Here’s What’s Happening!

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

______________________

Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter

The April issue of the Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter has arrived.  This issue features articles about Parenting Education and what it has to offer your family.

To download the English newsletter, please click here.

To download the Spanish newsletter, please click here.

_______________________

Heart to Heart Resource Fair

Please join your community at the Heart to Heart Resource Fair on Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 9-1:00pm at the Boys and Girls Club of Albany, 1215 Hill Street SE, Albany.
 
Come learn about addiction treatment and recovery, clothing, food stamps, getting identification, health insurance, housing, jobs, medical and behavioral help, school, veterans’ services.
 
Come get free blood pressure checks, dental care, first-aid and grooming supplies, haircuts, HIV and Hep-C tests, lunch, new socks, pet supplies, reading glasses, oral, head and neck cancer screening, and vision screenings.
 
Need a ride? Call (541) 967-8545.
To download event flyers in English and Spanish, please click here.
_______________________

Abuse Prevention Summit

Our 2017 Abuse Prevention: Early Recognition Summit will feature a keynote speaker and breakout sessions with abuse identification and prevention trainings, such as: Darkness to Light – child sexual abuse identification and domestic violence and neglect of children, elders, and those with developmental disabilities.

 The Summit will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017, from 8:30am to 4:00pm at the Suburban Christian Church, 2760 SW 53rd Street, Corvallis. This is a free training and a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Continuing education credits available. Space is limited, so registration is required. To register, visit samhealth.org/APSummit.
To download an event flyer, please click here.
 
For more information, please contact Jeanne Seelye at jseelye@samhealth.org.

_______________________

2017 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference

The 2017 Oregon Parenting Educators Conference will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017 on the campus of Oregon State University. This is a fantastic opportunity to access quality professional development and network with other professionals right here in our beautiful state.

For a full list of presentations, classes and events taking place, and to register, please see the OPEC website.

________________________

Save the Date – May 22, 2017

The Parenting Success Network will be hosting our 4th annual free speaking event on Monday, May 22, 2017.  The event will be held on the  Albany LBCC Campus in the Forum Auditorium, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, from 6:30-8:00pm.  Free on-site child care will be provided.  To reserve your spot, please call (541) 917-4899 or sign up at https://tinyurl.com.  Please arrive at the event early to drop off your child in the Calapooia Center at LBCC (right across the hallway from the Forum.)

This year’s speaker is going to be Dr. Sarah Enos Watamura, who will be speaking at the OSU Parenting Education Conference earlier in the day, and then will be coming to speak to local parents that evening.  Dr. Watamura is a developmental psychobiologist whose research interests center on the consequences of stress experienced in early childhood. She will be speaking to us about family stress and buffering processes in families with young children, and the costs of stress exposure on health, development and achievement.

Please put us on your calendar and plan to attend.

______________________

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Linn Together is holding two separate Youth Mental Health First Aid 8-hour training courses to train parents, school staffs, and other adults who interact with adolescents on a regular basis.

In Lebanon:  the training will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017, from 8-5:00pm at the Lebanon Boys and Girls Club.

In Santiam Canyon:  the training will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017, from 8-5:00pm at the Gates Rural Fire District, Gates.

For more information please contact Shannon Percy at Linn County Health Services, (541) 967-3819, or spercy@co.linn.or.us.  To register for training, please click here.

______________________

Climb Out of the Darkness Walk

Climb out of the Darkness is the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illnesses like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety & OCD, postpartum PTSD, postpartum psychosis, bipolar/peripartum onset, and pregnancy depression and anxiety.

Our local Team Oregon-Corvallis Climb Out of the Darkness will be gathering on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 9-11:00am at Walnut Barn, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and will feature a kid-friendly, stroller-friendly, all ages and abilities “climb” up the hill behind Walnut Barn.

For more information about the event, see their Facebook page.