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March 24, 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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March 6, 2021

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

March 5, 2021

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

February 24, 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.

News

January 27, 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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January 23, 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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January 18, 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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January 12, 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.

News

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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November 19, 2020

Supporting the Voices of Grieving Children

Join the Highmark Caring Place on November 19 for their webinar “Can You Hear Us Now? Supporting the Voices of Grieving Children” to learn about unique grief responses seen in children, ways to practice self-care, and opportunities to elevate the voices of grieving children.

About

Children’s Grief Awareness Day provides an opportunity for all to raise awareness of the painful impact that the death of a loved one has in the life of a child, and an opportunity to make sure that these children receive the support they need. It’s a day on which often-unnoticed kids can become heard for a change. A day when all of us can take the time to realize how much it can help grieving children for them to get support.

In this webinar, presenters will work to educate the community about children who are grieving, equip peers and adults to become companions for grieving children, and honor the children and their loved ones who have died.

Featured Topics

During the webinar, participants will:

    • learn about the background and vision of Children’s Grief Awareness Day;
    • gain knowledge of the unique grief responses seen in children;
    • understand the ways that encountering grief and offering support can be challenging, and explore ways of practicing self-care; and
    • identify one to two ways they can elevate the voices of grieving children by raising awareness in their own school, community, or place of work throughout the year.

Registration

To register for this event, visit the event webpage.

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