Healthy Communities Oct. 14 Meeting Includes Nevada Families First and Domestic Violence Awareness

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties hosts it’s October meeting on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 9am via Zoom (connection details below). The public meeting includes member updates and introductions, discussion of matters of regional importance to health and wellness, plus presentations by guest speakers. Special presentations this month will focus on Nevada Families First and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Nevada Families First

Heather Smith and Becca Singleton, Parent Educators with Community Chest, Inc, will describe the free support available through Nevada Families First, a Parents as Teachers™ affiliate program. Parents as Teachers™ is a nationally-recognized, high-quality, evidence-based home visiting model that connects families with child development assistance, education, information, health and developmental screenings, and resources. The national Parents as Teachers™ vision is “that all children will learn, grow, and develop to realize their full potential.” Home visiting is a resource for families in Storey, Lyon, Carson, and Mineral counties.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Amy Reha, Mental Health and Advocacy Program Director/Psychotherapist with Community Chest, Inc., will give a presentation about recognizing signs of domestic violence, and available resources. Domestic Violence Awareness Month was launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues while raising awareness for those issues. Over the past 30+ years, progress has been made to support domestic violence victims and survivors, to hold abusers accountable, and to create and update legislation to further those goals.

Below are the details for joining the meeting via Zoom.

Join the Zoom meeting Thursday October 14, 2021 from 9am until 11am.

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Password: 147839

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Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties (HCC) is a private nonprofit that uses a collective impact model. Common Agenda + Multiple Sectors = Collaborative Impact! HCC is a collaboration of people who dream of a future where all have the opportunity to live healthy, vital lives. How do we “reverse engineer” to get to that preferred future? By supporting resident-centered change, stimulating active citizenship, strengthening resident-led organizations, and by practicing acceptance and love rooted in the belief that each and every person has a unique and important gift to offer.

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