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Essentials for Childhood State Initiative

Free Materials: Get Started Brain Building with Vroom

The Washington State Department of Health, Essentials for Childhood Program is offering “starter sets” of Vroom print materials and technical assistance on how to use Vroom. This is suitable for any organization that serves or reaches families of young children (from prenatal through age five) in Washington State, even if early learning isn’t your primary focus. Vroom Materials are intended to raise awareness about the importance of brain building and the simplicity and fun of Vroom. These...

Now archived! Empowering Parents with the Brain Science and VROOM

Thank you to all who were able to participate on our recent webinar on “Empowering Parents with the Brain Science and Vroom” . For those that were not able to participate we have r ecorded the full webina r for you to watch. Webinar: Empowering Parents with the Brain Science and VROOM Presented by: Marilyn Gisser Hosted by: Essentials for Childhood, Washington State Department of Health; and Emerging Wisdom Click here to watch the pre-recorded webinar (YouTube) For more information (click...

RSVP now for two lunchtime webinars! April 14th & April 28th!

Washington State Essentials for Childhood is launching a series of lunchtime webinar series. Series three and four webinars are: 3 Guiding Truths for Building Regulation and Resilience in Children with Significant Trauma Related Needs Time and Date: April 14, 2020; 12:00 – 1:00pm Presented by: Tiffany Sudela-Junker Mother by adoption, Tiffany Sudela-Junker shares stories from her own personal and parenting transformation along with the science & insight that led her to uncover Three...

Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence-Related Injury - CDC

Thanks to Washington State Essentials for Childhood for sharing this message from the CDC. On November 8, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released RFA-CE-20-003, Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence- Related Injury . CDC intends to commit up to $1,050,000 in Fiscal Year 2020 to support up to three awards. The agency is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will help expand and advance knowledge about what works to prevent violence by rigorously...

Meet Dan Torres: Leading a Washington Effort to Ensure Safety, Stability and Nurturing for All Children

Dan Torres was traveling the country, working with state and regional agencies that were trying to improve outcomes for families involved in their child welfare systems. As an associate at the Center for the Study of Social Policy, his area of expertise was family support. While agencies and community groups were exerting incredible effort and changing the game for some, he couldn’t escape one question: How do we work more on preventing families from becoming involved in child welfare...

California Data Dashboard: Child Adversity and Well-Being

A product of the CA Essentials for Childhood Initiative, the California Data Dashboard contains 23 select indicators of child adversity, health and well-being, utilizing data available on kidsdata.org . For more information about this project please go here. The California Data Dashboard contains select indicators of child adversity and well-being. The dashboard is a product of the Shared Data and Outcomes Workgroup of the California Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative, a CDC-funded...

Washington State Agency Involvement in ACEs-Related Work

Cross Agency Initiatives Essentials for Childhood: Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Relationships & Environments for Children - Essentials for Childhood Washington State -- www.doh.wa.gov/efc - Essentials for Childhood - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/childmaltreatment/essentials/index.html Washington State Frontiers of Innovation - http://www.wafoi.org/ Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University – Frontiers of Innovation...

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