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Thursday, January 18

8:30am PST

Coparenting in a Blended Household
Learn how to build a community within the walls of your home while cohabiting with multiple family units. What coparenting looks like with your parent partner, how to support each other and the children in the home environment. No matter your  circumstance or transition you might have in life, know that there are many different kinds of  resources to help the succession of your family.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to: 
  • Navigate a healthy relationship with each family member. 
  • Know how to find community resources.

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Samantha White

Policy Council Chair, PPS Head Start
I'm a full time parent who works part time as a preschool teacher and volunteers away all my spare time. Together with my sister I am raising seven kids. I am one of three family units under one roof.

Thursday January 18, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Mt Jefferson I 3301 Market St NE, Salem, OR 97301, USA

8:30am PST

Finances Made Easy
Limited Capacity seats available

Does the word "finances" scare you?  This workshop is designed to deconstruct financial terms and ideas to be easily understood.  Discussion topics will include an overview of budgeting, credit and credit scores, discuss ways of savings, and different lending options.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to: 
  • create a sustainable budget
  • understand different ways to improve their credit score

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Stephanie Young

Family Engagement Coordinator, Family Building Blocks

Thursday January 18, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Mt Hood 3301 Market St NE, Salem, OR 97301, USA

1:30pm PST

Stress Management through Self Care
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Presenter will share how through self care, and mindfulness activities, a person can lessen stress. Presenter will give examples of self care, and meditation activities.

At the end of this session the participant will be able to: 
  • Participant will be able to acknowledge when they are getting stressed, and have some skills to be able to deal with the feelings.
  • Participant will know how to engage in meditation, or other mindfulness activities.

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Jen Judd

Head Teacher, Head Start of Lane County
Hello! I am a Head Teacher with Head Start of Lane County. I have been a teacher for 3 years, and worked in food service for 2. Before Head Start I had an in home day care center. I am very involved in my community, with volunteer activities. Meditation, and self- care are the ways... Read More →

Thursday January 18, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Mt Hood 3301 Market St NE, Salem, OR 97301, USA

3:30pm PST

Screentime! What's Good, Bad, or Too Much? Strategies for Plugging Into Healthy Technology
Our children are spending more time on smartphones, tablets, and computers. Teachers and parents are growing increasingly concerned about how all this "screen time" will effect our children's lives. We will explore how to encourage preschoolers to practice self-control, and unplug from unhealthy distractions and plug into good ones! 

At the end of this session the participant will be able to: 
  • Learn new strategies to encourage and promote healthy screentime use
  • Learn how a child's brain development is impacted by technology ( the good and bad)

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Richard Halpern

Positive Behavior Strategist, Coach4Parents.com
Richard has over 20 years of experience working with youth and families in schools, non-profits, and juvenile offender programs. He holds a Master's in Counseling and has taught Parent Education in community and family court settings. As a School Counselor for a rural district, he... Read More →

Thursday January 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Mt Jefferson III 3301 Market St NE, Salem, OR 97301, USA
Friday, January 19

8:30am PST

Steps to Putting Your Best Foot Forward
Limited Capacity seats available

What's your dream job? You have what it takes to build a powerful personal resume and present yourself well for an interview.  Find out what you need to know to make the most out of a job opportunity.You will discover what assets you have and learn how to put your best foot forward so people see your potential. 
This could be your first step on the road to success!
At the end of this session the participant will be able to: 
  • Identify the key components for building a personal resume
  • Evaluate their readiness to be prepared to present themselves well at an interview

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Julie Sanders

Early Head Start/Head Start Director, Umatilla Morrow Head Start, Inc.
I am the EHS/Head Start Director for UMCHS. My background is in early elementary education, writing, mentoring, cross-cultural training, social services for vulnerable women/families, and working against Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST). Weekends you can find me trying to keep... Read More →

Friday January 19, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Mt Hood 3301 Market St NE, Salem, OR 97301, USA