby separation and
pumping, and answers to personal questions.
Item#: 8102 | Saturday 1/23 Follet | Online 10-11 a.m. FREE
Item#: 8101 | Saturday 2/20 Follet | Online 10-11 a.m. FREE
Item#: 8103 | Saturday 3/20 Follet | Online 10-11 a.m. FREE

Baby ‘N’ Me (1-7 months)

The early months of parenting are filled with
extremes: from sheer joy to incredible sleep
deprivation. This class offers a safe, inviting, relaxed
atmosphere where you can meet other parents/
caregivers, build relationships and find answers to
your parenting questions. Adults choose discussion
topics such as sleep patterns, infant development,
adjusting to parenting, games and songs, and
starting solids. Babies play in the same room while
you gain valuable support and current information
on raising a young infant.
Item#:8110 | Mondays 1/25-3/22 Read | Online 2:30-4:30 p.m. FREE

Baby ‘N’ Me (8-12 months)

As your children transition from infancy, the parenting
issues you face change. This course provides a safe,
inviting, relaxed atmosphere where you can meet
other parents, build relationships and find answers to
your parenting questions. Adults choose discussion
topics such as emerging language, safety, nutrition,
and beginning discipline. Babies explore in the
same room and make new friends while you gain
valuable support and current information on raising
an older infant.
Item#:8115 | Wednesdays 1/27-3/17 Read | Online 2:30-4:30 p.m. FREE

Employment Opportunity

Family Resource Navigator | Within Reach

Job Description

The Family Resource Navigator serves as the first point of contact for Skagit County families seeking information about local resources and help accessing public benefits programs. The Family Resource Navigator supports pregnant families and families with young children up through 6 years old. The Family Resource Navigator serves as a conduit between families and resources via WithinReach’s Help Me Grow Washington Hotline. We use web-based integrated databases, phone, and other communication technologies to connect families to child development programs, parent-support resources, food assistance, health insurance, and other local community resources. The Family Resource Navigator will be trained by WithinReach staff on telephone casework, early childhood subjects, relevant early childhood systems of care, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, data collection, and best practices for resource navigation. The Family Resource Navigator will reside in Skagit County or the surrounding area and support Skagit families seeking Help Me Grow services.

Location: Burlington, WA 98233

Status: Full-Time

Wage: $20 Hourly Rate

CRI’s Trauma-Informed Courses

Register for CRI’s upcoming Trauma-Informed Courses


New year, new skills!  Join us for LIVE Zoom Webinars at a computer near you!

Course 1: Trauma-Informed Training – January 20 and 21

Course 2: Trauma-Supportive Training
 – January 26 and 28

Course 1: Trauma-Informed Training of Trainers – February 9, 11, 16 and 18

Course 2: Trauma-Supportive Training of Trainers – March 2, 4, 9 and 11

Course 3: Trauma-Practitioners – March 23, 25, 30 and April 1

Course 4: Blueprint For Framing YOUR Community Initiative – April 6 and 8


All dates are 3 hours long, 9:00am – 12:00pm PDT 


Costs:
$150 (plus Eventbrite fees) for 6-hour courses
$350 (plus fees) for 12-hour (4 dates) courses

Employment Opportunity

Program Coordinator | United General District 304

Job Description

The Program Coordinator will work within the District pillar structure to achieve grant and program objectives by collaborating with community stakeholders and funders to plan and carry out activities outlined in Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant for the Burlington community. This position is grant funded for five years with potential for ten years.

Location: Sedro Woolley, WA

Status: .80 – 1.0 FTE

Wage: $26.00 – $28.00 DOE

To Apply: Visit website www.unitedgeneral.org for a general application form. You can locate the form by clicking on the “Employment Opportunities” link under the “About District 304” tab on the main webpage. Return your application along with a cover letter and resume to the following –
Email: hr@unitedgeneral.org

Car Seat Safety Training

Lets Get You Signed Up For A Car Seat Safety Class


IMPORTANT:  Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 all training and classes will be held online.

Safe Start NW is a non-profit organization located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. They offer free online safety classes that anyone can take—no matter where you are located. Families may be able to get a free pack & play and/or a car seat upon completion of a class.

Attention: The car seat classes reference the Idaho car seat laws and not Washington.

Upcoming Classes:

Car Seat Safety 101

January 5, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.

Car Seat Safety 101

January 13, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.

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Serving People and Nonprofits First

Aunt Bertha’s network connects people seeking help and verified social care providers that serve them.


Thousands of nonprofits and social care providers serve their communities. But for most people, navigating the system to get help has been difficult, time consuming, and frustrating. Too many Americans are suffering, and they don’t need to.

At Aunt Bertha, they have created a social care network that connects people and programs — making it easy for people to find social services in their communities, for nonprofits to coordinate their efforts, and for customers to integrate social care into the work they already do.

Are you interested in receiving further information on resources available in your area? Visit findhelp.org today to find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including programs for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Auntbertha.com is now findhelp.org.

Aunt Bertha, a resource center for families is offering a free Open Toolkit, a short video, trainings and other resources. These resources may help better serve clients, save time and show impact especially with COVID-19 infection rates surging nationwide and the holidays fast approaching.