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Mary Gordon Keynotes Fifth Annual 90by30 Conference

22 Oct 2017
October 14 marked the fifth year of the 90by30 Annual Conference, a chance for community members to come together and rededicate themselves to the goal of reducing child abuse in Lane County 90 percent by 2030. This year, we were honored to have Mary Gordon, founder and director of Roots of Empathy, as the keynote speaker. Gordon's evidence-based program increases empathy in elementary school children by bringing an infant and caregiver, along with a Roots of Empathy faciliator, into the classroom for multiple visits over the course of a year. Lane County has been chosen as one of only a handful of sites in the U.S. to implement the program, and 90by30 will be helping to bring it to both...

Safety Box: 90by30 Crafts Baby Boxes to Help Prevent Harm to Infants

19 Jul 2017
This article by Cara Roberts Murez appeared on July 3, 2017, in The Register-Guard. Click here to read the orginal story. Later this summer in south Lane County when some happy, yet weary new parents lay their little one down for a nap, it won’t be a crib or a bassinet that they place the baby in. It will be a box. Baby boxes have been considered a safe sleep system in Finland for nearly 40 years. The state of New Jersey began giving away this version of a bassinet in January. And south Lane County is next. A local nonprofit organization — 90by30, which works to prevent child abuse and neglect — is helping to distribute the boxes along with other essentials, information about community...

Save the Date for the 90by30 Conference

15 Jun 2017
Mark your calendars - 90by30 has scheduled its fifth annual Conference for October 14 at Lane Community College's Center for Meeting and Learning. The keynote speaker will be Mary Gordon, founder and president of Roots of Empathy , a program that has caught the attention of many regions as a potential prevention strategy. Workshops on equity and inclusion, a first look at the countywide Play Your Part campaign, and presentations of each region's prevention plan will round out the day. Stay tuned for a more detailed schedule, times, and registration information.

90by30 Hosts Community Baby Shower in Cottage Grove

5 Jun 2017
This article appeared on June 2, 2017, on KEZI.com. Click here to read the original. COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. - A community baby shower is happening on Saturday in Cottage Grove. A family resource center, 90by30, is working with Pip and Grow to unveil the Welcome Baby Box project. Organizers said baby boxes lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS. The project will also provide new parents with essentials. The baby shower will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bohemia Park. Families can also register for the baby boxes. They will be available to all infants born in south Lane County starting in August.

Child Abuse Prevention Month Kicks Off in Cottage Grove (CG Sentinel)

5 Jun 2017
This article by Caitlin May appeared in April 2017 in the Cottage Grove Sentinel. Click here to read the full article. The goal is to reduce child abuse by 90 percent by the year 2030 and this year, the 90by30 group is taking to the streets of Cottage Grove to help raise awareness. Nationally, the month of April is designated as child abuse awareness month and is recognized in several different ways but locally efforts are being made to prevent the abuse and fund raise for tools that would offer children a better start from birth. "What we do every year is try to raise awareness and do the decorating to get people aware," said Pete Barrell, community services director for the city of...

West Lane Kicks Off Prevention Planning

1 Jun 2017
West Lane kicked off its prevention planning process on May 16 with a meeting in Florence. 90by30 Director Phyllis Barkhurst delivered a PowerPoint presentation, and then attendees put their heads together to strategize. The team is eager to put all its ideas and preparation into action and reach the implementation phase!

90 By 30 North Lane Strategic Planning Session II

6 May 2017
Author: Edie Moro Published: Feb 19, 2017 Reprinted with permission by the Fern Ridge Review and The Tribune News. Phyllis Barkhurst, Director of 90 by 30, led off the second North Lane strategic planning session on Feb. 18 by explaining how 90 by 30 plans to meet its goal of reducing child abuse and neglect in Lane County be 90% by the year 2030. She stressed that government agencies have worked for years to stop child abuse with not much success because they have focused on risk factors that are associated with child abuse and neglect. Instead, 90 by 30 looks at strengthening protective factors for prevention. 90 by 30 uses a public health model that focuses on primary prevention...

"Baby Boxes" Provide Safe Sleep For South Lane Newborns

6 May 2017
COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. -- A local family group is bringing an international movement to Lane County in hopes of keeping newborns safe and well cared for. The family resource center, 90by30, and the company Pip and Grow are working to bring the Welcome Baby Box project to newborns in South Lane. The boxes, modeled after a program in Finland, gives babies a portable and safe place to sleep. Organizers said baby boxes lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. The project will also provide new parents with essentials like, baby wipes, clothes, and information. "We’re really excited to be able to connect families to their community and allow them to not be isolated or feeling alone...

Welcome to 90by30!

23 Feb 2017
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