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Helping School Staff Support Students

11 Feb 2021
An integral part of the Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect's trauma-informed schools work with Oregon Research Schools Network and South Coast ESD is the training of current school staff to serve as student support specialists. To that end, we're putting together a series of Micro PDs: short professional development videos. With tech wizardry courtesy of the UO's Sol Joye, CPAN Director Jeff Todahl recorded this Micro PD on building trust with students. Take a look here .

First Virtual Parent Café a Success

3 Feb 2021
On January 28, we were excited to debut our first virtual Parent Café! This parent-to-parent program from the national Be Strong Families organization is designed to create safe spaces to discuss the joys and challenges of raising children. Twenty-four people joined us, and despite not being able to gather in person, the peer-to-peer conversations fostered some great connections. Participants offered feedback about the positives of "talking with those in similar situations," and one person even said, "The time went by too quickly!" Three common words used to describe the experience were "encouraging," "positive," and supportive." "I appreciated the emphasis on group participation," said one...

Roots of Empathy Goes Virtual

19 Jan 2021
Roots of Empathy recently received some great coverage from KMTR. While it's tough not being in the classroom since the pandemic began, Roots has gone virtual: "So much of what we’re doing this year feels different,” says 90by30 Associate Director Sara Loveless. "But it feels so good to be able to provide something like this to support kids and families during this incredibly challenging time." Parents whose babies have been "Tiny Teachers" give the experience glowing reviews. “They notice when he’s sad or when he’s happy and they talked about it and what they could do to make him feel better,” says Liahona, a mom to three boys. “I think sometimes there’s a stigma about emotions; that we...

Partnership with Nurturely Benefits North Lane Families

6 Jan 2021
Our Welcome Baby program has exciting news! High-quality baby carriers and an educational video for their use will be distributed through North Lane's Welcome Baby Bundle pilot, which kicks off next month. Thanks to a partnership between Nurturely and 90by30, and supported by a grant from the Eugene Active 20-30 Club and a donation from Ergobaby, 30 Lane County families will receive this incredible gift in 2021. Pictured: Nurturely Director Emily Little and 90by30 Associate Director Sara Loveless unloading the very welcome delivery.

Trauma-Informed Schools Partnership Featured in “Around the O”

7 Dec 2020
For a century, the agricultural extension model, which pairs university researchers with groups of farmers, has helped farms generate more productive crops. Now that model is being applied to education. The Oregon Research Schools Network uses the expertise of UO researchers to help educators improve students’ behavioral and academic outcomes. In partnership with ORSN and the South Coast ESD, CPAN is working with 10 South Coast school districts to implement trauma-informed practices. Read the full article in Around the O .

Presenting at the Together for Families Conference

15 Oct 2020
90by30 and CPAN Director Jeff Todahl, along with colleagues from Center for the Study of Social Policy and San Francisco's Safe and Sound, presented October 14 at the Together for Families Conference on "Community Conditions that Strengthen Families." Even when in-person conferences aren't an option, we're excited to still be able to come together in a virtual space!

Trauma-Informed Schools Project Launches

10 Sep 2020
September kicked off a new partnership between CPAN/90by30; The Trauma Healing Project; Oregon Research Schools Network; and South Coast ESD, which comprises 10 school districts in Coos and Curry counties. This three-year effort to build trauma-informed schools systems in those communities began with a three-day "Trauma Informed Care" training and will include weekly support to "Student Support Specialists," systems-level/structural change with administrators, and evaluation.

Jeff Todahl to Speak at Parenting Now! Event

24 Jun 2020
Join 90by30 co-founder and CPAN Director of Research Jeff Todahl at Parenting Now!'s virtual "Family Matters: Raising Children in a COVID World" event this Sunday, June 28, at 4 p.m. Jeff will discuss the issues facing families in the wake of the global outbreak and the importance of positive, healthy parenting. Register here for the live webinar, or watch it later on Parenting Now!'s website . You can also find out more on Facebook .

Mapleton Community Foundation Helps Fund Roots of Empathy

13 Jun 2020
Thank you to the Mapleton Community Foundation for last month's generous $1,000 grant to the West Lane team to fund the Mapleton Roots of Empathy program for first- and second-graders during the 2020-21 school year. We are so grateful for the Foundation's support and for its commitment to helping change the world, child by child!

In Memory: Sid Johnson

2 Jun 2020
Sid Johnson, a friend to many and a member of 90by30’s Steering Committee, died at home on May 27, surrounded by family, after a short battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Many of you met Sid; some of you knew him well. Following a long career in national politics and child abuse prevention advocacy, Sid retired to Eugene where he dedicated many hundreds of hours to CASA, the Trauma Healing Project, and 90by30. He led with thoughtfulness, compassion, and a quick wit. Sid was a champion of early learning and child abuse prevention national legislation – including as Senior Legislative Aid to Walter Mondale. His work to pass high quality child care for all was featured in the groundbreaking...