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October 15, 2015 or November 16, 2015 23rd Annual Parenting Awareness Michigan Conferences

Learn about parenting issues, programs, and resources. Kick off the 23rd Annual Parenting Awareness Month. For anyone who works with parents and families– educators, service providers, school personnel, parent network and coalition members, and parent leaders and volunteers. Conference Highlights: Workshops on issues facing parents and caregivers Parenting information and resources for year around Resources [...]

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Top 10 No Cost Toys for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Submitted by Karen Nemeth, an author, speaker, consultant and blogger on early childhood language development. Shes developed her expertise in toy selection as a mom and a grandma.   Here is My Top 10 Toy Ideas for Infants! 1. Measuring cups and spoons to shake, rattle, and roll 2. Plastic containers to stack, fill, and empty 3. [...]

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May 30, 2015 Dad, Not Just a Name: Fatherhood Conference

Allegan County Great Start Collaborative invites you to attend the 1st Annual Fatherhood Conference. When:  May 30, 2015, 9 am to 4 pm Where:  Ridge Point Community Church, 340 104th Ave, Holland Keynote Speaker: Dan Seaborn, Founder of Winning at Home $10/person or six people for $50 (some scholarships available) Pre-registration required Walk-ins cannot be guaranteed admission Click [...]

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ACES and Protective Factors: Effects on Parent Involvement

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being. Childhood abuse, neglect, and exposure to other traumatic stressors which we term adverse childhood experiences (ACE) are common. How do ACES impact parent engagement and involvement? This webinar includes information [...]

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