HALLIE E. FORD CENTER FOR HEALTHY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OREGON PARENTING EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE

HALLIE E. FORD CENTER FOR HEALTHY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OREGON PARENTING EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE
HALLIE E. FORD CENTER FOR HEALTHY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
      OREGON PARENTING EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE




                               LaSells Stewart Center and CH2M HILL
                              Alumni Center, Oregon State University
HALLIE E. FORD CENTER FOR HEALTHY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OREGON PARENTING EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE
Maternal Child Health – Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting of Oregon
Health Authority




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HALLIE E. FORD CENTER FOR HEALTHY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OREGON PARENTING EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE
CHANDRA GHOSH IPPEN, PhD is Associate Director of the
Child Trauma Research Program at the University of
California, San Francisco and the Director of Dissemination
and Implementation for Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP).
She is a member of the board of directors of ZERO TO THREE
and has spent the last 26 years conducting research and
clinical work, and training in the area of early childhood
trauma.

She has co-authored more than 20 publications on trauma and
diversity informed practice, including the manual for CPP, a
randomized trial documenting the efficacy of CPP, the
children’s story “Once I Was Very Very Scared” and the Trinka
and Sam story series, which has reached more than 200,000
families across the world.

She has a lifetime goal of baking 1,000 pies and a pie in all 50 states.




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HALLIE E. FORD CENTER FOR HEALTHY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OREGON PARENTING EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE
May 18          Conference                                           $115 if registered by May 4
                 8 a.m.—5 p.m.                                        $135 if registered after May 4
                 Up to 6 hours of training hours

 May 19          Training Institute                                   $95 if registered by May 4
                 8 a.m. —4 p.m.                                       $115 if registered after May 4
                 Up to 6 hours of training hours

A light breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks are included in the cost of registration




STUDENT RATE:      Full-time students save $50 before May 4
HOME VISITOR RATE: Home visitors save $50 before May 4
                   Sponsored by Maternal Child Health – Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting at
                   Oregon Health Authority
                    Must work at least part-time each week for a home visiting program in Oregon serving
                       prenatal to five year old children and their families with the primary service delivery
                       method being home visiting.

SCHOLARSHIP RATE:        Scholarship recipients save $50 before May 4
                         Sponsored by Yamhill Community Care, Umpqua Health, Samaritan Health Services, PacificSource
                         Health Plans, Health Share of Oregon, and Oregon Head Start Association
                         Scholarships are available on a first-come basis if you meet one of the following criteria:
                          Individual is a first-time attendee to the conference or institute
                          Individual works for a program (other than home visiting) that provides parenting
                            education services in group settings
                          Individual works for a program (other than home visiting) that provides parenting
                            education services for underrepresented populations. (e.g. communities of color,
                            immigrant/refugee/ migrant families, foster families, families with limited resources such
                            as low income or experiencing homelessness/food insecurity)
                          Individual works for a program (other than home visiting) that provides parenting
                            education services in a rural community under 35,000 in population not adjacent to or
                            part of a metropolitan area




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HALLIE E. FORD CENTER FOR HEALTHY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OREGON PARENTING EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE
Presenter biographical sketches are listed in alphabetical order by first name beginning on page 26.

Workshop titles are color coded to denote one of three designations selected by the trainer indicating the learning
experience participants can expect:


 INTRODUCTORY/         Entry level training or presenting information for public awareness
 AWARENESS

 INTERMEDIATE          Training that requires application of existing professional knowledge and experience to
                       enhance skills

 ADVANCED              In-depth exploration on a topic and/or specialized training for highly skilled professionals



        English to Spanish simultaneous interpretation service is available for the keynote presentations as well as
        select workshops indicated by this icon.
        Servicio de interpretación se indica mediante este icono.



Workshop content is categorized by knowledge categories for both the Oregon Parenting Education Professional
Development System and the Oregon Registry.

PARENTING EDUCATION CORE KNOWLEDGE AREAS (PE CKA)
Core Area 1: Human Growth and Development
Core Area 2: Parent, Child, Family and Community Relationships
Core Area 3: Parenting Education Professional Practice

OREGON REGISTRY CORE KNOWLEDGE CATEGORIES (OR CKC)
Diversity
Family and Community Systems
Health, Safety and Nutrition
Human Growth and Development
Learning Environments and Curriculum
Personal, Professional and Leadership Development
Special Needs
Understanding and Guiding Behavior

For questions about the registration process, call OSU Conference Services at 541.737.9300
For all other inquiries, please call OSU Parenting Education at 541.737.1013

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HALLIE E. FORD CENTER FOR HEALTHY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OREGON PARENTING EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE
Presenters will share posters focused on topics including parenting, parenting education, early childhood education,
child development, families and related areas. Posters feature original research that enhances knowledge of the field
of parenting education and child development or highlights development or evaluation of programs designed to
support children or families. Presenting authors are in bold.

ADDRESSING HABITS OF MANDATORY REPORTERS THROUGH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
Rates of abuse are highest among the youngest children. Nationally, 60 percent of children younger than 5 spend time
in nonparental care. Child daycare providers have a unique view into children's lives. As mandatory reporters, they are
positioned to make the bulk of reports to DHS. However, these individuals make less than 1 percent of reports to CPS.
This poster outlines some reasons why and poses prevention education strategies.
Adrienne Henry, MS, Oregon State University; and Jenny Gilmore-Robinson, JD, ABC House

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS’ AND PROVIDERS’ RELATIONSHIPS WITH FAMILIES WHEN CHILDREN
EXPERIENCE ADVERSITY
Quality relationships between families and teachers in early care and education are characterized by a partnership to
support children’s development. Partnerships may be an important avenue through which ECE programs support
children and their families experiencing adversity. This mixed-methods study examines the association between
children’s adversity and family-teacher relationship quality in-home and center-based ECE.
Hillary Lewis, MS, MAT; Shannon Lipscomb, PhD; and Bridget Hatfield, PhD, Oregon State University

HOW THE HIGH COST OF HOUSING IMPACTS FAMILY LIFE
Many families struggle to pay for the high cost of housing. This issue is multi-faceted and driven by rising housing
prices and stagnant wages, a shortage of affordable housing, and limited public housing support. High housing costs
have consequences for family life. This poster provides an overview of how housing impacts families, and offers
recommendations for policymakers and practitioners (including parenting educators) related to helping families
thrive.
Brenda Barrett-Rivera, MS; David Rothwell, PhD; Kelly Chandler, PhD; Megan Pratt, PhD; Brianne Kothari, PhD; and
Shauna Tominey, PhD, Oregon State University

HOW SOURCES OF PARENTING ADVICE PREDICT HOW SUPPORTED A PARENT FEELS
The current poster looks at how different sources of advice parents use contribute to whether or not they feel
supported in their parenting role. Parents use a variety of sources when seeking parenting advice from family and
partners, to friends, parenting classes, books, and the internet. Some types of advice were found to relate to parents
feeling unsupported in their parenting role.
Isabella Sciuto, BA and Shauna Tominey, PhD, Oregon State University
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HALLIE E. FORD CENTER FOR HEALTHY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OREGON PARENTING EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE
LIVE AND LEARN: EVALUATING AN INTERACTIVE PARENT-CHILD APPROACH TO PARENTING EDUCATION
This poster examines how the Infant and Wobbler Live and Learn series supports parenting and young children’s
socioemotional skills.
Bridget Hatfield, PhD; Claire Boenisch; Kylee Probert, MS; Shauna Tominey, PhD; Kelly Longway, BS; and Adrienne
Henry, MS, Oregon State University

NORMALIZING PARENTING EDUCATION THROUGH HEALTH CARE PARTNERSHIPS
Health care professionals are trustworthy and parents engage with them regularly through well-child visits, making
them ideal for parenting education partnerships. Enhanced relationships between health care providers and OPEC
Hubs holds promise for reaching more parents and normalizing parenting education. This mixed method study
examines an innovative initiative across multiple Oregon counties.
Svea Olsen, MS and Shauna Tominey, PhD, Oregon State University

RESOURCES FOR WORKING WITH FOSTER PARENTS
Foster parents play a key role in ensuring the safety of foster children. When faced with challenges, foster parents are
often left in need of support. This poster explains how parenting educators can help. Information presented includes
local, state and national resources available to share with foster parents, as well as evidence-based considerations for
working with foster families.
Nicole Mullican, MS and Shauna Tominey, PhD, Oregon State University

SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?
On a recent survey, Oregon’s Department of Human Services’ child welfare caseworkers shared the rewards and
challenges of their jobs. This poster will present qualitative findings from thematic analyses of those caseworkers’
responses.
Kara McElvaine, BA; Kelly Chandler, PhD; Brianne Kothari, PhD; Andrew Waugh, PhD; and Jamie Jaramillo, MS,
Oregon State University

SNAP-ED PROMOTES POSITIVE COMMUNICATION AND DYNAMICS WITHIN THE FAMILY SYSTEMS
THROUGH NUTRITION EDUCATION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAMS
Oregon Parent Educators can promote and encourage connections between families and their communities by
encouraging participation in local SNAP-Ed programming. OSU Extension Service Deschutes County SNAP-Ed
program offers community based educational opportunities for families to engage with their children through
nutrition education and physical activity events.
Katie Ahern, MS; Brandi Borton, MSPED; and Kaitlin Greene, BA, Oregon State University Extension Service

TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING YOUTH IN OREGON: MENTAL HEALTH AND THRIVING
For the first time in 2017, Oregon added gender options beyond female and male to the Oregon Healthy Teen Survey,
a biannual survey of well-being for eighth and eleventh graders. This poster shows the surprisingly high numbers of
youth who report some level of gender non-conformity, as well as the mental health and thriving outcomes that are
associated with non-conforming gender identities.
Linda Fenske, MS and Shauna Tominey, PhD, Oregon State University



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HALLIE E. FORD CENTER FOR HEALTHY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OREGON PARENTING EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE
Megan McClelland, Katherine E. Smith Healthy Children and Families Professor, Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy
Children and Families Director, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University

Shauna Tominey, Assistant Professor of Practice and Parenting Education Specialist, College of Public Health and
Human Sciences, Oregon State University




METAPHORS AND STORIES TO SUPPORT TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE
METÁFORAS E HISTORIAS PARA APOYAR CUIDADO INFORMADO DEL TRAUMA
Chandra Ghosh Ippen, PhD, Associate Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the University
of California, San Francisco

This presentation weaves together metaphors and stories to share what we have learned through research, clinical
practice and the wisdom of children and families about trauma and trauma-informed care. Metaphors offer common
language to support our understanding of the impact of trauma, intergenerational trauma and historical trauma. They
help us consider pathways to healing and better understand how we, as providers, can partner to support healing.

        Level:          Introductory/Awareness
        PE CKA:         Human Growth and Development
        OR CKC:         Health, Safety and Nutrition

Esta presentación une metáforas e historias para compartir lo que hemos aprendido a través de la investigación, la
práctica clínica, y la sabiduría de niños y familias sobre el trauma y el cuidado informado del trauma. Las metáforas
ofrecen un lenguaje común para apoyar nuestra comprensión del impacto del trauma, el trauma intergeneracional y el
trauma histórico. Nos ayudan a considerar las vías para la curación y a entender mejor cómo nosotros, como
proveedores, podemos colaborar para apoyar la curación.

        Nivel:          Introducción/Conciencia
        PE CKA:         Crecimiento y Desarrollo Humano
        OR CKC:         Salud, Seguridad y Nutrición




BOSTON BASICS: STRATEGIES FOR ENGAGING PARENTS WITH PLAY2LEARN FAMILY NIGHTS
Marsha LaVerne, Program Director, Family Development Center and Julie Hurley, Regional Program Coordinator,
Douglas Education Service District/Take Root Parenting Hub
Fun and activity-based, this workshop introduces participants to a three-night family activities series based on Boston
Basics, providing ideas for parent/child activities that can be used to engage families in many different settings.
Developed by the Take Root Parenting Hub, Play2Learn Family Activity Nights encourage little ones' cognitive
development through hands-on parent/child activities.

        Level:          Introductory/Awareness
        PE CKA:         Parent, Child, Family and Community Relationships
        OR CKC:         Families and Community Systems
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HALLIE E. FORD CENTER FOR HEALTHY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OREGON PARENTING EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE
BRAIN BASED STRATEGIES TO REDUCE FIGHT, FLIGHT AND FREEZE
Tracy Schiffmann, Instructional Coach and Trainer, The Trauma-Informed Classroom, LLC
Does a parent challenging you, checking out or otherwise showing resistance strike panic in your educator's heart?
Join us to learn an evidence-informed, relationship building strategy to help parents move through their upset and
free up bandwidth for learning. Learn how to pair this with a biologically based strategy to help everyone calm down
and re-train their brains' response to upset.

       Level:          Intermediate
       PE CKA:         Parenting Education Professional Practice
       OR CKC:         Personal, Professional and Leadership Development

CHILD DEVELOPMENT BEGINS BEFORE BIRTH
Aoife Magee, PhD, OPEC Hub Director, Parenting Success Network
Participants will examine the environmental, biological and social factors and conditions that affect prenatal
development. We will explore beneficial conditions as well as adverse experiences related to child development
outcomes for babies and their parents. Approved as a Set 2 training in the Oregon Registry.

       Level:          Intermediate
       PE CKA:         Human Growth and Development
       OR CKC:         Human Growth and Development

ELEVATING THE FIELD OF PARENTING EDUCATION: AN ORIENTATION TO THE OPEC RECOGNITION SYSTEM
Trisha Foster, Consultant, Oregon State University; and Adrienne Henry, MS, Faculty Research Assistant, Oregon
State University

Take the next steps in your professional journey and get hands-on with the OPEC recognition system – a professional
development tracking system designed specifically for parenting educators. Learn how to set up an account, build a
portfolio, import ORO records and apply for recognition. This workshop is designed for parenting education
professionals and administrators supporting professional development. Learn some tips and tricks to navigating the
system like a pro and get your questions answered by OPEC staff.

       Level:          Introductory/Awareness
       PE CKA:         Parenting Education Professional Practice
       OR CKC:         Personal, Professional and Leadership Development

ENGAGING LATINX PARENTS AND CHILDREN IN THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
Alexandra Nahill, Family Engagement Coordinator, Adelante Mujeres

This workshop will share some of the experiences and outcomes over four years of Latinx parent and child interactions
in a preschool classroom. This workshop will provide hands-on activities, role-playing and small group discussions
about how to promote a safe, engaging learning environment with strategies to build relationships with diverse
families in preschool or playgroup settings to create a strong community.

       Level:          Intermediate
       PE CKA:         Parent, Child, Family and Community Relationships
       OR CKC:         Families and Community Systems
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HALLIE E. FORD CENTER FOR HEALTHY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OREGON PARENTING EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE
EXPLORING THE U.N. CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD FOR ADVOCACY & PLANNING
Sherri Alderman, MD, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, Alderman Boreal Consulting

Explore the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) through an interactive workshop. The CRC serves as a
lens to frame advocacy, initiatives, service gaps and messaging that ensure equitable opportunities for children and
families. Attendees will gain knowledge of the CRC, as well as strategies for applying lessons learned to advocate for
and promote their own work with children and families. Approved as a Set 2 training in the Oregon Registry.

        Level:          Intermediate
        PE CKA:         Parenting Education Professional Practice
        OR CKC:         Personal, Professional and Leadership Development


GENDER MATTERS: UNCOVERING HOW OUR GENDER BELIEFS SHAPE OUR WORK WITH FAMILIES
Jennifer Blodgett, Graduate Student, Oregon State University

This workshop will cover how implicit biases about gender differences shape how we parent and educate. Through
discussions and hands-on activities, participants will learn about the impact of gender stereotypes on parents’ gender
socialization practices for adolescents, as well as strategies to extend these conversations beyond this workshop.

        Level:          Introductory/Awareness
        PE CKA:         Parenting Education Professional Practice
        OR CKC:         Diversity


GROWTH MINDSET: A FRAMEWORK FOR OPTIMAL CHILD DEVELOPMENT
MENTALIDAD DE CRECIMIENTO: UN MARCO PARA EL DESARROLLO ÓPTIMO DEL NIÑO
Megan Barella, MS, Master Trainer

How does a growth mindset apply to children's socio-emotional, cognitive and secure attachment development in
early childhood? Apply the latest brain science on mindset and motivation to help children master developmental
milestones, develop their gifts and abilities, and build secure attachment. Approved as a Set 2 training in the Oregon
Registry.

        Level:          Intermediate
        PE CKA:         Human Growth and Development
        OR CKC:         Human Growth and Development

¿Cómo se aplica una mentalidad de crecimiento al desarrollo socio-emocional, cognitivo y de apego seguro de los
niños en la primera infancia? Aplique la última ciencia del cerebro en la mentalidad y la motivación para ayudar a los
niños a dominar los hitos del desarrollo, desarrollar sus dones y habilidades, y construir un apego seguro. Aprobado
como un Set 2 capacitación en el Registro de Oregón.

        Nivel:          Intermedio
        PE CKA:         Crecimiento y Desarrollo Humano
        OR CKC:         Crecimiento y Desarrollo Humano




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HOW CAN WE BETTER SUPPORT FOSTER FAMILIES? UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA AND ATTACHMENT
Nicole Mullican, MS, Graduate Student; Svea Olsen, MS, Graduate Student; and Linda Fenske, MS, Graduate
Student, Oregon State University

In 2018, more than 11,000 children were served in Oregon's foster care system. Foster parents play an important role
in the healthy development of children; however, many feel unprepared for their role. This interactive workshop
highlights challenges unique to foster families with strategies parenting educators can embed into any program or
curriculum to effectively support foster parents and children.

        Level:          Introductory/Awareness
        PE CKA:         Parenting Education Professional Practice
        OR CKC:         Families and Community Systems


SOLUCIONES POSITIVAS PARA LAS FAMILIAS - presentado en español
POSITIVE SOLUTIONS FOR FAMILIES – presented in Spanish
Ada Echevarria, Early Childhood Outcomes Content Specialist and Carmen Amador, Infant/Toddler Content
Specialist, Oregon Child Development Coalition
Durante esta presentación hablaremos sobre la importancia del desarrollo social-emocional y cómo construir
relaciones positivas con los niños. También conversaremos sobre el poder que tiene el uso de los comentarios
positivos para fomentar y fortalecer las relaciones positivas entre padres e hijos. Practicaremos a través del juego de
roles y revisaremos algunos consejos poderosos que los padres pueden usar para alentar a sus niños.

        Nivel:          Introducción/Conciencia
        PE CKA:         Padres y Madres, Niños/as, Familias y Relaciones de Comunidades
        OR CKC:         El Entendimiento y la Dirección de Comportamiento

During this presentation, we will talk about the importance of social-emotional development and how to build positive
relationships with young children. We will also discuss the power of using positive comments and encouragement to
foster and strengthen positive relationships between parents and children. We are going to practice through role-play
activity and review some powerful tips to encourage children.

        Level:          Introductory/Awareness
        PE CKA:         Parent, Child, Family and Community Relationships
        OR CKC:         Understanding and Guiding Behavior




The Resource Fair is an opportunity for representatives of statewide programs to share their expertise and answer
your questions. Please plan to visit with them during the lunch hour and learn something new!
           Lauren Tobey and Maureen Quinn Lores, OSU Extension Food Hero Program, FoodHero.org
           Sarah Myers, Portland State University, OCCD Oregon Registry and Trainer Program
           Cassandra Ferder, Vroom Program to Promote Parent Engagement/ELD (Student Success Act)
           Cori Mielke, FACT Oregon
           Marley Jarvis, PhD, University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences

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   Amber Harchuk, Department of Human Services, Supportive Programs for Domestic Violence Survivors
           Cheryl Alto, Oregon WIC Program
           Lori A. McGraw, PhD, OSU Program in Human Development and Family Sciences
           OPEC staff, OPEC Recognition System Q&A




Join us for a ceremony to award certificates to parenting education professionals who have successfully achieved the
education, training and professional requirements to receive recognition within the OPEC Recognition System.




CORE CONCEPTS FOR UNDERSTANDING THE DEVELOPMENTAL IMPACT OF TRAUMA
CONCEPTOS BÁSICOS PARA ENTENDER EL IMPACTO DEL TRAUMA EN EL DESARROLLO
Chandra Ghosh Ippen, PhD, Associate Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the University of
California, San Francisco

Research shows that children aged birth to 5 are highly vulnerable to exposure to interpersonal trauma, and trauma
exposure at an early age can have long-term consequences for development. Trauma affects children’s sense of safety,
their neurobiological development, their capacity to form relationships and their beliefs about themselves, others and
the world. To support new learning and the development of trauma-responsive systems, the presentation includes
core trauma concepts from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and key lessons learned from over 20 years
of work with young children and families who have experienced family violence.

        Level:          Introductory/Awareness
        PE CKA:         Human Growth and Development
        OR CKC:         Health, Safety and Nutrition

Las investigaciones muestran que los niños desde el nacimiento hasta los cinco años son altamente vulnerables a la
exposición a traumas interpersonales, y la exposición al trauma a una edad temprana puede tener consecuencias a
largo plazo para el desarrollo. El trauma afecta el sentido de seguridad de los niños, su desarrollo neurobiológico, su
capacidad para formar relaciones y sus creencias sobre sí mismos, los demás y el mundo. Para apoyar el nuevo
aprendizaje y el desarrollo de sistemas que responden al trauma, la presentación incluye conceptos básicos de trauma
de la National Child Traumatic Stress Network ay las lecciones claves aprendidas de más de 20 años de trabajo con
niños/as pequeños/as y familias que han sufrido violencia familiar.

        Nivel:          Introducción/Conciencia
        PE CKA:         Crecimiento y Desarrollo Humano
        OR CKC:         Salud, Seguridad y Nutrición




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AN INTRODUCTION TO COLLABORATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING FOR PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS
Margaret Johnson, LMSW, Instructor, Oregon CPS Project, OHSU Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

This workshop provides an overview of the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach. Through a combination of
lecture, discussion and videos, participants will learn about the CPS model, which focuses on viewing challenging
behaviors through a trauma-informed, empathetic lens; identifying everyday problems that contribute to challenging
behaviors; managing expectations; and addressing problems with children and parents in a way that meets everyone's
needs.

       Level:          Introductory/Awareness
       PE CKA:         Parent, Child, Family and Community Relationships
       OR CKC:         Understanding and Guiding Behavior


DIGITAL SAFETY FOR YOUTH
Melissa Whiteman, Digital Safety Speaker & Consultant, Living Free Consulting LLC

This workshop highlights core concepts for youth digital safety, teaches about technology's impact on the developing
brain and resulting tech-induced behaviors, illuminates the scope of digital and online risks to older children and
teens, gives clear screen time and device use recommendations, shares helpful parent resources, and teaches positive,
proactive methods for communicating with youth about technology.

       Level:          Intermediate
       PE CKA:         Human Growth and Development
       OR CKC:         Health, Safety and Nutrition


EARLY BRAIN DEVELOPMENT FOR GROWING KIND KIDS
Charlotte Peterson, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
As a child psychologist, Charlotte has traveled worldwide researching techniques used during pregnancy, birth and
toddlerhood to grow kind, competent kids. She will share how and why extensive nurturing promotes optimal brain
development that creates children who have more ability to negotiate, compromise and self-regulate, and to be
compassionate, empathetic and creative problem-solvers.

       Level:          Intermediate
       PE CKA:         Human Growth and Development
       OR CKC:         Human Growth and Development




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HANDS-ON TIPS AND TRICKS TO MANAGE "UNMANAGEABLE" SITUATIONS IN PARENTING GROUPS
Jennifer Moss, MFT, National Trainer and Consultant, Family Nurturing Center of the Pacific Northwest

Learn strategies for grounding and redirecting self and others, navigating group dynamics, and de-escalating intense
emotions when working with parents in group or home-based settings. We will practice more than a dozen proven
tools that can be used to manage challenging situations and create environments where everyone feels heard and
supported.

        Level:          Intermediate
        PE CKA:         Parenting Education Professional Practice
        OR CKC:         Personal, Professional and Leadership Development


MANERAS DE INVOLUCRAR A LOS PADRES Y NIÑOS LATINOS EN EL PROGRAMA PREESCOLAR – en español
ENGAGING LATINX PARENTS AND CHILDREN IN THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM – presented in Spanish
Alexandra Nahill, Family Engagement Coordinator, Adelante Mujeres

Este taller está diseñado para compartir algunas de las experiencias y resultados de cuatro años de trabajo,
observando las interacciones entre padres e hijos latinos en un aula de preescolar. Este taller proporcionará
actividades prácticas, juegos de roles y discusiones en grupos pequeños sobre cómo promover un ambiente de
aprendizaje seguro y atractivo, así mismo, cómo construir estrategias que promueven las relaciones con familias en los
entornos preescolares o de grupos de juego para crear una comunidad sólida.
        Nivel:          Intermedio
        PE CKA:         Padres y Madres, Niños/as, Familias y Relaciones de Comunidades
        OR CKC:         Sistemas de Familias y Comunidades

This workshop will share some of the experiences and outcomes from more than four years of Latinx parent and child
interactions in a preschool classroom. Experience hands-on activities, role-playing and small group discussions about
how to promote a safe, engaging learning environment, including strategies to build relationships with diverse
families in preschool or playgroup settings to create a strong community.
        Level:          Intermediate
        PE CKA:         Parent, Child, Family and Community Relationships
        OR CKC:         Families and Community Systems


RELATIONSHIP BUILDING STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE PARENT SUPPORT AND ENGAGEMENT
MaryEtta Callier-Wells, Educator, Self Enhancement, Inc.

In this workshop, engage in stories and discussion with parenting educator MaryEtta Callier-Wells. Drawing from her
experiences working as a parenting educator in culturally specific settings, MaryEtta will model relationship-building
strategies while discussing what effective parent engagement means. Participants will discuss the importance of
listening to parent voice; establishing and maintaining healthy relationships between home, school and community
programs; and using parent cafe-style groups to facilitate intimate conversations.

        Level:          Intermediate
        PE CKA:         Parent, Child, Family and Community Relationships
        OR CKC:         Families and Community Systems

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SERVICES AND SYSTEMS COLLABORATION FOR SUPPORTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS
Amber Harchuk, TA-DVS Policy Analyst and Co-Located Advocates Program, DHS Self-Sufficiency
Survivors of domestic violence exist in all facets of life. Accessing services and navigating systems can be challenging
for survivors and community partners. Through this interactive workshop, professionals working with families will gain
a better understanding of support services and gain some beginning knowledge regarding the dynamics of domestic
violence. Participants will learn about the services Oregon Department of Human Services has for survivors, how to
access supports and how to engage in collaboration with systems and advocacy.

        Level:          Introductory/Awareness
        PE CKA:         Parent, Child, Family and Community Relationships
        OR CKC:         Families and Community Systems


SOCIAL CONNECTION: HOW RELATIONSHIPS AND SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT
LEARNING
CONEXIÓN SOCIAL: COMO LAS RELACIONES Y DESARROLLO SOCIAL-EMOCIONAL APOYAN EL
APRENDIZAJE
Marley Jarvis, PhD, Outreach and Education Specialist, University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain
Sciences

Our "social brain" affects what we pay attention to, what we learn and how well we learn. In this session, we will
discuss emerging brain science that outlines the importance of social connection. We will explore research-backed
strategies that build on social and emotional development to support all learning, ranging from language to science
and math.

        Level:          Introductory/Awareness
        PE CKA:         Human Growth and Development
        OR CKC:         Human Growth and Development

Nuestro "cerebro social" afecta a lo que prestamos atención, lo que aprendemos y cómo aprendemos. En esta sesión,
discutiremos la ciencia emergente del cerebro que describe la importancia de la conexión social. Exploraremos
estrategias respaldadas por la investigación que se basan en el desarrollo social y emocional para apoyar todo el
aprendizaje, desde el lenguaje hasta la ciencia y las matemáticas.

        Nivel:          Introducción/Conciencia
        PE CKA:         Crecimiento y Desarrollo Humano
        OR CKC:         Crecimiento y Desarrollo Humano




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SOMETIMES PARENTS DON'T WANT TO BE THERE: CREATING PARENTING GROUPS WHERE EVERYONE
BELONGS
Samantha Furlow, Families Affected by Incarceration Program Manager; and Miranda Lucas, Families Affected by
Incarceration Skills Trainer, Northwest Family Services

There are many motivating factors that bring families to a parenting class. Facilitating through a trauma-informed lens
will boost engagement and retention and contribute to families successfully completing the series. Learn about the
value of blending diverse families in the same classroom environment and effectively teaching to all families, including
those that are voluntary, court mandated, and involved in the child welfare system.

        Level:          Introductory/Awareness
        PE CKA:         Parenting Education Professional Practice
        OR CKC:         Personal, Professional and Leadership Development


TOGETHER WE HAVE IT ALL: USING STORYBOOKS TO BUILD COMMUNITY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
Megan McQueen, M.Ed, Consultant/Intervention Specialist, Oregon State University/Corvallis School District

Storybooks are important tools that we can use to build connection with and compassion among young children.
Learn strategies for using storybooks to promote empathy among diverse learners. Through discussion questions and
courageous conversations, participants will learn how to use storybooks to foster community in classroom or
playgroup settings, as well as ideas for teaching parents how to apply strategies at home.

        Level:          Introductory/Awareness
        PE CKA:         Parent, Child, Family and Community Relationships
        OR CKC:         Families and Community Systems




BEYOND THE LECTURE: APPLYING THE PRINCIPLES OF ADULT LEARNING TO PARENTING GROUPS
Pamela Evanston, Director of Training, Parenting Now!

We think to ourselves: “If they just had more information, parents could be so much more effective!” Yet, despite how
many times we tell parents what to do, their behavior does not change. Why is that? Review the principles of adult
learning theory and share your most effective group activities and facilitation strategies.

        Level:          Intermediate
        PE CKA:         Parenting Education Professional Practice
        OR CKC:         Personal, Professional and Leadership Development




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COMO DISFRAZAMOS LAS EMOCIONES – presentado en español
HOW WE DISGUISE EMOTIONS – presented in Spanish
Lucy Beltrán, Regional Family Education Trainer and Viridiana Veladiz, Parent, Oregon Child Development Coalition

En pequeños grupos, los participantes narrarán una experiencia de agresión sufrida, reconociendo las emociones
suscitadas en el momento y las consecuencias que esas emociones han traído. Después del taller los participantes se
llevarán las herramientas necesarias para saber cómo identificar y controlar esas emociones. Esta capacitación se
desarrolló a partir del plan de estudios ESPERE: Escuelas de Perdón y Reconciliación.

        Nivel:          Introducción/Conciencia
        PE CKA:         Práctica profesional de la educación para padres
        OR CKC:         Desarrollo Personal, Profesional y para Liderazgo

Participants will narrate an experience of aggression suffered, recognizing the emotions raised at the time and the
consequences that those emotions brought forth. After the workshop, participants will have the necessary tools to
know how to identify and control those emotions. This training was developed from the ES.PE.RE: Schools of
Forgiveness and Reconciliation curriculum.

        Level:          Introductory/Awareness
        PE CKA:         Parenting Education Professional Practice
        OR CKC:         Personal, Professional and Leadership Development


COMPASSION-INFORMED CARE: STRENGTHENING PARENT ENGAGEMENT WITH “MAPS OF SAFETY”
CUIDADO INFORMADO POR LA COMPASIÓN: FORTALECER PARTICIPACION DE LOS PADRES Y LAS
MADRES CON “MAPAS DE SEGURIDAD”
Amy Stoeber, PhD, Consultant/Clinical Psychologist

Join Amy for an engaging workshop on the importance of compassion-informed care (CICT). Learn how to create
“maps of safety” to ensure compassionate connection and strengthen parent engagement in a wide range of settings.
Participants will learn about the neurobiology of safety and its role in creating relationships with families through the
process of CICT Circles (Empathy, Validation, Resources, Safety and Support).

        Level:          Intermediate
        PE CKA:         Parent, Child, Family and Community Relationships
        OR CKC:         Health, Safety and Nutrition

Acompaña a la Dra. Amy en un taller sobre la importancia de la atención informada por la compasión (compassion-
informed care, o “CICT”). Aprenda a crear “mapas de seguridad” para garantizar una conexión compasiva y fortalecer
la participación de los padres y las madres en una amplia gama de entornos. Los participantes aprenderán acerca de la
neurobiología de la seguridad y su papel en la creación de relaciones con las familias a través del proceso de Los
Círculos de CICT (Empatía, Validación, Recursos, Seguridad y Apoyo).

        Nivel:          Intermedio
        PE CKA:         Padres y Madres, Niños/as, Familias y Relaciones de Comunidades
        OR CKC:         Salud, Seguridad y Nutrición



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DIGITAL SAFETY FOR YOUTH
Melissa Whiteman, Digital Safety Speaker and Consultant, Living Free Consulting, LLC

This workshop highlights core concepts for youth digital safety, teaches about technology's impact on the developing
brain and resulting tech-induced behaviors, illuminates the scope of digital and online risks to older children and
teens, gives clear screen time and device use recommendations, shares helpful parent resources and teaches positive,
proactive methods for communicating with youth about technology.

       Level:          Intermediate
       PE CKA:         Human Growth and Development
       OR CKC:         Health, Safety and Nutrition


HANDS-ON TIPS AND TRICKS TO MANAGE "UNMANAGEABLE" SITUATIONS IN PARENTING GROUPS
Jennifer Moss, MFT, National Trainer and Consultant, Family Nurturing Center of the Pacific Northwest

Learn strategies for grounding and redirecting self and others, navigating group dynamics and de-escalating intense
emotions when working with parents in group or home-based settings. We will practice more than a dozen proven
tools that can be used to manage challenging situations and create environments where everyone feels heard and
supported.

       Level:          Intermediate
       PE CKA:         Parenting Education Professional Practice
       OR CKC:         Personal, Professional and Leadership Development


HOW CAN WE BETTER SUPPORT FOSTER FAMILIES? UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA AND ATTACHMENT
Nicole Mullican, MS, Graduate Student; Svea Olsen, MS, Graduate Student; and Linda Fenske, MS, Graduate
Student, Oregon State University

In 2018, more than 11,000 children were served in Oregon's foster care system. Foster parents play an important role
in the healthy development of children; however, many feel unprepared for their role. This interactive workshop
highlights challenges unique to foster families with strategies parenting educators can embed into any program or
curriculum to effectively support foster parents and children.

       Level:          Introductory/Awareness
       PE CKA:         Parenting Education Professional Practice
       OR CKC:         Families and Community Systems




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SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING: THE WHAT AND HOW TO SUPPORT PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN
Renee Caballero, Parent Educator/School Counselor, Conscious Family Solutions

During this workshop, participants will learn strategies to help guide parents in developing social-emotional learning
with their children. Gain a deeper understanding of social-emotional competencies and how emotional regulation
strategies implemented in the home are connected to lifelong success.

        Level:          Introductory/Awareness
        PE CKA:         Parent, Child, Family and Community Relationships
        OR CKC:         Understanding and Guiding Behavior


WHAT IS MY ROLE IN UNCONSCIOUS BIAS?
Karelia Harding, Parent Engagement and Equity Manager and Beatriz Marrón, Lead Family Services and Health
Specialist, Oregon Child Development Coalition

In this training, we will understand and recognize the personal bias we carry with us and how this is the first step to
manage it. This training will define concepts of bias, unconscious biases, implicit bias and auto–population. We will
describe the effects in our work place and community, and will encourage participants to discover new ways to reduce
the negative effects of bias.

        Level:          Introductory/Awareness
        PE CKA:         Parenting Education Professional Practice
        OR CKC:         Diversity




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Coffee, tea and light breakfast refreshments will be served.




ANALIZANDO LA INCLUSIÓN DE NIÑOS CON CAPACIDADES DIFERENTES DE APRENDIZAJE –en español
ANALYZING THE INCLUSION OF CHILDREN WITH DIFFERENT LEARNING APPROACHES – presented in Spanish
Norma Hernández, Early Childhood Education Teacher, Adelante Mujeres

Los participantes estarán analizando nuevas herramientas que promueven la inclusión, así como las teorías del
desarrollo de niños que apoyan a niños y sus familias para ser incluidos en todo momento en la comunidad de grupo.
Los participantes podrán compartir con otros compañeros profesionales del mismo rubro. Esta capacitación tiene
estado “pendiente como un Set 2 capacitación” en el Registro de Oregón.

Los/las participantes:
   1. Explorarán y analizarán puntos sobre la importancia de crear un ambiente de inclusión para cada niño y su
        familia.
   2. Compararán la filosofía de Piaget y Vygotsky sobre el Desarrollo Infantil y sobre la identificación de necesidad
        de aprendizaje especial y como ayudarlos a sentirse incluidos
   3. Aplicarán herramientas de inclusión, ayudando a los niños a construir su propio aprendizaje a través del
        andamiaje.

        Nivel:           Intermedio
        PE CKA:          Crecimiento y Desarrollo Humano
        OR CKC:          Necesidades Especiales
Participants will analyze new tools that promote inclusion, as well as theories of children's development that support
children and their families to be included in the group community at all times. Participants will be able to share with
other fellow professionals of the same field. This training is currently “Set 2 pending status” in the Oregon Registry.
Participants will:
   1. Explore and analyze points on the importance of creating an inclusive environment for each child and their
        family.
   2. Compare Piaget and Vygotsky's philosophy on child development, and on identifying special learning needs
        and how to help them feel included.
   3. Apply inclusion tools, helping children build their own learning through scaffolding.
        Level:           Intermediate
        PE CKA:          Human Growth and Development
        OR CKC:          Special Needs
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DARE TO LEAD™ BASED ON BRENÉ BROWN’S NEW YORK TIMES #1 BESTSELLER “DARE TO LEAD”
Heidi East McGowan MBA, MPH, Certified Dare To Lead™ Facilitator, East Consulting & Associates

“We need braver leaders and more courageous cultures,” says renowned researcher and bestselling author Brené
Brown. This session will expand your Daring Leadership, using the four skill sets of courage from Brené’s latest
research. The course is an interactive and reflective leadership workshop where you’ll gain practical, actionable skills
to lead courageously and wholeheartedly.

Participants will:
   1. Learn that daring leadership requires four sets of skills that can be learned: rumbling with vulnerability, living
        into our values, braving trust, and learning to rise.
   2. Determine their call to courage as a leader and understand the role of courage and vulnerability in daring
        leadership.

        Level:          Intermediate
        PE CKA:         Parenting Education Professional Practice
        OR CKC:         Personal, Professional and Leadership Development


FACILITATING CHALLENGES IN PARENTING GROUPS
Pamela Evanston, Director of Training, Parenting Now!; and Leslie Finlay, Director of Early Childhood Programs,
Relief Nursery Inc. and Trainer and Curriculum writer, Parenting Now!

It’s not unusual to want to blame challenging parents or group dynamics when our groups do not feel quite right. In
this workshop, you will engage in self-assessment to gain a deeper understanding of your role in the experiences
parents have in your groups. We will discuss and practice specific facilitation strategies and skills that can be helpful
when challenges arise in our groups. You will experience doing and saying the kinds of things that help restore
balance, make meaningful connections and keep your groups focused on parenting topics. Through this process, you
will become clearer about your role as the facilitator and more confident in that role. The content for this training has
been adapted from the Advanced Facilitation for Parenting Groups training. Approved as a Set 2 training in the Oregon
Registry.

Please note: This training is designed for parenting educators with prior experience facilitating at least two parenting
education series.

Participants will:
   1. Reflect on what makes facilitating parenting groups challenging for them.
   2. Practice facilitating challenging group situations to help restore balance, make meaningful connections and
        keep groups focused on parenting topics.

        Level:          Intermediate
        PE CKA:         Human Growth and Development
        OR CKC:         Personal, Professional and Leadership Development




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HELPING FAMILIES HEAL: MITIGATING CHILDHOOD ADVERSITIES THROUGH RESILIENCE EDUCATION AND
INTERVENTION
Amy Stoeber, PhD, Consultant/Clinical Psychologist

Join Amy in examining ways to strengthen your impact on children and families. We will consolidate our previous
understanding of ACEs to apply acquired knowledge specific to parent education and early childhood populations. We
will explore resilience education and practice resilience interventions. Her curriculum provides purposeful and
efficacious strategies that provides tools you can utilize right away. Approved as a Set 2 training in the Oregon Registry.

Participants will:
   1. Consolidate previous awareness of ACEs to apply acquired knowledge specific to early childhood issues and
        maternal health.
   2. Examine components of resilience education.
   3. Explore ways to implement techniques with children and families using 3-5 resilience interventions from
        Amy’s curriculum.

        Level:          Intermediate
        PE CKA:         Human Growth and Development
        OR CKC:         Health, Safety and Nutrition




BREAKING THE BINARY: DISMANTLING GENDER “RULES” IN ORDER TO BETTER SERVE LGBTQ+
COMMUNITIES
Kaig Lightner, Founder/CEO Quantum Gender Consulting and Founding Executive Director at Portland Community
Football Club

We will explore how the societal expectations of gender impact all people, especially those in the LGBTQ+
community. This interactive session blends storytelling, small group discussions and exploration of your own gender
journey. The goal is for you to dissect foundational knowledge about gender and sexuality and test assumptions about
these concepts. Approved as a Set 2 training in the Oregon Registry.

Participants will:
   1. Recognize gender as a full spectrum instead of just two categories
   2. Examine how your own gender identity has formed in order to test assumptions.
   3. Practice building empathy and advocacy skills for LBGTQ+ communities.

        Level:          Intermediate
        PE CKA:         Parenting Education Professional Practice
        OR CKC:         Diversity




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BE READY TO SMILE: INTEGRATING DENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION INTO PARENTING CLASSES
Annette Leong, Senior Consultant, Oregon Community Foundation and Oral Health Educator and Project Developer,
Influents Innovations

Did you know that Oregon ranks among the bottom five states for children’s dental disease? The Be Ready to Smile
training will prepare you to implement an approved oral health education curriculum into parenting education classes
and parent meetings. Through role-play and small group activities, we will practice strategies that incorporate positive
parenting behaviors with important oral hygiene behaviors. Become a trained Oral Health Educator and help tackle
Oregon’s ‘silent epidemic.’ Approved as a Set 2 training in the Oregon Registry.

Participants will:
   1. Examine the importance of oral health education for families.
   2. Study the Be Ready to Smile curriculum for implementation into parenting education classes or parent
        meetings.
   3. Practice strategies incorporating positive parenting techniques along with critically important daily oral
        hygiene behaviors.

       Level:           Intermediate
       PE CKA:          Human Growth and Development
       OR CKC:          Health, Safety and Nutrition

SPECIAL GRANT OFFER!

Participants completing this three-hour Be Ready to Smile training may be eligible to receive a small grant for their
organization from the Oregon Community Foundation. The use of grant funds are specifically for the purchase of
dental health education supplies for parents in group classes, including dental hygiene supply kits, books, reward
charts and stickers, and other materials to support daily dental hygiene routines.

Requirements for grant eligibility:

   Participant must deliver parenting education in group-based settings.
   Participant must be an employee of an Oregon non-profit organization or government agency that is able to
    receive a grant.
   Participant must agree to deliver one oral health focused workshop to families in a parenting education setting to
    receive the small grant funds.
   Small grants are limited to three per organization.




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CONOCIMIENTOS (UNDERSTANDINGS): UTILIZING PERSONAL NARRATIVES AND REFLECTION TO FURTHER
EQUITY IN SERVICE TO OTHERS
Javier Cervantes, Founder, OtroSol Diversity Concepts, LLC

In this session, you will compile Conocimientos (Understandings) as a learning technique for coming into knowledge
about the Self. We will examine implicit bias and explore the impact of cultural identity, attitudes, beliefs and biases
on interactions with others. Simultaneously, you will develop how to apply this learning technique to promote anti-
bias practices and to strengthen and make use of relationships to serve others. Self-knowledge in service to others is a
powerful experience that builds on existing personal skills you can put into practice to affect your connection with
those you serve. Approved as a Set 2 training in the Oregon Registry.

                                                         “Without a sense of identity, there can be no struggle.”
                                                                Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Participants will:
   1. Examine principles of self-reflection in the context of serving others including attitudes, beliefs, and biases.
   2. Apply critical thinking skills to reflect on one’s own story, perspectives and cultural identity.
   3. Explore the intersections of self by examining factors of implicit bias to promote anti-bias practices.

        Level:          Intermediate
        PE CKA:         Parenting Education Professional Practice
        OR CKC:         Diversity




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ENTENDIENDO TRAUMA DURANTE EL DESARROLLO INFANTIL – presentado en español
UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA DURING INFANT DEVELOPMENT – presented in Spanish
Lupe Hernández, Beyond Trauma Coordinator, Adelante Mujeres
Un taller dinámico que proporciona información sobre ACE y sus efectos en el desarrollo de los niños. Con un fuerte
énfasis en capacitar a las personas para manejar conflictos con compasión y comprensión. Ayuda a superar traumas
emocionales del pasado y conduce a relaciones sanas libres de violencia y dolor. Esta capacitación tiene estado
“pendiente como un Set 2 capacitación” en el Registro de Oregón.
Los/las participantes:
   1. Aprenderán sobre ACEs y el efecto en el desarrollo de los niños
   2. Identificarán el trauma y su efecto en el cuerpo y cerebro
   3. Identificarán y aprenderán manejar diferentes tipos de estrés
   4. Analizarán el significado del perdón y compasión

       Nivel:           Intermedio
       PE CKA:          Crecimiento y Desarrollo Humano
       OR CKC:          Salud, Seguridad y Nutrición

A dynamic workshop that provides information on ACEs and their effects on children’s development, with a strong
emphasis on empowering individuals to handle conflict with compassion and understanding. It helps to overcome past
emotional traumas and leads to healthy relationships free from violence and pain. This training is currently “Set 2
pending status” in the Oregon Registry.

Participants will:
   1. Learn about ACEs and the effect on development.
   2. Identify trauma and its effect in body and brain.
   3. Identify and learn to handle different types of stress.
   4. Analyze the meaning of forgiveness and compassion.

       Level:           Intermediate
       PE CKA:          Human Growth and Development
       OR CKC:          Health, Safety and Nutrition




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Ada Echevarria tiene 40 años de experiencia en el campo de la educación temprana, con una Maestría de Educación
Temprana, una especialización Bilingüe/Bicultural y una sub-especialización para enseñar en el colegio. Tiene 20 años
trabajando con niños y familias en los Programas de Head Start. Los últimos 5 años ha estado de enseñando en el
Colegio Comunitario de Clackamas en la facultad de educación. Tiene certificaciones en CLASS, TPTOP. Ha
presentado en varias conferencias Nacionales y Estatales.

Ada Echevarria has 40 years of experience in the field of early education, with a master's degree in early education, a
bilingual/bicultural specialization and a sub-specialization to teach at school. He has 20 years of experience working
with children and families in the Head Start Programs. For the last five years, he has taught at Clackamas Community
College as faculty in education and has certification in CLASS and TPTOP. He has presented at several national and
state conferences.

Adrienne Henry is a Faculty Research Assistant with the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences. She
received her master’s degree in human development and family sciences from OSU in 2018 with a focus on the
impact of early care and education teachers’ occupational health and well-being on teacher/child interaction quality.
Adrienne's professional interests include spanning the research/practice divide by developing practitioner-informed,
research-based professional development curricula.

Alexandra Nahill es actualmente coordinadora de familias en el programa de educación temprana y educación de
adultos en Adelante Mujeres. Ha trabajado como educadora en Oregón por más de 10 años enseñando inglés,
educación física, yoga y estudios de naturaleza a niños y adultos. Fue directora de preescolar en la escuelita, Nature
Kids Preschool en Beaverton y educadora bilingüe en el distrito escolar de Hillsboro. Es licenciada en biología y trabajó
durante muchos años dirigiendo talleres de tortugas marinas en Costa Rica, el Salvador, Nicaragua y Colombia.

Alexandra Nahill has been working as an educator in Oregon for more than 10 years. She has taught English, physical
education, yoga and nature studies to children and adults. She had been a preschool director of the Nature Kids
Preschool in Beaverton and a bilingual educator in the Hillsboro School District. She has a degree in biology and
worked for many years with sea turtles in Costa Rica and Colombia.

Amber Harchuk is the Temporary Assistance to Domestic Violence Survivors (TA-DVS) Policy Analyst and Co-Located
Advocates Domestic Violence Program Coordinator with the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS). Amber
coordinates services for survivors of domestic violence within systems and promotes collaboration through
partnerships. Amber has worked in various roles with DHS for over six years. Prior to DHS, Amber was an advocate
and worked with community programs in Michigan.

Amy Stoeber is a licensed psychologist in Portland, Oregon. She owns a private practice and works with children and
families. She is endorsed in early childhood mental health and pediatric health. She now works with the Children's
Health Alliance to promote wellness for children of all ages in pediatric settings. She is a statewide and national
trainer on childhood trauma, trauma-informed care and resilience. Her current work is promoting resilience within
systems.

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Annette Leong is a senior consultant for Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) and Project Developer for Influents
Innovations and The Oregon Research Institute. She has 10 years of experience with OCF as senior consultant on the
Children’s Dental Health Initiative. She serves as Oral Health Educator and Trainer for Oregon Parenting Education
Collaborative (OPEC). She is principal media developer and oral health coach and educator for the National Institutes
of Health grant, Be Ready to Smile.

Aoife Magee is the OPEC Hub Director of the Parenting Success Network for Linn-Benton-Lincoln Counties. Her
academic background includes an MS and PhD in early intervention/early childhood special education from the
University of Oregon. She is a Master Trainer for the Oregon Registry and provides community based and private
workshops for early childhood and parenting educators. She cares a great deal about how social-emotional
development can be promoted through positive practices.

Beatriz Marrón has worked for the Oregon Child Development Coalition, serving low income families for more than
23 years. During the past five years, she has served as Lead Family and Health Services Specialist, providing training
and technical assistance. She is an accredited bilingual master trainer with the Oregon Center for Career
Development. She holds a B.A. in bilingual education and an M.A. in human development with a specialization in adult
education.

Brandi Borton has been an Educational Program Assistant for SNAP-Ed since 2007. In this role, she helps children and
families find new ways to eat and enjoy healthy foods. Brandi also enjoys teaching that physical activity is a fun and
important part of daily life. Brandi enjoys spending time camping, kayaking and attending theatre productions with
her husband and two nearly grown children.

Brenda Barrett-Rivera is a doctoral student in the Human Development and Family Studies Program in OSU’s
College of Public Health and Human Sciences. She earned a B.Ed. in family and human services from the University of
Oregon and an M.S. in human development and family studies from OSU. She is interested in family resilience, with a
focus on low-income families' survival strategies and their implications for health, family relationships and public
policy. Her current work focuses on how low-income, rural families develop and implement strategies to maintain
housing.

Bridget Hatfield, PhD is an Associate Professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State
University. She is the principal investigator on the Live and Learn Evaluation.

Carmen Amador tiene 20 años de experiencia en el campo de la educación temprana, con una Maestría de Educación
Temprana. Tiene 20 años trabajando con niños y familias en los Programas de Head Start. Tiene certificaciones en
CLASS, TPTOP, ETRERS. Ha presentado en conferencias Nacionales y Estatales.

Carmen Amador has 20 years of experience in the field of early education, with a master's degree in early education.
She has spent 20 years working with children and families in the Head Start programs. She has certification in CLASS,
TPTOP and ETRERS and has presented at national and state conferences.

Charlotte Peterson is the author of “The Mindful Parent: Strategies from Peaceful Cultures to Raise Compassionate,
Competent Kids." Her book is based on research findings and observations of parenting in more than 60 countries. In

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