The key to our success lies in a shared vision and joined forces.
The Annual Help Me Grow (HMG) National Forum, hosted by the HMG National Center, is an opportunity for affiliates and partners to network, create new partnerships, and learn from each other. Each year, the event provides increasing national visibility of the HMG Network’s collective efforts and accomplishments and highlights promising ideas and innovations from across the Network.
Help Me Grow Forum 2020 | Virtual Forum
Annual Help Me Grow
Virtual Forum | August 10-12, 2020
As a safe alternative to coming together in person, the HMG National Center will host a Virtual HMG Forum on August 10-12, 2020 via Zoom Webinar.
The Virtual Forum will be made available to all members of the National Affiliate Network and National Partners free of charge. Each day will highlight an affiliate presentation .Registration will be required for each day. Please review the agenda below and register for the day(s) of interest to you. Registration is first-come-first-serve, please register as soon as possible.
Day 1: August 10, 2020 1:00-5:00 PM EST
Help Me Connect is an online statewide navigator and referral system that connects Minnesota families with the “villages” they self-identify for greater outcomes. This presentation will share how Help Me Connect was developed and will continue to grow as part of our state’s Preschool Development Grant, as well as the equity focus incorporated throughout. Attendees will consider equity and interagency collaboration strategies to use within their own current state systems. This session will be moderated by HMG Minnesota.
The Help Me Grow New Jersey & ECCS Impact Parent Leaders will showcase the importance of, examples, and strategies for family engagement at all levels. This session will include concrete strategies and next steps for implementing and improving Family Engagement strategies within your work.
Day 2: August 11, 2020 1:00-5:00 PM EST
This virtual training will present, assimilate, process, and integrate research and attachment theory in exploration of relational health from an infant mental health (IMH) perspective. Common parental challenges, e.g., sleep issues, feeding, and emotional regulation, will be re-framed using IMH principles leading to evidence-based services that can have transcend generational impact.
HMG National Center Update
Provided by: Kimberly Martini-Carvell, Executive Director, HMG National
Washington Post Made By History: A Proposed EPA Rule Prioritizes Industry Profit Over People’s Lives
Union of Concerned Scientists: People are the Purpose of Science
New York Times: How a Pediatrician Became a Detective
New York Times: Will We Lose the Doctor Who Would Stop the Next Flint?
Day 3: August 12, 2020 1:00-4:00 PM EST
The Virtual Forum will take place on Zoom Webinar, presentation style. Due to the number of attendees, camera and microphone capabilities will be disabled. Attendees will be able to interact with presenters via the Question and Answer Portal and Polls. Registration is required in advance. Registration is first-come-first-serve.
Help Me Grow Forum 2019 | Buffalo, New York
10th Annual Help Me Grow Forum
Buffalo, NY | May 6 – 8, 2019
The 10th Annual Help Me Grow National Forum was held in Buffalo, NY and sponsored by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation in partnership with Help Me Grow Western New York.
2019 Forum Highlights
Dr. Mona Hana-Attisha
BUFFALO Site visits
Jericho Road Community Health Center
Family Help Center Daycare
John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital
2-1-1 Western New York Call Center
Thank you to all who attended the 10th Annual Help Me Grow National Forum in Buffalo, NY, with a special appreciation for the contributions of our host affiliate, Help Me Grow Western New York, the Forum Planning Committee, and all affiliates sharing expertise.
We were honored to be joined by two keynote speakers. Angela Santomero, the co-creator of Blue’s Clues and visionary for research-based children’s programming, and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician whose research exposed the Flint water crisis, provided the audience with their compelling experiences and perspectives for supporting children’s optimal health and development.
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