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.
- Conversations that Matter: Talking with Children About Big World Issues
- From Good Guidance to Trauma-Informed Care: Meeting All Children’s Behavioral Support Needs
- Supporting Young Children after Crisis Events
- Being a Helper: Supporting Children to Feel Safe and Secure
- Support Social and Emotional Development in the Classroom
- The Power of Storytelling in Early Childhood: Helping Children Process the Coronavirus Crisis
- Preventing Compassion Fatigue: Caring for Yourself
- Trauma and Young Children: Teaching Strategies to Support and Empower
- Supporting Anxious Children in the Preschool Classroom (members only)
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
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.
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.
- Identification and Screening of Social Determinants of Health Among Children with Special Health Care Needs in Medicaid
- Social Determinants of Health Referrals in Medicaid and the Role of Medicaid Managed Care Contracts
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.
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
Ready, Set, Pivot: How to Prepare Your Kids (and Yourself) for an Unfamiliar School Year
Thursday, July 30, 2020
1:OO PM EDT (10 AM PDT)
Expert Speaker: Sharon Saline, Psy.D.
After a spring semester of remote learning — and no shortage of complications, challenges, and forgotten passwords for students with ADHD — schools are largely reopening in August and September. While each state is dictating its own reopening guidelines, many independent schools and public school districts will likely opt for some type of hybrid learning — a mix of in-person and online instruction. For kids who are alternative learners — those with ADHD, LD, ASD or anxiety — this new educational model, along with their ongoing worries about COVID, is increasing unease and uncertainty to new levels. How can you prepare your kids (and yourself) for an unusual back-to-school season that’s filled with novel transitions and uncomfortable change?
In this webinar, Dr. Sharon Saline offers practical, collaborative tools for addressing your family’s concerns about setting up a successful start to the school year. You’ll learn how to create effective daily routines, cope with anxiety about COVID and social contact, manage challenges with online learning, and balance screen time. Submit your question by posting a comment on this page or email email@example.com to ask questions about the following:
- How to set up daily routines that reduce conflict and build skills for independence
- How to deal with general anxiety and health and safety concerns.
- How to improve flexibility and cooperation
- How to address issues related to childcare and home learning
- How to advocate for the educational needs of your child or teen in this new academic environment
Meet the Expert Speaker:
Sharon Saline, Psy.D. has focused her work on ADHD, anxiety, learning differences and mental health challenges and their impact on school and family dynamics for over 30 years. Her unique perspective, a sibling of a child who wrestled with untreated ADHD, combined with decades of academic excellence and clinical experience, assists her in guiding families as they navigate from the confusing maze of diagnoses and conflict to successful interventions and connections. Dr. Saline funnels this expertise into her book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life. Heralded as an invaluable resource, her book is the recipient of two awards: Best Book Awards winner by American Book Fest and the Gold Medal from Moms’ Choice Awards. She recently published The ADHD Solution Deck.
As an international lecturer and workshop facilitator, Dr. Saline combines psychology with her love of theatre to animatedly present on a variety of topics from understanding ADHD, executive functioning and anxiety in children and teens to working with different kinds of learners and raising digital citizens. Dr. Saline is a regular contributor to ADDitudemag.com and PsychologyToday.com, a featured expert on MASS Appeal on WWLP-TV and a part-time lecturer at the Smith School for Social Work.
Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience
People experiencing trauma and toxic stress often have difficulty regulating their emotional responses when facing challenges in school, life, and relationships. As participants learn the skills and strategies in Mind Matters, they can begin to say, “I am not a victim of what happened to me.”
Mind Matters’ lessons teach people aged 12 and up to respond to negative experiences with innovative methods based on current research and neuroscience. These skills give individuals a way to take charge of their emotions and improve their states of mind. Participants learn to address their physical, relational, and mental health needs.
Program Length: 12 Lessons (1 hour each) or 21 Sessions (15-20 minutes each)
Age Group: 12+
Authors: Carolyn Curtis, Ph.D. & Charles Stolzenbach, L.M.F.T.
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FREE Online Event
Registration for the Virtual Early Math Symposium is open!
Date & Time:
Friday June 26, 2020
8:00 am – 6:00 pm PDT
This year’s virtual Early Math Symposium will focus on fun, creativity, and discovery while supporting the mathematical development of all young children! Please join us online Friday, June 26. This year’s Symposium will feature keynotes from:
- Dr. Doug Clements, Distinguished University of Denver Professor of Early Childhood Mathematics and STEM education, and
- Dr. Julie Sarama, Distinguished Professor at the University of Denver and Researcher of Young Children’s Development of Mathematical Concepts
- Stuart J. Murphy, Visual Learning Specialist and Award-Winning Children’s Author of the MathStart Series which Integrates Reading with Math and STEM, and
- Jon Dueck, Teacher Development and STEM Director for the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
- Dr. Rachel Lambert, Faculty Member at the University of California Santa Barbara whose Interests lie in Mathematics Education, Disability Studies, and Social Justice
The symposium will debut film director Les Mayfield III’s I’m Ready family engagement math shorts: Sneak Peak here: Fluff and Fold
Get ready for lunch recess with Mobius Mysteries Hands on Fun with the AIMS Center for Math and Science. Please have on hand: paper, scissors, tape, and a pen/pencil.
Join us for these early learning breakout sessions:
- Math is Everywhere
- Effective Online Professional Learning
- Math and Art
- Family Math Nights
- Early Math for Infants and Toddlers
- Talking with Young Children about Math
- Bringing Language and Math Instruction Together: How best to support young dual language learners (DLLs) in their mathematical journey
- What’s the Big Idea? Foundational math for 3- to 6-year olds
- STEAM Installations for Home, Care Centers and Classrooms
- “More, More, More,” Said the Baby: How language and math work together in the thinking of infants and toddlers
- Let’s Play and Learn Together! Games engage ALL children and families in math thinking
- The Math/Literature Connection
Safe Kids Worldwide and JPMA Announce New Resources
for Parents to Keep Children Safe in Cars During COVID-19
|Even as families try to stay home as much as possible during the corona virus pandemic, there are times when a trip in the car with the kids is essential. To support parents and caregivers during COVID-19, Safe Kids Worldwide has teamed up with the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association to provide parents and caregivers with a suite of online and virtual resources to properly use and install car seats and to keep kids safe in and around cars.|
|Ultimate Car Seat Guide – This interactive tool provides expert guidance to parents on everything from how to fit a child into a car seat to how to know when it is time to move to a new type of seat.|
Live Assistance from Manufacturer Product Specialists – While Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technician programs and inspections are less available now, manufacturers are “essential” and continue to help parents use their car seats correctly. This compilation lists customer service phone numbers, websites, hours and video assistance opportunities.
Phone Call with Your Local Safe Kids Coalition – Many local Safe Kids coalitions have certified child passenger safety technicians who are available to answer your specific questions over the phone.
Find a coalition near you.
Car Seat Cleaning Tips for COVID-19 – During a time when we are all focused on keeping things sanitary, families can access the latest information from their car seat manual or by contacting their car seat manufacturer.
Interactive Map of State Law Requirements – Car seats, booster seats and seat belts are required in all states and territories, and laws specify how children must be protected by properly used car seats, booster seats or seat belts.
Heatstroke Prevention Tips – In the past two years, more than 100 children died of heatstroke because they were alone or became trapped in a hot car. During COVID-19, be especially careful to avoid this type of tragedy by reviewing these tips.