Parenting Success Network

Resources for Talking to Children about Race & Equality 

by Parenting Now!

As early as 6-months old, babies begin to notice differences in people, including their skin color, hair, and eyes. It’s never too early to have conversations about race with your child and there are wonderful, kid-friendly resources out there to help guide you along in the process. The Parenting Now! Educators have rounded up some of their favorite resources for talking to children about race and equity. Here are some of their top choices.

Podcasts:

Articles:

Read-along Children’s Books about Race & Diversity:

“Parents Helping Parents” Family Support Groups

Do you have a child with challenging behaviors? “Parents Helping Parents” Family Support Groups can help. Join this group of families that have experience with challenging behaviors and services that can help our children. This group is for families of children with social, behavioral, emotional, and physical challenges. A “place” to meet other parents in a confidential, supportive setting. Share experiences, successes, and frustrations. Learn parenting skills and exchange ideas and learn how to use services for our children.

This group will be meeting on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. July 9,16,23 and 30th. Link for the Thursday meetings: https://zoom.us/j/93324074662

For over 10 years, Oregon Family Support Network facilitated monthly support group meetings in Waldport, Newport, Toledo, Lincoln City, or Depoe Bay. Things have changed, temporarily, because of social distancing. Meetings in July will be online via Zoom. For more information contact Signe Miller  signem@ofsn.net

(541) 5050-2511.

Pandemic Parenting: Resources and virtual support for early parenting in the COVID-19 era.

Do you miss in-person parenting groups and the chance to interact with other families? We do too!  Join a confidential, virtual parenting group and: Connect and build community with area families – Share parenting tips – Learn about area resources. Discussion topics include but are not limited to: Living life with a little one during quarantine – Practical ideas for dealing with anxiety – Connecting with your support network. This course is facilitated by Community Doulas and Healthy Families Home visitors.

This is for families with little ones 0 – 12 months living in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties. Meetings will take place virtually via ZOOM. Call-in details will be sent after registration is complete.

Tuesdays at 10 – 11 am. Starting 6/2 through 7/28 – Attend one or all sessions.

To register: See attached flyer: the registration link will be toward the bottom of the page.  Click to register here

 

FREE – Remote Parenting Coaching is now available!

Richard Halpern, M.A. is now offering parent coaching via Zoom session or by phone. This one-on-one support is available to Linn, Benton, and Lincoln County parents.

Parenting Coaching can help promote positive parent-child relationships, improve communication and problem solving skills. It can build on family strengths while supporting the development of new ideas and helpful strategies. Together you will identify skill building opportunities for children based on their age and stage of development. Find your own best way to parent.

Richard Halpern, M.A. has over 25 years’ experience working with families in schools and nonprofits. He teaches Parenting Education for Multnomah Family Court and  is certified as a Positive Discipline Parent Educator.

Parenting Success Network is working in collaboration with https://Coach4parents.com to offer FREE sessions. Choose to schedule a phone call or Zoom session (over internet) at this link: calendly.com/coach4parentscall

Resources for parents during our time at home

Looking for ways to provide educational experiences and entertainment for your kids during this time of social distancing? The Oregon Department of Education has provided a handy list.  It is available here:  Educational Resources

NEW RESOURCE: The Harvard Center on the Developing Child has released this podcast on supporting child development during a pandemic.

 

Pollywog

Pollywog is a local program that links families to prenatal education and then later to parenting education, and can also assist with assist families in need of additional resources.  If you have children in the 0-5 year-old age range, please contact Pollywog and see what we can do to help.

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2019-2020 School-Required Vaccination Lists

The Benton County Health Department just released a list of vaccines that your child must be immunized with in order to attend school, preschool or child care, according to Oregon law.

Each list contains detailed information about what age group is required to have which vaccines, and the number of doses required by the child’s age and how long ago they were vaccinated.  There are also vaccines listed that are recommended, but not required.

Below are copies of the vaccination lists in multiple languages:

To download the English list, please click here.

To download the Vietnamese list, please click here.

To download the Spanish list, please click here.

To download the Russian list, please click here.

To download the Chinese list, please click here.

To download the Arabic list, please click here.

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Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter

The July issue of the Oregon Parenting Together Newsletter has arrived. This issue focuses on The Importance of the Early Years. Early child development sets the foundation for lifelong learning, behavior, and health. The experiences
children have in early childhood shape the brain and the child’s capacity to learn, to get along with others, and to
respond to daily stresses and challenges.

To download the English newsletter, please click here.

To download the Spanish newsletter, please click here.

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