Click here to register for the session in Tucson on June 30. Please note that this is a 7-hr training.
The Ounce of Prevention Fund has announced two new exciting web-based classes designed to address two topics in home visitor continuing education that are often requested.
Challenges in Home Visiting: Substance Abuse and The Impact of Trauma in Supervising Home Visitors are now available. These Achieve OnDemand™ trainings are produced by home visiting experts specifically for home visiting professionals. Both trainings are 2-3 hour self-paced courses that can be accessed anytime, anywhere and from any device.
Course content is available for users to refer back to at any time. Register onThe Ounce of Prevention Fund website. You can also check out many more trainings directly relevant to home visitors. For questions, email Achieve OnDemand™ or call 312.453.1993.
As always, remember to check the Strong Families AZ Home Visitor Portaloften for new professional development opportunities.
Arizona WIC is Here for Your Families
You hear it all when visiting families, and eating and mealtime issues are often at the top of the list. Feeding a newborn baby, dealing with a picky toddler and wanting preschoolers more involved at mealtimes are all issues families face.
Did you know Arizona has a fantastic resource for these issues? You can get tips and ideas from the nutrition experts at your nearest WIC clinic.
WIC is a free nutrition and breastfeeding program where families can get personalized nutrition tips and support. WIC has breastfeeding information, support and resources for moms. Healthy foods and referrals to health and other services are also provided by WIC clinics in communities statewide. WIC is for infants, children, pregnant women, breastfeeding women (until their infant’s first birthday) and women whose pregnancy ended less than 6 months ago. Families can visit azwic.gov today to see if they are eligible.
Want to help families find a WIC Clinic near home or work? Visit azwic.gov or call 1-800-252-5942 to find the nearest clinic.
You can also download the free AZ WIC Clinic Search App to your mobile device. Use the app to find clinics based on your location and learn about clinic hours or other information on services. The AZ WIC Clinic Search App is available through the Google Play Store on Android or iTunes on Apple devices. Just search for “AZ WIC Clinic Search” and start your download today!
The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Tucson Parks and Recreation will host their annual Health Fair at El Rio Neighborhood Center. This health fair will focus on providing free health services and health information to members of the Tucson community by offering screenings for osteoporosis, diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, hearing, breathing, vision, and medication reviews. There also will be activities for children, including a jumping castle, face painting and TMC will be giving away booster seats. Moreover, there will be raffle prizes and a yoga class for adults. This event is free and open to the public. Spanish translators will be available.
What: Health and Safety Fair
When: Saturday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: El Rio Neighborhood Center, 1390 W. Speedway Blvd.
Sponsors: The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Tucson Parks and Recreation
RSVP TODAY AT https://www.getcf.org/event/?eid=2471
Audience: This workshop is geared towards coordinators and others who mentor professionals