Activities

Child Abuse

  • Youth Contact: mental health treatment
  • Child Abuse Awareness (WA County Sheriff resource): Kody Harris Kody_harris@co.washington.or.us Hotline 503-681-6917
  • CARES NW: Child abuse evaluation and treatment

Childcare

  • 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.
  • NBC's Brian Williams on Summer Learning Loss: Video showing graphic effects of summer learning loss (2014)

Covid

General

Local School Districts

Mental Health

  • Breathe for Change: Family resources and classroom guides that support self-care and well-being
  • Harmony SEL (Social Emotional Learning): Free curriculum on SEL (social emotional learning)
  • Lines for Life: Need help? Let’s talk! The YouthLine is a free and confidential teen-to-teen mental health support and crisis line for youth. Teens can reach out every day from 4PM-10PM PST to talk to a trained peer about whatever they need support with. No problem is too big or too small for YouthLine! YouthLine is available by phone call, text, chat, and email. For more information, visit www.oregonyouthline.org, call 877-968-8491, or text “teen2teen” to 839-863.
  • Youth Contact: mental health treatment
  • CARES NW: Child abuse evaluation and treatment

Racism

  • 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

Self-care

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

Training / Education

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