Activities

Child Abuse

  • Child Abuse Awareness (WA County Sheriff resource): Kody Harris Kody_harris@co.washington.or.us Hotline 503-681-6917

Childcare

  • Brain Science Inside out: A handy guide for social emotional learning from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
  • Politsit: Help with childcare for political advocacy. Are you interested in getting involved and advocating for your family? But you need help with childcare? Politisit is a nonpartisan nonprofit that pays for childcare so parents and guardians of minors can be civically engaged without worrying about the cost of childcare. Please find more information at www.Politisit.org or email us at Politisit@gmail.com.
  • Harmony SEL (Social Emotional Learning): Free curriculum on SEL (social emotional learning)
  • Spanish Health and Safety Guidelines for Childcare Oregon: Spanish Health & Safety Guidelines videos from Child Care Resource and Referral of Washington County, Oregon, created to be a tool for child care providers in communicating about the guidelines to parents/families.
  • Health & Safety Guidelines for Child Care - Oregon: Health & Safety Guidelines videos from Child Care Resource and Referral of Washington County, Oregon, created to be a tool for child care providers in communicating about the guidelines to parents/families.

Covid

DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

  • Being a culturally responsive and anti-racist youth development leader: Webinar -A recent edwebinar, presented by Holly Pope, Ph.D., National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and moderated by Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed., Founder & CEO of Immersed Games, addressed this topic from several angles. As part of the webinar, participants were able to focus specifically on being an anti-racist educator and what that truly means. That meant starting with the definition of racism: A marriage of racist ideas and racist policies that produces and normalizes racial inequity.

General

  • Brain Science Inside out: A handy guide for social emotional learning from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
  • Drug Facts: To understand a drug, you need to understand its effects, why people use it, and the risks and possible penalties for its use. Information from We are the Drug Policy Alliance.
  • Drug Education Resources: High school curriculum plus booklets and fact sheets from the We are the Drug Policy alliance. Tips for parents and information for young adults. Links to videos included.
  • Maternal and child health resources; particularly for new parents: Being a parent is a big job. Washington County Health and Human Services- Maternal, Child & Family Programs can help you along the way. We serve families in Washington County with no cost programs and services, that promote the health and well-being of families from pregnancy through childhood. 833-868-4769
  • Harmony SEL (Social Emotional Learning): Free curriculum on SEL (social emotional learning)

Mental Health

Racism

  • Being a culturally responsive and anti-racist youth development leader: Webinar -A recent edwebinar, presented by Holly Pope, Ph.D., National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and moderated by Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed., Founder & CEO of Immersed Games, addressed this topic from several angles. As part of the webinar, participants were able to focus specifically on being an anti-racist educator and what that truly means. That meant starting with the definition of racism: A marriage of racist ideas and racist policies that produces and normalizes racial inequity.
  • State of Access and Equity: Report on Oregon provider survey, focus groups, and interviews looking at equity and access barriers for out of school time programs
  • Kids tough questions: How to have discussions about racism with your kids
  • Pedagogy and practice
  • Teaching about racism

Self-care

  • Breathe for Change: Family resources and classroom guides that support self-care and well-being

Training / Education

  • Drug Facts: To understand a drug, you need to understand its effects, why people use it, and the risks and possible penalties for its use. Information from We are the Drug Policy Alliance.
  • Drug Education Resources: High school curriculum plus booklets and fact sheets from the We are the Drug Policy alliance. Tips for parents and information for young adults. Links to videos included.
  • Harmony SEL (Social Emotional Learning): Free curriculum on SEL (social emotional learning)
  • 2018 Oregon Child Care Market Price Study: Affordability of early care and education: Oregon early learners facts and findings
  • Being a culturally responsive and anti-racist youth development leader: Webinar -A recent edwebinar, presented by Holly Pope, Ph.D., National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and moderated by Lindsey Tropf, M.Ed., Founder & CEO of Immersed Games, addressed this topic from several angles. As part of the webinar, participants were able to focus specifically on being an anti-racist educator and what that truly means. That meant starting with the definition of racism: A marriage of racist ideas and racist policies that produces and normalizes racial inequity.

Why out of school time matters

History of Afterschool

This video of the history of afterschool also talks about current issues and the future of afterschool.

Reports

In 2018 Meyer Memorial Trust supported a series of Community Conversations and an online survey for parents and guardians.  Their responses documented their experiences with obtaining and using early childhood, afterschool, and summer care for their kids and youth.  WCK produced the 2019 “Imperative to Act” report and “Executive Summary” reviewing research on the topic, outlining the results of parent and guardian experiences, and making recommendations for further action.:

Download The Imperative to Act Report
Download The Imperative to Act Executive Summary

Research