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Kaniksu Land Trust

Through a liberal donation, Kaniksu Land Trust (KLT) funded three community wide series of 8-weekly Circle of Security® classes in Bonner County.

KLT has provided many opportunities for children in Bonner County to engage with nature and the outdoors through camps, wild-crafting classes and other fun activities. They also had the foresight to realize that the foundation for the future success of such efforts is built by interactions between parents and children in the first three years of life. Therefore, they saw alignment with MSEHS’ mission to serve children under three and expanded their vision to generously sponsor our first free community wide Circle of Security series, open to parents of children of all ages.

You can learn more about Kaniksu’s mission to support healthy lands and communities by visiting http://kaniksulandtrust.org

 

VOCA (VICTIMS OF CRIME ACT)

Through the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistant grant, we were awarded funding to train two staff in the Toddler Curriculum of Attachment Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC). Additionally, it funded two series of 8-weekly Circle of Security® classes enabling us to open the training to children of all ages in our communities. We greatly appreciate their generosity and know that without it, many of the families attending would not have been eligible. Thank you for helping to make our communities stronger.

To learn more about violence prevention services, please visit: https://icdv.idaho.gov

Circle of Security classes were funded, in part, by the Victims of Crime Act, awarded by the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance, under a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime/Family Violence Prevention and Services Act/State Domestic Violence Project Account. The opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in training do not necessarily reflect the views of the Grant agencies.

 

Darkness to Light   

Darkness to Light is a nonprofit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse. They are guided by their vision to create a safer world for kids and we are proud to be a partner in prevention.

To learn more about Darkness to Light’s mission to end child sexual abuse, please visit their website at https://www.d2l.org

 

Idaho Children’s Trust Fund

Idaho Children’s Trust Fund provided a generous donation that will fund one series of 8-weekly Circle of Security® classes in Bonner County. These classes encourage both moms and dads to learn to strengthen their relationship with their children, to better understand what their child’s behavior is trying to tell them, and to understand how their own childhood experiences influence how they react as parents.

To learn about Idaho Children’s Trust Fund’s mission to prevent child abuse and neglect, please visit their website at http://www.idahochildrenstrustfund.org/index.php/about-us

 

North Idaho Action Foundation

North Idaho Action Foundation awarded one series of 8-weekly Circle of Security® classes in Bonner County to support Blue Haven Homeless residents.  These classes encourage both moms and dads to learn to strengthen their relationship with their children, to better understand what their child’s behavior is trying to tell them, and to understand how their own childhood experiences influence how they react as parents.

To learn more about Idaho Community Foundation’s mission “To Enrich the Qualify of Life Throughout Idaho”, please visit their website at https://www.idcomfdn.org/

 

Inland Northwest Community Foundation (INWCF)

The board of directors of the Inland Northwest Community Foundation (INWCF) approved funding to support the latest vision screening equipment for infants and toddlers enrolled in our program! We are so excited that our Family Consultants will be trained on how to use the equipment to screen children’s vision during a home visit. This will help Mountain States Early Head Start staff help ensure that vision problems are identified and treated early, so they don’t interfere with learning and relationships. Thank you, INWCF for your generous donation and for making a difference in the lives of children in Bonner, Kootenai and Shoshone counties!!

To learn how INWCF connects people who care with causes that matter, please visit their website at  http://www.inwcf.org