Washington state informational and networking events for families with children with special health needs

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Mar
4
Thu
The Struggle is Real: Finding Healing During Difficult Times @ online
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Struggle is Real: Finding Healing During Difficult Times @ online

Join us for our next Youth Thrive Alive Forum: The Struggle is Real: Finding Healing During Difficult Times, taking place on March 4, 2021 from 1PM – 2:15PM ET where we will discuss the mental health needs of young people during COVID-19 and ways to center healing and well-being in our practice.

Self-Regulation: Engage Movement, Breathe and Ease @ online
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Self-Regulation: Engage Movement, Breathe and Ease @ online

NAMI Lunchtime Series
March 4, 11, 18 (12pm-1pm)
REGISTER HERE:
https://zoom.us/j/91557539945?pwd=b1duamR4MWZvYi9IWjRqbHJBMlpqZz09
Self-Regulation series goals:
❖Develop self-care practices you enjoy.
❖Enter a restorative state working with your
breath and posture.
❖Understand how your nervous system, brain,
and body work.
❖Connect with your internal support system in
stressful situations.
❖Grow your capacity for responding rather
than reacting when life happens.
Get your Ease Keys
Each week you receive a set of Ease Keys. Ease Keys are simple movement, breath, and posture practices.
You are invited to discover the Ease Keys you enjoy, and which ones help you the most.
March 4: Self-Regulation Foundational Practices
Get Your Witness in Play to help you notice what is going on in your body right now.
Create a Strong Foundation for your body, breath, heart, brain, and organs.
Grow Your Learning Zone and navigate life with more ease, breath support, and resilience.
March 11: Engage Movement, Breath, and Ease
Just Breath using simple techniques to access the restorative power of the breath.
Create Room for your Organs to increase the movement and flow supporting all your organs.
The Triune Nervous System reveals how our bodies adapt when there is a perception of danger.
March 18: Connection and Co-Regulation
Love Your Turtleneck, come out of your metaphoric shell and connect with the world around.
Distinguish Details Using Your Senses, cultivate whole brain learning, regulation and balance.
Discover the Power of Co-Regulation and experience the benefits of Self-Regulation practice.
Teresa Posakony Teresa’s work is dedicated to creating healthy and resilient communities and
organizations. She is a leadership and organization development consultant that brings the
Neurosciences home with simple and fun practices we can use to exercise our Resilience more. She
brings to her work extensive training in mind/body practices and a dedication to creating Trauma and
Resilience Informed organizations. Teresa invites everyone to “Step into the Neurobiology Lab of
YOU!” Take this opportunity to see what works best for YOU. What helps YOU create more EASE
as you navigate life and our current challenges. Come ready to ENGAGE! You are also encouraged
to share what you learn! – “Each one, teach one.” http://Emergingwisdom.net

Mar
9
Tue
Birth to One Virtual Learning/Peer Community @ online
Mar 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Birth to One Virtual Learning/Peer Community @ online

Join us monthly in our virtual community that provides an opportunity to talk with families who have similar experiences and learn from experts.

March 9th: Supporting Your Family Though COVID-19

April 13th: Finding Resources for Your Family

May 11th: Practicing Self-Care

June 8th: Graduation and Beyond

 

For more info, feedback, topic suggestions or trouble connecting, please contact:

Shawnda: shicks@wapave.org call/text (360) 999-6633

Cindy: cmyers@wapave.org call/text (253) 820-4713

*Join our new private Birth to One Facebook group by searching “Family to Family Health and Information Center Group” or www.facebook.com/groups/1439338032916517/

Mar
10
Wed
Families, Make Your Voices Heard: An Introduction to Advocacy Webinar @ online
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Families, Make Your Voices Heard: An Introduction to Advocacy Webinar @ online

The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC) and Partnership to End Addiction invite you to join us to learn how you can advocate for policies that support families and individuals impacted by mental health and substance use. Make your voices heard!

Mar
11
Thu
Family to Family Drop-in Community Support @ online
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family to Family Drop-in Community Support @ online

Open to anyone with questions or concerns about health and support for Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Come and chat with us, share you concerns, and ask you questions

Self-Regulation: Engage Movement, Breathe and Ease @ online
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Self-Regulation: Engage Movement, Breathe and Ease @ online

NAMI Lunchtime Series
March 4, 11, 18 (12pm-1pm)
REGISTER HERE:
https://zoom.us/j/91557539945?pwd=b1duamR4MWZvYi9IWjRqbHJBMlpqZz09
Self-Regulation series goals:
❖Develop self-care practices you enjoy.
❖Enter a restorative state working with your
breath and posture.
❖Understand how your nervous system, brain,
and body work.
❖Connect with your internal support system in
stressful situations.
❖Grow your capacity for responding rather
than reacting when life happens.
Get your Ease Keys
Each week you receive a set of Ease Keys. Ease Keys are simple movement, breath, and posture practices.
You are invited to discover the Ease Keys you enjoy, and which ones help you the most.
March 4: Self-Regulation Foundational Practices
Get Your Witness in Play to help you notice what is going on in your body right now.
Create a Strong Foundation for your body, breath, heart, brain, and organs.
Grow Your Learning Zone and navigate life with more ease, breath support, and resilience.
March 11: Engage Movement, Breath, and Ease
Just Breath using simple techniques to access the restorative power of the breath.
Create Room for your Organs to increase the movement and flow supporting all your organs.
The Triune Nervous System reveals how our bodies adapt when there is a perception of danger.
March 18: Connection and Co-Regulation
Love Your Turtleneck, come out of your metaphoric shell and connect with the world around.
Distinguish Details Using Your Senses, cultivate whole brain learning, regulation and balance.
Discover the Power of Co-Regulation and experience the benefits of Self-Regulation practice.
Teresa Posakony Teresa’s work is dedicated to creating healthy and resilient communities and
organizations. She is a leadership and organization development consultant that brings the
Neurosciences home with simple and fun practices we can use to exercise our Resilience more. She
brings to her work extensive training in mind/body practices and a dedication to creating Trauma and
Resilience Informed organizations. Teresa invites everyone to “Step into the Neurobiology Lab of
YOU!” Take this opportunity to see what works best for YOU. What helps YOU create more EASE
as you navigate life and our current challenges. Come ready to ENGAGE! You are also encouraged
to share what you learn! – “Each one, teach one.” http://Emergingwisdom.net

Mar
15
Mon
Telling Your Story with a Purpose Workshop @ online
Mar 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Telling Your Story with a Purpose Workshop @ online

TELLING YOUR STORY WITH A PURPOSE WORKSHOP
Presented by: Louis Mendoza, WA State Fathers Network and Jeremy Kredlo, Custodial Grandfather

Do You Want to Make Your Voice Heard? Join us for this free 2-part virtual workshop on advocacy and leadership and learn to:
• Identify a policy or systems issue where you would like to make a difference
• Follow a process that can be used to develop a 2-3 minute presentation for delivery to decision makers
• Effectively advocate for change using your family’s experience as an example

Part 1: Learn the Telling Your Story with a Purpose process
Part 2: Attend Optional Part 2 after developing your story using the process from Part 1, if you want to
practice your presentation and receive feedback.

Part 1:
Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Part 2: Optional
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Part 1:
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Part 2: Optional
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Events are Free, Registration is required, Space is limited.
Please register at https://fathersnetwork.org/telling-your-story-with-a-purpose-workshop
Shortly after registering you will be sent workshop materials

Washington Hands & Voices What’s Up Mondays @ online
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Washington Hands & Voices What's Up Mondays @ online

A virtual drop in gathering for families to ask questions, connect with others share resources, experiences and wisdom
3rd Monday of each month 7-8 PM
ASL Interpreting Provided

Mar
16
Tue
3rd Annual Washington Fatherhood Summit @ online
Mar 16 – Mar 18 all-day
3rd Annual Washington Fatherhood Summit @ online

The Washington Interagency Fatherhood Council welcomes you to our 3rd Annual Washington Fatherhood Summit!

March 16th, 17th, & 18th 8:30am-12:00 PT

With optional virtual lunch from 12:00-1:00pm PT

ABOUT THIS EVENT

This three-morning event will support our mission of lifting the voices of fathers in Washington State by promoting fatherhood inclusion, equity, and value to strengthen families and maximize children’s potential. Visit the Council website for more information.

WHO IS THE EVENT FOR?

Fathers, providers, lay and professional leaders, policy makers, philanthropists, and fatherhood advocates for three dynamic mornings of presentations and conversations to help Washington become a state where all men become the fathers they want to be.

You can view a brief agenda below or a full agenda here. You can also read the biographies of our feature speakers here.

Our summit will also have some unique components. We are hosting a photo contest and need your smiles. We know that representation matters but too often the Council and their partners struggle to find pictures of fathers with their kids. Share your pictures so that we can highlight all the amazing fathers in Washington. You can read more about how to enter the contest and its full rules here.

Vroom is here to share simple and fun ways to boost learning for children ages 0-5. Download the free Vroom app on your phone and you’ll discover hundreds of great activities that help your child’s brain grow and help you to bond. Join us March 17th from 12-1pm PT, for a Vroom focus group and tell us what you think about the app and how we can make it work better for dads. You will receive a gift card to compensate you for your time. On the registration page, check that you would like to participate in the Vroom focus group. The first 12 volunteers will be notified by email that they have been selected for the focus group.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This event will be entirely virtual on the Zoom platform for attendees. An individual meeting ID and password is provided once attendees register on the online event page if you have a free Eventbrite account. The Zoom information is also provided at the bottom of your registration confirmation e-mail.

New Minor Guardianship Law Training @ online
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
New Minor Guardianship Law Training @ online

AAADSW Kinship Program-New Minor Guardianship Law Training**ONLINE PRESENTATION**

March 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us on Zoom with your phone, tablet or computer for a presentation on the Minor Guardianship Law that goes into effect January 1, 2021. This new law replaces the Nonparent/3rd Party Custody Law.

The Minor Guardianship Law presentation will cover:

  • How the new law impacts current nonparent/3rd party custody orders.
  • The new requirements to be approved as a guardian.
  • The papers and process to file for guardianship of a minor.
  • What rights the parents and child have under the new law.
  • How the new law impacts dependency cases when the child is involved in the child welfare system.

Registration is required.

To register, contact Kinship Navigator Sarah Revord by phone at 360-759-4317 or by email at sarah.revord@dshs.wa.gov.