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positive childhoods in Clallam County

PW! Update August 2, 2022



As most of you know, we have a Birth Equity Grant through the DOH here at Forks Community Hospital. As part of this, we are working to establish a community based Indigenous peoples doula program (intrapartum but also pre and post-partum). We are excited to offer our first training sessions. These will be for anyone who is English speaking (stay tuned for Spanish/Mam).

This would be community members caring for other community members in a culturally appropriate way. Not exactly this groups objective, but along the same lines.

Attached is the event poster. Please distribute far and wide and forward this with impunity. The more applicants the better. We will screen them and so no need to restrict who you invite.

Please do not hesitate to text or call me with questions or concerns.

Rebecca Pfaff, MD 206 459-6305

From Mark Baumann:

This email is to several of my friends and clients, to invite you to join me in attending Karen Quail’s two-hour parenting skills training next Thursday, August 4, 2022. The cost is minimal.

As many of you know, I think Karen is an excellent teacher of relationship and parenting skills and that her Peace Discipline model is superior. The training will be online from South Africa. They start at 7:00 pm SOUTH AFRICA time, which is conveniently 10:00 am Port Angeles time. I always find it a nice change of pace to hang out with Karen and her friends in South Africa.

Karen is still busy building her Peace Discipline business, and only offers online trainings occasionally, so if you are interested it’s worth making sure to attend this session.

For information about the program, payment and registration, see On that blog post, I have a link to another article I wrote about Peace Discipline, with more links out, including a link to the Wikipedia page on Child Discipline where there is a brief summary of her Peace Discipline Toolkit.

Feel free to pass this on to your friends and family.

Mark Baumann

North Olympic Library System

Check out all the activities at our local libraries

Kids & Teens - North Olympic Library System (NOLS)

Monday, August 1 – while supplies last.
All NOLS locations

Families and teens can make their own squishy soap with a few simple ingredients. Make different soaps in fun colors, sculpt it like playdough, and tear off a piece to make hand washing more fun! Adult supervision is recommended.

Kits will be available for pickup at all NOLS branches beginning Monday, August 1 while supplies last.


Calendar & Events

Panorama Education | Supporting Student Success

Thursday, August 11th Leaping Forward: A Panorama Virtual Summit for Student Success Register to join this one-day free virtual conference that will bring together thought leaders, researchers, & practitioners to explore what it takes to "leap forward" into action through topics such as positive relationships, SEL & emotionally inclusive classrooms, behavioral support, and interventions! Register to Join

Wednesday Aug 24, 2:00 - 2:45 PM ET Live Demo: Data-driven SEL In this session, we'll explore the connection between SEL and the ABC's (attendance, behavior, and course performance) and learn how to better support the whole child. Register to Join

On-Demand Live Demo: Tools, Systems, and Insights for Positive Behavior District's have been expressing a clear need for simple and effective tools to log behavior data, reveal key insights, and pair it together with other key data and interventions in a comprehensive MTSS data solution. Join this live demo to see a powerful platform built to support educators by empowering students to thrive. Watch now

On-Demand: Building Efficacy to Strengthen MTSS For MTSS to change student outcomes, it's essential to build human processes and protocols around taking action on the data to support students. Watch this webinar to hear from school and district teams working together to deliver excellence and equity for every student. (60 min) Watch now

Looking for more virtual learning? See All of our Webinars!

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The Marvelous Trifecta of 4-H, the County Fair & the PNW Junior Livestock Auction

Hooray, it's finally fair season! The Clallam County Fair will run August 18th-21st. Let's dig into the relationship between 4-H and County Fairs.

First a quick reminder, 4-H is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation. 4-H was founded 120 years ago to help support positive youth development while teaching the latest in agriculture and homesteading techniques to youth and families.

While 4-H has expanded beyond agriculture and homesteading, traditional project areas continue to be foundational and the fair is where the showcasing, competing and auctioning of all the hard work culminates! Interested in purchasing some tasty, locally-raised meat?
Auction info here.



Child and Family Blog - Protecting children from the pandemic’s impacts requires that we support their parents

As COVID-19 moves from pandemic to endemic, with lingering challenges, it is vital to support those who have buffered children but whose own batteries may be running dangerously low.

Article by Ann S. Masten (University of Minnesota, USA)

Read Article here


List of Chapter Books to Read Aloud

You’ve probably been waiting for this moment for years – all through those board book years and through millions of picture books and finally it looks like your child might be ready for some chapter books!

(It’ll vary what age your child is ready for first chapter books – many readers are ready around 3 or 4 but some may be younger or older. There’s no right age and there’s no rush!).

But picking the right first chapter books to read aloud matters!

Read more and see the list here…


PBS KIds!!!

Who doesn’t dream of jetting off into space like Jet in “Ready Jet Go!”? While it’s only astronauts that get to soar among the stars, we can still have fun exploring the solar system here on Earth. Space is a fascinating and sometimes confusing topic for kids.

See activities here!

News and Research

Free Advocacy Training

Want to get involved with advocacy, but don’t know where to start? Join our virtual Advocacy 101 training! Participants will learn the basics of advocacy, state and federal government, and how they can actively help create better child care policies. This training provides STARS credit for licensed child care providers, and is also open to parents, scholars, and anyone interested in learning more about advocacy. Trainings will be on August 10th (English) and August 17th (Spanish), and you can sign up at

From Chrissy Kelly - It's almost school time again!! Want to help out a great nonprofit licensed childcare program?? We put together a wish list if you'd like to help.

There is a separate list for each program. Please feel free to share thank you all for your support

Comfort and Cozy Learning Center

C&C Kids Afterschool Enrichment Program

Pacific Northwest Discovery Academy

The Conservative Case for Childcare Investment

Children are not Republicans or Democrats. Childcare is above party affiliation and affects all Americans, whether they have children or not.

As the childcare crisis continues to sweep through red and blue districts alike and parents are joining together to demand solutions, we are so excited that conservative policy makers are bringing ideas to the table and looking at how to prioritize American families.

Interesting article here… The Conservative Case for Childcare Investment (

Employment Opportunities

Note: In an effort to be sure the employment opportunities are up-to-date, we will post links to employers on

If you have specific jobs you would like us to post - please send those to I will get them in the next PW! Update!

Grants & Funding Opportunities

Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office

Exciting news! Starting August 10, RCO will be accepting applications for grants to provide outdoor education and recreation programs for kids and to build and maintain trails, boating facilities, and firearm and archery ranges. Learn more:

#recreation #hiking #trail #education #boating #kids #kidsactivities #grants

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