Quarterly Council and Stakeholder Meeting
Who: Anyone having an interest in the well-being of young children in
Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Jefferson counties
When: January 17, 2017…6:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: Developmental Disabilities Resource Center (DDRC)—Summit Room: 1st floor behind elevators
11177 W. 8th Ave.
- Learn more about and help inform the current and future work of the Early Childhood Council
- Get information about how you can be involved in the development of our comprehensive early childhood system
- Hear about state level early childhood systems work and the role of local councils
Dinner will be provided
For more information or to RSVP for dinner, please contact
Conference call option will not be available for this meeting
6:00-6:30: Greet, meet, and eat (light dinner, resource sharing, and networking time)
6:30-6:45: Opening activities
I. Call to order, roll call of Council members, and introductions
II. Review of minutes from October meeting
III. Council membership update and vote
6:45- 7:00: Public comments and transition
7:00-8:00: Special Presentation: Mary Anne Snyder, Director of the Colorado Office of Early Childhood (OEC) will present an overview of programming, related legislation, budget requests, etc.
8:00-8:25: Essential business and reports
- Budget report
- Early Intervention Colorado report/business
- Staff and committee reports
8:25-8:30: Unfinished business and adjournment
Becoming “trauma-informed” means recognizing that people often have many different types of trauma in their lives. People who have been traumatized need support and understanding from those around them.
A significant number of children in American society are exposed to traumatic life events. A traumatic event is one that threatens injury, death, or the physical integrity of self or others and also causes horror, terror, or helplessness at the time it occurs. Traumatic events include sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, community and school violence, medical trauma, motor vehicle accidents, acts of terrorism, war experiences, natural and human-made disasters, suicides, and other traumatic losses.
Partners in Jefferson County have worked to offer free training, Understanding the Basics of Trauma for our Children: The Road to Resiliency Series. Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V8GJF62. See the flyer accompanying this announcement.
April 18, 2017