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October 12, 2016

Stop Bullying Bully Prevention Month

How to Talk about Bullying*

Parents, school staff, and other caring adults have a role to play in preventing bullying. They can: 

*From StopBullying.gov

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Give Your Baby a Great Start:


All babies and young children learn and grow best in a world filled with sounds and sights. The first three years of life are a time of amazing brain growth and a very important time for learning speech and language skills. And this first year is especially important!

Parents, grandparents, caretakers—you have a very powerful learning tool for your baby–YOUR VOICE!

So JUST TALK! Talk about anything – what you're seeing on a walk, what you're doing in the kitchen, what you're buying at the grocery store. Sing some songs or tell a little story. Before you know it, your baby will be cooing and gurgling and talking right back to you. Here are a few tips to think about when talking with your baby.

  • Talk in whatever language you are most comfortable.
  • Look your baby in the eye when you are talking.
  • Babies talk, too - when they coo and make noises, they are talking.
  • Answer back when your baby coos, just as if you understand everything your baby says.

Check out resources for kids and families of all ages at ArlingtonFamilies.com


Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Oct 14 – 5:30 – 9:00pm Hispanic Heritage Event Harvesting Dreams for Our Children at Kenmore
  • Oct 15 8:30 – 2:30pm OST Asset Conference, Kenmore Middle School - SOLD OUT! Volunteers are still needed, contact Michael Swisher if you are interested in helping out.
  • Oct 18 6:30 – 8:30 Teen Network Board, Central Library
  • Oct 20 4:00 – 5:15 Lights On After School, Arlington Mill
  • Oct 20 5:30 – 7:30 Healthy Community Action Team, Sequoia Auditorium
  • Oct 22 10:00 – 11:30am Mental Wellness/NAMI Program at Mt. Olivet Church
  • Oct 24 4:00 – 5:30pm Data Stakeholders Meeting, Education Center Board Room
  • Oct 26 6:00 – 8:00pm Community Conversation: Let’s Talk about Race

APCYF Calendar of Events

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Let's Talk about Race

Adult tickets are now SOLD OUT! However, we still have spots for Arlington high school students!

The Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth & Families is convening an intergenerational conversation on race and racism called “Let’s Talk about Race.” Our goal is to create positive change in Arlington through open, facilitated dialogue focusing on increased awareness of self and others in the context of present and past racial realities.   

The five-part series will support conversation among participants who will work in the same groups of 10-12 persons with dedicated co-facilitators assigned to each group. Each session seeks to build a framework for discussion and will incorporate activities and materials to enhance dialogue.


This will help us gauge interest for future events.  Thank you!


Attention All Dads!

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Save the Date for Friday, November 4th for Family Nights @ the Mill

Come to the Arlington Mill Community Center with your kids for some family fun!

6:00-7:00 p.m. I’m with Dad Dinner: Meet other Dads and kids and enjoy a free dinner.

Sponsored by the Arlington Department of Human Services, Child & Family Services Division, Fatherhood Engagement Committee

7:00-9:00 p.m. Play Ball Family Sports Night

Register - http://arlingtonfathers.eventbrite.com

Contact Information

Chair: Devanshi Patel
Vice Chair: Dave Carlson

General Information: Kim Durand, Coordinator 703-228-1667
Teen Network Board: Siobhan Grayson, Youth Outreach 703-228-1506
Data Questions: Rebecca Hjelm, Data Specialist 703-228-1683
Website Updates and Information: Sally LaBonte, Website 703-228-1669
Developmental Assets: Michael Swisher, Assets Liaison 703-228-1671

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