Regional Dental Access Forums

Posted by Julie Stone on July 29, 2016 under News | 2 Comments to Read

AN INVITATION FROM 

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Please join us for a discussion about dental access in Ohio and to look in depth at our workforce options. Your voice is critical in creating greater access to dental care.

Getting Ohioans the dental care they need will take a multifaceted approach. Many good efforts are already underway to increase access to care, but Ohio’s safety net system—including free dental clinics which rely on volunteer dentists, federally qualified health centers, and the dental OPTIONS program— have waiting lists which can be months and sometimes years long.

Dental Access Now! has been studying oral health workforce issues for more than 5 years. We have been talking to community-based clinics, dental provider educators, hygienists, dentists, patients, people who cannot find a dentist or afford care, social workers, and other health care providers. We convened a workgroup with representatives from those groups. We have studied dental workforce models from other countries and across the United States. We have had support and technical assistance from some of the best known public health dentists and experts in Ohio and around the nation.

And, now, we have Senate Bill 330, which outlines a unique workforce modernization model to address some of the specific barriers that Ohioans face in getting the dental care they need. 

Click here to RSVP for one of the dates below.

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New Resources on Ohio’s Children and Families

Posted by Julie Stone on June 22, 2016 under News

These reports have been released recently and are excellent resources detailing the status of children and families in Ohio.

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OHIO HEAD START ASSOCIATION 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

Leaving Young Children Behind: A Lost Opportunity for School and Workplace Success – report from Groundwork Ohio

Ohio’s Appalachian Children at a Crossroads: A Roadmap for Action – report from the Children’s Defense Fund – Ohio

2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book – State Trends in Child Well-Being from the Annie E. Casey Foundation – the site also has a page to view Ohio specific data

2016 Transportation Training Day

Posted by Julie Stone on June 21, 2016 under News

bus2The 2016 OHSAI Transportation Training Day will take place on Thursday, August 18th from 9:30am to 3:00pm at the Doubletree in Worthington, Ohio.

This interactive training is geared toward Head Start Transportation Managers, Drivers and Monitors and will address these topics:

  • Security Awareness and Emergency Preparedness 
  • Active Supervision in Transportation Services
  • Communication Skills to Improve Teamwork and Engagement

REGISTRATION RATES: Member rate is $85.00. Agency members sending three or more participants will receive a discount: $75.00 for three or more.

The event is designed to meet the four hour ODE Annual Inservice Training requirement for bus drivers and bus aides as described in Ohio’s Pupil Transportation Operation and Safety Rules (3301-83-10(B)).

Watch for more details and registration information coming soon.

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA AND REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

CLICK HERE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS ONLINE AT THE DOUBLETREE

June Conference Follow Up

Posted by Julie Stone on June 13, 2016 under News

Thank you to all of you who joined us for the 2016 June Leadership and Professional Development Conference. We hope that it was a productive and fun experience for you.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HEATHER WANDERSKI’S REGIONAL UPDATES WEDNESDAY MORNING SESSION POWER POINT

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HEATHER WANDERSKI’S REGIONAL UPDATES LUNCHEON PRESENTATION POWER POINT

Jonathan Edision (Thursday Keynote)  contact information:  www.jonathanedision.com   jonathan@jonathanedison.com

Have a great summer!

Conscious Discipline – Special Event

Posted by Julie Stone on April 29, 2016 under News

Building Resilient Children, Families and Organizations Using Conscious Discipline®

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Doubletree Worthington – 175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43235

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE HOTEL RESERVATIONS

In this two day training, participants will have the opportunity to upgrade their current understanding of Conscious Discipline®, the highly effective social emotional curriculum to support work with children, families and Head Start Programs.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE!

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Day 1 will include a full day of inspiration and education from Angela Fraley, a highly regarded Loving Guidance Associate, as conveys how Conscious Discipline® creates the building blocks of safety and connection to prime the brain for learning in infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Day 2 will include three break-out sessions:

Using Conscious Discipline® with infants and toddlers with a strong emphasis on Baby Doll Circle Time, Angela Fraley, National Trainer and Loving Guidance Associate

Advanced strategies using the Seven Skills of Conscious Discipline® to support preschoolers and their families, Renee Sutherland, Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor

Conscious Organizations– the Head Start administrator’s perspective, Peg Tazewell, Knox County Head Start Executive Director

Intended audience:  Head Start Administrators, Teachers and Assistant Teachers

As a result of this event, participants will be able to increase the fidelity of their implementation of Conscious Discipline throughout their Head Start program.

 Registration Fee: $275

 

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION