‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
Image description

Network Newsletter

The Cowlitz Community Network brings the community together to 

create opportunities for youth and families to succeed.

Program Updates

Image description

VIRTUAL LEARNING For Child Care Providers and Families

The Network is partnering with local presenters to offer free virtual learning opportunities for child care providers and families. All sessions are FREE and qualify for STARS hours.



4th Thursdays, January - June 2022, 6-7:30PM

January 27th  |  February 24th  |  March 24th  |  April 28th  |  May 26th  |  June 23rd

    Articles & Resources

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month

    In honor of mental health month, Washington State Health Care Authority and partner agencies have created a mental health toolkit. The goal of the toolkit is to provide tools and resources for getting mental health help.

    Image description

    As outlined by the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy in his latest public health advisory, the mental health crisis of our youth is a major issue facing our educators in classrooms today. It is important to foster mental health and wellness in our children from an early age. Teaching essential life skills such as the Choose Love Formula, that encompasses Courage + Gratitude + Forgiveness + Compassion-in-Action, and empowering them with how to have healthy relationships, emotional management, and responsible decision-making, gives our children the ability to make healthy choices in their thoughts and actions which in turn creates a healthy Choose Love Lifestyle.  Please take the Choose Love pledge here:

    

    Caregiver Handouts: Games and Activities

    

    Here you’ll find handouts with suggestions for games and activities to do with children of different ages. These activities can promote child-caregiver bonding and build children’s brains through play.

    Image description

    The three-day Washington Fatherhood Summit starts on Tuesday, May 24.

    You're invited to watch and take part in  presentations, forums and panels with state leadership, educational experts, and advocates for fathers everywhere.

    Check out the Save the Date flier to learn more about the scheduled speakers!

    Image description

    Livability in YOUR community

    Housing Needs Assessment Survey:

    English survey (click here) 

    Spanish survey (click here)

    The CWCOG is asking residents to complete a short survey by May 16th to assess the housing needs and issues of availability and affordability in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties.

    Join us on social media!

    Facebook
    Twitter
    Instagram
    If you want to unsubscribe, click here.