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Summer 2023

In this issue:
* Leadership Meeting Schedule
* Upcoming Training Events
* Family Events & Resources
* Important Links

Humboldt Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Training Events:

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0 to 8 Mental Health Collaborative Leadership Team

All are welcome to join the upcoming virtual leadership team meetings! We will be meeting virtually on the second Monday of the month from 3:00 to 4:30. Please mark your calendar.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

June 12th, 2023

Join us for afternoon tea!
End of year gathering at Eureka City Schools District Office.

For more information, email Beth Heavilin at bheavilin@hcoe.org



Facilitating Attuned iNteractions (FAN)

Postponed to Fall 2023

Date TBD

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Counting on Community

May 19th - May 20th
Sequoia Conference Center
$50 Registration Fee
Scholarships Available

For more information email danderson2@co.humboldt.ca.us or call 707-445-7389
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Contando Con La Comunidad

May 19th - May 20th
Sequoia Conference Center
$50 Matricula
Becas Disponibles

Si tiene preguntas, en contacto con Danielle! danderson2@co.humboldt.ca.us or 707-445-7389
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Infant Massage

June 9th
Meets once a week for 5 weeks
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

For more information or to register call: 707-444-8293 or 800-795-3554

State ICWA Conference

September 5th - 8th

Save the Date!
Registration Opens June 1st

Conference Contact: vryles@yuroktribe.nsn.us


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Parent Cafe Pop-Up

June 8th
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Drive Thru Event

Join us for a drive-thru event to receive free meals, and a resource and activity bag for the whole family!

This month we are focusing on healthy eating and strategies to promote good oral health!

Each family will receive a bag full of activities and resources to practice good oral hygiene and healthy eating at home.

Call Changing Tides Family Services for more information and to register!
707-444-8293 or 800-795-3554
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Cafe Para Padres

8 de Junio
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

¡Únase con nosotros para recibir comidas gratis y una bolsa de recursos y actividades para toda la

¡Este mes nos estamos enfocando en la
alimentación saludable y las estrategias para promover una buena salud bucal!

Cada familia recibirá una bolsa llena de actividades y recurso para practicar una buena higiene bucal y una alimentación saludable en casa. ¡Llámenos para
reservar su lugar, hoy!

Lame a Changing Tides Family Services
para obtener más información y registrarse!
707-444-8293 or 800-795-3554
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Virtual Parent

June 9th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join the conversation on healthy eating habits and explore strategies to support oral health. Share your ideas and tips that work for your family!

Special Guest Speaker: Amethyst Forrest, Healthy Education Specialist, Oral Health County of Humboldt Public Health Branch
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Cafe Virtual Para Padres

9 de Junio
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Unase a la conversación sobre hábitos de alimentacion saludables y explore estrategias para apoyar la salud bucal. ¡Comparta sus ideas y consejos que funcionan para su familia!

Invitada Especial: Amethyst Forrest, Healthy Education Specialist, Oral Health County of Humboldt Public Health Branch
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May 17th - More Tips & Strategies to Increase Communication Skills
June 7th - What About Me? Let's Talk About Siblings
4:00 - 5:00 PM

May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month!

Dear Involved Community Member,

May is maternal mental health month, and Humboldt County’s Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) program is Participating in the Blue Dot Project to get information out about anxiety, depression and other mental health disorders that can happen after the birth of a baby. This nation-wide awareness campaign is about coming together as a community to let new parents know that experiencing depression, anxiety, or other disruptions to their mental health isn’t as uncommon as many of us believe. One in seven mothers experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum but there is help within our community.
The Blue Dot Project helps spread this message by having participating local groups take a photograph with the campaign’s symbol, the Blue Dot. During the month of May, we will post these photographs, one or two each day, to the Humboldt County Blue Dot Project Facebook page where they can be shared around to show community support. We also post information about maternal mental health, and resources for new parents to get the help they need.
This year, we are fully launching our digital Blue Dot so that we can get more photos from groups all across the county. This is what we are asking you to do:
  1. Get your group together – this can be staff at a local business, members of a club or team, employees at a particular facility or program, neighbors or family and friends, etc.
  2. Take a picture of your group. You can pose to look like you’re holding a big blue dot, or just leave us space somewhere to edit it in.
  3. Send an email to MCAH@co.humboldt.ca.us that includes:
    • The photo (as an attachment or in the body of the email)
    • The name of your program, business, facility, team, etc (this is what will be used for the caption for any Facebook posts, and what will be digitally added to the inside of the Bule Dot)
    • The best point of contact information for your group if we have questions (email at least) and where the photo proof will be sent once edits are completed
Once we get your email/photo submission, we will add the blue dot in your photo with the name of your group on it then send the photo proof to the email address provided. We will also send you some information about maternal mental health so that you can be part of the network of support for new parents. Then, in May, we will share your photo as one of our posts to help make people in the community more informed about maternal mental health.

Having local pictures from local businesses and programs really helps communicate that there is community support. For folks who aren’t able to get a photo in, though, here are some materials you can print out and have available at your business, office, or wherever else you may encounter new parents:
  • See below for the "2023 Postpartum Support Guide" which includes basic information as well as links to additional information, phone numbers for support lines, and QR codes to access online support groups from Postpartum Support International”. This brochure can be printed double sided with instructions to “flip on the short edge”
  • See below for a poster which includes a link for an online support group run locally for new moms.
  • Download printable posters about national postpartum mental health statistics (See Resources Button Above)
Hava Phillips
Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program
Phone: (707) 845-2849
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ACT Parent Program

September 19th
9 week Series
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Dinner & Childcare Provided

In this Training Series You Will:
* Learn about your child's development
* Increase positive parenting skills and practices
* Be supported to create a nurturing, safe, and healthy envrionment for your family

For more information contact Ev at 707-633-3065



FIND - Professional Development

Free between May and June!

Includes 3 online, self-paced modules:
  • Why early caregiver-child interactions?
  • Introducing Serve & Return Interactions
  • Unlocking a Child’s Potential Through a Strengths-Based Approach and Shared Focus
Each module takes no more than 10-20 minutes to complete!
Builds on educators’ existing capabilities.
Provides practical strategies that can immediately be put into action.
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WAIMH 18th World Congress

July 15-19, 2023
The conference theme is Early Relationships Matter: Advancing Practice, Policy and Research in Infant Mental Health. We look forward to extending a warm invitation to our infant mental health colleagues across the world to share the latest scientific research, clinical experiences, scientific knowledge and cultural perspectives on a global scale.

Build Initiative: Strong Foundations for Our Youngest Children

July 11th-13th
Anaheim, CA
The conference theme—Strengthening Systems, Improving Quality, Advancing Equity—speaks to the challenging work we are doing to build and sustain high-quality, comprehensive, early childhood systems that are equitable and meet the needs of all young children and their families. Over three days, you will have the opportunity to participate in over 150 sessions exploring (1) access to high-quality programs and services, (2) leadership development and capacity-building, and (3) sustainability and improvement in programs and systems. You will learn with colleagues, hear from experts, and discuss questions and ideas about topics including continuous quality improvement, prenatal-to-age-three, data and evaluation, workforce development, finance and investments, and equitable systems-building.
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Additional LINKS

State, National, and International Resources on IFEMCH

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Connecting with Statewide Efforts around IFECMH:

Infant Development Association:https://www.idaofcal.org/In

California Association for Infant Mental Health: https://calaimh.org/

New newsletter California Department of Education, Social Emotional Learning Newsletter To subscribe to the SEL listserv if you are not already, send a "blank" message to join-sel-planning@mlist.cde.ca.gov. Also, follow us on Twitter. Our handle is @CDE_SEL.

Connecting with National Efforts around IFECMH:

Center of Excellence in Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation: https://www.iecmhc.org/

Zero to Three: https://www.zerotothree.org/

Harvard, Center on the Developing Child: https://developingchild.harvard.edu/

National Association for the Education of Young Children: https://www.naeyc.org/

Infant Massage USA: https://www.infantmassageusa.org/

Brazelton Touchpoints Center: https://www.brazeltontouchpoints.org/

Connecting with International Efforts around IFECMH:

World Association of Infant Mental Health: https://waimh.org/

International Association of Infant Massage: https://www.iaim.net/
Sending out wishes of health to our Network!
We are currently short staffed, therefore, this newsletter does not contain all of the wonderful things that are happening with our 0 to 8 MHC partners.
Please feel free to email us submissions for future newsletters.
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