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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...

Community Support for the Welcome Baby Box

13 Feb 2018
The Welcome Baby Box project in South Lane got a generous boost recently from the Deacons Fund of the First Presbyterian Church in Cottage Grove, which made a $500 donation. The WBB also received the $1,500 Katherine Bisbee Fund Community Mission Grant from Presbytery of the Cascades. The grant funds programs that "strengthen the bonds of communities, neighborhoods and families" and this year focused on supporting victims of domestic violence and/or child abuse and neglect." Thank you!

Welcome Baby Box Now a Reality

19 Jan 2018
South Lane's Welcome Baby Box program is up and running, making deliveries to families with infants in the region with resources, supplies, and the eponymous "box," a Smitten safe sleep system made by Portland company Pip & Grow. Let's give a big hand to the South Lane RLT and everyone in the community who has stepped forward to sponsor items, make donations, and volunteer their time.

Thank You to Our Conference Supporters!

10 Dec 2017
We owe a big thank-you to all our sponsors, presenters, staff, volunteers, and raffle donors for a successful 2017 Conference. To all those who attended, we valued your presence immensely; to all those who worked to pull this day off, we couldn't have done it without you. The Fifth Annual Conference drew more more than 150 people from all seven regions of Lane County. Each 90by30 Regional Leadership Team made a strong showing, and attendees came from fields as varied as nonprofit work, government, education, faith, and business. We look forward to the next time we all come together in 2018 to kick off the sixth year of 90by30 conferences. Thank You to Our Sponsors! Friends of 90by30 Lane...

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...