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Spring 2022

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


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:

  • Apr 11, 2022 03:00 PM
  • May 9, 2022 03:00 PM
  • Jun 13, 2022 03:00 PM

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

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Introduction to Intergenerational Grief
April 27th and 28th
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

This training will cover the impact intergenerational grief has on the mental health and relational wellbeing of young children and their families, through Community Activated Medicine
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COVID-19 and Pregnancy:
A look at adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes

April 12, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PS

WHO? Fatality Review Teams, Coordinators & Members, Abstractors, Home Visitors, Interviewers, Maternal Child Health Professionals, Obstetricians, Pediatricians, Care Coordinators

WHY? SARS-CoV-2, the cause of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has been associated with significant maternal morbidity and poor neonatal outcomes, including preterm birth and stillbirth. Fatality review teams are collecting and analyzing information on cases of fetal, infant, and child deaths that are directly attributed to COVID-19, and those that are indirectly impacted by the pandemic. Learn from expert speakers the latest information on prevalence, risk factors, and the most current guidelines for medical/obstetric care and preventive strategies for pregnant patients with COVID-19.
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Welcome & Opening Remarks: Commander (CDR) Mary Emanuele
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Guest Speaker: Regan N. Theiler, M.D., Ph.D.

Working in Partnership with Families whose Child(ren) Experience Autism Spectrum Disorders

June 21st
5:30 - 8:30

Thanks to funding from the Humboldt County Mental Health Demonstration Grant there will be no fee charged for this training!

Presenter: Dr. Robin Kissinger


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Community Resiliency Model

April 11th & 12th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Available to Family Child Care Provider

May 1th & 17th
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Available to all providers


Designed to help individuals understand their own nervous system, when in a traumatic stress reaction, and learn wellness skills to return the body, mind, and spirit back to balance

To register call: 707-444-8293 or 800-795-3554
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The below trainings offered through the Early Care and Education Workforce are free of cost!

Social Emotional Development - Self

Desarrollo social y emocional: autoconocimiento

April 6th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This training looks deeply at a child’s self-awareness, their initiative to learn, their empathy and caring and self-regulation skills. You will leave with lots of strategies for helping children learn how to regulate their bodies and emotions

Esta capacitación analiza profundamente la autoconciencia del niño, su iniciativa para aprender, su empatía y sus habilidades de autorregulación y cuidado. Se irá con muchas estrategias para ayudar a los niños a aprender cómo regular sus cuerpos y emociones.

Family Partnerships & Culture

Alianzas familiares y cultura

This training will be in Spanish
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April 12th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


During this training you will review the new Family Partnerships and Culture Guide while having discussion about culture and how to utilize strategies in the guide

Durante esta capacitación, revisará la nueva Guía de alianzas familiares y cultura mientras discute sobre la cultura y cómo utilizar estrategias en la guía.

Visual and Performing Arts with a Focus on Music

Artes visuales y escénicas con enfoque en música

April 16th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

May 4th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This training is packed with fun musical experiences you can take back and use in the classroom. We will discuss the basic elements of music and how children progress through the stages of musical growth.

Esta capacitación está repleta de divertidas experiencias musicales que puede recuperar y usar en el aula. Discutiremos los elementos básicos de la música y cómo los niños progresan a través de las etapas de crecimiento musical.

Visual and Performing Arts with a Focus on Visual Art

Artes Visuales y Escénicas con un enfoque en Artes Visuales

April 28th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

May 7th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us as we have fun exploring the difference between process and product art. We will discuss the continuum of visual art development, how art is integrated into all learning and the important connection to culture.

Únase a nosotros mientras nos divertimos explorando la diferencia entre el proceso y el arte del producto. Discutiremos la continuidad del desarrollo de las artes visuales, cómo el arte se integra en todo el aprendizaje y la importante conexión con la cultura.

Social Emotional Development - Interactions

Desarrollo social y emocional: interacciones

May 16th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This engaging training looks closely at the importance of a child’s interactions with familiar adults and peers. Strategies for building a caring community of children will also be shared.

Esta atractiva capacitación analiza de cerca la importancia de las interacciones de un niño con adultos y compañeros familiares. También se compartirán estrategias para construir una comunidad solidaria de niños.

Grand Connections

A Free, Online Workshop Series for Supporting Grandparents

After learning about the strengths, needs, and experiences of grandparents who provide care to grandchildren, ZERO TO THREE created this online workshop series to support connections among grandparents, strategies to collaborate with their adult children, and guidance on child development.


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Pop-Up Parent Cafe Events

Registration Required

April 7th
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
38717 Kneeland Rd, Bridgeville

May 5th
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Orick Elementary School
120918 US-101, Orick

June 1st
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Hoopa Family Resource Center
T8 Holt St, Hoopa

Free meal, activity and resource bag for the whole family!

TO REGISTER CALL: 707-444-8293 OR 800-795-3554

Virtual Parent Cafe

Virtual Parent Cafe

April 8th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

May 6th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Helpful tips on a variety of topics
Share questions and parenting experiences
Learn what's coming next

Eventos cafes virtuales y del "pop-up" para padres

Café del "pop-up" para padres (Se requiere registro)

Abril 7th
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
38717 Kneeland Rd, Bridgeville

Mayo 5th
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Orick Elementary School
120918 US-101, Orick

Mayo 6th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

¡Un evento en el que las familias pueden llevar se a casa una comida caliente y recibir una bol sa de actividades y recur sos para toda la familia!

REGISTRARSE: 707-444-8293 OR 800-795-3554
Cafe virtual para padres

April 8th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

¡Obtenga consejos útiles sobre una variedad de temas , comparta
sus propias preguntas y experiencias de crianza, descubra lo que
viene a continuación!
¡Rifa GRATIS de premios increíbles !
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Grant for Free Mini Garden

Mini gardens are available to low-income families with one or more child aged 8 or younger.

Why grow a garden?
- Increase access to fresh produce
- Reduce trips to grocery store
- Help the environment
- Have fun!

Apply online at cooperationhumboldt.org or Call 707-502-2492
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Solicite recibir un mini jardí gratis

Los mini jardines estarán disponibles para familias de bajos ingresos con uno o más niños de 8 años o menos.

¿Por qué cultivar un jardín?
- Aumente su acceso a frutas y verduras frescas sin costo alguno para usted.
- Reduzca su dependencia del sistema alimentario corporativo (especialmente frente a posibles problemas en la cadena de suministro relacionados con COVID).
- Reduzca sus viajes al supermercado, manteniendo así a los trabajadores (y a usted mismo) más seguros durante esta pandemia.
- Ayuda al medio ambiente reduciendo las millas de comida de tu familia, y por lo tanto tu huella de carbono.

Solicite en linea en la cooperationhumboldt.org o llamar 707-502-2492

Safe Sleep Resources

In the state in which I live, deaths related to unsafe sleeping environments are the third leading cause of infant mortality and the leading cause in the post-neonatal period (months 2-12). This suggests that basic information about safe sleeping practices can’t be shared often or widely enough. Consider with whom you could share the resources of this website, a
comic-style safe sleep flyer in multiple languages and a safe sleep booklet in English and Spanish.

Reading A Baby's Cues

“If I only knew what you wanted, I’d do it.” It’s the reaction of most every parent or caregiver, everywhere, as they try to figure out why a baby is crying. Child development expert Rebecca Parlakian shares a beginner’s guide to reading your baby’s cues in this online article.

Benefits of Sign Language for All Infants

Cognitive developmental scientists from Northwestern University discovered that observing American Sign Language (ASL) promotes cognition in hearing infants who had never been exposed to a signed language. For 3- and 4-month-old infants, sign language offers infants a cognitive advantage in forming object categories.

Early Math Resources

While these resources were created to boost the positive math attitudes and knowledge of early childhood professionals, they offer great ideas for anyone. Click on a topic, like All About Shapes, to learn about why knowledge of shapes is important, and how to help children learn about shapes. Suggestions are organized by age (i.e., babies and toddlers, preschoolers and older children) and all materials are available in Spanish.

Blue Dot Campaign

May 2nd - May 6th

TheBlueDotProject team posts daily memes and messages that social media followers can like, share and comment on.

Moms are invited to share daily posts from TheBlueDotProject’s pages and to participate in the 5-day #MakingOverMotherhood challenge. This year we are challenging moms to join us in community to:
  • make time to de-stress,
  • engage in mindful moments and
  • learn about unhealthy and healthy ways of coping with stress

First 5 Humboldt Playgroups

Playgroup is a safe and comfortable environment for children to interact with other children while learning important playtime social skills. Caregivers have an opportunity to gain support from each other!

IFECMH Trainings


Parent Partnerships in Practice

April 5th
10:00 AM

This webinar will highlight best practices and lessons learned from three states (ME, NC, and TX) who have worked with parent leaders over the past year to create structures and processes for parent leadership. Panelists will include parents and state advocates who will share their experiences in shifting power to parents and re-examining the traditional ways of doing advocacy with a more intentional equity lens.


Trauma Informed Practices for Early Childhood: Module 100

Prácticas informativas sobre el trauma y fomento de la resiliencia para educadores de la primera infancia

Session 1: April 11th
Session 2: April 25th
Session 3: May 2nd

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


This 3-part Trauma Informed Practice series will guide early childhood educators working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary aged children to understand trauma as well as its impact on young children’s brains, behavior, learning and development. You will learn trauma-sensitive strategies to create environments that support children’s health, healing and resiliency.

This is a 3-part series. Attendees will gain the most benefit if they are able to attend the entire series.

Esta serie de 3 partes sobre atención informada sobre el trauma guiará a los educadores de la primera infancia que trabajan con bebés, niños pequeños, niños en edad preescolar y niños de primaria para comprender el trauma y su impacto en el cerebro, el comportamiento, el aprendizaje y el desarrollo de los niños pequeños. Aprenderá estrategias sensibles al trauma para crear entornos que apoyen la salud, la curación y la capacidad de recuperación de los niños.

Esta es una serie de 3 partes. Los asistentes obtendran el mayor beneficio si pueden asistir a tada la serie.

Getting Policymakers' Attention!

Key Findings from New IECMH Message Testing

April 12th
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

ZERO TO THREE has partnered with Betty&Smith to conduct in-depth research to learn how to best communicate with policymakers about infant and early childhood mental health needs and increase their support for investment in IECMH services. Join us as we discuss the findings, which include lessons learned about how policymakers understand and interpret the mental health needs of our youngest children.
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Sign up by April 15th with promo code "IMUSA" to receive early bird discount rate of $10 off

Infant Massage USA Annual Conference

The Science of Nurturing Touch

June 7th - 8th
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Get ready for two days of science and application of nurturing touch! Infant Massage USA Annual Conference provides an opportunity to bring together engaging speakers from around the world while networking with colleagues and researchers.

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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