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May 2022

Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma- Via Zoom ( Part 2)

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Participants will learn the definitions of Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma (SBS/AHT) and how this type of abuse effects a young child. They will learn about early brain development, infant crying, and prevention of SBS/AHT. The training also provides guidance on how to recognize, respond to, and report SBS/AHT. *Must attend both sessions to receive credit. These trainings meet health and safety training requirements* Click here to register https://www.newhanoverkids.org/community/workshops-training/prevention-of-shaken-baby-syndrome-abusive-head-trauma-virtual/ 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm, 1 credit hour, Presenter: L. Glaspie

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Executive Committee Meeting

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Smart Start of Pender County, Inc. will hold an Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 11:00 AM. The meeting will be held as a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform. Attendees will be able to call in or connect online by Zoom. Please contact Connie Carr-Costin at (910) 259-9978 or ccarr-costin@pender4kids.com for the link to attend the meeting.  

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Introduction to Resilience (Parents) – Via Zoom

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Introduction to Resilience for Parents, Grandparents, Foster parents and other Support Persons Virtual Training Introduction to Resilience will define and introduce Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) to participants.  The Introduction will also help participants identify (ACES) and how it affects their general health. The sessions will direct participants to tools and resources in their county that can aid in building family resilience stronger in their personal lives and community.  This series is especially open to families and support persons (grandparents, foster…

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June 2022

Early Childhood Lending Library Open from 9:00am to 12:00pm

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

With the exception of holiday weekends, our Resource Library is open 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM the 1st Saturday of every month. For more information, contact us at 259-9978, Extension 27.

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Literacy All Around Us- Via Zoom

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This training will help us to recognize uses for environmental print and literacy opportunities in our everyday environment. We will also discuss ways to support emerging language and literacy skills. 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm, Cost: $10, 1.5 Credit hours, Presenters: Angel Parker and Candice Dillard

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Part 1 Building Resilience- Via Zoom

June 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Part 1 Building Resilience for Parents, Grandparents, Foster parents and other Support Persons Virtual Training This workshop will help participants decrease stress and anxiety in their daily activities.  We will use the workbook “The Highway Inside of Me” during the training. Please pick up this book at our agency following completion of Introduction to Resilience. The information introduced in the Intro Presentation was to familiarize and define what resiliency is in our daily lives.  The Part I and 2 Building…

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Transportation Safety- Via Zoom

June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we discuss ways to safely and properly transport children. We will also review Covid-19 guidelines, identify the different types of car seats, who should ride in them and review basic installation procedures. 6:30-8:00 pm, Cost $10, 1.5 Credit Hours, Presenters: Shelly Martin and Candice Dillard

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CPR & First Aid (Recertification) – ( In-Person)

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This training teaches early childhood educators and others how to respond to and manage illness and injuries in a child or infant during the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Registration is for participants with a current certification from an authorized organization. Cost $30 Click here to register https://www.newhanoverkids.org/community/workshops-training/cpr-first-aid-at-smart-start-pender-county-recertification-in-person/ 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm, Cost: $30, Location: SSPC, Presenter: L. Glaspie

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Smart Start of Pender County Board Meeting

June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Smart Start of Pender County, Inc. will hold its monthly board meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 . The meeting will be held as a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform. Attendees will be able to call in or connect online by Zoom. Please contact Connie Carr-Costin at (910) 259-9978 or ccarr-costin@pender4kids.com for the link to attend the meeting.  

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Part 2 Building Resilience- Via Zoom

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Part 2 Building Resilience for Parents, Grandparents, Foster parents and other Support Persons Virtual Training This workshop will help participants decrease stress and anxiety in their daily activities. We will use the workbook “The Highway Inside of Me” during the training. Please pick up this book at our agency following completion of Introduction to Resilience. The information introduced in the Intro Presentation was to familiarize and define what resiliency is in our daily lives.  The Part I and 2 Building…

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