Text4Baby new FREE app

November 13, 2014

The Text4Baby new Free App goes live today!  It is a wonderful addition to the Text4baby texting program, and its Free!  It includes interactive features and additional health information including pictures, appointment reminders, and to do list! The Text4baby app is launching nationally today, November 10, 2014.  It is Free to download from the iTunes and Google Play app stores, search for Text4baby!

 

Text4baby is a Free Service that provides health tips and appointment reminders to pregnant women and moms until the infant is one year of age.  Text4baby gets health information out to participants early in their pregnancy, areas of high poverty, and low-income households, decreasing infant mortality and morbidity.  Text4baby has an appointment reminder feature to help get those in need to their prenatal, newborn well baby checks, or WIC visits.  Text4baby launched in February of 2010.  Since that launch, Nebraska has had only 5,916 enrollees.  More information about the national Text4Baby project is found at https://www.text4baby.org/  Sign up to be a partner and get free materials to give to clients.

 

Best of all, Text4baby is FREE.  There are no texting charges, even for those that are not on a texting plan!

 

Click on the link for more information regarding the new Text4baby App.

https://text4baby.org/index.php/component/content/article/54-partners-get-involved/partners/468-text4baby-launches-app

 

Let’s help safeguard our pregnant mom’s and new babies!


Free November PTI Webinar focus’ on the HOLIDAYS

November 13, 2014

 

On November 20, 2014 the PTI Webinar is:

 

Celebrating Holidays Including Children with Disabilities

 

To include our children with disabilities and special health in the traditions of the holidays takes thought and planning.  This webinar looks at a variety of options to consider.  Thoughtful planning makes the difference in creating holidays that are enjoyable for all in the family.

 

Register for November 20th by clicking on this link and fill out the information requested. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PTIWebinarRegistration

 

Connection links and other information will be provided after registrations are received.  Reminders and information for the webinar are sent the day before the webinar.

 

You will need to connect by internet to the webinar (the link is provided via email) and dial into a toll free conference call to facilitate communication between you, the presenter and other participants. If your place of business has a firewall, you may have difficulty making a connection with the UNL webinar system.  Check with your network admin to open: 80 and 1935 for UNLConnect server IP 129.93.225.7  Or you can always participate on the conference call using the documents sent via email before the webinar.  Please let me know if you will be using just the conference call option.

 

PTI Webinars will be presented two times.

Lunch and Learn at 12:30 – 1:30pm CT (11:30am to 12:30pm MT)

Late Night Learning at 8:30 – 9:30pm CT (7:30-8:30 MT)


Rare Epilepsies Webinar on November 6

November 4, 2014

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with a rare epilepsy including: Aicardi Syndrome, CDKL5 Disorder, Dravet Syndrome, Dup15q Syndrome, Hypothalamic Hamartoma, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, Ohtahara Syndrome, PCDH19 Female Epilepsy, Phelan-McDermid Syndrome or Tuberous Sclerosis Complex? If so, you are not alone. Though each syndrome is different, patients and caregivers with rare epilepsies share many common seizures types, symptoms, and side effects.

During this webinar you will learn more about rare epilepsies and the serious risks associated with these syndromes, including sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Discover the important work being done by the Rare Epilepsy Network (REN) to identify better prevention and treatment options and how you can get involved by enrolling in the REN database.

The Epilepsy Foundation SUDEP Institute is a proud partner in the PAME Webinar series.

Sign up now for this November 6 webinar. Space is limited.

A $25 donation is suggested. Use coupon code 07PAME at checkout to register for free.

Date: November 6, 2014

Time:
Eastern: 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Central: 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Mountain: 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Pacific: 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Speakers:

Jacqueline French, MD
Professor of Neurology, Co-Director of Epilepsy Research and Epilepsy Clinical Trials,
NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Dale Hesdorffer, PhD, MPH
Professor, Columbia University Medical Center Epidemiology

Janice Buelow, RN, PhD, FAAN
Vice President of Programs and Research, Epilepsy Foundation

Our mailing address is:

Epilepsy Foundation

8301 Professional Place

Landover, MD 20785

 


Webinar-The Power of Being With

October 31, 2014

Nebraska Association for Infant Mental Health
An Affiliate of the World Association for Infant Mental Health

Presents

The Power of Being With

November 13, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  (CST)

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (MST)

Ever have difficulty being with a tantruming emotionally deregulated child? Being with requires the caregiving adult to be present to the child even when his or she is upset.  Young children need their adult caregivers to help them co-regulate their emotions and behavior until they are able to do so on their own.  Being With is allowing yourself to be present and mindful of your interactions with others.   Join us for a journey into Being With children.  It’s more about how are you doing to be, and less about what you are going to do.

Register at: http://go.unl.edu/naimh


The PTI Webinar is: November 6th, 2014 – Bullying: Recognition & Intervention

October 31, 2014

This is a free webinar through PTI Nebraska.  Sign in and learn about a variety of topics through the year.

 

Please share with all families and professionals who might be interested.

 

The PTI Webinar is:  November 6th, 2014 – Bullying: Recognition & Intervention

 

Can you identify bullying and know when to intervene to help keep kids safe?  Current internet, cyberspace and cell phones heighten the importance of our answers.  This workshop helps you stay current with educational directives, laws, definitions, and recommendations for action, strategies and ideas.  We will discuss the causes of bullying, reporting, and record keeping. We will also discuss ways to address bullying through the IEP and talk about functional skills that can be taught to students to help with social interactions.  Anti-bullying resources will be provided.

Register for November 6, 2014 by clicking on this link and fill out the information requested.http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PTIWebinarRegistration

 

NEW***

 

PTI webinar at 12:30 will no longer use the telephone conference to support the audio.  Audio will be broadcast through the webinar on your computer.  This change is in response to many requests by participants.  We have now figured out how to make it work.  Please be patient as we make this adjustment in our programming.  Conference calls will still be used in the evening presentation.

 

Connection links and other information will be provided after registrations are received.  Reminders and information for the webinar are sent the day before the webinar.

 

You will need to connect by internet to the webinar (the link is provided via email) and dial into a toll free conference call to facilitate communication between you, the presenter and other participants. If your place of business has a firewall, you may have difficulty making a connection with the UNL webinar system.  Check with your network admin to open: 80 and 1935 for UNLConnect server IP 129.93.225.7 – Or you can always participate on the conference call using the documents sent via email before the webinar.  Please let Nina Baker know if you will be using the conference call only option.

 

PTI Webinars will be presented two times.

Lunch and Learn at 12:30 – 1:30pm CT (11:30am to 12:30pm MT)

Late Night Learning at 8:30 – 9:30pm CT (7:30-8:30 MT)


October is See To Learn Month!!

October 13, 2014

Schedule a FREE vision assessment for your 3-year-old.
1-800-960-EYES

October is See To Learn Month. Although See To Learn is available to all Nebraska 3-year-olds throughout the year, we use the month of October to pay special attention to the program. Governor Heinemann will sign a proclamation declaring October See To Learn Month on October 16.

One in five children entering Kindergarten has an undetected vision problem. Good vision is critical to learning—more than 80 percent of learning is done visually. Yet, young children often don’t realize they cannot see. And typical pediatric screenings don’t detect many problems.

To catch vision disorders before the first year of school, Nebraska’s participating SEE TO LEARN® optometrists provide FREE vision assessments for any 3-year-old, regardless of economic status.

The Nebraska Foundation for Children’s vision encourages you to find out more about SEE TO LEARN®. Visit http://www.seetolearn.com or http://www.nechildrensvision.org.October is SEE TO LEARN® Month in Nebraska.

Call 1-800-960-EYES to find a participating SEE TO LEARN® optometrist in your area, and schedule a free assessment today.


PTI Webinar – How Do I Pay For It – Parts 1&2

September 18, 2014

This is a free webinar through PTI Nebraska. Sign in and learn about a variety of topics through the year.

Please share with all families and professionals who might be interested.

The PTI Webinar is: September 25, 2014 – How Do I Pay For It? Part 1
October 7, 2014 – How Do I Pay For It? Part 2

Families who have a child with disabilities or special health care needs often must ask themselves: “Where do I look for funding to help with my child’s special medical needs?” This workshop explores systems and programs that might be able to help.

Part 1 – 9/25/14 – will offer information about insurance coverage, public programs eligibility, the appeal process and how public programs work
Part 2 – 10/7/14 – will cover may other opportunities of funding through private agencies and groups. Participants will learn how to find the opportunities, review them and apply for funding.

Register for Sept 25, 2014 & October 7, 2014 by clicking on this link and fill out the information requested. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PTIWebinarRegistration

NEW***

PTI webinar at 12:30 will no longer use the telephone conference to support the audio. Audio will be broadcast through the webinar on your computer. This change is in response to many requests by participants. We have now figured out how to make it work. Please be patient as we make this adjustment in our programming. Conference calls will still be used in the evening presentation.

Connection links and other information will be provided after registrations are received. Reminders and information for the webinar are sent the day before the webinar.

You will need to connect by internet to the webinar (the link is provided via email) and dial into a toll free conference call to facilitate communication between you, the presenter and other participants. If your place of business has a firewall, you may have difficulty making a connection with the UNL webinar system. Check with your network admin to open: 80 and 1935 for UNLConnect server IP 129.93.225.7 – Or you can always participate on the conference call using the documents sent via email before the webinar. Please let Nina Baker know if you will be using the conference call only option.

PTI Webinars will be presented two times.
Lunch and Learn at 12:30 – 1:30pm CT (11:30am to 12:30pm MT)
Late Night Learning at 8:30 – 9:30pm CT (7:30-8:30 MT)


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