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Phone Presentation-Free and open to the public


Please join the Hands & Voices O.U.R. Children’s Safety Project* for this special presentation.

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Tuesday, March 14,2017

9 AM PST – 10:00 AM PST


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*What is O.U.R. Children Safety Project -(Observe, Understand, and Respond) Hands & Voices has created a Community of Learners, comprised of parents, family members and professionals, to explore and develop activities that will work to increase the safety and success of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. This welcoming and inclusive community of learners values participation from Hands & Voices leadership including GBYS and ASTra program staff. Through discussion and critical reflection, the group focuses on issues to increase awareness and understanding surrounding prevention of child maltreatment for deaf, hard of hearing and deaf plus children. Together, members of O.U.R. identify and determine action steps that support others in their own communities that serve to observe and respond to instances of abuse, neglect and bullying, as well as cohesively work to enhance policies for prevention within the systems of care serving D/HH children and families. The O.U.R Children Safety Project incorporates the foundation and mission of Hands &Voices, and as such guides the message of prevention throughout Hands & Voices state and provincial chapters in order to carry out the work that enables deaf, hard of hearing and deaf plus children to reach their highest potential.


2017 Deaf Fiesta

Saturday, March 25, 2017

9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Central Washington University (CWU)

Black Hall, Room 201

400 E University Way, Ellensburg, WA


Registration Deadline: March 13

Free to Spanish speaking parents and their children

Come and enjoy a day of fun and learning for Spanish-speaking parents with deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children. Child care & activities are available for all ages.


            · Opportunities for Spanish-speaking parents to network with other parents and learn more about parenting their deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) children and community resources

            · Small group discussions

            · Includes deaf presenters and Spanish-speaking presenters

            · Activities will be available for children of all ages, while parents attend workshops; DHHchildren’s hearing siblings are welcome. There will be activities for ages 0 to 8; andchildren 9 and up can enjoy the rockclimbing wall.

            · A catered lunch provided

Send registration form ASAP to: Julia Petersen, Deaf Fiesta Coordinator Seattle Children’s Hospital
4800 Sandpoint Way NE, OA.5.154 Seattle, WA 98105

Fax 206-987-2246
Phone 206-257-7199 (English/Spanish) Email julia.petersen@seattlechildrens.org


Fiesta para Sordos 2017

Sábado, 25 de marzo, 2017

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Costo: Gratuito para los padres hispanohablantes y sus niños sordos o con pérdida de audición

Lugar: Central Washington University (CWU)

Black Hall, Room 201

400 E University Way, Ellensburg


Fecha Limite para Registrarse: 13 de marzo

Vengan y disfrutan de un dia de diversión y aprendizaje para padres hispanohablantes de niños sordos o con pérdida de audición. Cuidado de niños y actividades estarán disponibles para niños de todas edades

¡Lo más destacado del evento!

            · Oportunidades para los padres hispanohablantes de entablar contactos con otros padres y aprender más sobre la crianza de sus niños y pérdida de audición y rescurosos communitarios.

            · Discusiones en grupos pequeños.

            · Presentadores incluyendo profesionales tanto Sordos como hispanohablantes.

            · Actividades estarán disponibles para todas las edades mientras que los padres asisten los talleres.Los hermanos de los niños sordos/hipacúsicos están bienvenidos también. Habrá varias ac- tividades divertidas para niños de 0 a 8 años, y para los mayors de 9 años hasta podrán disfrutar del muro de escalada.

· Alumerzo proporcionado por un servicio de catering

Favor de entegar la forma de registro lo más pronto posible a:
Julia Petersen, Coordinadora, Seattle Children’s Hospital 4800 Sandpoint Way NE, OA.5.154, Seattle, WA 98105

Número de fax 206-987-2246 Teléfono 206-257-7199 (ingles/español) julia.petersen@seattlechildrens.org



BizTown and Finace Park

April 26 and 27, 2017


BizTown is a place for students to explore careers in a hands on learning envornment.


For more information on how to get your child involved during this two day event, contact your school's Teacher of Deaf.

Spring Family Camp

May 5-7, 2017


Washington State Disabilities Services in collaboration with The Center on Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss (CDHL), sponsors an annual weekend for families with children and teens who are deaf/hard of hearing. Families stay in cabins at the Lazy F Ranch outside of Ellensburg, attend workshops, and have a great time.

For more information about the Spring Family Camp, contact:

Carol Carrothers

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