invest in us
A multi-media exhibit showing How High-Quality Early Learning Benefits Our Children and Our Nation
The Invest In Us Exhibit is an interactive, multi-media exhibit that shows how high quality early learning benefits our children, state, and nation. This exhibit provides a great opportunity to talk to legislators and other policy-makers about the importance of investing in the early years. This exhibit is produced by the First Five Years Fund. More information can be found at http://www.ffyf.org.
Here are things you can do:
September 21 and 22, 2011
Two ASQ training opportunities coming up for the western part of the state:
September 21, 2011 - 1:00-4:00 PM - Acoma Pueblo, Haak'u Learning Center
September 22, 2011 - 9:00-Noon - Gallup, DSI/Early Learning for Success
Offered by NM Project LAUNCH
Acoma Registration - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HML8LD9
Gallup Registration - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HM3LSKM
Sunday, August 21, 6:00 PM, Inn and Spa at Loretto
Ellen Galinsky, author of Mind in the Making, will be presenting a talk and book signing for Garcia Street Books as a part of their Meet the Author Series 2011 on Sunday, August 21 at 6 PM at the Inn at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe.
in the Railyard Park, Santa Fe
Sunday, June 19, 2011, 3:00-11:00 PM
Join the Fun - A FREE community event for the whole family featuring live music, breakdancing, and at dusk a showing of the film, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade! For more information: www.fathersdayfiestasf.com
Tuesday May 3, 2011
National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day) is a day for everyone to promote positive youth development, resilience, recovery, and the transformation of mental health services delivery for children and youth with serious mental health needs and their families. This year, the national theme will focus on building resilience in young children dealing with trauma. Communities around the country will participate by holding their own Awareness Day events, focusing either on the national theme, or adapting the theme to the populations they serve. The Awareness Day webpage offers many planning materials, including: a tip sheet about how to identify and involve local program partners; a checklist to help plan your event; tips on how to place a drop-in article; and a tip sheet on how to write and place op-eds.
For more information go to: http://www.samhsa.gov/children/ and http://www.samhsa.gov/children/earlychildhoodmat.aspx
Also attached are two reports from the 2010 Awareness Day .
2011 Learning Collaborative
To ensure that no child reaches kindergarten with an undetected developmental condition
The Developmental Screening Initiative (DSI) is an approved Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Quality Improvement Project by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). All project activities are approved for CME credits.
Two trainings are coming up for Primary Care Practices. All medical providers and clinic staff are strongly encouraged to participate! It is ideal to bring at least one member from your Nursing staff.
provided by Parents Reaching Out and EPICS
See the attached flyers for specific information about the summer workshops offered by Parents Reaching Out (PRO) and EPICS (Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs). Workshops are offered throughout the summer on a variety of subjects. Please take advantage of these learning opportunities.
April 28-29, 2011
Isleta Conference Center, 11000 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM
This year's conference will offer strands on:
Special Event for Families - Back by popular demand: Becoming Eduardo. Thursday evening you are invited to join us for a special screening of this award winning film shot in New Mexico. After the film there will be a time of conversation with facilitators from REEL Fathers.
April 19, 2011, 1:00-3:00 OR 5:00-7:00
Learn about Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs (EPICS) and the services they offer to Native families including resources and information.
Learn to be an advocate and learn about opportunities for Family Leadership.
Come and meet other parents and hear how they are dealing with their child's disabilities or developmental delays.
Training target parents of Indian children with disabilities and special needs and those at risk developmentally who are participating in the Family Infant Toddler programs (birth-3 years old) and preschool Special Education.
To register and for more information call 1-888-499-2070 or 505-767-6630
April is Autism Awareness Month. CDC's most recent report from the 11 sites that make up the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network identified 2,757 children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in a total population of 308,038 children aged 8 years, indicating a prevalence of approximately one in 110 (or 1% of children) (1). ASDs are a group of developmental disabilities characterized by atypical development in socialization, communication, and behavior. The symptoms of ASDs typically are present before age 3 years and often are accompanied by abnormalities in cognitive functioning, learning, attention, and sensory processing (1,2).
Efforts are needed to understand how complex genetic and environmental factors interact to result in the manifestations that make up the autism spectrum. In addition to differences in ASD prevalence by race/ethnicity, sex, and cognitive functioning, potential risk factors (e.g., variations by urban and rural area, sociodemographic status, perinatal complications, and parental age) also need further study. ADDM data are being analyzed to better understand the roles of these and other factors. Studies such as the Study to Explore Early Development, a CDC-funded study examining various risk factors for ASD, are being conducted and are necessary to test hypotheses more fully.
CDC also is working with caregiver and professional groups through the "Learn Signs. Act Early" health education program to improve early identification of ASDs and other developmental disabilities (3). CDC has resources and information for health-care providers, including information on screening tools and free educational materials to give to patients. These resources are available at http://www.dcd.gov/actearly. Additional information about autism and CDC's activities is available at http://www.cdc.gov/autism.