LAUNCH Family Leadership Summit: February 20-22, 2018

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  This video was filmed during the February Family Leadership Summit, which was intended to begin to build a national network to support the participation of families/parents in the strengthening of early childhood services and supports throughout the country. This short video captures highlights from the Summit. This video was produced by hosted by Substance […]

Information About the Family Leadership Network

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“Something Great is Happening” Download In February 2018, a Family Leadership Summit was held at the SAMHSA offices to help parents and caregivers establish a family leadership network focused on early childhood. Since then, leaders from the Summit have emerged and continue to mobilize efforts to establish and sustain the National Early Childhood Family Network. […]

Congratulations to Nevada County LAUNCH Team!

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The LAUNCH team from Nevada County did an outstanding job in telling their story during the federal Project LAUNCH Grantee meeting on May 2, 2018 through a virtual link to the meeting. The team shared general lessons learned, successes, and challenges from Nevada about the LAUNCH work and everyone in the room in Bethesda was […]

Trauma Informed Care in ECE: Key Strategies for Healing and Behavioral Change

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Children with a history of trauma often “act out” their distress through behaviors that are challenging for adults to understand. This Early Childhood Investigations webinar, presented by Barbara Sorrels, Ed.D, author and child development expert, will focus on understanding the message of challenging behavior and strategies to help children heal. Register

Encouraging comments from participants about the presentation by the California LAUNCH team members at the 2018 Ounce National Summit

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“Fantastic exploration of a community initiative of mental health systems integration and the multidimensional approaches. Rich and robust information and illustration of where our state’s communities would like to head. Rita Lang so clearly and compellingly made the case for a wellness approach. Moreover she makes it clear that it is both challenging and possible. […]

Maternal Mental Health NOW has developed the free resources helpful in working with pregnant clients or new Moms

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Maternal Mental Health NOW has developed the free resources helpful in working with pregnant clients or new Moms Bringing Light to Motherhood mobile web-based App Check this new App and share the link with the expectant and new mothers you are working with! Patient Engagement Tool This web-based app was designed to increase a patient’s motivation to […]

Project LAUNCH celebrates the success of Nevada County in moving forward with the implementation of the World Café model in their community!

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Project LAUNCH celebrates the success of Nevada County in moving forward with the implementation of the World Café model in their community! Lindsay Dunckel, director of F5 Nevada and coordinator for the implementation of Project LAUNCH Family Cafés in Nevada County reports: In November 2017, the first Family Café took place in Nevada County. It […]

First baby step in Café hosting. Exciting stuff!

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The first Pop Up Café took place at Sierra Nevada Children’s services in November 2017 during a 3-year-old playgroup. There were four mothers who brought seven children. With the two table hosts (an assistant to the director of Nevada F5 and a mom who went through the Café training) there were two tables of three […]