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Blue Sunday Marks CAPM Finale

24 May 2018
April 2018 was one of our biggest efforts for Child Abuse Prevention Month ever - the number of pinwheel gardens alone outnumbered previous years by a considerable margin. We had particular success this year with participation in Blue Sunday, a nationally recognized day for faith communities to come together in a commitment to end child abuse. Numerous churches in West Lane participated, with one Swisshome pastor devoting the day's sermon to the subject. The most stylish Blue Sunday took place in the McKenzie region, however. The appropriately named Blue River branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints showed up for Sunday service in their dapper blue best. Sandra Acevedo, at...

West Lane Baby Boxes Draw Funding

24 Apr 2018
The Baby Box isn't just a South Lane project - all of our rural regions have chosen it as a strategy, and the Western Lane Community Foundation recently recognized the potential with a generous grant. Board President Tom Basset remarked at the award presentation that "one of my favorite - and they’re all favorites - is the Welcome Baby boxes that were started in Finland. They are 30 by 90 inches and fit a baby, when used as a bassinet, and come with diapers and baby items. They also come with a visit from an in-house representative." How passionate was the WLCF about the project? “They asked for 30 boxes," Basset said. "We thought so much of the program that we gave them 60.” Read the rest...

Eugene Crafts its Prevention Plan

18 Apr 2018
Last Thursday, Eugene kicked off a series of four prevention planning sessions with key community stakeholders to determine the prevention strategies that 90by30 will bring to the community. Hosted by Roosevelt Middle School, the sessions will examine the results of the area's Asset Mapping focus groups and pick strategies to fill in the gaps in services for families and children. Which existing programs can be strengthened, and which new ideas should we introduce? After years of careful information-gathering and reflection, it's exciting to see the prevention plan finally take shape!

Above and Beyond for CAPM in West Lane

12 Apr 2018
Three Rivers Casino and Resort
West Lane is outdoing itself this year for Child Abuse Prevention Month, with pinwheels and blue ribbons all over town. The Three Rivers Casino and Resort in Florence has planted what must be the largest pinwheel garden in the county - even bigger and better than previous years' efforts! Students at Mapleton Middle/High tied blue ribbons all over their school's fences, making a bold statement to passersby. The Boys and Girls Club, Lions Club, and Rotary have all gotten involved, with Vonnie McClellan, the West Lane RLT's CAPM team leader, making pinwheel bouquets for each table at a recent Rotary Club meeting to thank its members for their financial support of the region's CAPM projects. We...

A Connected Child is a Protected Child

6 Apr 2018
In her first Register Guard guest viewpoint for Child Abuse Prevention Month, 90by30 Director coins the brilliant (and accurate) phrase "A Connected Child is a Protected Child." When children and young people have a group of caring and interested adults supporting them throughout their childhood, they are much less likely to suffer from abuse or neglect. Neglect and abuse flourish in isolation. To read the rest of Barkhurt's piece, click here , and stay tuned for further weekly RG guest viewpoints throughout April. You can also find an archive of past years' viewpoints at www.GetInvolvedLaneCounty.org .

Tour All of Lane County's Pinwheel Gardens

6 Apr 2018
It's hard to drive through town without coming across a sparkly blue pinwheel garden, but if you're looking for a specific garden or want to spend a fun Saturday touring the entire county with the kids, take a look at our map and location list on www.GetInvolvedLaneCounty.org .

CAPM Kicks off in Lane County

6 Apr 2018
With an unprecedented number of pinwheel gardens, newspaper op-eds, and activity across every one of our seven regions, this year's Child Abuse Prevention Month is shaping up to be one of the busiest ever. Visit GetInvolvedLaneCounty.org for the latest pictures, garden locations, and resources for parents. We'll be updating the website all month with events across the county.

Florence Rotary Supports West Lane CAPM Effort

5 Mar 2018
At last week's meeting of the Florence Rotary Club, West Lane Regional Leadership Team Coordinator Jeanne Shannon and CAPM Team Leader Vonnie McClellan accepted a check for $500 toward the region's Child Abuse Prevention Month activities. Keep an eye out in April for the pinwheel gardens and other activities made possible by the Rotary's generosity!

CAPM is Coming!

28 Feb 2018
It may be chilly outside, but spring is closer than it seems! April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we're gearing up with an updated Get Involved Lane County website (stay tuned for more on that as we get closer to CAPM) and pinwheel gardens across the county. The Children's Bureau, in partnership with other government agencies, has also released some great 2018 resources and materials that you'll want to check out here . Especially valuable is a series of tip sheets for parents on everything from managing stress to connecting with teenagers, which are available here . If you're a service provider, the 2018 resource guide available here is worth a read as well. Click below to get...

Eugene Hosts Focus Groups

13 Feb 2018
The Eugene team has been busy lately, preparing to write its prevention plan by creating an "asset map" of the region's resources that accurately assesses its strengths and gaps in supports for children and families. In lieu of holding the community-wide forums conducted by the six rural teams, the team has opted to convene focus groups with key experts - who range from nonprofit leaders to educators to parents with firsthand experiences with Eugene's services. Each focus group is centered around one or two of the five protective factors, with the first covering Parental Resilience and Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development. It drew a healthy crowd of 16, while the second group of 11...