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Feb
21
Wed
Raleigh Food Corridor hosts Second Saturday! @ Trophy Brewing and Taproom
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

When: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
6:00-7:30pm

Where: Trophy Brewing and Taproom
656 Maywood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27603

Tickets: $10 for Friends of the Corridor and $25 for general tickets (including beer and snacks)

Get tickets here

Sign in as a Friend of the Corridor through the link above to get the $10 ticket price. 

Learn more about Second Saturday here

Feb
22
Thu
Youth Thrive: Youth Mental Health First Aid @ NC Association of Educators
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid: February 22, 2018

Training for Mental Health First Aid will be provided by Rebecca Wheeler MA, MEd Senior Health Educator, Bullying Prevention Programs Manager, Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor, of the Poe Health Education Center. Similar to ‘First Aid’ and CPR, ‘Mental Health First Aid’ teaches individuals how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises.

Mental health challenges – such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use – are shockingly common in the United States.While most teens experience positive mental health, one in five has a diagnosable mental health disorder (NIMH, 2016). This course teaches parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing issues with mental health or challenges with addictions. For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.

 

Spots are filling up so, Register here!
Mar
9
Fri
Community Resiliency Model Training @ Poe Center for Health Education
Mar 9 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The Community Resiliency Model® (CRM) is a groundbreaking wellness initiative that provides a non-judgmental perspective on normal human reactions to stress or trauma. The primary focus of this skills-based model is to reset the nervous system’s natural balance. The CRM skills help people understand their nervous system and learn to track sensations connected to their own well-being. Using the wisdom of their own bodies, people experience rapid relief from stress-related symptoms, as well as an increased sense of control over future wellness.

For more information and to sign up, click here.

Community Resiliency Model Two-day Training
Mar 9 @ 8:30 am – Mar 10 @ 4:30 pm

Community Resiliency Model Basic Two-Day Training Flyer

Friday, March 9, 2018 – 8:30AM-5PM
Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 8:30AM-4:30PM
Location: Raleigh venue TBD

Community Resiliency Model® Basic Two-Day Training

Mar
14
Wed
“Resilience” Community Film Screening @ Marbles Kids Museum
Mar 14 @ 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

Mar
16
Fri
Growing IN Place 2018 Symposium @ Nature Research Center, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

11th Annual

Growing IN Place Symposium

Greening Urban Childhood by Design

 

  • Applying biophilic design to restore biodiversity to cities
  • Engaging children and families in urban ecosystems
  • Designing green/blue infrastructure
  • Managing urban habitats to maximize play and learning opportunities.
  • Ensuring culturally equitable nature experiences.

 

Attendees: Public/private sector practitioners, landscape architects, architects, planners, parks and recreation professionals, teachers and environmental educators, citizen activists, and elected officials – and all professions that work to create urban environments in support of healthy human development.

Symposium Organizer

Robin Moore, Dipl.Arch, MCP, Hon. ASLA; Professor of Landscape Architecture, NC State University. Introduction: Nature, childhood, and urban design.

 

Speakers & Provisional Titles

Kofi Boone, MLA, ALSA; Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, NC State University. Design for bio-social diversity: Inclusive community processes and outcomes.

Nilda Cosco, PhD, ASLA; Research Associate Professor, Director of Programs, Natural Learning Initiative, NC State University. Nature: Children’s constant, reliable friend.

Kevin Coyle, JD; VP, Education and Training, National Wildlife Federation. Creating a conservation ethic for the Anthropocene Age: Turning on 74 million kids to nature!

Daniel Iacofano, PhD, FAICP, FASLA; CEO, MIG. Engaging communities in urban greening: Innovative planning, design, and management policies.

Sean Malone, MBA; President and CEO, Dix Park Conservancy & Kate Pearce, AICP, Senior Planner, Dorothea Dix Park, City of Raleigh. Creating a Big Urban Park: Strategies for long-term success.

Chris Moorman, PhD, Professor of Forestry and Environmental Resources, NC State University.Conserving, creating, and managing urban habitats in a changing climate.

 

Deadline to Register: Tuesday, March 6th

Registration Fee:

General Registration: $150
Student Registration: $40 

Register Here

Mar
17
Sat
Food Shuttle Garden Gallop 5K Run/Walk @ Dorothea Dix Park
Mar 17 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Want to help bring gardens to Wake County elementary schools? Join Broughton Food Ark youth on March 17, 2018, for the second annual Garden Gallop 5K to benefit the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s Growing School Gardens program! We welcome everyone of every age. Run, walk, or even gallop to help high need schools start thriving gardens and teach kids about the power of healthy eating.

– Where? Dorothea Dix Park
– When? March, 17th at 8am

– To register, donate, or volunteer go to the Garden Gallop facebook page or tinyurl.com/gardengallop2018

Mar
20
Tue
Kaleidoscope Connections: Safety and Security/Strong Relationships @ SAFEchild
Mar 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Host: Jennifer Tisdale, Director of Project CATCH at The Salvation Army of Wake County

Co-Host: Cristin DeRonja, Executive Director, SAFEchild

 

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.

Mar
21
Wed
Safe Routes to School Conference @ Koury Convention Center
Mar 21 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Save the Date!

Safe Routes to School Conference: Building a Path to the Future

 

8 am registration, networking & breakfast with formal program starting at 9 am

 

You are invited to be part of the NC Safe Routes to School Conference. Hear inspiring success stories and leave with new ideas to amplify and sustain your own work. Sessions will feature: school, community and state action including Active Routes to School Project successes; collaboration with other transportation and health priorities; and the process for changing the physical environment for walking and biking.

Together, we’re building a path to the future.

Registration is $35 and will open in early 2018.

Continental breakfast and lunch provided. APA credits may be available for attendees.
Sign up to be notified when registration opens.

 

Sponsored by:

 The North Carolina Department of Transportation
For questions, please contact ncsrtsconference@unc.edu

“Resilience” Community Film Screening @ Marbles Kids Museum
Mar 21 @ 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

AHA Updates
NCIOM Introduces Interactive Health Data Map
January 15, 2018 [Monday]

Free Workshop: Smart Solutions for Schools
September 12, 2017 [Tuesday]

Bike/Ped Planning Project Grants
September 12, 2017 [Tuesday]

Community Walkability Workshop
August 7, 2017 [Monday]

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