ROCK Mat-Su Community Baby Shower
11:00 AM11:00

ROCK Mat-Su Community Baby Shower

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Join the UWMS Early Childhood Partnership & our friends at ROCK Mat-su, along with numerous other partners, for a day of taking the nervousness out of parenting?

FREE for expectant mothers & mothers with children under 12 months of age. Partners are encouraged to attend!

For more information, please call the Early Childhood Partnership at (907)745-5824 or Lindsay Prunella, ROCK Mat-Su Project Coordinator by email:

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10:00 AM10:00

Mat-Su Regional Medical Center Baby & Child Fair

FREE Health Fair: Catch the Wellness Wave

If you’re expecting a baby, thinking about it, or have young children, you can’t miss this fair. You’ve got questions and we’ll have answers.

  • Enter drawing for grand prize

  • Vendor giveaways and raffles

  • Tour the Family Birthing Center with OB staff

  • Parenting advice and health education

  • Sign up for childbirth education classes

  • Hearing and vision screenings

  • Free car seat checks

  • Children’s games and prizes

  • Interactive educational stations

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3:00 PM15:00

Community Workshop: ACEs, Hope & Resilience

This FREE workshop is open to ADULTS who are interested in learning how to identify and counteract Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to develop resilient kids.

Frequent or prolonged exposure to stress can create toxic stress which can damage the developing brain of a child and overall health. A Survival Mode Response to toxic stress increases a child’s heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and muscle tension. Their thinking brain is knocked offline. Self-protection is their priority. In other words: “I can’t hear you! I can’t respond to you! I am just
trying to be safe!”

Learn How Resilience Trumps ACEs! Parents, Teachers and Caregivers can help by:
- Gaining an understanding of ACEs and how they affect children's social, emotional, and cognitive abilities and thier connection
a wide range of health problems throughout a person’s lifespan.
- Creating environments where children feel safe emotionally & physically.
- Helping children identify feelings & manage emotions
- Creating a safe physical & emotional environment at home, in school, and in neighborhoods.
- Share ways to build resilience.

Questions? Please call (907)745-5824 or email

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Rock the Resilience v2.0: What Is Love?
6:00 PM18:00

Rock the Resilience v2.0: What Is Love?

Join us for our second annual Rock the Resilience event to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault.

The event will feature performances by local talent while inspiring us to unite in working together to say "NO MORE" to DVSA in the Valley.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Sponsored by Thrive Mat-Su.

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