Coming in June: Operation Care's Go! Youth Summer Youth Program!
Operation Care's Go! Youth program is excited to announce our new Go! Youth Community Center. Beginning on June 19th, we will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-5 for youth ages 12 - 17. We provide a safe place for youth including snacks, games, crafts, books, a computer lab, movie days, and more, with respect at the center of their experience.
For more information contact: Andrew or Natalie at 223-2897
Sign up for our FREE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS at the Go! Youth Community Center. These programs focus on helping the youth in our community to develop the skills to live violence-free. Groups are fun and full of energy and activity to engage youth and encourage participation.
Go Youth Community Center
Located at: 1001 Broadway, Suite #101, Jackson, CA 95642
See below for class schedules. All of our programs are FREE and transportation is available upon request.
Go! Youth Program works with the Youth of Amador County to help build healthy relationships. The Operation Care advocates that lead the program are dedicated to providing a safe place for youth.
Natalie is a Prevention and Outreach Specialist; she has been with Operation Care and the Go! Youth Program for three years. She is currently working on a Master's in Child Development at Sacramento State. She hopes to use her degree to help educate the community on the importance of healthy relationships especially in the youth. "As adults it is our job to protect and give youth a voice."
Andrew is also a Prevention and Outreach specialist; he has been with Operation Care for a little over a year. Before his time as an employee, he volunteered with Operation Care for almost two years helping with various events within the community. He recently graduated from Folsom Lake College and will be attending Sacramento State in the fall to pursue his Bachelor's in Psychology. He hopes to use his education to continue to serve the community. He believes that, "We all have a part to play in building healthier communities".
Sophia's Well, 270 A Hanford Street, Sutter Creek.
Call 256-3691 or 257-1092 for more information.
Dear Safe to Sleep® Community:
As a mother, a grandmother, or a caregiver of an infant, you know that safe sleep practices can reduce baby's risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Caring for your own health is also an important part of keeping baby safe and healthy. Here are a few ideas of what you can do to keep yourself as healthy as possible:
Get your yearly health checkup. You can talk to your health care provider about how you are doing and about your health goals. You can also receive any vaccines or medical tests you need.
Tell your health care provider if you are feeling depressed or anxious during pregnancy or after birth. You may have a condition that is sometimes referred to as postpartum depression. Together, you can find the treatment that is right for you. NICHD's Mom's Mental Health Matters has resources about depression and anxiety before and after pregnancy and how to get help.
If you are pregnant, get regular prenatal care. Regular prenatal care is linked with a lower risk of SIDS and can reduce the risk of pregnancy complications. To support a healthy pregnancy,women should seek prenatal care as soon as they think they are pregnant and continue to get regular care throughout the pregnancy.
Eat healthy. You can find tips on healthy eating at Choose My Plate. Make healthy eating a lifelong habit that you share with the child you care for.
Breastfeed your baby. Breastfeeding lowers a mother's risk of type 2 diabetes, certain types of breast cancer, and ovarian cancer. And babies who breastfeed, or who are fed breastmilk, are at a lower risk of SIDS than are babies who were never fed breastmilk.
Be active. Following physical activity guidelines can help you maintain good health so that you can take better care of baby. Find opportunities for physical activity that you can do together, such as taking baby for a walk.
Sleep. It is difficult to get enough sleep when you are caring for an infant, so try to sleep when the baby sleeps. Lack of sleep or lack of quality sleep increases your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and other medical conditions. Sleep deprivation can affect your ability to think clearly and react quickly. Experts recommend trying to get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep daily.
The Safe to Sleep® campaign has up-to-date information and materials to help you learn more about ways to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Remember, your health is important for baby's health!
Safe to Sleep® Campaign
Office of Communications
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Me Every Month!
Celebrate being a dad (or uncle, or grandpa...) every month at our Dad and Me outings, held at fun venues around the county on the fourth Saturday from 10:00am-12:00pm.
This month join us at the Jackson Fire Department!
Saturday, June 24, 10:00am-12:00pm.
See the FLYER with all the information.
Call (209) 257-1092 to save your spot!
Upcoming Workshops & Events
Thursday, June 27, 9:00am - 3:00pm
First 5 Amador, 975 Broadway, Jackson Please call 257-1092 to RSVP. Lunch included.
One of the most important factors for the timely delivery of early intervention services is the early and accurate identification of infants and young children who may have developmental delays or disorders.
The Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ): A Parent-Completed, Child Monitoring System, is a screening system designed to be completed by parents or primary caregivers.
Each questionnaire contains 30 developmental items that are divided into five areas: Communication, Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Problem Solving, and Personal-Social.
The questionnaire can by completed in 10-20 minutes. In most cases, these questionnaires can identify accurately infants or young children who are in need of further evaluation to determine whether they are eligible for early intervention services.
QUICK TIPS of the MONTH
A Healthy Summer Snack for Kids
A fun way to make sure the kids are snacking on healthy goodies. And it's so easy!
All you need is fresh fruit (bigger fruit cut up into bite sized pieces) and ice cream cones.
You can use blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes, cantaloupe, peaches, strawberries, melons, etc.
Scoop the fruit into cones. Enjoy! No extra mess, plates or utensils.
Calling all children 0 to 5 years of age.
Join Amador's favorite reading club!
Over 800 Amador kids and counting! Get free books for your children! Sign your child up today and start receiving one free book every month from the Imagination Library! This is a free program, available to all Amador County children aged 0-4 (from birth until their 5th birthday).