To see more videos on parenting, visit the Parenting Success Network’s YouTube page.
2014 Updated Holiday Resource Guide
The holidays are coming soon, and there is great need in our area for “the kindness of strangers”. Below is a Holiday Resource Guide where those in need can turn for dinners (Thanksgiving and Christmas), food baskets, and gifts. The Guide contains information, by county, where community members can go for help, including addresses, phone numbers, and event times. We are grateful to live in a community where so many organizations and individuals step forward to help when there is a need.
Last week we posted a list of resources available to those in need in our community, and since then several changes have been reported to us. We have updated our list with this new information, and uploaded an updated copy. Hopefully this new information will be of value.
Autism and Vaccines
16 years ago a doctor published a study. It was completely made up, and it made us all sicker.
In 1998, a scientist named Dr. Andrew Wakefield published in the medical journal, The Lancet, that he had discovered a link between autism and vaccines.
After years of controversy and making parents mistrust vaccines, along with collecting $674,000 from lawyers who would benefit from suing vaccine makers, it was discovered he had made the whole thing up. The Lancet publicly apologized and reported that further investigation led to the discovery that he had fabricated everything.
In the intervening years, millions have been spent on studying this further to see if there was anything that could connect autism and vaccines. This is what they found: The Science Facts about Autism and Vaccines.
OPEC 2013-14 Progress Report
The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative recently released the 2013-2014 year end report for the Parenting Success Network, outlining our successes and our use of the OPEC grant money. The report includes information about classes taught, number of adults attending, number of children impacted, and comments from past students about the content of the classes. Additional information about our Facebook page, our YouTube channel, and the Parenting Success Network webpage are included. If you wish to view this report, click here.
2015 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference
The 2015 Parenting Educators Conference is coming! Exciting details about our keynote speaker will be revealed soon… This Conference is a great resource for Parent Educators and social service workers! Save the date! We’ll see you there!
Are you interested in attending AND providing a workshop? If so, the ‘Request for Proposals’ will be available by the end of the month.