Sesame Workshop is exploring the backstory of Karli, a bright green, yellow-haired friend of Elmo’s whose mother is battling addiction. The initiative is part of the Sesame Street in Communities resources available online. The WSMV News article can be accessed here.
A group of Coffee County Middle School students took time this holiday season to collect toys for area’s specialty courts, including the Safe Baby Court. The students were featured in an article in the Manchester Times, available here.
Coffee County Safe Baby Court Coordinator Sheila Barrera and her counterpart in the area’s Veterans Court, Staria Davidson, were recently featured in a Tullahoma News article on their creation of The Store House, an initiative that provides free groceries to anyone in need. The duo started the venture in August 2018 and is now serving over 50 families a week, thanks in part to the relationships it has built with local retailers and other entities. Read the full story here.
The article covering Safe Baby Court in Knox County can be found here.
Zero to Three has created a wealth of resources to support grandparents. The Grand Connector: Grandparent Resources can be accessed here.
This article summarizes key themes from Tennessee’s role in a convening of states and jurisdictions centered around improving state policies supporting Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Click here to access article.
Zero-to-Three has posted the State of Babies Yearbook for 2019. Measures include good health, strong families, and positive early learning experiences. See how Tennessee babies measure up to the national average here.
You can acces the full document here.
Coffee County had the privilege of celebrating the permanency of three Safe Baby Court cases at it’s first graduation ceremony. The participants worked really hard at turning their lives around and Coffee County Juvenile Court, family members, and various agencies involved with Tennessee Safe Babies Court gathered for the celebratory occasion. See the news article here.
The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse recently created a new video featuring the Coffee County Safe Baby Court and its importance to helping families in the area succeed. Watch the video here.