2017 Health Institute Materials and Presentations

April 10, 2017

Monday Certificate Trainings

Vision Screening Certification

April Nakayoshi & Jessica Alegria,
Prevent Blindness Northern California

Hearing Screening Certification

Dr. Will Eiserman & Jeff Hoffman,
Early Childhood Hearing Outreach, NCHAM at Utah State University

Playground Safety Academy - Handout | Handout 2

Sam (Butch) DeFillippo,
PlaySafe, LLC

April 11 & 12, 2017

Opening Keynote: Edward Curry, MD, FAAP
Regional Health Cluster Reception

Tuesday Workshops

A Program-wide Approach to Active Supervision - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 Kimberly Clear-Sandor
Administering Epi-pens and Asthma Medication: 101 Program Implementation - Handout Danette Atalig
Beyond Baby Food - Handout Nina Paddock
Beyond Compliance: Sustaining Quality Improvement through Effective Record Keeping and Reporting of Health Data - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Desiree Del-Zio
Building Peace with Children, Family, & Colleagues at Home, School, & Work Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D., L.M.F.T. Mah
Children with Disabilities: Where do I fit? - Handout Karina Loza
Food Allergies/Intolerances and Special Diets: How to Manage them in Head Start - Handout Sophia  Talbot
Engaging Families and the Medical Home to Support Children with Special Health Care Needs - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 | Handout 8 Kimberly Clear-Sandor
FDA Updates on Nutrition Labeling and Other Tools for Health Rosario Quintanilla
Field Trip to Neighborhood House Assoc. Nutrition Services Kristine Smith
Food Service Health & Safety II - Handout Anita G. Barden
Home Health Safety - Handout Debra Moser
Implementing a Monitoring Health Data System - Handout Renee  Kapsner
No Preschooler Left Behind: Collaborative Engagement and Strategies in Limiting Suspension and Prohibiting Expulsion - Handout Lily Cosico-Berge
New Health Manager/ Coordinator Track Jessica Freeman-Torres
Reasonable Suspicion + Mandated Reporting =? An Experiential Training to Understand Child Abuse and Mandated Reporting Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D., L.M.F.T. Mah
Required Annual Disinfectant Training Belinda Messenger
Tracking and Logistics of SB792 - the new law for Head Start staff and families - Handout Danette Atalig
Why and How Head Start Programs Should Integrate Child Passenger Safety - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Heidi  Heflin, MN, RN, CNS, CPSTI
Closing Keynote: Michelle Lombardo, DC

Wednesday Workshops

Additional Services to Children with Disabilities Belinda Messenger
Answering the Health Indicators on the Program Information Report (PIR): Q & A with Region IX Heidi Heflin, MN, RN, CNS, CPSTI
Champions of Health - Best Practices to Maximize Motor Development and Prevent Childhood Obesity - Handout Patty  Kimbrell
Data Management with ChildPlus Carolyn Heyliger-Graham
Emergency Disaster Checklist - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 Mona Lisa McCormick
Health Coverage Panel - Handout Chris Cochran
Implementing New Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Pattern Guidelines Kristine Smith
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for New Family Child Care Homes - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 Debra Moser
Lead, Asthma, and Pesticides—Oh my! Tips for Creating and Maintaining an Environmentally Healthy Center Jacquelyn Menghrajani
Overview of New Standards Focused on Health, Safety, and Mental Health - Handout Marco Beltran
Providing EnvHS Comprehensive Services Requires more than Compliance! - Handout Freda Carter
The Path to Success through Health Literacy - Handout Rachel  Hoffman 
Trauma Informed Mindfulness Interventions for Children - Handout Dr. Melissa Springstead
What Do We Tell the Children? - Handout | Handout 2 Doreen Fischer
Mission Statement

The California Head Start Association is the unified voice providing leadership and advocacy for the Head Start community.

Vision Statement

The California Head Start Association will be an important strategic partner representing Head Start interests in California and the nation.


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