Who Should Attend: Teachers, CASA Volunteers, police, social workers, Juvenile Services staff, Boys and Girls Club staff, YMCA staff, SPARK Squad staff, parents, adoptive parents & foster parents and anyone who works with youth.
What Will You Learn: Types and Causes of Emotional Distress /What is happening in the child’s brain during distress/How the child’s physiological state impacts distress/ Importance of Caregiver emotional control/ How to build attunement and use positive discipline / How to promote emotional regulation
About the Presenter: Dr. Rob Lusk earned his Ph.D. at UCLA and since 1983 has been Clinical Director of The Baby Fold in Normal, Illinois. The Baby Fold is a mental health education and social service agency with 18 programs to assist children and their families. He is a recognized national speaker on the topic of understanding and treating trauma and an active researcher on seeking effective interventions with traumatized youth.
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June 23, 2021 The Beyond Paper Tigers Conference
CRI's 6th Annual Trauma-Informed: Moving to Resilience conference will look different as well! CRI recognizes the extreme "zoom fatigue" the pandemic has created. We too are "zoomed out" and just want to be back to "normal" where we can build on relationships and connections together, sharing the same space! We have decided to offer two half-days of "Speed Conferencing" 2021! Based on the concept of Speed Dating, we will endeavor to bring you state-of-the-art information, but in the condensed, powerful format of twenty-minute sessions that are easy to digest and remember. We will feature 5 adverse categories—childhood, community, culture, circuitry and catastrophic—and 5 resilience themes to parallel the 5 adverse categories.
If you have any questions or if I can help you in any way, please don't hesitate to reach out. RICKGRIFFIN | he.him.his Director of Training and Curriculum Community Resilience Initiative 509.540.1582 www.criresilient.org
Jun 23-24: Trauma-Informed: Moving to resilience conference
Join the Community Resilience Initiative to learn about the science of trauma in multiple domains along with compelling resilience strategies that buffer the effects of those traumas across the life span. The conference is a two day event from 9a-12:30p. Learn more and register here.
July 29, 2021 8:30AM PST - 2PM PST PANORAMA’S VIRTUAL SUMMIT: A RESILIENT REOPENING
In February of 2021, over 13,000 educators and leaders registered for Panorama’s first-ever virtual summit to join the dialogue on centering equity and the whole child.
Now, as educators prepare to welcome students back for the upcoming school year, let’s come together to hear from leading experts and practitioners on how we can cultivate our community efficacy, creating learning environments anchored in:
belonging and connection
restorative and trauma-informed practices
equity and inclusivity
To assist with summer professional development needs and accommodate the schedules of school districts across the country, certificates of attendance and professional learning resources will be provided for educators and leaders who join live or watch on-demand.
Early Language Development: The Power of Gesture and Infant Language Development
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Dr. Lori Foran will join us to talk about language development in infants. The focus of this exciting discussion will be around the power of gesture and how it leads children into the world of language. This session is particularly important for any EHS folks working with disabilities, speech and language specialists and classroom teachers and assistant teachers. Much of the information will be very practical and can be taken back to the program to use right away!
Maternal Mortality in the US: The Facts Might Surprise You
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Dr. Neel Shah, MD, MPP, FACOG, is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, and founding Director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Harvard’s Ariadne Labs. His work focuses on partnering with people giving birth to design solutions that enable them to thrive. As an obstetrician-gynecologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Dr. Shah cares for patients at critical life moments that range from childbirth to primary care to surgery. As a scientist and social entrepreneur, he is a globally recognized expert in designing solutions that improve health care. He will join us to talk about the shocking maternal mortality rates in the US and how EHS can connect with the medical community to support better outcomes.
Dr. Kimarie Bugg is President and CEO of Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE), a national nonprofit created in 2011 to address breastfeeding inequities in the African American community and a career perinatal and neonatal nurse professional. Here she will share her expertise with EHS professionals about the importance of early nutrition and how programs can better support their new moms.
"Most parents think that if our child would just "behave," we could maintain our composure as parents. The truth is that managing our own emotions and actions is what allows us to feel peaceful as parents. Ultimately we can't control our children or the hand life deals them— but we can always control our own actions. Parenting isn't about what our child does, but about how we respond."
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Play and Learn Your Way This Summer!
Explore and play with your child all season long with a variety of free resources from PBS KIDS. Spark curiosity and creativity with hands-on activities, tips, and games around different themes supporting literacy, math, science, and life skills.
Get started here with summer fun for the whole family!
We have watched our salmon hatch and grow through their juvenile stages... and now it is there time to be released into the wild! We will also finish our story, read by Rich, as we celebrate the salmon circle of life with you.
Those who live with the after-effects of severe childhood trauma understand well how it feels to be continually on the lookout for danger. Some experience this as hypervigilance feeling unsafe no matter who they are with or where they are in life.
From Child Care Aware
We invite you to check out our updated Child Care State Fact Sheets. Each state's fact sheet features child care data from the year 2020 and covers such topics as supply, quality and child care referrals. In our summary, we highlight how Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies have helped families and child care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, we created vibrant, easy-to-find state fact sheet data in infographic form. We also have a PDF file of the fact sheets for those who want a printable copy.
Here are a few key facts highlighted in the report:
Fifteen states are tracking permanent child care closures. In these states, a total of 682 centers and 1,032 family child care programs have closed permanently during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In December 2020, CCAoA surveyed CCR&Rs across the nation about their services during the pandemic. We found that they provided the following services:
Financial assistance (50% of respondents) - This includes purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies for child care providers and distributing grant money to help them stay afloat.
Training (63%) - This includes educating providers about recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention related to child care and how to navigate the various changes to state licensing regulations.
Technical assistance (83%) - CCR&Rs helped providers make adjustments to their operations to keep everyone safe and comply with new licensing rules.
Other services (50%) – Respondents reported other services such as mental health support, informing providers about grant opportunities and updating CCR&R websites to include information about COVID-19.
After you download the report, don't stop there! We need people like you to take action to help close child care gaps across the country and in your own community.
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Equity in Early Intervention
Public data about recipients and potential recipients of early intervention services, while limited, reveals that children of color who could benefit from early intervention evaluation and services often do not have enough access to them. Black and Latino children tend to be identified as eligible for these crucial services later than their White peers, and too often, fail to receive the evaluations and services for which they are eligible. The Education Trust, ZERO TO THREE, and the National Center for Learning Disabilities recently released a suite of new materials designed to support states in increasing equity in early intervention.
Our Youngest Learners: Increasing Equity in Early Intervention provides an overview of services mandated by Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and how equity issues interact with those services.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Early Intervention: How States Can Support Our Youngest Learners shares results from a survey of states regarding the impact of COVID-19 on services. The report offers recommendations to states to increase equity in early intervention now and after the pandemic is over, with a particular focus on using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.
What Are Early Intervention Services, an accompanying video available for sharing, offers a quick overview of services and identified equity issues, and invites participation in efforts to correct.
Biden Administration Budget Pulls It All Together for Babies and Families
The FY 2022 budget from the Biden Administration, released last week, pulls together in one place the Administration's vision, large and small, for transforming the landscape for American families. Grander elements include $250 billion over 10 years for the comprehensive child care program families desperately need, as well as a paid family and medical leave program that places this critical benefit within reach of millions of parents, caregivers, and babies. The extension of the Child Tax Credit, with its higher monthly payment for young children, is also here, and so are other smaller, important plans. Seed money for Early Childhood Development Expert Grants would place child development specialists in primary care settings serving high numbers of children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. ZERO TO THREE's HealthySteps program pioneered this approach, improving outcomes for young children and parents. A range of funding possibilities, from grants for maternal health innovation to grants for implicit bias training, would seek to lower rates of maternal mortality and morbidity, a problem pinpointed in a recent report from ZERO TO THREE and Child Trends.Read Babies and the Budget for more details.
The budget action now moves to Capitol Hill, where Committees are poised to question Administration officials on appropriations and the details of proposals for mandatory spending. Appropriations will proceed under regular order, with the House looking to move its spending bills this summer. The outlook for passing mandatory spending proposals such as child care is unclear if they cannot garner bipartisan support.
At this stage of the budget process, your voice has power. Get Involved below to urge Congress to give babies the tools they need to build a strong America.