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January 20, 2022

Practical Tools for Early Childhood Educators to Reduce Stress and Avoid Burn-Out

Join Trying Together for the upcoming session: “Self-Care Isn’t Selfish, It’s Necessary: Practical Tools for Early Childhood Educators to Reduce Stress and Avoid Burn-Out”.

In this session, participants will learn why self-care is necessary, how to recognize when they need to be more intentional about self-care, and research informed strategies and activities to reduce stress and avoid burn-out. At the end of the session, participants will create a personalized self-care plan.

UnConference: Creating a Safe Place with Trauma-Informed Care

This session is a part of Trying Together’s upcoming UnConference. Between February 8-18, expert-led workshops will share content related to trauma-informed care. We begin the UnConference with keynote speaker Dr. Veirdre Jackson and dive into how we can create an environment of healing through equity and trust. Following the keynote, workshop sessions include how to identify family stressors, how to provide responsive care-giving for children experiencing trauma, and an overview of the recently launched Rapid Response Team from Trying Together.

Individuals can learn more and register on Trying Together’s website.

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January 11, 2021

Virtual Vitality Cafés

If your family receives Early Intervention and/or Family Support services in Pennsylvania, join other families virtually for conversations focused on self-care, health, and wellness.

About

Café sessions are intended for family members of children enrolled in Early Intervention Services or Family Support Services. To support participation, a stipend of $40 will be offered. A child care reimbursement will be offered if needed to participate in the Cafes. Information on how to access the stipend/reimbursement will be provided after registration. Forms to be submitted for the stipend will be provided at the end of each Café.

Virtual Vitality Café Dates

Virtual Vitality Cafés will be held on the following dates:

Receiving Support

Support for families of children who are deaf/heard of hearing is provided from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. For other families of children receiving EI services that do not have diagnosed hearing loss and children receiving Family Support Services, support is provided by The Office of Child Development and Early Learning. This will require ALL participants to pre-register and indicate what program(s) your child is receiving services and whether or not your child has a diagnosis of hearing loss.

Registration

To register, complete the online registration form. Any accommodations (language or ADA) must be requested at least two weeks in advance of each cafe, during the registration process. Families are encouraged to join as many sessions as they would like to attend.

More Information

For questions, call The Alliance for Infants and Toddlers at 412.885.6000.

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Virtual Vitality Cafés

If your family receives Early Intervention and/or Family Support services in Pennsylvania, join other families virtually for conversations focused on self-care, health, and wellness.

About

Café sessions are intended for family members of children enrolled in Early Intervention Services or Family Support Services. To support participation, a stipend of $40 will be offered. A child care reimbursement will be offered if needed to participate in the Cafes. Information on how to access the stipend/reimbursement will be provided after registration. Forms to be submitted for the stipend will be provided at the end of each Café.

Virtual Vitality Café Dates

Virtual Vitality Cafés will be held on the following dates:

Receiving Support

Support for families of children who are deaf/heard of hearing is provided from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. For other families of children receiving EI services that do not have diagnosed hearing loss and children receiving Family Support Services, support is provided by The Office of Child Development and Early Learning. This will require ALL participants to pre-register and indicate what program(s) your child is receiving services and whether or not your child has a diagnosis of hearing loss.

Registration

To register, complete the online registration form. Any accommodations (language or ADA) must be requested at least two weeks in advance of each cafe, during the registration process. Families are encouraged to join as many sessions as they would like to attend.

More Information

For questions, call The Alliance for Infants and Toddlers at 412.885.6000.

News

Virtual Vitality Cafés

If your family receives Early Intervention and/or Family Support services in Pennsylvania, join other families virtually for conversations focused on self-care, health, and wellness.

About

Café sessions are intended for family members of children enrolled in Early Intervention Services or Family Support Services. To support participation, a stipend of $40 will be offered. A child care reimbursement will be offered if needed to participate in the Cafes. Information on how to access the stipend/reimbursement will be provided after registration. Forms to be submitted for the stipend will be provided at the end of each Café.

Virtual Vitality Café Dates

Virtual Vitality Cafés will be held on the following dates:

Receiving Support

Support for families of children who are deaf/heard of hearing is provided from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. For other families of children receiving EI services that do not have diagnosed hearing loss and children receiving Family Support Services, support is provided by The Office of Child Development and Early Learning. This will require ALL participants to pre-register and indicate what program(s) your child is receiving services and whether or not your child has a diagnosis of hearing loss.

Registration

To register, complete the online registration form. Any accommodations (language or ADA) must be requested at least two weeks in advance of each cafe, during the registration process. Families are encouraged to join as many sessions as they would like to attend.

More Information

For questions, call The Alliance for Infants and Toddlers at 412.885.6000.

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January 5, 2021

Trauma Foundations Series: New Eyes Training

Are you interested in learning about Trauma-Informed Care and how to create self-care plans? Join First Up in January 2021 for their New Eyes training and forum.

About

The New Eyes training is the first offering in First Up’s trauma series, led in partnership with Lakeside Global Institute (LGI), and is geared for individuals with little or no exposure to Trauma-Informed Care. At the end of each training, First Up will lead forums in which attendees will further discuss and learn to apply the specifics of the training to the field of Early Childhood Education. Attendees will understand the different types of stress and how to develop self-care plans for themselves and more.

Session Dates

Training Dates

    • Tuesday, January 5, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Tuesday, January 12, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 18, 2021  |  9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  |  Register
    • Saturday, January 23, 2021  |  9 – 10 a.m.  |  Register

Forum Dates

    • Thursday, January 7, 2021  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register
    • Thursday, January 14, 2021  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 18, 2021  |  11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 25, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Saturday, January 30, 2021  |  9 – 10 a.m.  |  Register

More Information

For more information, visit the event registration page.

This information was provided by First Up.

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Trauma Foundations Series: New Eyes Training

Are you interested in learning about Trauma-Informed Care and how to create self-care plans? Join First Up in January 2021 for their New Eyes training and forum.

About

The New Eyes training is the first offering in First Up’s trauma series, led in partnership with Lakeside Global Institute (LGI), and is geared for individuals with little or no exposure to Trauma-Informed Care. At the end of each training, First Up will lead forums in which attendees will further discuss and learn to apply the specifics of the training to the field of Early Childhood Education. Attendees will understand the different types of stress and how to develop self-care plans for themselves and more.

Session Dates

Training Dates

    • Tuesday, January 5, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Tuesday, January 12, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 18, 2021  |  9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  |  Register
    • Saturday, January 23, 2021  |  9 – 10 a.m.  |  Register

Forum Dates

    • Thursday, January 7, 2021  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register
    • Thursday, January 14, 2021  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 18, 2021  |  11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 25, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Saturday, January 30, 2021  |  9 – 10 a.m.  |  Register

More Information

For more information, visit the event registration page.

This information was provided by First Up.

News

Trauma Foundations Series: New Eyes Training

Are you interested in learning about Trauma-Informed Care and how to create self-care plans? Join First Up in January 2021 for their New Eyes training and forum.

About

The New Eyes training is the first offering in First Up’s trauma series, led in partnership with Lakeside Global Institute (LGI), and is geared for individuals with little or no exposure to Trauma-Informed Care. At the end of each training, First Up will lead forums in which attendees will further discuss and learn to apply the specifics of the training to the field of Early Childhood Education. Attendees will understand the different types of stress and how to develop self-care plans for themselves and more.

Session Dates

Training Dates

    • Tuesday, January 5, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Tuesday, January 12, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 18, 2021  |  9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  |  Register
    • Saturday, January 23, 2021  |  9 – 10 a.m.  |  Register

Forum Dates

    • Thursday, January 7, 2021  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register
    • Thursday, January 14, 2021  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 18, 2021  |  11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 25, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Saturday, January 30, 2021  |  9 – 10 a.m.  |  Register

More Information

For more information, visit the event registration page.

This information was provided by First Up.

News

Trauma Foundations Series: New Eyes Training

Are you interested in learning about Trauma-Informed Care and how to create self-care plans? Join First Up in January 2021 for their New Eyes training and forum.

About

The New Eyes training is the first offering in First Up’s trauma series, led in partnership with Lakeside Global Institute (LGI), and is geared for individuals with little or no exposure to Trauma-Informed Care. At the end of each training, First Up will lead forums in which attendees will further discuss and learn to apply the specifics of the training to the field of Early Childhood Education. Attendees will understand the different types of stress and how to develop self-care plans for themselves and more.

Session Dates

Training Dates

    • Tuesday, January 5, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Tuesday, January 12, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 18, 2021  |  9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  |  Register
    • Saturday, January 23, 2021  |  9 – 10 a.m.  |  Register

Forum Dates

    • Thursday, January 7, 2021  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register
    • Thursday, January 14, 2021  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 18, 2021  |  11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 25, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Saturday, January 30, 2021  |  9 – 10 a.m.  |  Register

More Information

For more information, visit the event registration page.

This information was provided by First Up.

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December 22, 2020

From Self-Care to Best Practice in a Trauma-Impacted World

Save the date! From March 5 – 6, 2021, First Up is hosting their virtual conference “Hope and Healing: From Self-Care to Best Practice in a Trauma-Impacted World.”

About

This conference is being carefully curated by the First Up team to provide a break, a safe space, and a chance for all participants to come together to fill their cups with the things they individually need. For some, that may mean a strategy for managing challenging behaviors in the classroom, for others it may mean instruction in a technical/professional skill, or a chance to move their bodies and focus their minds on the present moment. This virtual conference will feature short breakout activities that can be experienced with the whole family.

Registration

First Up will provide more information on registration in January. For now, save the date!

Submit A Presentation Proposal

First Up is currently accepting proposals for presenters. If you are interested in presenting, download this RFP form and return it to Becca Tyrell at rebecca.tyrrell@firstup.org no later than January 15, 2021.

More Information

For questions, please contact First Up at 215.893.0130 or info@firstup.org.

News

From Self-Care to Best Practice in a Trauma-Impacted World

Save the date! From March 5 – 6, 2021, First Up is hosting their virtual conference “Hope and Healing: From Self-Care to Best Practice in a Trauma-Impacted World.”

About

This conference is being carefully curated by the First Up team to provide a break, a safe space, and a chance for all participants to come together to fill their cups with the things they individually need. For some, that may mean a strategy for managing challenging behaviors in the classroom, for others it may mean instruction in a technical/professional skill, or a chance to move their bodies and focus their minds on the present moment. This virtual conference will feature short breakout activities that can be experienced with the whole family.

Registration

First Up will provide more information on registration in January. For now, save the date!

Submit A Presentation Proposal

First Up is currently accepting proposals for presenters. If you are interested in presenting, download this RFP form and return it to Becca Tyrell at rebecca.tyrrell@firstup.org no later than January 15, 2021.

More Information

For questions, please contact First Up at 215.893.0130 or info@firstup.org.