healthy children, brighter futures
The Coalition’s Health Children Brighter Futures initiative focuses on educating those who work with young children on a variety of health related topics. Educational opportunities have been offered through conferences, workshops, printed material social media and promotion of distance learning opportunities.
In 2012, partners in the Coalition, along with community sponsors presented its first “Healthy Futures, Brighter Futures Conference with just over 200 in attendance. A second conference was sponsored by coalition partners in 2013. During 2014 the Coalition partnered with CCRR at John A Logan College to offer a series of “We Choose Health” trainings for child care professionals.
The next seminar/ training will be held at the Carterville Community Center on November 3, 2016. Presented by Brooke's Publishing, the seminar will focus on how to implement the Ages and Stages- Social Emotional screening questionnaire, interpret results and make appropriate referrals. Funding for this seminar is provide by the Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation.