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By Miriam Vargas Corona 10/02/17

The busy holiday season is nearly upon us, and this month we start it all off with Halloween (Tuesday, October 31st). For many families, getting ready for Halloween means pumpkin carving, Halloween costumes, and candy, candy, CANDY! Whether or not your family celebrates Halloween, this time of year is a great opportunity to talk dental health. What does dental health mean to you and your family? In this month’s newsletter, we provide a few ideas to promote dental health and to make dental care part of your daily routine. 

Click here to view the October parent newsletter!

Oregon Somos Padres Juntos

By Miriam Vargas Corona 10/02/17

Los meses con muchos días de fiesta casi llegan, y este mes empezamos todo con Día de los Muertos, o Halloween. Para muchas familias, preparándose para Halloween incluye el tallar de calabaza, disfraces de Halloween, y ¡dulces, caramelos, y mas dulces! Si su familia celebra este día de fiesta o no, es una gran oportunidad para hablar de salud dental. ¿Qué significa la salud dental para usted y su familia? En el boletín de este mes, presentamos algunas ideas para promover la salud dental y para incluir cuidado dental en su rutina diaria. 

Haga click aqui para ver el boletin de octubre

Community Resource Meet and Greet

By Polk County 04/05/17

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Safe Families for Children team in Dallas invites you to the Community Resource Meet and Greet to talk with service Providers and learn about resources that the community has to offer. 

This event will take place on Monday, April 27th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Pressed Coffee and Wine Bar (788 Main St. Dallas, OR 97338)

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

By Mid-Valley Parenting Hub 04/05/17

April is Child Abuse Prevention month and Mid-Valley Parenting is happy to be partnering with a number of agencies in Polk and Yamhill Counties to bring awareness and keep kids safe. Here is what currently is taking place (this list will be updated as other events, walks, and parenting seminars are planned):

  • Wednesday, April 19th, 6 PM at the McMinnville Courthuse- Child Abuse Prevention Walk
  • Thursday, April 27th, noon at the Newberg Public Library- Child Abuse Prevention Walk

There will be a number of walks, events, and parenting seminars that will be taking place throughout the region, so be sure to check our calendar for the most up-to-date information.  Additionally, be sure to follow us on Facebook; search for midvalleyparenting. 

Personal Protection Training

By Polk County 04/05/17

In recognition of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, Polk County partners came up with a fun, interactive opportunity for women to learn self-defense techniques! 

Classes are FREE for women and girls! 

In these classes you will learn ways to protect yourself, increase your confidence, and learn what to do after an incident has occurred. 

Classes will be offered Saturday, April 8th or Saturday, April 15th from 10am-11:30am. No need to attend both! Trainings will happen at the Academy Building in Dallas (182 SW Academy St. Dallas, OR 97338)

A big thank you to the Polk County Sheriff's Office for making this class available! Class size is limited so if you are interested in attending or have any questions, please email


Child Abuse Prevention Walk

By Polk County 04/05/17

Join us on Thursday, April 20th from 10am to 11am at Henry Hill (750 S. 5th St. Independence, OR 97351).


Please wear navy blue to support the event! 


This is a family-friendly event, please feel free to invite anyone who would like to help support our cause!

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