Here’s What’s Happening!

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). We’ve found a wonderful selection of parenting information.

To see more videos on parenting, visit the Parenting Success Network’s YouTube page.


Ann Masten Handout

View the handout: Masten Hub handout May 2019

On May 20, 2019, Dr. Ann Masten presented on resilience in human development, particularly in the context of poverty, homelessness, war, disaster, and migration, at the Tripp Theater at Linn-Benton Community College. Here is her handout from the event. We are grateful to those who attended.


Pinwheels for Prevention

Pinwheels for Prevention® is a nationwide public awareness campaign first launched by Prevent Child Abuse America in 2008. The campaign features a blue pinwheel to represent the healthy and carefree childhoods we believe every child deserves. Since the campaign began, nearly 900,000 pinwheels have been displayed nationwide.

The LBCC Parenting Education Department is throwing our support behind this campaign, and we have planted a pinwheel garden on the corner of our lot at the Luckiamute Building.  We are grateful for this opportunity to express our concern about child abuse, but also our hope for the future.  Come down to Luckiamute to see our Pinwheel Garden!!


Coffee Talk Presentation at Clackamas County

Our own Aoife Magee, PhD, was invited to give a presentation at the Clackamas County Department of Public and Government Affairs in Oregon City.  The “Coffee Talk” presentation was entitled, “Self-Care for the Caregiver: Creating Balance while Caring for Others”.  The presentation was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube.  To watch the video, please click here.

Congratulations to Aoife for being asked to participate!


“A Taste of Kindergarten” Event in Lincoln County

The Lincoln County School District is hosting a series of Open House events entitled “A Taste of Kindergarten” for families at each of their elementary schools. Each family will be able to meet the teachers, enjoy a “taste” from the school menu, find a bus, explore the playground, etc. in a fun, relaxed, informative event. Each kindergartner will receive a free gift bag.

Flyers for the event can be accessed here.

We will announce registration dates later this summer on our website,

Please plan on attending!


National Speaker to Address Linn-Benton Families – Save the Date!

Please reserve Monday, May 20, 2019 for the 6th Annual PSN Speaking Event!  This year our speaker will be Dr. Ann Masten, a Professor of Child Development from the University of Minnesota who studies resilience in human development, particularly in the context of poverty, homelessness, war, disaster, and migration.  Dr. Masten will be the keynote speaker at the OSU Parenting Educator Conference earlier in the day, and then will be coming over to LBCC and addressing local parents at the Tripp Theater on campus.

The event will begin at 6:30pm, and will include free child care for those who call ahead and reserve it.  Spanish interpretation will also be available.

To download an English event flyer, please click here.


Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter

The April 2019 issue of the Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter has arrived.  This issue features articles about the recognizing credible parenting news or advice, including where it comes from, who it comes from, why it’s being given to you, and how to spot fact from opinion.  In addition, there is a recommended group of safe websites where trusted information can be found, information about scientific evidence, and how to join a parenting class.

To download the English newsletter, please click here.

To download the Spanish newsletter, please click here.


One Caring Person Campaign

The Health Departments from Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties are working together on a campaign they call, “One Caring Person”. The campaign is hoping to improve a child’s opportunities to overcome trauma and ACEs by learning to cope with stress, practicing calming techniques, engaging kids in age-appropriate volunteer service to the community, making time for fun and activities that kids enjoy, building resilience, and increasing opportunities for kids to connect with caring adults.

Below are the flyers that the Health Departments and the IHN-CCO are distributing throughout the community.  Please take a look and see if this is something you might be interested in participating in.

To download an English flyer, please click here.

To download a Spanish flyer, please click here.

To download an Educator flyer, please click here.