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Black Maternal Health Week Webinar Series  April 14-16

Black  Maternal Health and the U.S. COVID-19 Response
April 13, 2020 3:30-5:00 pm EST
This webinar will feature birth and reproductive justice health professionals’ experiences and guidance with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic and response. Topics will include Black breastfeeding; Navigating Doula services; Access to abortion care; and Hospital protocols in Perinatal health – all from a health equity lens to highlight and address racial injustices and human rights violations of birthing persons and care providers within the U.S. COVID-19 context. Register

Shifting and Advancing Black Maternal Health Policy | #BMHW20
April 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
This webinar will highlight BMMA’s position with respect to Maternal Mortality Review Committees and their engagement with community based organizations and advocates, along with policy considerations relating to Doula Reimbursement. The webinar will also feature policymakers who will provide insight into federal policy initiatives seeking to address maternal health disparities.

Improving Health Outcomes for Black Mamas through Holistic Midwifery Care | #BMHW20
April 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
This webinar will address root causes of disparities in black maternal health outcomes and will highlight how the medicalization of childbirth has complicated and marginalized black midwifery in the United States. Challenges and opportunities for Black midwives today will also be explored as we look to traditional and holistic care models as solutions for the maternal mortality crisis.

Centering Black Mamas: In Practice | #BMHW
April 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
This webinar will feature black-led community-based organizations working to advance Black Maternal Health, Rights, and Justice at the local level. Panelists will share strategies and lessons learned from designing and implementing programs centering the needs of Black Mamas.

Social Determinants of Grief: The Impact of Black Infant Loss
NICHQ on Behalf of Baby’s 1st Network
Friday, April 10, 10 – 11 a.m. ET
Understanding African American grief requires taking a long look at the historical and contemporary experiences around the issues of death. But troublingly, there is very little research conducted on Black grief and its connection to racism and related social injustices.
Understanding the impact of systemic racism and its influence on how a person reacts to loss sets the stage for addressing how best to support communities that are disproportionately affected by infant death. This webinar will offer insight on how some women of color deal with compounded loss and trauma. Participants will walk away with an opportunity to gain additional knowledge on how to best serve communities of color affected by infant loss.
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Connection Before Correction—Why Attachment Matters
April 8 | 10—11am
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona
Presented by Meghan Hays Davis, MAS, IMH-E®
Parenting is hard, parenting children with trauma histories is a whole different ballgame. This workshop will show how care providers can assess past attachment patterns that lead to negative behaviors, reinterpret those behaviors and provide relationship based guidance and parenting. Relationship based interventions to address trauma and behavioral needs will give participants tools to try at home.
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Webinar: Preventing violence in our homes: Meeting this moment with connection, care, and justice
Tuesday, April 14
11:00am-12:30pm Pacific/2:00-3:30pm Eastern
In this web conference, speakers will talk about their communities’ experiences with COVID-19 and emerging strategies to understand community needs in this moment and respond to them. We will also offer ample time for participants to share what they’re learning and what actions they’re taking. Whether you are a public health practitioner, community health worker, educator, or advocate, we can meet this moment of major individual and collective upheaval with connection, care, and an unwavering commitment to justice. Together, we can support and advocate for children, youth, and families, and prevent violence in our homes.
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Preventing and Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences
April 15 | 10—11am
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona
Presented by Claire Louge, M.Ed.
Childhood trauma affects later adult health and wellbeing. This training will delve into the revolutionary Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Study, an ongoing body of research study that demonstrates the link between early trauma and adult behavior. You’ll learn how to help those who have experienced childhood trauma build resilience through protective factors and positive childhood experiences.
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The Unique Needs of Infants and Toddlers in Foster Care
April 22 | 10—11am
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona
Presented by Meghan Hays Davis, MAS, IMH-E®
Science and research tell us that young children have unique needs when faced with trauma and attachment disruptions caused by removal. Participants will gain knowledge about brain development; stress and trauma; attachment; how relationships can heal; and resources available to help.
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Stress, Trauma, and the Trauma-Informed Approach
April 29 | 10—11am
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona
Presented by Claire Louge, M.Ed.
How does stress negatively impact your life? This workshop will delve into the body’s natural response to stress, and use this as a lens for understanding the impact of trauma on human thinking and behavior. Participants will learn simple stress- reduction techniques they can use anywhere, and learn how to apply the trauma-informed approach to their work with people.
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Invisible Injuries: Traumatic Brain Injury, Strangulation and Domestic Violence
Monday, April 20th, 2020

10-11:30am PST/ 11-12:30pm MST/ 12-1:30pm CST/ 1-2:30pm EST
Learn about the complex relationship between domestic violence, traumatic brain injury, and strangulation and how domestic violence organizations and health care providers are beginning to incorporate this awareness into their services. The webinar will frame what we are learning about traumatic brain injury (TBI) and strangulation from Ohio research, discuss signs and symptoms of brain injury, and share the CARE framework developed in Ohio to better accommodate the needs of DV programs.

Equity in IECMHC Webinar Series!
Georgetown University Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation & the Children’s Equity Project
The purpose of the webinar series is to promote equity through IECMHC by building awareness of the impact of institutional racism and other forms of bias on the experiences of children and families from marginalized communities, identifying policies that support more equitable systems, and strengthening culturally responsive IECMHC practices that reduce disparities and improve child outcomes.

The series will consist of four 90-minute webinars that each build off of the other.
Space is limited. Register today!

• How did we get here?: An overview of the root causes of Disparities in Child Outcomes, and the Role of Child Serving Systems
• April 30, 2020, 12:30pm – 2:00pmET | Register here

• Culture, Identity, and History as Sources of Strength and Resilience for Tribal Communities
• May 28th, 2020, 12:30pm – 2:00pmET | Register here

• Culture, Identity, History as Sources of Strength and Resilience for African American Children and Families
• June 25, 2020, 12:30pm – 2:00pmET | Register here

• Culture, Identity, History as Sources of Strength and Resilience for Latino Children and Families
• July 30, 2020, 12:30pm – 2:00pmET | Register here

Flourishing Families Practitioner Certification Training
Flourishing Families is a new curriculum that supports early childhood home visitors work with families to build the five Strengthening Families™ protective factors. The curriculum is designed to be a supplement to home visits. Using the curriculum’s activities, discussions, and handouts, Flourishing Families practitioners will guide parents to think about how protective factors show up in their lives, and the small and significant steps they can take to strengthen their family’s protective factors.

June 16 & 17 – Flagstaff – (application deadline: May 1)

August 18 & 19 – Phoenix – (application deadline: July 1)

September 22 & 23 – Tucson – (application deadline: August 3)

September 29 & 30 – Phoenix – (application deadline: August 10)

This free practitioner training is exclusively for early childhood home visitors and supervisors. Each training is limited to 30 people. To apply to participate in the Practitioner Training, please download, complete, and send the application below to
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The Ounce is offering complementary access to one self-paced course within Achieve on Demand– a high quality online professional development program for home visiting.  To participate in the offer, take the following steps:
1-Select your complimentary Achieve OnDemand course from our learning experiences catalog.
2-To redeem your complimentary course, enroll on our online learning portal, and use the coupon code AODFree2020 during checkout.
3-If your state, network, or program already provides you access to Achieve OnDemand, please enroll in your self-paced course as normal. Our team will coordinate with your provider to ensure the above offer is reflected in their partnership.
4-This offer can be redeemed anytime between now and May 1, 2020.

26th Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference
Connection: The Power of Relationships
July 21 & 22, 2020
Hyatt Regency, Phoenix, AZ
Registration Opens April 1