Girl Scouts Virtual Party

FUTURE GIRL SCOUT: You’re invited to try Girl Scouts at one of our upcoming parties.

These parties are a great opportunity to learn about what Girl Scouts of Western Washington has to offer. Come discover the importance of the inclusive environment of Girl Scouts where you can try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and just be yourself! 

Bring a friend, make new ones, and have FUN: it’s all free!

Oct. 20 – Tuesday 5:30PM-6:30PM

Oct. 28 – Wednesday 3:30PM-4:30 PM

Nov. 14 – Saturday 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Nov. 17 – Tuesday 5:30PM-6:30PM

Oct. 21 – Wednesday 3:30PM-4:30PM

Oct. 24 – Saturday 10:00AM-11:00AM

Oct. 27 – Tuesday 5:30PM-6:30PM

Nov. 11 – Wednesday 3:30PM-4:30PM

Nov. 18 – Wednesday 3:30PM-4:30PM

Family Palooza Virtual Map!

Family Palooza is taking you on a resource & information
adventure right from the comfort of your home.


Family Palooza Interactive Resource and Activity Map is the place to find everything you need as a parent in one location. “Travel” around Skagit County to learn more about organizations that provide:

• Basic Needs: Food, clothing, housing and diapers

• Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Services, information & resources
for pregnant and postpartum women

• Family Support: Support and classes for parents and caregivers
• Health and Wellness: Information on health insurance & referral to providers

• Kindergarten readiness: Information on Kindergarten registration
and resources to prepare your child for elementary school

• Child Care/Early Learning: Info on childcare, playgroups & other resources

• Special Needs: Educational and therapeutic programs for children
with special needs and support programs for parents

• Family Fun: Local resources for events, activities
and businesses just for kids and their families
Explore the interactive map & you will have an opportunity
to win $10-250 in gift cards. After you have checked out the map, take the Palooza Map Survey and you will be entered to win. One entry per family.

ENGLISH: Family Palooza Resource and Activity Map – Survey

ESPAÑOL: Mapa de Recursos y Actividades – Encuesta

Virtual Webinars / Serie de Seminarios Web

Join Brazelton Touchpoints Center for a series of free webinars and an online learning community that are exploring the challenges and opportunities posed by virtual service delivery, and sharing strategies providers have found for building and sustaining strong relationships with families virtually.
Ours second set of six webinars begins on Thursday, October 8, at 2 PM ET/ 11 AM PT. The webinars will continue biweekly through the middle of December. Participants can register for the entire series or for individual webinars.
Questions? Email touchpoints@childrens.harvard.edu

Webinar 1: Thursday, October 8, 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT Using a Strengths-Based Approach to Engage Families Virtually
Webinar 2: Thursday, October 22, 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT Finding the Balance in Virtual Service Delivery
Webinar 3: Thursday, November 5, 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT Using a Hybrid Approach to Partner with Families
Webinar 4: Thursday, November 19, 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT Providing Staff Support and Supervision Virtually
Webinar 5: Thursday, December 3, 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT Understanding and Responding to Trauma in Virtual Service Delivery
Webinar 6: Thursday December 17, 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT Taking Care of Yourself as a Virtual Service Provider

Acompañe a Brazelton Touchpoints Center para una serie de seminarios web gratuitos y una comunidad de aprendizaje en línea que explora los desafíos y oportunidades que plantea la entrega de servicios virtuales, y comparta estrategias que los proveedores han encontrado para construir y mantener relaciones sólidas con las familias de manera virtual.
La segunda serie de seis seminarios web comienza el jueves 8 de octubre a la 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT. Los seminarios web continuarán quincenales hasta mediados de diciembre. Los participantes pueden registrarse para la serie completa o para seminarios web individuales.
¿Tiene preguntas? Mande un correo electrónico a touchpoints@childrens.harvard.edu

Seminarios web 1: Jueves 8 de octubre, 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT Usando un enfoque basado en fortalezas para involucrar a las familias virtualmente
Seminarios web 2: Jueves 22 de octubre, 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT Encontrar el equilibrio en la entrega de servicios virtuales
Seminarios web 3: Jueves 5 de noviembre, 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT Usando un enfoque híbrido para asociarse con familias
Seminarios web 4: Jueves 19 de noviembre, 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT Brindando apoyo y supervisión al personal de manera virtual
Seminarios web 5: Jueves 3 de noviembre, 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT Comprendiendo y respondiendo al trauma en la entraga de servicios virtuales
Seminarios web 6: Jueves 17 de diciembre, 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT Cuidándose como proveedor de servicios virtuales

2020 Positive Parenting Conference

It’s time for the 2020 Positive Parenting Conference that is held for FREE!

Perhaps you are stuck inside with your kids all day, working and/or homeschooling at the same time while trying to be a sane person but maybe just a little bit going crazy — thus losing it with your little one more often than you’d like. Anyone…?

Perhaps you are nestling in with your little one, enjoying this unexpectedly unrushed time together, and you’re curious about positive parenting or well on your way.

Wherever you’re at, you could use:

  • practical ideas for calm, kind and firm interactions with your kids
  • support for raising happy, well-adjusted adults
  • encouragement in being the parent you want to be (and usually are)
  • connection with other parents doing this, too

Yes? Then sign up here.

The Positive Parenting Conference is my favorite online summit. It is top-notch, it is practical, it is FREE, and it just keeps getting better.

This year’s 16 speakers are big-name authors like

  • Dr. Shefali Tsabary (maybe you saw her on Oprah)
  • Dr. Laura Markham (perennially popular)
  • Dr. Tina Bryson (all the brain science you need)
  • Dr. Lawrence Cohen (play therapist–so good for kids right now)

… and many more.

Here’s how these online summits work:

1. You sign up now, so you don’t forget.

2. You get an email from our host, my friend Sumitha of AFineParent.com, when each talk is available (Sept. 22 – 29).

3. And then you sit back and watch the videos from home, wearing — well, if you’re like me lately, the clothes you wore yesterday, conveniently located on the floor beside your bed.

You don’t even have to take notes on the many nuggets of gold in these talks. That’s because you get an eBook with takeaways from every talk. Also free. And you get it as soon as you register.

Plus you’ll be invited to a Facebook community to connect with the thousands of other parents participating in this year’s conference.

See? Sumitha just keeps making it better.

So, the only remaining question is which talks you want to catch for sure. Here’s the full list of all the masterclasses included (yes, for FREE):

September 22-23 / Track #1 : Connection Based Parenting

  • Dr. Shefali Tsabary: Conscious Parenting
  • Dr. Laura Markham: Peaceful Parenting
  • Dr. Tina Bryson: Power of Showing Up
  • Hal Runkel: Screamfree Parenting
  • Bonus: 3 Quick Win Tips

September 24-25 / Track #2 Managing Behavior

  • Judy Arnall: Positive Discipline Tools
  • Dr. Mona Delahooke: Understanding Behaviors
  • Betsy Brown Braun: Brat-proofing Kids
  • Dayna Abraham: Kids Activities & Games
  • Bonus: 4 Quick Win Tips

September 26-27 / Track #3: Healing and Happiness

  • Dr. Rick Hanson: Hardwiring Happiness
  • Dr. Lawrence Cohen: Playful Parenting
  • Mark Wolynn: Inherited Family Trauma
  • Casey O’Roarty: Managing Our Emotions
  • Bonus: 3 Quick Win Tipsce

September 28-29th / Track #4: Path to Success

  • Greg McKeown: Essentialism
  • Dr. Peg Dawson: Executive Skills
  • Dr. William Stixrud: Self-Driven Child
  • Dr. Kathy Koch: Multiple Intelligences
  • Bonus: 3 Quick Win Tips

United Way of Skagit County

If your children (between the ages of 1 to 18) live within Sedro-Woolley city limits or the Mount Vernon Schools boundaries for Centennial Elementary School or Washington Elementary School, and would benefit from having a little extra food over the weekend, PLEASE register for free delivery of a bag of food for each child!  Each bag has a couple of breakfast items, some lunch food and snacks.  Your name/address will not be shared with anyone other than the food bank & delivery drivers.

Supporting Childrens Social and Emotional Well Being

Resources

Webinars Available

Who Will Mind the Children? The Impact of COVID-19 on the Child Care Market. Join us to learn how public policy and non-government organizations can address child care challenges that existed before, and are exaggerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thursday, August 6th at noon. More information and Registration

The Growing Brain: From Birth to 5 Years Old provides a toolkit of how the brain develops, along with ways you can encourage healthy brain development in children birth – 5. More info and Registration 

Foundations of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health is a 5-part introductory series on centering caregiver-child relationships, supporting early attachment, understanding when young children need advanced support, and cultivating reflective practice. Scholarships available. More info and Registration

League of Extraordinary People Virtual Town Hall: ACEs and the impact on the Black, Brown, Indigenous, and other Communities of Color. August 5th from 3:00-4:30pm. More info and Registration

Racial Equity in Education, featuring Dr. Benjamin Danielson, Director of Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, will explore the role of racial equity, diversity, access, and inclusion in our public education system.October 8th from 11:30am -1:00pm with the the League of Education Voters. Webinar Registration

NRC-PFMCH 2020 Education Series Webinars

The National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home (NRC-PFMCH), in partnership with Bright Futures National Center and the Screening Technical Assistance and Resource Center, has implemented a 2-part webinar series, Making Connections: The Critical Role of Family-Centered Care in Addressing Social Determinants of Health for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN). The goal of this series was to provide state Title V Maternal and Child Health / CYSHCN programs, pediatricians, families and other with information about the impact of social determinants of health (SDoH) on CYSHCN and their families, including implementation strategies for state programs. The series discussed the role of these groups and state systems in addressing SDoH for CYSHCN by using components of the medical home model of care.

Social Determinants of Health Resources to Support Implementation of Screening and Referrals 

Developed by the National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home, in partnership with the National Academy for State Health Policy, this fact sheet series discusses​ social determinants of health (SDoH) screening and referrals for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families. Opportunities for collaboration and partnership between Medicaid, Title V Maternal and Child Health / CYSHCN programs, and pediatricians are discussed. State-level case studies provide innovative and replicable strategies for implementing SDoH screening and community referrals. 

Tools for Better Public Health Communications

Research shows that many people don’t understand what public health is or what public health professionals do. It’s hard to ask people to support and fund public health if they don’t know what it is. That’s why the de Beaumont Foundation and the Aspen Institute have released a set of practical communication tools at www.phrases.org.  

Events

August 7 Webinar – COVID-19 and Early Post-Partum Breastfeeding: Emerging Evidence and Recommendations In observance of World Breastfeeding Week, the DC Breastfeeding Coalition and DC Health are hosting a Webinar with internationally recognized experts from major health organizations to discuss the current evidence and recommendations for breastfeeding in the wake of COVID-19. Register today.

August 11 Webinar – Systemic Racism & Health: Solutions, Making Change Happen This webinar hosted by the National Institute for Health Care Management will discuss how systemic racism harms health, and how solutions-based approaches at the state and community level are making a difference. Register today.

October 6 Virtual Event – Practicing Adolescent-Centered Trauma-Informed Care in a Clinical Setting The Adolescent Health Initiative is pleased to offer an interactive training on providing trauma-informed care, hosted virtually on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST. The 2020 Connection Session is designed for health care professionals who serve adolescents, including physicians, nurses, social workers, health center managers, and other youth-serving community professionals.  This interactive event is partially funded through the Office of Continuing Medical Education and Lifelong Learning at Michigan Medicine. Registration is open.

Save the Date – Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is hosting a virtual symposium on Thursday, September 17, 2020 to highlight state, tribal, territorial and community-based efforts to address COVID-19 among racial and ethnic minority populations. The virtual symposium will feature national, state, tribal and local experts leading these efforts and is developed for public health leaders at all levels and community organizations confronting the pandemic. Learn more