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November 28, 2018
Why trauma-informed care matters
and how it happens in Northeast Ohio
Beth Boyle, MBA
Regional Liason
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

Trauma is an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that an individual experiences as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening and has lasting adverse effects. The series begins with a review of how trauma affects the brain and how it manifests in beliefs, behaviors, and activities of traumatized individuals. This understanding provides a perspective that helps define the hallmarks of trauma-informed agency protocols, and universal precaution against re-traumatizing vulnerable populations.
June 21, 2018
Early Ages Healthy Stages
Presenter: Alison Patrick, BS, MPH, Program Manager, Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Early Ages Healthy Stages is a multifaceted program dedicated to creating early learning environments to develop healthy habits for children, targeting kids ages 0 – 8 in Cuyahoga County. The program, supported by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and other funders, leverages the average 32 hours per week that children spend in early childhood care and education to nurture healthy lifestyles. It prioritizes access to healthy foods and active play; ensures that children’s social and emotional needs are met; engages families and promotes access to affordable continuity care. Strategies to establish healthy lifestyles include support for policies, systems and structures that allow young children to grow, learn and thrive.

February 23, 2018
Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime
Presenter: Tara Williams, MD, FAAP, FABM, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital
Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime (PMP) targets children ages birth -- 5 to increase parental awareness of meal and playtime milestones to foster a positive meal and play environment; improve clinicians’ evaluation and documentation of obesity-related health risks and promote developmentally appropriate activity and diet behaviors in families. Goals for implementation in primary care include improved anticipatory guidance counseling and risk assessment at birth to age 5 well-child checks and empowering providers to build a foundation for healthy nutrition and activity and support obesity management.

December 6, 2017
Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood
Presenter: Lowell Perry, Jr., Director of Central Promise Neighborhood
The Central neighborhood has a unique concentration of multi-generational poverty. The Promise Neighborhood, whose activities target improved educational attainment in Central, is steeped in the challenges of the neighborhood and the barriers its residents face. In this webinar, Lowell Perry, Jr., Director of Promise, shares the opportunities and challenges of achieving the multi-dimensional goals of this integrated, place-based and resident-led model.
June 8, 2017
Unhealthy Homes: Challenges and Promising Interventions in Northeast Ohio
Presenter: Kim Foreman, Executive Director, Environmental Health Watch
Exposure to lead, mold, pests and other allergens pose acute and lifelong health-related consequences for families and children, who are especially vulnerable. Even low levels of lead exposure affect children's brain development; high levels can be deadly. Asthma is especially prevalent in children and a leading cause of school absences and Emergency Department visits. Join us as we increase understanding of environmental health hazards commonly found in housing in Northeast Ohio's poor and minority neighborhoods, as Better Health prepares health professionals to help families connect to community resources to mitigate the dangers of unhealthy homes.