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...

404 Pounds of Baby Boxes

27 Jun 2018
What do 100 Baby Boxes look like? Like this! 90by30 staff members helped haul 404 pounds of Pip & Grow Smitten Sleep Systems up to our second-floor office today. Soon the boxes will be distributed to our five rural regions as part of the Welcome Baby Box program currently in place in South Lane and launching in West Lane on July 1. Team members will fill the boxes with supplies, a resource guide, and other newborn necessities before giving them to local families with infants.

Save the Date for Conference 2018

26 Jun 2018
Join us for the 6th annual 90by30 Conference on October 26, 2018, at the Lane Community College Center for Meeting and Learning. Our theme this year is Finding and Making Connections. As we begin implementing strategies in Lane County, how do we work together to create a safe, healthy community for families and children? Stay tuned for more information on the keynote speaker, workshops, and resource fair that will all be part of this year's conference. You can reach us at friends@90by30.com or 541-346-7484 with immediate questions.

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!