Nov
13
Wed
Webinar – Early Childhood Screening and Wellness
Nov 13 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

OhioGuidestone is one of Ohio’s leading providers of Early Childhood Services that help parents develop their children’s social, emotional, and behavioral skills from ages 0-6 years old. Their suite of programs include counseling and treatment, early childhood and family services, job training, foster care, and addiction recovery for families and children in 11 counties in northern Ohio.

OhioGuidestone, which was founded in 1864 to help care for children orphaned in the Civil War, continues to drive health, well-being and research to advance mental health and meet the needs of families.

Webinar Objectives:
  • Participants will receive information about OhioGuidestone Early Childhood Mental Health Services
  • Participants will review Adverse Childhood Experiences and the impact of Toxic Stress on the developing brain
  • Participants will learn about a screening and integration effort to promote wellness and increase access to treatment services for young children
Holli Ritzenthaler, MSSA, LISW-S
Assistant Vice President of Community Counseling
OhioGuidestone
Holli manages all child, adolescent and adult community counseling programs in Cuyahoga County and directs the highly specialized Early Childhood Mental Health program, which incorporates cutting-edge research and innovation in working with families and children ages birth to 6 years who experience trauma and toxic stress. Holli is also a clinical fellow with OhioGuidestone’s Institute of Family and Community Impact, where she serves as a co-investigator on research protocols and evaluates programs and tools for improving child and family outcomes. She is co-author of a neuroscience-based intervention to increase childhood resilience and improve relationships in families. Holli also serves as Chair of the Northeast Chapter of the Ohio Association for Infant Mental Health. Holli earned her Master of Science in Social Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University.
Nov
16
Sat
Lead 102: Keeping Your Home Safe: Hands-On Demonstration @ Glenville Recreation Center
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nov
21
Thu
How the New Lead Poisoning Prevention Law Impacts You @ Studio 105
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
30
Sat
Civic Engagement: Building Power from the Ground Up @ Khnemu Foundation Lighthouse Center
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dec
7
Sat
Ohio Healthy Programs Training Session 1: Healthy Habits @ Parma Heights Library Branch
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Healthy Habits- ST# 10086019.   This session focuses on supporting teachers to build healthy habits in early learning environments.  This is Part 3.  You must attend all four parts to receive credit.

Part 1 – The importance of providing physical activity opportunities in child care settings will be stressed.

Part 2 – The role of how adults support children in feeding and eating will be discussed. Participants will learn basic nutrition and tips on how to encourage new foods in a healthy manner.

Part 3 – Participants will discuss what constitutes a healthy body weight for children. Ideas for healthy growing will be further explored through discussion of how healthy food can be grown in child care settings.

Part 4 – This last session of the Healthy Habits series focuses on strategies to encourage parent outreach.

Training is free, participants will receive 10 Ohio Approved Step Up hours upon completion of ALL FOUR classes in the session.


Target audience:

  • Early Care and Education Providers
  • Agencies and Organizations

Registration information:

To register click here.  

For more information, contact: Theresa Henderson at 216-201-2001 ext. 1552 or thenderson@ccbh.net

Lead and Healthy Homes Resource Fair: Who Can Help @ Cory Recreation Center
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ohio Healthy Programs Training Session 1: Healthy Habits @ Parma Heights Library Branch
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Healthy Habits- ST# 10086019.   This session focuses on supporting teachers to build healthy habits in early learning environments.  This is Part 4.  You must attend all four parts to receive credit.

Part 1 – The importance of providing physical activity opportunities in child care settings will be stressed.

Part 2 – The role of how adults support children in feeding and eating will be discussed. Participants will learn basic nutrition and tips on how to encourage new foods in a healthy manner.

Part 3 – Participants will discuss what constitutes a healthy body weight for children. Ideas for healthy growing will be further explored through discussion of how healthy food can be grown in child care settings.

Part 4 – This last session of the Healthy Habits series focuses on strategies to encourage parent outreach.

Training is free, participants will receive 10 Ohio Approved Step Up hours upon completion of ALL FOUR classes in the session.


Target audience:

  • Early Care and Education Providers
  • Agencies and Organizations

Registration information:

To register click here.  

For more information, contact: Theresa Henderson at 216-201-2001 ext. 1552 or thenderson@ccbh.net

Dec
12
Thu
Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) @ Cuyahoga County College Metropolitan Campus
Dec 12 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cuyahoga Community College invites you to participate in a powerful learning experience that creates insight into the chronic crisis that consumes so many working poor families. FREE.

The poverty simulation experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. It is a simulation, not a game. The object is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by low-income people.

CAPS exists to:

·Promote Poverty Awareness
During the simulation, role-play a month in poverty and experience low-income families’ lives.
 

·Increase Understanding
After the simulation, you will unpack your learning and brainstorm community change.
 

·Inspire Local Change
Together, you can be a voice to end poverty in your family, friends and community.

Dec
13
Fri
Early Ages Healthy Stages Coalition Meeting @ Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Monthly meeting of the Early Ages Healthy Stages Coalition

Register for the meeting here.

Target audience:

  •  Parents and Families
  •  Early Care and Education Providers
  •  Health Care Professionals
  •  Agencies and Organizations
  •  Community members

 

For more information, contact: Alison Patrick at 216-201-2001 ext. 1513 or info@earlyageshealthystages.org

Dec
18
Wed
Early Childhood Education Network Council Meeting @ Ideastream
Dec 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION NETWORK COUNCIL MISSION: ideastream Early Childhood Education Network Council provides opportunities for networking, professional development, and thought provoking discussions on early childhood practice, policy, and research to early childhood education professionals in Northeast Ohio.

2019-2020 AREA OF FOCUS

ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Awareness

Parking passes provided for the Playhouse Square parking garage (1550 Chester Avenue) for those who pre-register, subject to availability.