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October 30, 2019

Postpartum Depression Symposium

Are you interested in gaining insight on the detection and diagnosis of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and on new and existing treatment options? Join Washington County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (BHDS) on October 30 for their free Postpartum Depression Symposium!

About

Guest speakers will include experts in the field as well as a video featuring local mothers who have been impacted by perinatal depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders. Resource tables will also be available. Lunch and snacks included.

    • Rebecca J. Weinberg, PsyD
      Clinical Psychologist, Allegheny Health Network
    • Dr. Priya Gopalan, MD
      University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine / UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital
    • Robert Gallen, PhD, IMH-E®
      Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
    • Stephanie D. Wier, LPC, NCC, BSL
      Mental Health Therapist, Sprout Center for Emotional Growth and Development, LLC

Co-Sponsors

Registration

To register, visit the symposium Eventbrite page!

Learn More

For questions, contact Washington County BHDS at 724.228.6832.

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May 22, 2019

2019 PA Community Alliance Summit

The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council invites you to a day of networking, discovering alliances and collaboration building among diverse organizations throughout Pennsylvania led by and/or supporting underserved/unserved populations who experience marginalization and oppression.

About the Summit

Oppression affects many of us, for different socially constructed reasons: racism, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual identity and orientation, disability, economics, rural/urban location, religion, and so much more. Although our discrimination experiences may be different, we can be a valuable support and resource to each other in our struggles for equality, inclusion, and social justice.

Join the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council on May 21 and 22 to participate in the discussion. This year, the Summit will focus on the goal of meeting and engaging new potential allies, stimulating learning from one another, and exploring opportunities for partnerships and collaboration.

Download the Summit agenda.

Registration

Registration is free and may be accessed via the event page. Availability is on a first come first serve basis.

More information on the event, hotel accommodations, travel, and more can be found on the event page.

Questions

For questions, contact Dana Thompson at 717.214.8103 or danathomps@pa.gov.

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May 21, 2019

2019 PA Community Alliance Summit

The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council invites you to a day of networking, discovering alliances and collaboration building among diverse organizations throughout Pennsylvania led by and/or supporting underserved/unserved populations who experience marginalization and oppression.

About the Summit

Oppression affects many of us, for different socially constructed reasons: racism, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual identity and orientation, disability, economics, rural/urban location, religion, and so much more. Although our discrimination experiences may be different, we can be a valuable support and resource to each other in our struggles for equality, inclusion, and social justice.

Join the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council on May 21 and 22 to participate in the discussion. This year, the Summit will focus on the goal of meeting and engaging new potential allies, stimulating learning from one another, and exploring opportunities for partnerships and collaboration.

Download the Summit agenda.

Registration

Registration is free and may be accessed via the event page. Availability is on a first come first serve basis.

More information on the event, hotel accommodations, travel, and more can be found on the event page.

Questions

For questions, contact Dana Thompson at 717.214.8103 or danathomps@pa.gov.

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May 16, 2019

Foster Care Awareness and National Mental Health Month

Did you know that May is Foster Care Awareness Month and National Mental Health Month? In recognition of these important subjects, Every Child Inc. has highlighted information and statistics for individuals to consider as we work to better support Pennsylvania’s children, families, caregivers, and community members.

 


 

Foster Care Facts

    • Approximately 13,000 – 15,000 PA children are currently in foster care and part of the child welfare system.
    • Between 400,000 – 500,000 children in the U.S. are in foster care each year.
    • In 2013, more than 8,000 youth 13 and older lived in the foster care system in PA.
    • One in four PA youth who “age out” of the system experience homelessness and/or struggle with mental health challenges such as depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders, with nearly 1 in 4 youth having been arrested since leaving care.
    • Young PA women in foster care are two and a half times more likely to become pregnant by 19 than young women were not in foster care.

Mental Health Facts

    • ADHD, behavior problems, anxiety, and depression are the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in children.
    • Treatment rates vary among different mental disorders:
        • Nearly 8 in 10 children (78.1%) aged 3-17 years with depression received treatment.
        • 6 in 10 children (59.3%) aged 3-17 years with anxiety received treatment.
        • More than 5 in 10 children (53.5%) aged 3-17 years with behavior disorders received treatment.
    • Mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders begin in early childhood:
        • 1 in 6 U.S. children aged 2–8 years (17.4%) had a diagnosed mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.

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March 5, 2019

Toddler Life: Free Class Series

This seven-class series explores how to enjoy life with a toddler, keep them safe and healthy, and teach them what they are ready to learn.

Parents and expectant parents are invited to learn about and discuss topics that can help their toddlers succeed. By attending, all parents earn points toward baby clothes, toys, equipment, and can receive 50 diapers per month. For expectant parents, there are opportunities to earn a new pack ‘n play, car seat, or high chair by completing seven classes.

This series runs on Tuesdays from January 22 to March 5, 2019.

A light dinner will be provided.

Topics

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Positive Discipline
  • Developmental Stages
  • Sibling Adjustment
  • Toilet Training
  • Stress-Reduction

Registration

Register for these free classes by phone (412.945.7670) or online through the Facebook event page.

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February 26, 2019

Toddler Life: Free Class Series

This seven-class series explores how to enjoy life with a toddler, keep them safe and healthy, and teach them what they are ready to learn.

Parents and expectant parents are invited to learn about and discuss topics that can help their toddlers succeed. By attending, all parents earn points toward baby clothes, toys, equipment, and can receive 50 diapers per month. For expectant parents, there are opportunities to earn a new pack ‘n play, car seat, or high chair by completing seven classes.

This series runs on Tuesdays from January 22 to March 5, 2019.

A light dinner will be provided.

Topics

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Positive Discipline
  • Developmental Stages
  • Sibling Adjustment
  • Toilet Training
  • Stress-Reduction

Registration

Register for these free classes by phone (412.945.7670) or online through the Facebook event page.

Share this flyer with your networks.

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February 19, 2019

Toddler Life: Free Class Series

This seven-class series explores how to enjoy life with a toddler, keep them safe and healthy, and teach them what they are ready to learn.

Parents and expectant parents are invited to learn about and discuss topics that can help their toddlers succeed. By attending, all parents earn points toward baby clothes, toys, equipment, and can receive 50 diapers per month. For expectant parents, there are opportunities to earn a new pack ‘n play, car seat, or high chair by completing seven classes.

This series runs on Tuesdays from January 22 to March 5, 2019.

A light dinner will be provided.

Topics

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Positive Discipline
  • Developmental Stages
  • Sibling Adjustment
  • Toilet Training
  • Stress-Reduction

Registration

Register for these free classes by phone (412.945.7670) or online through the Facebook event page.

Share this flyer with your networks.

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February 12, 2019

Toddler Life: Free Class Series

This seven-class series explores how to enjoy life with a toddler, keep them safe and healthy, and teach them what they are ready to learn.

Parents and expectant parents are invited to learn about and discuss topics that can help their toddlers succeed. By attending, all parents earn points toward baby clothes, toys, equipment, and can receive 50 diapers per month. For expectant parents, there are opportunities to earn a new pack ‘n play, car seat, or high chair by completing seven classes.

This series runs on Tuesdays from January 22 to March 5, 2019.

A light dinner will be provided.

Topics

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Positive Discipline
  • Developmental Stages
  • Sibling Adjustment
  • Toilet Training
  • Stress-Reduction

Registration

Register for these free classes by phone (412.945.7670) or online through the Facebook event page.

Share this flyer with your networks.

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February 5, 2019

Toddler Life: Free Class Series

This seven-class series explores how to enjoy life with a toddler, keep them safe and healthy, and teach them what they are ready to learn.

Parents and expectant parents are invited to learn about and discuss topics that can help their toddlers succeed. By attending, all parents earn points toward baby clothes, toys, equipment, and can receive 50 diapers per month. For expectant parents, there are opportunities to earn a new pack ‘n play, car seat, or high chair by completing seven classes.

This series runs on Tuesdays from January 22 to March 5, 2019.

A light dinner will be provided.

Topics

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Positive Discipline
  • Developmental Stages
  • Sibling Adjustment
  • Toilet Training
  • Stress-Reduction

Registration

Register for these free classes by phone (412.945.7670) or online through the Facebook event page.

Share this flyer with your networks.

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January 29, 2019

Toddler Life: Free Class Series

This seven-class series explores how to enjoy life with a toddler, keep them safe and healthy, and teach them what they are ready to learn.

Parents and expectant parents are invited to learn about and discuss topics that can help their toddlers succeed. By attending, all parents earn points toward baby clothes, toys, equipment, and can receive 50 diapers per month. For expectant parents, there are opportunities to earn a new pack ‘n play, car seat, or high chair by completing seven classes.

This series runs on Tuesdays from January 22 to March 5, 2019.

A light dinner will be provided.

Topics

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Positive Discipline
  • Developmental Stages
  • Sibling Adjustment
  • Toilet Training
  • Stress-Reduction

Registration

Register for these free classes by phone (412.945.7670) or online through the Facebook event page.

Share this flyer with your networks.