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May 2021

Safe With You: Sidney

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm MDT
ESU Sidney, 361 College Drive
Sidney, NE 69162 United States

Safe With You is a training curriculum for child care providers to meet the requirements of the Nebraska State Statute 43-2606. This bill requires licensed child care providers to complete training that "shall be designed to meet the health, safety, and developmental needs of children…and shall include information on sudden infant death syndrome, shaken baby syndrome and child abuse and neglect." The Nebraska Department of Education Early Childhood Training Center (ECTC) has developed these workshops in collaboration with the Department…

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Lisa Murphy on Being Child Centered

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MDT

This FREE, virtual session provides an in-depth exploration of the 9 points within the framework of Lisa Murphy’s approach to working with children. Via interactive lecture, true-to-life examples, anecdotes and her signature “learning and laughing” style, this workshop presents what it really means to be a hands-on, play-based, child-centered program. You will also receive a copy of Lisa’s latest book: Lisa Murphy on Being Child Centered Register Here

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Lisa Murphy on Play!

May 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am MDT

In this FREE, virtual session early childhood specialist, Lisa Murphy, will identify the seven things we need to do with children each day. These seven things make up the foundation that supports the house of higher learning. There is nothing wrong with the “academic” expectations within this house: reading writing, math…the trouble is that many early childhood educators are being pressured to build a house where there is no foundation. Playing is “getting them ready” and through an investigation of…

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QPR Suicide Prevention Training

May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm MDT
Harms Advanced Technology Center-WNCC, 2620 College Park Road
Scottsbluff, NE 69361 United States

Three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide: Question, Persuade, Refer QPR empowers people of all ages, stages, and backgrounds with the tools and skills to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. It is an innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. QPR consists of these three skills: Question … a person about suicide Persuade … someone to get help Refer … someone to the appropriate resource Here's what you'll get at NO cost:…

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June 2021

Respite Fun Day

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm MDT

Respite Fun Day is open to youth with special needs and their siblings. Lunch and t-shirt will be provided for kids.  Saturday, June 5, 2021 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Drop off at the main entrance of the Riverside Discovery Center in Scottsbluff at 10:00 a.m. and pick up at 2:00 p.m. Kids should be prepared to spend the day outside and in the splash pad. Bring a swimsuit, towel, proper footwear and sunscreen. A stroller for younger kids who…

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Bridges Out of Poverty

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Alliance Performing Arts Center, 1450 Box Butte Ave
Alliance, NE 69301 United States

This workshop is a comprehensive approach to understanding poverty using the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies for a community to alleviate poverty. Participants will review poverty research, examine a theory of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure, and language. This workshop is open to the general public and perfect for community organizers, elected officials, concerned citizens, nonprofit staff, mental health providers, educators and school counselors,…

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Responsible Beverage Server Training

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT
Harms Advanced Technology Center-WNCC, 2620 College Park Road
Scottsbluff, NE 69361 United States

Responsible Beverage Server Training educates owners, managers, servers and sellers at alcohol establishments about strategies to avoid illegally selling alcohol to underage youth or intoxicated patrons. Training can be required by local or state law, or a law/ordinance may provide incentives for businesses that undergo training. In addition, some individual establishments may voluntarily implement training policies in the absence of any legal requirements or incentives. Register HERE! Please note that if you are registering more than one person, full name,…

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Foundations & Applications of a Trauma-Informed Approach

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm MDT
Gering Civic Center, 1050 M Street
Gering, NE 69341 United States

Presented by the Child Trauma Training Academy- Mount Saint Vincent and the Nebraska Panhandle Area Health Education Center. Participants will be able to describe how typical brain development takes place, how trauma can impact development, potentially leading to challenging behavior, and strategies to help support those impacted by trauma. Participants will create an individualized plan applying concepts in a real-life case study. Registration Fee $35* Includes Coffee & Lunch REGISTER HERE This seminar is a follow-up from the "Adverse Childhood…

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