Date: September 27, 2018 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Location: Swinomish Casino & Lodge 12885 Casino Dr, Anacortes Tickets: $35 Register: Online here
The early years, prenatal through age eight, are increasingly recognized as foundational to a child’s long-term health and achievement. Unfortunately, many children face huge obstacles right from the very start. Poverty, racial discrimination, and/or household dysfunction can have lasting consequences.
Here in the Northwest region, communities are seeking to prevent childhood adversity and promote child well-being through community-based strategies that engage families with young children. Please join Northwest Early Learning and community stakeholders from across the region to consider how current research and local data can inform policy, practice and community norms to strengthen outcomes for children and families.
Keynote Speaker Victor Rodriguez will present on “A Pair of ACES: The impact of Adverse Childhood experiences and Adverse Community Environments.” Victor spent most of his life in Skagit County and is the son of two Mexican immigrant farmworkers. His professional background includes community organizing, social work, and public health working with issues related to child, youth, and family health as well as social justice. Victor is currently a program manager at the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.