Nov
14
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC November Meeting

Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life. This meeting is open to all professionals that work with expecting and new parents in Austin and the surrounding areas.

The November meeting offers 1.5 CEUs for social workers. Educational presentation to be announced - check back soon to learn more!

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Oct
10
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC October Meeting

Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life. This meeting is open to all professionals that work with expecting and new parents in Austin and the surrounding areas.

The October meeting offers 1.5 CEUs for social workers. Educational presentation to be announced - check back soon to learn more!

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Sep
12
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC September Meeting

Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life. This meeting is open to all professionals that work with expecting and new parents in Austin and the surrounding areas.

The Septembert meeting offers 1.5 CEUs for social workers. Educational presentation to be announced - check back soon to learn more!

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Aug
8
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC August Meeting

Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life. This meeting is open to all professionals that work with expecting and new parents in Austin and the surrounding areas.

The August meeting offers 1.5 CEUs for social workers. Educational presentation to be announced - check back soon to learn more!

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Jun
13
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC June Meeting

Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life. This meeting is open to all professionals that work with expecting and new parents in Austin and the surrounding areas.

The June meeting offers 1.5 CEUs for social workers and features a Legislative Update from Texans Care for Children’s Adriana Kohler .

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May
9
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC May Meeting

Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life. This meeting is open to all professionals that work with expecting and new parents in Austin and the surrounding areas.

The May meeting offers 1.5 CEUs for social workers and features the following educational presentation:

The Importance of Prenatal Nutrition
Kelly Barnhill

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Mar
14
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC March Meeting

Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life. This meeting is open to all professionals that work with expecting and new parents in Austin and the surrounding areas.

The March meeting offers 1.5 CEUs for social workers and features the following educational presentation:

The Role of Doulas in Trauma Recovery
Alexis Edwards

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Feb
14
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC February Meeting

Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life. This meeting is open to all professionals that work with expecting and new parents in Austin and the surrounding areas.

The February meeting offers 1.5 CEUs for social workers and features the following educational presentation:

Social-Emotional Development and Infant Bonding: Strategies for Today that Yield Benefits Tomorrow Amanda Tami, BCBA, LPC

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Jan
10
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC January Meeting

Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life. This meeting is open to all professionals that work with expecting and new parents in Austin, TX and the surrounding areas.

The January meeting offers 1.5 CEUs for social workers and features the following educational presentation:

Saving Babies' Lives One Drop of Breastmilk at a Time
Kim Updegrove
Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin, Executive Director

We'll introduce the topic of milk banking for those not familiar, dive into the science of pasteurizing donated breastmilk to treat babies born too sick or too soon, and share stories of our generous donor moms and the babies who receive their milk.

Kim Updegrove is a certified nurse midwife by trade with more than 500 deliveries under her belt. Since 2002 she's been supporting the Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin's mission to save premature babies and is currently serving as their Executive Director.

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Nov
8
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC November Meeting

Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life. This meeting is open to all professionals that work with expecting and new parents in Austin and the surrounding areas.

The November meeting offers 1.5 CEUs for social workers and features the following educational presentation:

Working With Birth Parents: An Interactive Panel Session
Moderated by Erin Smith, Director of Adoption Services
Adoption Advocates

Have you ever wondered how to best support your clients or patients making adoption plans? Come hear directly from birth parents who have placed a child or children for adoption about their experiences with healthcare professionals and social workers. They will help bridge the divide between professional and client as well as explain the incredibly emotionally complex territory that is working with the placing parent. 

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Oct
11
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC October Meeting

Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life. This meeting is open to all professionals that work with expecting and new parents in Austin and the surrounding areas.

The October meeting offers 1.5 CEUs for social workers and features the following educational presentation:

Tantrums, Meltdowns, and Outbursts: Strategies for Helping Your Child Cope
Amanda Tami, BCBA, LPC

 

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Sep
13
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC September Meeting

Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life. This meeting is open to all professionals that work with expecting and new parents in Austin and the surrounding areas.

The September meeting offers 1.5 CEUs for social workers and features the following educational presentations:

Cord Blood Banking
Sherry Brown

Newborn Stem Cells: Current and Potential Clinical Applications
Michelle McDougle, MS, CGC

Presenters will discuss cord blood banking and provide a general overview of stem cell science and current research.  They will also present about the Newborn Possibilities Program which assists eligible families with free cord blood and cord tissue preservation for five years.

Communication Milestones in Infancy & What to Do When There Are Concerns
Dr. Jana Rundle

As soon as babies come out of the womb, they are learning the complex intricacies of communication.  From eye contact, social smiles, gestures, babbling, and spoken words, they are continuing to learn to communicate their wants, needs, and feelings in various ways. This presentation will focus on communication milestones in the first few years of life, how to promote your child’s social and verbal development, and what to do when there are concerns.

 

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Aug
9
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC August Meeting

Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life. This meeting is open to all professionals that work with expecting and new parents.

The August meeting will be held at the Mothers' Milkbank Austin and feature a facility tour. The meeting will also include the following education presentation:

Breastfeeding & Women with Obesity
Linda Zeccola
Katie Coyne

Presenters will provide background information about perinatal risks faced by women with obesity, and the many barriers to success: cultural, mechanical, physiological, and emotional. Included will then offer tips and suggestions for how to help these women be more successful in their breastfeeding journey.

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Jun
14
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC June Meeting

Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life. This meeting is open to all professionals that work with expecting and new parents.

Presentations for the June meeting include:

Maternal Mortality in Texas
Teens and Pregnancy in Foster Care

Adriana Kohler, JD
Senior Health Policy Associate
Texans Care for Children                                  

Sleep Training
Ellie Wheeler

 

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Apr
12
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC April Meeting

Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life. This meeting is open to all professionals that work with expecting and new parents.

This month's meeting features educational presentations from the following organizations:

WIC
Sandi-Halstead-Bohac, CBE, CLC
Overview of the WIC program including requirements and benefits that are available to women, infants and children.

Texas Parent-to-Parent
Sherry Santa
Sherry will share information about all the programs at Texas Parent-to-Parent but specifically the NICU network.

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Mar
8
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC March Meeting

Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life.

This month's topic will be the Texas Family Connects Program and will be presented by Shalyn Bravens, Rachel Farley and Donna Sundstrom. 

Presentation on a new Evidence-Based Program model called Family Connects planned for Travis County. It is a voluntary, short-term nurse home visiting program offered to every family with newborn infants to maximize population reach and community acceptance.

Program goals are:
1. To connect with mothers or primary caregivers in order to support parenting skills and self-efficacy
2. To assess each family’s unique strengths and needs
3. To connect the family with needed community services such as; health care, child care, and financial and social support in order to promote family functioning and child well-being

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Feb
8
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC February Meeting

Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life.

During this month's meeting, Brittney Roberts will be on hand to discuss the Austin chapter of Embrace Grace, a support group that connects single and pregnant mothers walking through an unplanned pregnancy.

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Jan
11
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC January Meeting

Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life.

This month's presentation: Jeremiah Program – Overview of Services/Program
Valerie Eubert, Family Services Manager

An overview of the Jeremiah Program model for transforming two generations from poverty to prosperity through five key pillars: affordable safe housing, career-track college education, supportive community, quality early childhood education, and empowerment and life skills.

This meeting is free and open to all professionals in Central Texas that work with the perinatal population. CEUs for Social Workers and LPCs available: 1.5 hours

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Nov
9
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC November Meeting

Join us for networking and education for professionals supporting the perinatal population, including pregnancy, delivery and the first year of a child's life.

Presentations this month include:

Vroom Initiative
Jessica Dominguez
United Way

Early Childhood Readiness
Alison Bentley, United Way

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Aug
10
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC August Meeting

PLEASE NOTE: The August meeting has moved to Mothers' Milk Bank of Austin.

Join us in August for our next meeting of the Central Texas Perinatal Coalition. Presentations for this month's meeting include:

WIC Services
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program
Mom’s Place Lactation Support Center
Central Texas Breastfeeding Coalition
Angela Fritsch, IBCLC, RLC
Breastfeeding Coordinator
Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services, WIC Program

Milk Bank of Austin
Overview by Executive Director Kim Updegrove
Tour by Kelsey Heineman
 

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Jun
8
8:30 AM08:30

CTPC June Meeting

We are excited to have the following presenter's next week at our monthly meeting!

Prenatal Chiropractic Care: The Physiological Benefits to Mom & Baby
Jeannique Norbert, D.C.
Director of Chiropractic
Empower Family Chiropractic
info@empowerfamilychiro.com / 512.856.6970
www.empowerfamilychiro.com

Postpartum Support International (PSI) & Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas (PPHA)
Melissa Bentley
Texas PSI Coordinator
PPHA Programs Director
Mamas for Mamas, Peer Support Group Facilitator
info@melissabentley.net / 512.920.3737
www.postpartum.netwww.pphatx.org 

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