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In This Issue:

* Congratulations Lisa Spinas & Melissa Goldman, newest Humboldt County Endorsed IFECMH Practitioners

* Leadership Meeting Schedule

* Upcoming Training Events

* Family Events

* Important Links

Black Babies Awareness Month

Happy Black Babies Awareness Month! Communities benefit when Black babies and families are supported and empowered. Read the National Black Child Agenda to learn about equitable policies that will transform lives. 

Upcoming Training Event

with Dr. Carrie Griffin

When Substance Use Affects Families:
An Exploration of the Developmental and Neurophysiologic Effects of Children in Substance Exposed Families


Training Objectives:

*       Neurobiology of Addiction
*       Developmental Trauma & Survival Strategies
*       Neurophysiology of Emotional Responses (Introduction to the Polyvagal Theory)
*       Somatic Techniques for Secondary Stress and Trauma

Date:  Monday, December 6, 2021

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Cost:  Free (Thank you for the generous donation by First 5 Humboldt and the ACEs Speakers Bureau)

Format:  Virtual

2021 Pastels on the Plaza

The 0 to 8 Mental Health Collaborative is grateful to our Leadership Team member, Diana Escobedo for volunteering her time to create this work of art to represent us at this years Pastels on the Plaza.  Thank your to our collaborative partner, Northcoast Children’s Services for donating a square to highlight our work.

Not only is every child different, but parents also bring to the relationship their own history of being parented, hopes and dreams, vulnerabilities, temperament, history of relationships, and general mental health. This unique relationship between every parent and child is what makes infant and early childhood mental health work both challenging and exciting.
T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital

Click here to access the Zoom meeting room!0 to 8 MHC Leadership Team Meeting, Monday, January 10, 2022