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Apr
23
Mon
ACEs Resilience Educators Work Group Meeting @ Teen Center
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Educators (Durell Petway):

April 23, 12-1 pm,

Teen Center, 721 N. Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh

Sign Up Here (preK-12, after school, etc)

Apr
25
Wed
NC CAP Synergy Conference @ Greenville Convention Center
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day

 

Early Registration is now open for the NC Center for Afterschool Programs Synergy Conference.

Building Tomorrow’s Workforce Today Through Expanded Learning

WhenApril 25 – 27, 2018

Where: The Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, NC.

You can register here before February 14th for the discounted rate of $200.  Regular registration will begin on February 15th at the regular rate of $225.

ACEs Resilience Community Members Work Group Meeting @ Olivia Rainey Library, Raleigh
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
May
1
Tue
Pain in the Nation: The Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Epidemics and the Need for a National Resilience Strategy
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Deaths from drugs, alcohol, and suicide could account for 1.6 million fatalities over the coming decade (2016 to 2025) according to the report Pain in the Nation: The Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Epidemics and the Need for a National Resilience Strategy, released by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and Well Being Trust (WBT). From 2006 to 2015, there were 1 million deaths from these three causes. This would represent a 60 percent increase compared to the past decade, if recent trends hold. The study found, however, that these numbers may be conservative, especially with the rapid rise of heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil use. If the nation continues along recent trajectories, death rates would actually double to 2 million by 2025.

Please join this Dialogue4Health Web Forum co-hosted by Wellbeing Trust and Trust for America’s Health for a panel discussion with public health leaders as they highlight the report and the need for a national resilience strategy. The panelists will also discuss public health efforts underway, and there will be a Q&A to follow.

Registration is free and closed captioning is available to all attendees. This event is recommended for anyone working in public health, advocacy, education, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, hospitals, health systems, insurers, local and state health officials, and first responders.

https://publichealthinstitute.webex.com/publichealthinstitute/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee9a718ac9487ad23cf66cc9e81226fb7

May
9
Wed
“Resilience” Community Film Screening @ Marbles Kids Museum
May 9 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) and Marbles Kids Museum are partnering to present community screenings of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, a 60-minute documentary.

Tickets are free but required. Reserve tickets here.

About the Film
Directed by James Redford, this film is about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), their impact on health, quality of life, economics and education, and building resilience to ACEs.

Research shows ACEs are common, they affect all socio-economic levels, and their impact on health and well-being is significant. “The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”

View this highly acclaimed film to learn what ACEs are, how they increase the likelihood of disease and illness, and how together we as a community can mitigate the impact of ACEs for Wake County residents.

Screening Dates:
2nd Wed of the month 8:30-9:30 am through June
Feb 9, 2pm, 3:15 pm

Download this flier

May
12
Sat
Second Saturday
May 12 – Oct 13 all-day

Raleigh Food Corridor hosts Second Saturday, a once-a-month celebration of local food and community – a day to build awareness and support Raleigh’s food system. Last year, the Raleigh Food Corridor partnered with over 100 businesses and organizations to bring more than 3,000 people out to local gardens, educational events, farmers markets, restaurants, and more.

Join us on the Second Saturday of every month this summer.

 

Learn more here

May
15
Tue
Kaleidoscope Connections: Physical Accessibility and Inclusion/Strong Relationships @ Laurel Hills Community Center
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Host: Anna Troutman, Director of Programs, Wake County SmartStart

Co-Host: Stay tuned for more information

For more information and to sign up, click here.

 

What is The Kaleidoscope Project?

The Kaleidoscope Project is a community initiative that generates attention to and action around the critically important role healthy places and people play in the social emotional development of children and families. Kaleidoscope works collaboratively to enhance the location and impact of places kids go to make them places kids grow.

Positive mental health influences children’s ability to learn, make sound decisions, and behave in positive and healthy ways. And children with high levels of social emotional well-being are able to form connections with other people, better regulate their emotions, and develop positive coping mechanisms and resilience in the face of adversity.

Young children’s social emotional development (ages 0 – 8) takes place within the caregiving environment around them, including both the social and physical environment.  When we pay attention to certain best practices, we can create spaces where children thrive. Many things work, both big and small. Do one thing; do many things; it all matters.

Jun
2
Sat
4th Annual National Trails Day Event! @ E. Carroll Joyner Park
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The free event will include an Environmental Education Expo featuring interactive environmental education stations. Set up throughout the park, the stations will offer both children and adults a unique opportunity to experience the wonders of nature while learning about the environment. As part of the expo, attendees will have the opportunity to get an up-close look at some of the living things you might encounter on the trails:

  • Examine reptiles and amphibians and learn about their tracks and signs at an exhibit from the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Learn how to identify song birds
  • Learn how to identify and reduce stormwater pollutants
  • Learn all about bees
  • Hear animal night calls
  • See camping exhibits, reptiles and more!

Celebrating Trails & Greenways
National Trails Day is a celebration of America’s trail system, which occurs annually on the first Saturday in June. NTD features outdoor activities designed to promote and celebrate the importance of trails in the United States. Since 2003, the Town of Wake Forest has been building greenways as a way to bring open spaces that enhance the lives of its citizens within easy walking distance of their homes. Currently, there are approximately eight miles of developed and 50 miles of planned greenways within Wake Forest. The greenways link neighborhoods, parks, schools, and open spaces while also connecting to the vast Triangle greenway system.

 Learn more about the event here!

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Jun
13
Wed
“Resilience” Community Film Screening @ Marbles Kids Museum
Jun 13 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) and Marbles Kids Museum are partnering to present community screenings of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, a 60-minute documentary.

Tickets are free but required. Reserve tickets here.

About the Film
Directed by James Redford, this film is about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), their impact on health, quality of life, economics and education, and building resilience to ACEs.

Research shows ACEs are common, they affect all socio-economic levels, and their impact on health and well-being is significant. “The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”

View this highly acclaimed film to learn what ACEs are, how they increase the likelihood of disease and illness, and how together we as a community can mitigate the impact of ACEs for Wake County residents.

Screening Dates:
2nd Wed of the month 8:30-9:30 am through June
Feb 9, 2pm, 3:15 pm

Download this flier

Jul
31
Tue
ACEs Steering Committee Meeting @ YMCA of the Triangle Association Resource Center
Jul 31 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

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