February eNews
Baby Day

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Baby Day! 

In its inaugural year, we welcomed over 1,200 adults and children across 5 cities.  The success of Baby Day would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors  Celanese Corporation  and  North Texas Community Foundation  and our 30+ partners. Thank you to  Austin Public Health Botanical Research Institute of Texas Center for Children and Families Children's Learning Institute Children's Museum of Houston , Early Learning Alliance East Austin Kids' YogaEaster Seals of Greater HoustonErika Ruiz YogaFort Worth Public LibraryHealthy Living Matters,Houston Health DepartmentKERA, L.I.F.E HoustonMcKenna Children's Museum, McKenna FoundationMHMR TarrantMi Casa Es Tu CasaParents as TeachersPerot Museum of Nature and SciencePlay Studio by Green SpacePNCPrelude Music Classes, Texas Home Visiting Coalition at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas , The Center for Children's HealthThe Harrison Center for Music Therapy, LLCThe Warren CenterThinkeryUnited Way for Greater AustinUNT Health Science Center and Yoga N Da Hood

And thank you to all those who pledged their support for Baby Day!

Don't forget, you can continue to enjoy all of the resources our Baby Day website has to offer throughout the year by visiting  https://babyday.us.

2019 Regional Conference

You are invited to join us for our 2019 Regional Conference as we discuss impact of trauma on our communities and reflection strategies to promote resilience for children and families. Our neighborhoods need your expertise to build stronger communities.

Interested in becoming a vendor at our conference? 
Click here for more information. 

Upcoming Trainings

February Webinar Series | Transitions in Parenting
Topic: Trauma and Early Brain Development | Strategies to Support Resilience 
Trauma - Early Childhood Practitioners need a strong foundation of understanding trauma and the impact on communities and families. The young brain is developing at a rapid pace with 85% of foundational development complete by age 5. When children experience trauma during the early years it can leave a lifelong impact on the child's overall health and wellbeing. Practitioners who understand the prevalence and impact of trauma can target interventions to meet the needs of children and families to build resilience and strengthen the child's development and family functioning overall.


Q1 Competencies:
Relationship-based practice, Family-centered practice, Family relationships/dynamics, Attachment/Separation and loss, Relationship-based therapeutic practice, Service Delivery Systems, Screening & Assessment, Responding with Empathy, Advocacy, Treatment planning, Supportive Counseling, Exercising Sound Judgment, Maintaining perspective, Emotional Response, Study of Families, Study of Relationships and Attachment
Houston Food For Thought
Mark your calendar for the 2019 series of
Houston Food for Thought 

Food for Thought sessions feature infant mental health topics designed to provide the newest information and practical applications for working with young children and families. 

March 27th | United Way of Greater Houston
May 22nd | Children's Assessment Center
July 24th | Professional Networking Event | Location TBD
September 25th | United Way of Greater Houston
November 20th | Children's Assessment Center

11:15 AM | Registration
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Training
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Information session on the Infant Mental Health Endorsement® (Optional)
**The July session will be a Free Professional Networking Event from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Each Session includes Lunch and CEU/CLEs
Students: $10 | F3Y Members: FREE | Non-Members: $15

Seeking Board Members
We are seeking an outgoing, experienced professional to join our Board of Directors.  For more information on requirements and criteria and details on how to apply, please click   here.
Call for Success Stories
Have you received services from First3Years and want to share your story? Well we want to hear about it! 

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Monthly Giving

Become a Monthly Donor in Support of the Year of Baby
Have you ever considered what your gift could mean for infants and toddlers in Texas? Click here to find out how your monthly gift could impact our tiniest Texans.
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