Activities

Child Abuse

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

Childcare

  • Child Care Study 2023
  • 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.

Covid

DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

  • Black History Resources: Black History Month reminds us to reflect historical Black leaders or celebrities, the struggle for civil rights, and important milestones. Here are some online resources
  • 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.

Fentanyl

  • First Aid for Opioid Overdoses Online Course: In this course, you will learn: To recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose. The appropriate care to provide based on the person's breathing and level of responsiveness. How to give naloxone using several different products -- a nasal atomizer, Narcan ® Nasal Spray and EVZIO ® -- to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
  • Using Adapt Nasal Narcan to Reverse Opiate Overdose: Learning how to recognize an opiate drug overdose and administer naloxone can help save someone's life. This episode shows how to use the Adapt Narcan spray. Based on the training protocol created by the Oregon Health Authority: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/provide...

General

  • Child Care Study 2023
  • A Brief History of Women’s Rights: Over the past 100 years we've come a long way toward gender equality. These are some of the big milestones in women's rights achievements in the U.S.
  • Featured Women: Women from all walks of life are heroes.
  • 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.

Mental Health

  • The Masculinity Workbook for Teens: Tool to support teen boys exploring gender and masculinity on their own terms. It’s a resource that can be used individually or in group work to support healthier gender exploration and greater self-awareness.
  • How parents and educators can support healthy teen use of social meedia
  • 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.

Narcan

  • Using Adapt Nasal Narcan to Reverse Opiate Overdose: Learning how to recognize an opiate drug overdose and administer naloxone can help save someone's life. This episode shows how to use the Adapt Narcan spray. Based on the training protocol created by the Oregon Health Authority: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/provide...

Overdose

  • Opioids and Overdose Prevention: Learn signs of overdose, how naloxone works, how to get help, find recommended publications, access data sources, and get additional resources
  • First Aid for Opioid Overdoses Online Course: In this course, you will learn: To recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose. The appropriate care to provide based on the person's breathing and level of responsiveness. How to give naloxone using several different products -- a nasal atomizer, Narcan ® Nasal Spray and EVZIO ® -- to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
  • Using Adapt Nasal Narcan to Reverse Opiate Overdose: Learning how to recognize an opiate drug overdose and administer naloxone can help save someone's life. This episode shows how to use the Adapt Narcan spray. Based on the training protocol created by the Oregon Health Authority: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/provide...

Prevention

  • Harm Reduction Part 2 Recording: Part 2 of Training on how to reduce use through the point of view of harm reduction. People who use drugs need to have the option to make decisions about their use. Passcode: T8z3&t9x
  • Using Adapt Nasal Narcan to Reverse Opiate Overdose: Learning how to recognize an opiate drug overdose and administer naloxone can help save someone's life. This episode shows how to use the Adapt Narcan spray. Based on the training protocol created by the Oregon Health Authority: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/provide...

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

Substance use

Training / Education

  • Construction Pre-Apprenticeship paid program: Portland Opportunities Industrial Center (POIC) offers paid certification and training for underserved young adults seeking to pursue full time-employment in the trades. Call Program Coordinator Calvin with questions at calvin.hardy@portlandoic.org
  • The Masculinity Workbook for Teens: Tool to support teen boys exploring gender and masculinity on their own terms. It’s a resource that can be used individually or in group work to support healthier gender exploration and greater self-awareness.
  • First Aid for Opioid Overdoses Online Course: In this course, you will learn: To recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose. The appropriate care to provide based on the person's breathing and level of responsiveness. How to give naloxone using several different products -- a nasal atomizer, Narcan ® Nasal Spray and EVZIO ® -- to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
  • Using Adapt Nasal Narcan to Reverse Opiate Overdose: Learning how to recognize an opiate drug overdose and administer naloxone can help save someone's life. This episode shows how to use the Adapt Narcan spray. Based on the training protocol created by the Oregon Health Authority: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/provide...
  • 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.

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