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  Santa Cruz Parent Santa Cruz, CA

April 30, 2015
Happy May Day

Wisdom from Martin Luther King
Ttiple P Launches "Passport" To Positive Parenting

Christine: Geology That Makes Earthquakes Worse

Featured Event
Introduction to Positive Discipline
Triple P continued
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  Happy May Day

(ABC_Feb 2015) MayDayBasket2.jpgOur world is experiencing spikes in both physical and cultural upheavals, which seems par for the course.  When the children ask us "Why?" what do we tell them.  Martin Luther King has some answers. Perhaps the Women, Peace and Power exhibit will inspire some answers.

I was not in Santa Cruz when I heard a very loud, angry voice "You shut up or I'm going to beat the ____ out of you and don't pull that crying stuff on me."  My heart beat a little faster as I turned around and saw a little boy, about four years old, in a grocery cart fighting to keep tears back. I winked at him.  He gave me a tremulous smile.

No, this was not in Santa Cruz, home of conscious parenting and teaching.  Santa Cruz is blessed with parenting workshops, parenting support within our school communities and an abundance of private counselors. Statistics bear out the effectiveness of our various programs.  Read about them in today's "Passport" article.

The Weekend   ~ Parenting Support  ~  Parks  Museums 

Thank you for your interest in our newsletter and for sending many new families our way. Please, drop us a line anytime and recommend us to a friend

Happy May Day! Have a great weekend with family and friends, Parmalee

 

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  Wisdom from Martin Luther King

We're living in complex times with clashes in cultural trends, not so different from all history of mankind except for the speed of events reaching us.  How can we help the children, and ourselves, process these techtonic cultural movements and make sense of them?  Brain Pickings' author Maria Popova suggests we look at the writings of Martin Luther King.

(ABC_Feb 2015) LetterfromBirminghamJail.jpgWe all can gain insight from King's Letter from Birmingham City Jail. Perhaps the times are right for sharing some of these quotes with the children.  See how they respond.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

"In any nonviolent campaign there are four basic steps: 1) collection of the facts to determine whether injustices are alive; 2) negotiation; 3) self-purification; and 4) direct action."

"History is the long and tragic story of the fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. Individuals may see the moral light and give up their unjust posture; but ... groups are more immoral than individuals.  We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."

  Ttiple P Launches "Passport" To Positive Parenting

Passport Features Opportunities to Engage in Positive Parenting Activities To Improve Relationships and Win Prizes

First 5 Santa Cruz County, which manages the Triple P - Positive Parenting Program, has released a bilingual Positive Parenting Passport, a free tool to encourage families to complete positive parenting activities this spring and reward their efforts with prizes.

The Passport includes nine positive parenting activities, ranging from attending a Triple P parenting class to using a positive parenting strategy at home. The recommendations are based on the world-renowned Triple P - Positive Parenting Program, which is available free to families in Santa Cruz County.

Families can submit a completed Passport by June 30 to receive a free 3-oz yogurt from Yogurtland and be entered into a drawing to win a Family Day Pass to the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery, an All-Day Rides Wristband at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk or a day pass to visit a local state park or beach from Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks.  Multiple prize winners will be selected and notified after June 30.

"The goal of the Triple P Passport is to provide a fun, engaging way to bring positive parenting to more parents, grandparents and caregivers in Santa Cruz County," said Nicole Young, Triple P Coordinator in Santa Cruz County. "We're excited to share this great resource with families and are thankful to our community partners and sponsors for making it possible."

Since the launch of Triple P in Santa Cruz County in 2010, approximately 10,000 parents and children in Santa Cruz County have benefited from services. The positive outcomes for parents who participate are significant, based on surveys of participants.   continued>>>>

 

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  Christine: Geology That Makes Earthquakes Worse

(ABC_Feb 2015) Earthquake_Nepal_USGSWorld2.jpgEarthquakes are a fact of life in many parts of the world. Very few locations are completely quake-free. However the rocks underlying an area may be key to how disastrous a large quake can be.

What exactly is an earthquake? The ground under our feet is moving. Some can move freely (some islands) and some parts are pushing against other parts that are either trying to move in a different direction or even the opposite direction. An earthquake fault is a spot where different plates are moving differently. Some faults are known and many we find when a quake hits. Stress builds up as these pieces push against each other. Stress is a form of potential energy. At some point this stored energy grows larger than the amount it takes to move so the land slips and we get an earthquake. 
...Continued>>>>>>

Chistine is a local mom and scientist who makes science easy to understand.  You can find her blog here.

 

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  Featured Event

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May

in the Parks

A-Z Camps

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School Corner

Santa Cruz Waldorf PreK-8, Waldorf Alive! A Walk Through the Grades 5/6 & 20

 

Central, SV & Aptos Libraries Grades 5-8, Hands on Build Your Future 3/5 - 5/20

 

Mount Madonna PreK-12, Campus Tour 5/19

 

Santa Cruz Waldorf PreK-8, Mornings in the Kindergarten 5/15

 

Santa Cruz Montessori Pre-8, Open Visits M-F

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MANGA MADNESS

for TEENS!

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Free Comics

Free Food

Raffle Prizes

May 7, 4-6pm


Watsonville Public Library

768-3407

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FREE

ACTIVITIES

 

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 Introduction to Positive Discipline

Introduction to Positive Discipline (First Saturday Series)

Live Oak Family Resource Center
Walk away with some new parenting tools
Saturday May 2, 10:00am to 12:00pm

(ABC_Feb 2015) PositiveParenting2.jpgWhat is Positive Discipline?

How is it different from other parenting programs?

Learn about the core concepts of this effective and powerful program and walk away with some new parenting tools that can begin the foundation of a healthy relationship with your child. 

$20 per person for the class, scholarships available, pre-register for childcare $10/class.

Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. 435-9011

Happy May Day
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Homework Help @ Scotts Valley
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  Homework Help @ Scotts Valley
Library Central
Date: 01/12/2016 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Details: Homework Help @ Scotts Valley (3:00 PM-5:00 PM) 
City: Santa Cruz view all details >>
     
Prepare your Teen for their Future
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  Prepare your Teen for their Future
Cabrillo College and Positive Discipline Community Resources
Date: Every Sa (Apr 11-May 9) from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Details: 3 Session Positive Discipline Series for Parents of Teens
City: Aptos Phone: (831) 479-6331 view all details >>
     
Happy May Day
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  Happy May Day
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Raising a Girl in the 21st Century
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  Raising a Girl in the 21st Century
Christy Starr
Date: Every Su, Wed and Sa (Apr 6-Jun 6)
Ages: 6-9
Details: We need parents and their daughters for a research study about parenting concerns, School, Media, Family Life, and Future Goals.
City: Santa Cruz Phone: 309-212-5433 view all details >>
     
Jambalaya Family Music
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  Jambalaya Family Music
Libi Kavanah
Date: Every Th from 10:00am to 11:45am
Ages: all ages welcome
Details: Family Community Nature Connection, Celebrating Peace Every Day
Special Instructions: scholarships are available
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 461-5999 view all details >>
     
Coastal Watershed Council Snapshot Day
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  Coastal Watershed Council Snapshot Day
Coastal Watershed Council
Date: 05/06/2017 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Ages: all
Details: Annual Snapshot Day Event
Special Instructions: n/a
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 464-9200 view all details >>
     
Happy May Day
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  Happy May Day
Date:
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Geology Rocks!
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  Geology Rocks!
State Park Ano Nuevo
Date: 10/03/2015 at 1:00pm
Ages: All: (Lots of walking)
Details: 60 minute exploration of the parks coastal geology
City: Pescadero Phone: (650) 879-2025 view all details >>
     
Happy May Day
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Contra Dancing
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  Contra Dancing
Santa Cruz Dance
Date: The 1st Su of every month at 7:00pm
Ages: 7+
Details: Contra couples dancing for beginners and experienced dancers
Special Instructions: Usually First Friday, Check website.
City: Felton view all details >>
     
Happy May Day
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  Triple P continued

On average:

  • The majority (78%) of parents receiving in-depth support report improvements in their children's behaviors after participating in Triple P;
  • The majority (77%) of parents receiving in-depth support report improvements in their parenting style;
  • Improvements are even greater among parents experiencing more significant parenting challenges at the start of the Triple P program. By the end of the program, 90% of parents report improvements in their children's behaviors, as well as a decrease in their stress; and
  • Participants report a high level of satisfaction with the quality of Triple P services their families received.

Triple P - Positive Parenting Passports can be printed from First 5's website or picked up at:

  • First 5 Santa Cruz County, 4450 Capitola Road, Suite 106, Capitola
  • Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Hwy. 9, Felton
  • La Manzana Community Resources, 521 Main St., Suite L, Watsonville

Completed Passports can be redeemed at any of those three locations.

The Spring/Summer Triple P Passport is made possible by sponsorships from Yogurtland, the Seaside Company, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, the Children's Museum of Discovery and the United Way of Santa Cruz County. 

The Triple P - Positive Parenting Program is a world-renowned program available to families in Santa Cruz County who have children ages birth to 16, including children with special needs. Backed by more than 30 years of international, scientific research, Triple P provides families with proven strategies for strengthening relationships with their children and for preventing or managing a full range of parenting challenges. The program is available to all families in Santa Cruz County through a partnership between First 5 Santa Cruz County, the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency and the Santa Cruz County Human Services Department. For more, visit www.first5scc.org or facebook.com/triplepscc.

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