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  • Parents as Teachers Professional Learning Communities are being offered in two tracks for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Sessions in Track 1 are highly recommended for Parent Educators who have attendedFoundational Training recently or who need a refresher. These PLCs are designed toprovide a deeper understanding on the knowledge base and process skills needed toprovide quality PAT services. Topics include screening processes, family visit, goalsetting, the planning guide, recruiting and engaging families as well as connecting withcommunity resources.

    Sessions in Track 2, provide additional opportunities for growth in knowledge andskills in each of the core competencies which in turn will strengthen families andpromote positive parent-child interaction. Topics include partnering with First Steps,the effects of toxins on growing children, early brain development and schoolreadiness, how to encourage protective factors in parents, supporting families withinfant feeding and behaviors, pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, and howtrauma and adverse childhood experiences effect brain development.

    Professional Learning Communities are offered at No Charge to Missouri Parent Educators.

    PLEASE NOTE: No additional professional development opportunities will be offered in the Spring of 2018 after the Conference on the Young Years.

    A separate registration will be available for PAT professional development opportunities at the Conference on the Young Years. There will be a specific Home Visiting Summit held on Thursday, March 8, with a speaker and several sessions available for home visitors.

    **PLC CancellationsPlease check media for cancellations due to inclement weather during

    the winter months. The PLC will not be held if the host location is not in session. Cancellation

    dates will be offered later in the year as needed.

    Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 PAT Professional Learning Communities

    (Registration information for these training opportunities is available HERE.)

    https://goo.gl/xKPYxB

  • TRACK 1 Introduction to Health and Developmental Screening, 9:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Facilitated by Missouri PAT Consultants

    This introduction session is designed for first year parent educators and meets one of the requirements by DESE for 5 hours of development in the area of screening.

    Specific ASQ/ASQ-SE training will no longer be offered through DESE Professional Development. Professional Development on a specific developmental screening tool will be the local districts decision.

    NOTE: Parent Educators: Bring your Foundational and Model Implementation Guides, Noisemakers (Rattle, bell & squeak toy), and a penlight to the session. (*DO NOT purchase a mag light.) Also, bring a blank copy of the Health History Record.

    November 2, 2017 Dexter Chamber of Commerce 515 W. Market, Dexter, MO 63841

    December 11, 2017 Troester Media Center 3401 Renick St., St. Joseph, MO 64507

    January 29, 2018 Roseann Bentley Administrative Center 1610 E. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65804

    February 6, 2018 Center Schools, Boone Elementary 8817 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO 64114

    February 16, 2018 John Cary Early Childhood Center 3155 Koch Rd., St. Louis, MO 63125

    Rescheduled for February 14, 2018______________

    April 6, 2018 John Cary Early Childhood Center 3155 Koch Rd., St. Louis, MO 63125

  • The Family Visit, 9:00-a.m.-3:15 p.m. Facilitated by Missouri PAT Consultants

    This Professional Learning Community will focus on providing relevant, individualized learning and support during a family visit when there is more than one child. Take a look at making the most of your time together through the planning and delivery of discussion topics and parent/child interaction.

    Watch a family visit of a young mother with two children and explore how to document child development observations.

    November 10, 2107 Lebanon Schools, Esther Elementary School1200 Clark St., Lebanon, MO 65536

    January 11, 2018 Francis Howell Administration Bldg. (Behind Hollenbeck Middle School) 4545 Central School Rd., St. Charles, MO 63304

    January 23, 2018 Troester Media Center 3401 Renick St., St. Joseph, MO 64507

  • Partnering with Parents: From Recruitment to Retention, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Facilitated by Missouri PAT Consultants

    Learn how to attract new families and keep the families you currently serve involved in your program. Discuss how to clearly identify parent concerns, priorities and goals to ensure that the services you offer are meaningful to all families. The focus of this session will be on engaging families through personal visits, and strategies to inform planning for other program components.

    November 9, 2017 Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri2101 Vandiver Dr., Columbia, MO 65202

    November 13, 2017 Community of Christ 902 W. 4th St., Cameron, MO 64429

    November 16, 2017 Parkway Schools, Instructional Services Center (ISC) Room A, 12657 Fee Fee Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146

    December 1, 2017 Carthage Early Childhood Learning Center 625 E, Fairview, Carthage, MO 64836

    January 25, 2018 Truman Learning Center 209 W. College, Farmington, MO 63640

    Strengthening Your Program Through Community Connections, 1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Facilitated by Missouri PAT Consultants

    Looking for suggestions on how to offer all the required program components with limited resources? This is the session for you! Learn how collaborating with other agencies or neighboring PAT programs can benefit families through resource connections, group offerings, and support from your Community Advisory Committee.

    November 9, 2017 Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri 2101 Vandiver Dr., Columbia, MO 65202

    November 13, 2017 Community of Christ 902 W. 4th St., Cameron, MO 64429

    November 16, 2017 Parkway Schools, Instructional Services Center (ISC) Room A, 12657 Fee Fee Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146

    December 1, 2017 Carthage Early Childhood Learning Center 625 E. Fairview, Carthage, MO 64836

    January 25, 2018 Truman Learning Center 209 W. College, Farmington, MO 63640

  • Using the Planning GuideLesson #9 and Beyond?, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Facilitated by Missouri PAT Consultants

    You have completed the eight foundational visits with a family. Now what? This facilitated discussion will help you learn how to partner, facilitate and reflect with parents as you plan visits that meet the individual needs of the family. Examine how your relationship with the family continues to grow with the support of the family visit structure and the PAT Foundational Curriculum. Leave with the knowledge and confidence to effectively complete and utilize the personal visit planning guide.

    December 4, 2017 Rockwood Administrative Annex 500 N. Central, Eureka, MO 63025

    January 12, 2018 Great Beginnings Early Education 905 Northeast Blue Stem Dr., Lees Summit, MO 64086

    January 22, 2018 Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri 2101 Vandiver Dr., Columbia, MO 65202

    February 7, 2018 Barfield Early Childhood Center 2025 Hanley Rd., Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

    February 9, 2018 Branson Schools, Corporate Office 1756 Bee Creek Rd., Branson, MO 65616

    February 9, 2018 Dexter Chamber of Commerce 515 W. Market, Dexter, MO 63841

    February 20, 2018 D. Kent King Administration Bldg.500A Forum Dr., Rolla, MO 65401

  • Goal Setting: Begin with the End in Mind, 1:15-3:15 p.m. Facilitated by Missouri PAT Consultants

    Begin with the end in mind. Goal setting is vital to the PAT approach and successful use of the Foundational Curriculum in working with families. This facilitated discussion will help parent educators look at their role in supporting parents as they set goals that will have a positive effect on family well-being and impact the growth and development of their children. Examine how to efficiently and effectively set goals to ensure quality PAT services for families.

    December 4, 2017 Rockwood Administrative Annex 500 N. Central, Eureka, MO 63025

    January 12, 2018 Great Beginnings Early Education 905 Northeast Blue Stem Dr., Lees Summit, MO 64086

    January 22, 2018 Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri 2101 Vandiver Dr., Columbia, MO 65202

    February 7, 2018 Barfield Early Childhood Center 2025 Hanley Rd., Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

    February 9, 2018 Branson Schools, Corporate Office 1756 Bee Creek Rd., Branson, MO 65616

    February 9, 2018 Dexter Chamber of Commerce 515 W. Market, Dexter, MO 63841

    February 20, 2018 D. Kent King Administration Bldg.500A Forum Dr., Rolla, MO 65401

  • TRACK #2

    Supporting New Families with Infant Feeding and Behavior, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Facilitated by: Lisa Schlientz, State Breastfeeding Coordinator, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

    Breastfeeding has been shown to reduce the risk of illness for mothers and infants and is recommended by health authorities as the biologically normal way to feed infants. Many young parents lack a cultural familiarity with breastfeeding and may not know how to sustain breastfeeding or what normal infant behavior looks like. This presentation will allow attendees to explore their own cultural beliefs about breastfeeding. It will also present information about the benefits of breastfeeding, ways to help parents sustain breastfeeding, and information about normal infant behaviors. This information will strengthen the Parents as Teachers educator's ability to support and promote breastfeeding as the normal choice for families.

    October 5, 2017 Pacific High School Library 425 Indian Warpath, Pacific, MO 63068

    October 6, 2017 Cape Girardeau Central Administrative Offices 301 N. Clark, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

    November 6, 2017 Kansas City Public Schools Manual Career and Tech Center Cardinal Room, 1215 E. Truman Rd., Kansas City, MO 64106

    February 6, 2018 N.H. Scheppers Distributing Company 2300 St. Marys Blvd., Jefferson City, MO 65109

    February 16, 2018 Republic Central Office 518 N. Hampton, Republic, MO 65738

    Rescheduled for April 20, 2018______________

  • Understanding Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, 1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. "Dark Side of Full Moon," a 75 minute documentary that tells intimate stories of maternal mental health complications like pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression. Following the video segment, additional discussion, information and resources will be provided to assist parent educators in supporting mothers and families well-being issues.

    Having a baby is supposed to be the happiest time of your life. But what if its not? Each year, 1.3 million women in the U. S. struggle to find support and treatment for postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders. Two women, Jennifer Silliman and Maureen Fura, both with firsthand knowledge of this challenge, came together to give a face and a voice to the countless women who suffer in silence. With the help of Dr. Shoshana Bennett, Executive Producer, uncovering disconnects within the medical community to effectively screen, refer, and treat these women.

    October 5, 2017 Pacific High School Library 425 Indian Warpath, Pacific, MO 63068

    October 6, 2017 Cape Girardeau Central Administrative Offices 301 N. Clark, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

    November 6, 2017 Kansas City Public Schools Manual Career and Tech Center Cardinal Room, 1215 E. Truman Rd., Kansas City, MO 64106

    February 6, 2018 N.H. Scheppers Distributing Company 2300 St. Marys Blvd., Jefferson City, MO 65109 February 16, 2018 Republic Central Office 518 N. Hampton, Republic, MO 65738

  • Parents as Teachers and First Steps Working Together, So, This is What It Looks Like!, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Facilitated by Missouri PAT Consultants and Missouri First Steps Area Directors

    This session will give practical guidance on how Parents as Teachers and First Steps can collaborate to ensure Missouri children are receiving appropriate intervention services. Participants will learn the responsibilities of each program, as well as gain a better understanding for the process of sharing information between the two programs. This session will also offer the opportunities for parent educators and First Steps staff to network with one another.

    November 6, 2017 Lincoln County R-III Schools, Central Office 951 W. College, Troy, MO 63379

    December 7, 2017 Hannibal Clinic, (Dr. Bukstein Conference Room) 100 Medical Dr., Hannibal, MO 63401

    The Effects of Toxins on Growing Babies and Children, 1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Facilitated by Missouri PAT Consultant

    This session will provide home visitors information about the importance of avoiding the dangers of prenatal exposure to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, lead and other toxins for pregnant women and young children.

    November 6, 2017 Lincoln County R-III Schools, Central Office 951 West College St., Troy, MO 63379

    December 7, 2017 Hannibal Clinic, (Dr. Bukstein Conference Room) 100 Medical Dr., Hannibal, MO 63401

  • Strong Parents, Stable Children, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Facilitated by Missouri PAT Consultants. *Dr. David Schramm will be presenting at limited locations.

    Strong Parents, Stable Children is an interactive 4-hour PLC designed to provide an overview of the five protective factors. Participants will learn new strategies to help families build their protective factors and enable children to thrive.

    November 27, 2017* Southwick Stadium 801 W. North Avenue, Belton, MO 64012

    November 28, 2017* Clever High School Performing Arts Center 6805 Mo. State Hwy 14 West, Clever, MO 65631

    December 5, 2017 Hazelwood East ECE 12555 Partridge Run Dr., Florissant, MO 63033

    January 18, 2018 Memorial Education Center 320 W. 8th St., Joplin, MO 64864

    February 12, 2018 Northwest Missouri State University Student Union 800 University Dr., Maryville, MO 64468

    Parent Education Through the Lens of Trauma, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Facilitated by Liz Viele, Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Trauma Specialist

    Parent Educators and those involved in early childhood education are on the front lines in the critically important work of empowering families to raise holistically healthy childrenno small task!

    This presentation will align with what we know about the effects of trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), the brain research of Dr. Daniel Siegel and Becky Baileys Conscious Discipline. A shift in paradigm as well as addition of trauma informed activities and strategies to share with families in the critical work of early childhood education are outcomes of this session experience.

    November 8, 2017 Pattonville Learning Center 11097 St. Charles Rock Rd., St. Ann, MO 63074

    January 24, 2018 Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri 2101 Vandiver Dr., Columbia, MO 65202

    February 28, 2018 Cape Girardeau Central Administrative Offices 301 N. Clark, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

    If you have any questions concerning Parents as Teachers Professional Development opportunities, please contact: Diane Addison (daddison@hannibal.k12.mo.us)

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    All opportunities have been canceled for this program year.

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