Online Professional Development Opportunity:
The NH Children's Trust and the Child Development Bureau would like to introduce you to an exciting, engaging and self-paced professional development opportunity you will not want to miss out on! Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life is a FREE online training brought to you by the National Alliance for Children's Trust and Prevention Funds. This 7 module series counts for up to 12 hours of the NH Child Care Licensing 18 hour professional development requirement per year! Click HERE for more information
Child Passenger Safety Certification Course- Two sessions of this course are being offered, Thursday May 9th and Friday May 9th OR Friday May 17th and Saturday May 18th.Each class will begin promptly at 8 am and end at 5 pm. Registrations are due by March 26th, accepted applicants will be contacted by March 28th with information on how to continue the registration process, including how to submit the $75 course fee. The course is mentally challenging and physically demanding. Participants must attend the entire course and pass open book quizzes, plus hands-on skills evaluation to become a certified child passenger safety technician. Click here to download the registration brochure.
New Easy-To-Read Obesity Prevention Report
The Municipal Survey Report: Obesity Prevention in New Hampshire Communities is an easy-to-read report from the Obesity Prevention Program (OPP). It summarizes the findings of a study of New Hampshire city and town policies that support healthy eating and active living. The report also provides relevant resources and sample municipal policies that support:
-Daily physical activity
-Affordable healthy food and drink
-New obesity-prevention partnerships
The new report and a related data brief provide more details. Both are listed on the OPP's data page. For more infomation call (603) 271 - 4551 or visit the OPP website. Look for more information about healthy early care and education on this DHHS website.
September was Infant Mortality Awareness Month and October was SIDS Awareness Month. The feds have released some of their new long awaited safe-sleep campaign material.
The "Back To Sleep" campaign has been renamed "Safe To Sleep" with the focus expanded to reducing deaths not only from SIDS, but also from an unsafe sleep environment. Information on preventing these deaths is available from the links below. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has released a downloadable color poster, "Bare is Best", also avaiaible below.
"Safe To Sleep" Flyer
"Bare is Best" Flyer - English
"Sin Mucho Es Mejor" - Espanol
With the cooler months ahead, and the tendency for parents to overbundle their infants, or bring them into bed to keep warm, now is the perfect time to get this information shared. Please follow the AAP recommendations, updated last fall, available below.
Policy Statement - 2011 AAP Recommendations
Technical Report - 2011 AAP Recommendations