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Washington OKs 1st statewide missing Indigenous people alert (newsbreak.com)

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday signed into law a bill that creates a first-in-the-nation statewide alert system for missing Indigenous people. The law creates a system similar to Amber Alerts and so-called silver alerts, which are used respectively for missing children and vulnerable adults in many states. The system will notify law enforcement when there’s a report of a missing Indigenous person. It will also place messages on highway reader boards and on the radio and social media,...

Scholarships now available for Mind Matters Now!

Has the pandemic stressed you out? Want to learn the self-soothing skills of Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience directly from the author, Dr. Carolyn Curtis? Good news! The Dibble Institute has received generous funding for scholarships to the online, full 12-lesson series, Mind Matters Now . The course helps teachers, social workers, medical professionals, and others manage their stress by building resilience skills and practices for mental well-being. (CEU’s are...

☻ Webinar: Diaper Need in the US: A Public Health Issue We Can Solve

An upcoming webinar will be featuring the National Diaper Bank Network and ZERO TO THREE to learn more about the impact of diaper need. Friday, January 7, 2022 1:00 pm ET To register, go to: PACESCONNECTION / COMMUNITIES / PACES IN MATERNAL HEALTH / CALENDAR / MAIN CALENDAR One in three US families with young children struggles to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy. The cost of diapers hits low-wage families the hardest, and the lack of comprehensive...

America - Our Children Need Us

America-Our Children Need Us Across the country, communities are coping with the consequences of social injustice : poverty, racism, inequity, violence, isolation, and economic segregation. These challenges undermine the capacity and well-being of our nation’s most precious resource, our children. (1) We have to speak up “When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something. John Robert Lewis_ American...

The Hidden Biases of Good People: Implicit Bias Awareness Training

The Dibble Institute is pleased to present an introductory webinar by Rev. Dr. Bryant T. Marks Sr. of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity , which will provide foundational information on implicit bias. It will focus at the individual level and discuss how implicit bias affects everyone. Strategies to reduce or manage implicit bias will be discussed. Broadly speaking, group-based bias involves varying degrees of stereotyping (exaggerated beliefs about others), prejudice...

Me & My Emotions: A New, Free Resource for Teens

The pandemic has had a lasting effect on youth mental health. Moved by a desire to reduce youth’s toxic stress and increase their resilience, The Dibble Institute, in partnership with a team of students and alumni from ArtCenter College of Design and author Carolyn Curtis, PhD, is releasing Me & My Emotions —a new, free adaptation of our beloved Mind Matters Curriculum. The mobile-friendly Me & My Emotions website features engaging graphics and bite-sized lessons teens can access and...

FREE WEBINAR - The Impact of Mind Matters: Preliminary Evidence of Effectiveness in a Community-Based Sample

Becky Antle, Ph.D., Professor of Social Work and esteemed University Scholar at the University of Louisville, won The Dibble Institute’s national competition to evaluate Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience in 2019. As a result, Dr. Antle and her colleagues have conducted a randomized controlled trial to examine the impact of Mind Matters on a host of outcomes related to trauma symptoms, emotional regulation, coping and resiliency, and interpersonal skills for at-risk...

Diaper Bank to be operated by United Way (GoSkagit)

By Trevor Pyle, GoSkagit, June 30, 2021. The Diaper Bank of Skagit County was founded to provide diapers to families in need. Now, after a half-decade of work and hundreds of thousand of diapers given out, its founders have secured what they hope will be a stable future, transitioning operations to the United Way of Skagit County . “We didn’t want to get this going and have it fall apart at the end. It feels good the United Way saw value in what we were doing and what the diaper bank was...

Your input needed! Survey, focus group, interview - your choice!

Hello, I am reaching out to you as someone who has registered for an Essentials for Childhood ACEs and Resilience Community of Practice gathering in the past three years. We would like your help so we can provide the best support and build resilience in local communities and set the future direction for the Community of Practice . There are three ways you can provide input: Take and share the survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACEsandResilienceCoP21 Sign up now to join one of the 2...

A Positive Childhood Experience

Children’s Day_1955 On December 14, 1954 a universal day dedicated to children was instituted by United Nation’s Resolution 836 (IX) as an observance of the understanding and brother hood among all the children of the world. It was also used to outline a solemn oath to children that the world would do whatever it took to protect, educate, and secure their overall well-being. In 1955 as Easter approached, I recall asking my mother if my sister and I might be getting new shoes or clothes for...

'Living Paycheck to Paycheck, Living Diaper to Diaper' [nytimes.com]

By Jessica Grose, The New York Times, March 17, 2021 If your child is not potty trained, how many diapers do you have on hand right now? That’s a question I certainly wouldn’t have been able to answer with any specificity when my children were babies. But it’s a question that parents who struggle to afford the expense — about $70-$80 per month, per baby — can answer easily, because managing diaper need is among their most significant anxieties. That’s what a new study from Jennifer Randles,...

Supporting Skagit County (WA) Families in Need

Hard Times On September 29, 2008, the stock market crashed, and many families in the U.S. and Canada faced a major economic recession and the prospect of losing their jobs or wages. What happens when parents find themselves unable to pay for the basics? What do they do when there are too little resources for something as seemingly simple as providing their child with a clean diaper? In 2010, the Huggies Every Little Bottom Study (Diaper Need in the U.S. and Canada), generated by interest in...

Millions couldn’t afford diapers before the pandemic. Now, diaper banks can’t keep up (Washington Post)

By Hannah Denham, March 1, 2021, Washington Post. Without federal aid, diaper banks struggle to keep up with skyrocketing need and fewer donations Chelesa Presley is deeply familiar with the struggles of young families, first from her years as a social worker and now from running a nonprofit in one of Mississippi’s poorest regions. She’s used to the questions about car seats, nursing and colicky babies, but paying for diapers is always the chronic and most-pressing worry. “I see parents not...

Supporting Skagit County (WA) Families in Need

What happened after the declarative and impassioned report of the Joint Commission on the Mental Health of Children (Challenge for the 1970’s)? 25 years later (1994) In 1994 came The Report of the Carnegie Task Force on Meeting the Needs of Young Children drawing attention to the first three years of life. The Task Force wrote: “Across the United States, we are beginning to hear the rumblings of a quiet crisis. Our nations’ children under the age of three and their families are in trouble,...

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