My name is Jessica Speck; I’m with the local non-profit organization Parents Reaching Out. In June we will be hosting an educational workshop on health care in New Mexico. We are working in collaboration with Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico, Family Voices, and EPICS. This workshop “Healthy Kids, Healthy Families” is open to the public!
The goal behind this workshop is to help educate New Mexico families on the health care programs available to them. We all know how intimidating the task may be to find the right health care coverage for a family, especially one with children. Therefore, we want to educate as many New Mexicans as possible on this topic.
The conference will include information on the following:
-Affordable Health Care Act
-Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment
With your help, we will reach more New Mexicans!
There will be two workshops:
Gallup NM- Monday June 17th, 2013
Albuquerque NM- Friday June 21st, 2013
Both workshops will be FREE to all attendees. Additionally, we will be providing breakfast and lunch at no cost.
Attached you will find the flyers for both workshop with additional information. Please pass on among your networks so we can spread the word.
On behalf of Parents Reaching Out and Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico, I would like to thank you for your help and support.
Parents Reaching Out
P: 505-247-0192 Ext: 242
“How Does Your Engine Run: A Self-Regulation ALERT Program” sponsored by New Mexico Family Network and Kidpower Therapy Associates will be next week, June 12th, starting at 6:00 pm. We hope you can join us.
Sherry Shellenberger OTR, L. (TherapyWorks, Inc.: www.AlertProgram.com), will speak about this program designed to help children understand their own sensory system and different levels of focus and readiness for life’s daily work. This program also provides strategies to change or maintain a child’s level of alertness in daily activities, even the academic ones!
Childcare will be provided at this session, please call NMFN at 265-0430 to let us know if you will need childcare, or if you plan to attend.
Location Information: 3530 Pan American Fwy; the frontage road off I-25, between Candelaria and Comanche in the Albuquerque Trade Center business mall. This small business mall is on the northbound, east side of I-25 and is a right-hand turn off the frontage road. If you miss the brief turn you must turn onto to Candelaria and swing back down to Comanche to access the one way frontage road to try for the turn again.
Educational Programming Coordinator
New Mexico Family Network
1101 Cardenas NE, Suite 202
Albuquerque New Mexico, 87110
visit our website at www.newmexicofamilynetwork.org
June 21 from 9 - 3 UNM Conference Center, North Building Room C, 1634 University NE, Albuquerque.
Workshop to cover updates on Affordable Care Act, Centennial Care, Early Screening Diagnosis and Treatment, Medical Home.
In collaboration with Blue Cross, PRO, and EPICS
Call 505 247-0192 to register
Nurtured Heart ApproachTM Parenting Class – For parents of INTENSE children
Fridays 9:30 am to 11:00 am, Five weeks beginning February 1st, 2013
Facilitators: Danielle Cossett, LISW and Elane Johnson-Williams, LMHC
Nurtured Heart ApproachTM Parenting Class – For parents of AUTISTIC children
Wednesdays 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Six weeks beginning mid-February 2013
Facilitator: Catherine Haun, LMSW
To register for any group, participant must have an initial intake interview with the group facilitator.
Insurance coverage for Medicaid and AMCI Voucher is available. Initial appointment may be covered by other insurances. Self pay $20 per group session and $85 for initial appointment.
For more information or to schedule an initial appointment, please contact:
NM Solutions Outpatient Coordinator, Irma, at #505-268-0701, ext, 2221
New Mexico Solutions
707 Broadway NE – 5th Floor
(Corner of Broadway & Lomas)
Albuquerque, NM 87102
This Early Childhood Public Policy and Parent Advocacy Leadership Institute builds on and extends last year’s successful combined ECPP and PAL Institute. The Institute this year is being planned to interest both staff and families.The 2013 ECPP and PAL Institute is being supported by four early childhood associations:
*** The New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children (NMAEYC),
*** The New Mexico Child Care and Education Association (NMCCEA),
*** The New Mexico Early Care and Learning Association (NMECLA), and
*** The New Mexico Head Start Association (NMHSA).
Anyone who is interested in adding to a chorus of voices in the Roundhouse urging support for early childhood programs –– such as child care assistance, T.E.A.C.H. scholarships, INCENTIVES pay supplements, home visiting, NM PreK, and before- and after-school programs –– is welcome to attend. Parents and families, educators, students, advocates are all encouraged to come.The Institute program will be similar to last year: we will offer a training session by lobbyist Linda Siegle about how to talk to state legislators and how to influence legislation. There will also be a review of early childhood issues to be considered by the legislature during this 60-day session.The Institute will take place on Monday, January 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Garrett’s Desert Inn (311 Old Santa Fe Trail, a short distance north of the Roundhouse) the day before the "Celebrating N.M.'s Children and Youth Day" events in the Rotunda of the Roundhouse on Tuesday, January 15. There is no charge for the Monday institute, AND registration is required. Please register by Friday, January 4, using the attached registration form. Dinner with the institute attendees is available that evening for a cost of $30.Please Note: A separate registration for Head Start programs will need to be completed. Please contact Gloria Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive this form.You will need to make your own lodging reservations at Garrett’s at the great rate of $59/night. No block of rooms is being held. Reserve ASAP to get a room!! See the registration form for more information.On Tuesday, January 15, we have the opportunity for small groups of advocates to talk to individual legislators. If you have not talked with legislators before, don't worry. The Institute will help, and you will be going with other people to visit legislators, so you don't have to do it alone. We can walk to the Roundhouse from the hotel. "Celebrating N.M.'s Children and Youth Day" on January 15 -- sponsored by a variety of children and youth organizations -- will focus on the educational continuum: early childhood, middle childhood, high school, older youths, and young adults. Organizations can reserve free table space with Wesley Morton at email@example.com (include name, organization, phone, e-mail and age group). There will be a press conference in the Rotunda with speakers and table displays about childhood and youth programs. Additional training in public policy advocacy will occur at the Roundhouse at 9:00 am Tuesday morning for those who may not be able to attend the Monday institute, or who may want to drive to Santa Fe early on Tuesday morning. Delicious breakfast burritos are available at the training sessions!!On Wednesday, January 16, Gloria Lopez from the NM Head Start Association will lead a debrief session from 8:30 to 12 noon at Garrett’s Desert Inn. We will talk about our learning and experiences at the Roundhouse and leave with renewed commitment to our role as early childhood advocates. Continental breakfast will be available.It is critical that legislators hear how important programs and services for children and youths are, whether those are infant-toddler programs, NM PreK, public schools, out-of-school-time programs or youth programs. AND, it is a good idea to contact your legislators before the session. Consider calling or writing them before the session to let them know of your interest in early childhood.This information will soon be on the NMAEYC website: www.nmaeyc.org.I look forward to seeing you in Santa Fe.
It’s time for Explora’s 2013 Spring Semester of Growing a Scientist:
A program for 2½- to 5-year-olds and their adult companions.
January 23 to May 18
Growing a Scientist™ offers transactive experiences for children ages 2½ through 5 together with their adult companions. Preschoolers and adults pair to learn about science by questioning, experiencing and investigating. Each session of Growing a Scientist meets every other week. Class periods are made up of over an hour of activities focusing on inquiries in science and art. Following the programs, there is time to enjoy a snack and experience Explora’s exhibit activities together.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday classes available
|Wednesday mornings ||9:30-||11:00|
|Saturday afternoons||1:00-||2:30 |
or call (505)224-8341 for more information
December 12 Sensory Processing Disorder Kidpower
Does your child have challenges with loud noises, difficulty with transitions, little awareness or over awareness of pain or temperature, coordination problems, avoidance to people or clothing textures, easily distracted, walks on tip-toe, seeks out spinning, or an unusual sensitivity to sounds and smells. If any of these behaviors are constant with your child, your child may be having sensory integrative difficulties. Come to this workshop and learn why your child is interpreting and responding differently to information. Learn strategies and where to find help for your child.
January 9 Keeping It Together EPICS location
Darbi Gill will lead us through the record keeping techniques found in the book by Wendy Besmann, Team Up For Your Child; A Step by Step Guide to Working Smarter with Doctors, Schools, Insurers and Agencies. We will cover charts and worksheets as well as try ‘scrapbooking’ techniques. Bring an empty binder and a happy photo of your child.
Mark your calendars for the third annual Early Childhood Public Policy Institute and Parent Advocacy Leadership Institute in Santa Fe January 14-16, 2013!
The popular Early Childhood Public Policy (ECPP) Institute and Parent Advocacy Leadership (PAL) Institute will again be held jointly in Santa Fe on the day before the opening of the Legislature. Plan now to attend the advocacy training session on Monday, January 14, as well as the “Celebrating New Mexico’s Children and Youth Day” on the opening day of the Legislature on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. The Institutes are sponsored by the New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children (NMAEYC), the New Mexico Head Start Association, and other early education organizations.
A registration form and additional information about locations, times, and lodging for the Institutes will be available soon, as well as reservation information for display tables at the Roundhouse on “Celebrating New Mexico’s Children and Youth Day”. Save the dates now!
For more information, call the NMAEYC office at 505-243-5437.
We are excited to announce that Education for Parents with Indian Children with Special Needs (EPICS) and Parents Reaching Out (PRO) will be merging our Family Leadership Academy and Family Leadership Action Network (FLAN) conference into one Family Leadership Conference this coming year. The conference will be held Thursday, March 21 - Saturday, March 23, 2013 at theBuffalo Thunder Casino & Resort. EPICS will continue to have Pre-Conference activities on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
We are looking forward to offering this new and exciting conference for families across the state and our neighboring states to network, learn, be empowered and develop as leaders. Registration and hotel reservation information will be announced soon. Please visit the PRO and EPICS websites for additional updates.
We hope that you are able to join us!
EPICS and PRO
March 20, 2013 -
"Special Education Law & Advocacy" Pre-Conference with Pete Wright, Esq.
8:00am - 5:00pm
Pete Wright of "Wrightslaw" will be offering a one-day pre-conference session on Special Education Law & Advocacy. Pre-Conference participants will learn:
- special education law, rights and responsibilities
- tests and measurements to measure progress & regression
- SMART IEPs
- introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy
Registrants for the Pre-Conference will receive copies of Pete Wright Books.
Registration Fee will be forthcoming soon. Don't Miss this opportunity.
March 23, 2013
EPICS Annual Pow-Wow
2:00pm - 11:00pm
Our annual Pow-Wow will conclude the conference on Saturday, March 23, 2103. For more information regarding the Pow-Wow, Contact Ronalda Warito-Tome at 505-767-6630 ext. 302 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all dancers, drum group and vendors!!!! Mark your calendar.
Parents Reaching Out
Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs
Go to EPICS website
Go to PRO website