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September 2019

OSSE’s Parent & Family Engagement Summit

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Information provided at the summit will engagement families as partners in education and provide support and resources to ensure families have cases to high-quality education options for their children. The summit will provide an opportunity for parents and families to: Learn how to actively engage in the education process; Participate in meaningful group discussions with OSSE and other parents and families to build capacity and stay engaged in their children’s education; and, Strengthen relationships through two-way communication to achieve greater…

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October 2019

Why Group Prenatal Care? The Advantages to Building Community Through Care

October 9 @ 4:00 pm

This session will provide an overview of group prenatal including its components, benefits, and evidence that supports how group prenatal care has a positive impact on women’s health behaviors, pregnancy outcomes and cost savings and how it differs from traditional prenatal care. It will address the challenges facing new sites and provide recommendations for addressing these challenges. It will introduce the new March of Dimes model of group prenatal care, Supportive Pregnancy Care. Location to be determined – email thrivebyfive@dc.gov…

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November 2019

Pathways to Parenting & National Adoption Month 2019

November 1 - November 30

Each year, DC’s Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) joins with local child welfare partners, advocates and stakeholders during National Adoption Month (November) to plan heightened outreach and awareness-raising efforts focused on finding permanent homes for DC children and youth in foster care; as well to formally celebrate the finalization of the adoption of kids in care during that year. The District of Columbia’s recognition of National Adoption Month 2019 will include the District’s 33rd Annual Adoption Day Ceremony on…

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Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy

November 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Preeclampsia is a leading cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality with an estimated 50,000-60,000 related deaths per year worldwide. In the United States, the incidence of preeclampsia has increased by 25% during the last two decades. For every pre-eclampsia related death that occurs in the U.S, there are likely about 50-100 other women who experience "near-miss" maternal morbidity that stops just short of death and results in other serious health risks and health care costs. The session will…

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December 2019

District of Columbia’s Early Childhood Summit: Brighter Futures Start Here

December 6 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) Division of Early Learning is excited to invite you to join nearly 4,000 early childhood professionals at the District of Columbia’s Early Childhood Summit: Brighter Futures Start Here on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. At the summit, local and national experts will share best practices, professionals will have networking opportunities, and together, we will collectively launch the District of Columbia’s birth to five strategic plan. The District’s strategic plan will focus on…

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