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This November, Alliance of Moms invites one hundred pregnant and parenting teens in foster care to participate in Raising Baby. This event is a day of interactive workshops that empowers young parents in foster care to become the kind of parents they want to be but never had themselves. Underserved foster youth engage with parenting experts and learn practical tips about how to help develop their babies’ brains during the critical first years of life. While the young moms and dads are learning, Alliance of Moms member volunteers provide childcare for their kids. A DJ spins during breaks, lunch is provided and goody bags are gifted at the end of the day.
It’s interactive. It’s fun. It changes lives.
Date: November 18th, 2017
Venue: Children's Institute, Los Angeles
Past workshops have included:
TALK, READ, SING
Led by Too Small to Fail’s Dr. Dayna Long from Oakland Children’s Hospital. Our young moms and dads learn how they can build crucial connections with their babies by talking, reading, and singing.
SLEEP & EARLY ATTACHMENT
The Cradle Company’s Brandi Jordan shares safe sleep habits and the importance of attachment with our young parents, and offers tips to help their babies get the sleep they need.
LOOM’s Erica Chidi Cohen and Nicole Makowka illustrate the importance of self care for expecting moms and teach self care habits that can help relieve toxic stress.
MUSIC & THE BRAIN
Creative Seeds’ Ashley Thompson shows the girls that incorporating music into their daily lives helps develop their babies’ cognitive skills.
Project Fatherhood’s Alan-Michael Graves speaks to our young dads about the unique influence they have on their children’s early brain development.