A Roots of Empathy Baby Shower

22 Nov 2018
The North Lane Regional Leadership Team held a "baby shower" at the Fern Ridge Library on November 15 to recognize the Roots of Empathy instructors and families who are dedicating their time to helping raise a compassionate, caring generation of kids. Team co-chair Stacy Moeller coordinated an amazing welcome to the mothers and babies participating in the program by organizing a month-long diaper drive. By the end of October, the team had collected enough diapers and wipes for a “diaper cake” for each family – which made perfect appreciation gifts at the baby shower. Thank you to everyone in North Lane who has worked so hard to make ROE a reality in classrooms at Elmira, Veneta, and...

A Thank You from South Lane

19 Nov 2018
One of the greatest gifts of working with the community is hearing about the impact 90by30's efforts have on our neighbors. South Lane Regional Leadership Team Coordinator Rachel Nordquist recently received this email from a father whose family was touched by the gift of the Welcome Baby Box. My name is Travis and I am father to baby Juniper. My wife Amy and I welcomed her into the world on the fifth of November. Alan Baas put us in touch with your organization shortly before Juniper was due to arrive. Amy met up with you and I was informed it was all very positive and welcoming. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to see her and also sending her home with all of these treasures. One...

Making Connections at Conference 2018

7 Nov 2018
On October 26, more than 180 community members, 90by30 team members, agency partners, and others passionate about reducing child abuse and neglect in Lane County gathered at Lane Community College's Center for Meeting and Learning for 90by30's sixth annual conference. This year's theme was "Finding and Making Connections," and a standout part of the day was watching people do just that at our lunchtime resource fair. Twenty-seven cosponsors, ranging from groups that have been part of the 90by30 effort since the beginning to brand-new supporters, joined 90by30's Regional Teams for an hour and a half of learning about each other's work and discovering new ways we can collaborate to create...

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors!

24 Oct 2018
The Sixth Annual 90by30 Conference is this Friday, and we'd like to extend a warm thank-you to all our sponsors and co-sponsors, including Lane Community College, the University of Oregon President's Office, the Children's Trust Fund of Oregon, the Lane Early Learning Alliance, Friends of 90by30, and SELCO Community Credit Union. More than 25 cosponsoring agencies are helping make this event a reality by participating in our lunchtime Making Connections Resource Fair, where attendees can meet others with a passion for creating safe, healthy communities for children and families. We're excited to welcome Carmen Urbina, Deputy Director of the Oregon Department of Eduation, as our keynote...

Springfield Ice Cream Social

25 Sep 2018
The Springfield Team's more casual approach to recruitment was on full display at September's ice cream social, which attracted over a dozen people and was made possible by generous donations of root beer and water from Bigfoot Beverages. Other local businesses provided raffle items, and the team enjoyed a nice afternoon in Meadow Park with guests curious in getting involved in the team. The next social is planned for October 4, and we have our fingers crossed for nice weather!

90by30 Conference Registration Now Open!

11 Sep 2018
90by30's sixth annual Conference will take place at Lane Community College's Center for Meeting and Learning on October 26, and we'd love to have you there. This year's conference is designed to provide opportunities to learn, connect, and discover new strategies and concepts in child abuse prevention. Conference participants will include members of 90by30, nonprofit staff and volunteers, government workers, educators, students, and community members. Our goal is to challenge people to connect with both traditional and non-traditional partners. Early-bird tickets are $125, and you can register here . A detailed schedule is below: 8:30-9:00 Registration 9:00-9:45 Welcome State of the County...

ROE Trainers Visit Lane County

11 Sep 2018
Five Roots of Empathy staff members - two from Ontario and three from Seattle - visited Eugene at the end of August to lead a three-day ROE training to prepare our 19 instructors to launch the program this fall in 20 rural classrooms. In addition, 29 teachers, principals, and school counselors attended an information session about incorporating ROE into their schools. The mother who generously volunteered her time (and her baby's!) was so excited about the program that she and Baby Memphis joined the program . . . and are completing the Lane County program's first caretaker/infant visit to a school this week. Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to make this program a local reality!

North Lane RLT at the Veneta Farmers' Market

12 Jul 2018
Make sure to catch the North Lane Regional Leadership Team tabling at the Veneta Downtown Farmers' Market this summer and fall. On Saturday July 28, August 25, September 22, and October 27, you can say hello to our volunteers in between filling your basket with local produce and picking up a dozen farm-fresh eggs. It's a great opportunity to find out more about 90by30 and the prevention strategies chosen in North Lane County while supporting the community.

McKenzie Team Hosts Parent Cafes

2 Jul 2018
The McKenzie River Team just debuted its first Parent Cafe, one of the strategies chosen by the region to give parents a place to talk, share information, and feel socially connected. The first cafe took place at Takoda's Restaraunt, and was a great step forward in building community. The questions on the Parent Cafe-branded discussion cards are open-ended enoiugh that any parent can relate, and the most comment feedback was "Wow, I didn't know other people felt the same way!" Parent Cafes are part of the prevention plan for many regions, and McKenzie will be waiting wih feedbak and adivce for the other rural teas.

On the Hunt for ROE Volunteers

1 Jul 2018
With Roots of Empathy, a school-based program that teaches elementary-school kids empathy through interactions with a local infant, launching in rural schools in Fall 2018, teams are searching for volunteer instructors to accompany the infant and cargeiver to classrooms. Instructors attend an ROE training and make a two-year commitment to meet with students during and between the visits with the infant. Volunteers will have all the support and lesson materials they need from ROE, and many instructors see tangible changes in "their" students throughout the year. If you're looking for a way to help kids and get involved with 90by30, this could be the opportunity for you. Email friends@90by30...