Special Project: Oregon MCH Partners with StoryCenter
Oregon Childcare Stories: Supporting parents and caregivers in speaking out about the challenges of finding care for infants aged 0-1
Call for Storytellers
The Oregon Health Authority’s Maternal and Child Health Section is working with StoryCenter to support parents and caregivers around the state of Oregon in sharing their stories! We are recruiting parents and caregivers to attend a three-day Digital Storytelling Workshop in Portland, at the end of May / beginning of June, 2019. At this workshop, each of the five people selected to attend will:
- Verbally share a personal story about the challenges of finding care for their infant (s) aged 0-1;
- Make an audio recording of this story;
- Select / take photos and video clips to use to illustrate the story; and
- Learn through a hands-on computer tutorial how to edit these materials into a short video (No prior storytelling or digital editing experience is needed.
NOTE: your children do not currently need to be aged 0-1 in order for you to participate; if they are older, you can tell a story from the past! The completed videos will be shared widely on the Maternal and Child Health Section web site, partner web sites, and in local and statewide events focused on increasing access to early childcare.
Participants will receive a $450 stipend at the end of the completed project.
While we are unable to provide childcare on site, the stipends may be used to help offset childcare costs. Additional funding for travel, lodging, and meals is available.
If you or someone you know would like to attend this workshop, please complete this application form today!
Application process closes May 1; applicants will be notified about their participation by May 10.
View a sample story created in a StoryCenter digital storytelling workshop.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 971-673-1490.
Download this information here: Oregon Childcare Stories Project Description
Oregon Maternal and Child Health Data Book
The Maternal and Child Health section works to address health promotion issues across the lifespan of individuals and families. We believe preconception, pregnancy and early childhood experiences create and influence a path for lifelong wellness.
We represent many public health disciplines and we have multiple funding streams. We distribute funds through our partnerships with local health departments for a wide variety of clinical and supportive community-based health services.