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Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter

The August 2018 issue of the Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter has arrived.  This issue features articles about health and happiness, gaining control of your physical, mental and social-emotional health, recommendations for books on the subject, what the word “health” actually means, and definitions of physical health, mental health, and social-emotional health.

To download the English newsletter, please click here.

To download the Spanish newsletter, please click here.


2018 Summer Meal Programs

The end of the school year is approaching, and many schools and local organizations are setting up their summer meal programs, to make sure that the children in this region continue to get proper nutrition.  We have compiled a list, by county, to ensure that the information gets out as soon as possible.  (If we missed any programs, please let us know!)

To download the Summer Meal Program list, please click here.    


2018 Albany Summer Happenings Guide

We would like to begin by thanking Nicole Kalita for generously giving of her time to update this year’s 2018 Albany Summer Happenings Guide.  The Guide contains a list of summer activities available in and around Albany over the next few months, including library reading programs, food programs, art programs, fun in the park programs, movies at Monteith, River Rhythms, Summer Sounds, Summer Movie Express, water programs, and many more.  Most of these programs are free, but a few cost money to participate.

To download the list, please click here.


Parenting Education Policy

Last week Dr. Shauna Tominey from Oregon State University was contacted by the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet Healthy Families Workgroup to create a policy brief on parenting education. Dr. Tominey thought you might be interested in what we created to share with the state and might find it helpful in your own work! “You are very welcome to use and share in any way that it is helpful to you! This is a living document and I’m certainly open to feedback for future drafts so feel free to send any thoughts you have my way.”

To download Dr. Tominey’s policy brief, please click here.


Dr. Ross Thompson Event – “How to Think like a Baby”

This year we had the honor of having Dr. Ross Thompson come to speak to our local families following the Oregon Parenting Educators Conference, where he is the keynote speaker.  This is the 5th year that we have been able to provide this wonderful opportunity, and this year Dr. Thompson did a phenomenal job of educating and enlightening our parents.  His presentation was entitled, “How to Think like a Baby”.

The event was held on Monday, May 21, 20281, from 6:30-8:00pm at the Russell Tripp Theater on the LBCC Campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW in Albany.  It was a free event, and we will also included free on-site child care, and Spanish interpretation with headsets.

Dr. Thompson’s presentation included a Powerpoint presentation and hand-outs, and he was gracious enough to allow us to share those materials with you.  If you wish to download the Powerpoint presentation, please click here.  If you wish to download the hand-outs, please click here.  If you wish to review the video clips that Dr. Thompson used in his presentation, they were uploaded to the OSU page, and can be accessed here.

We appreciate the time and attention that Dr. Thompson gave to our group, and we look forward to next year’s OSU Parenting Educators Conference and whomever their keynote speaker may be!