NEXT FRN Network meeting

February 27, 2018

9:30 am – 11, at Heritage Station, 11th Street & Veterans Boulevard, Huntington, WV

Topics: Planning Good Beginnings Campaign



This workshop replaces the usual Cabell FRN meeting March 27. 



Resource Info Sharing:    What’s new to share? Ongoing Networking Strategies Business outreach, connecting to community coalitions, upcoming events to partner with, etc.



Meetings will  rotate locations throughout the year. 

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NOTE: When signing up, it is a 2 step process for confirming your email address due to anti-spam rules. If you do NOT get the seconded email, contact the FRN office. 


Meeting Schedule: The Cabell FRN meeting is the 4th Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am,  from January through October. FRN will not meet on the 4th Tuesday during the weeks of Thanksgiving in November and Christmas and New Years in December.

Cancellation Policy: If countywide public school is  canceled due to weather conditions flooding, snow, ice, flu, etc. or man – made disasters, FRN meetings will be cancelled.  If school is on a delayed schedule, then watch for announcements about meeting changes.



    Activities, events, and training workshops, community news are posted in Announcements.  Link is …

  • “Cabell Connections Community Events” Calendar:

    Activities, events, and training workshops are shared from a variety of community groups and organizations.  Please share your events on this online calendar.


  • Schedule of Community Coalitions:

    Please check with the individual contacts for each event to find out more details prior to attending.  Schedules are subject to changes.

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January 23  – Agency updates

February Oral Health Campaign  & ways to be involved

  • Brush, Book, Bed (BBB), a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), has a simple and clear message for parents:
  1. Each night, help your children to brush their teeth.
  2. Read a favorite book (or two)!
  3. Get to bed at a regular time each night.

It is a great way to promote good health habits, family literacy, good sleep and routines for kids.

Club McFinn Junior – opportunities for partnership

December – no meeting

November 28, 11 am – 12:30 pm, at Cabell Huntington Health Dept.

Topics:  2017 Year in review, Ideas for 2018, Agency news

October 24: New WV FRN information tools: handout – WV FRN Building Community Capital, WV FRN videos, Template for local design – Ideas?

  • CQI Survey Review
  • Plans for the Annual Meeting

September 26: WORKSHOP: Social Media Made Simple workshop will be held in place of the September 26th meeting. 

August 22:  Planning for Empowering Girls event

What is Circle of Parents (COP)? Presented by Robin Hughes, Family Resource Specialist with Legal Aid of WV

Circle of Parents (COP) is a national network of parent-led groups, where parents and caregivers share ideas, celebrate successes and address the challenges surrounding parenting. COP begin in 2000 and now has groups in two dozen states. West Virginia launched COP in 2012 with five pilot organizations, which have since grown to more than a dozen sponsoring organizations holding groups across the state.  COP groups can be open to the general community or tailored to people who share particular interest or circumstances. All groups include seven elements: Inclusiveness, Trust, Respect, Experience-Based, Ownership, Positive Parenting and Shared leadership.

July 25 –  2018 Future Ideas FRN meeting & training topics, Partners for Club McFinn, Good beginnings pinwheel locations, Recruiting speakers for classes, Event calendar usage & promotion

June 27 – Teen Dating Violence: Presenter: Rychelle Moses,Youth Services Coordinator/Shelter Manager from Branches Domestic Violence Shelter

  • Statistics behind teen dating violence (ages 12-college)
  • Different types of abuse
  • More common types for teens to experience
  • Some of the red flags so agencies will know how to recognize it if you see it.

Announcements & Agency resources – What’s new to share? websites & Facebook info

Event schedule Summer on the terrace Family Resource Center at Marcum Terrace Updates -Sponsored in part by WV Strengthening Families

May 23- Summer Programing: plans and schedules

April – NO MEETING – APRIL 25th

Good Beginnings campaign launched in April. 

Social media campaign on FRN Facebook#I Support Good Beginnings

March 28th, 2017

How can you help children have a good beginning?

“The first 1000 days” campaign event – 1,000 pinwheels will be planted and on display over the next 3 months to represent the importance of the first 1000 days of a child’s life.

Research discussion about resources from: Harvard Family Research Project, Thirty Million Words® Initiative, Zero To Three, The Ounce and WV PBS

Video clips

WV Public Broadcasting System “The first 1000 days”



February 28th, 2017

SPEAKER: Wendy Mosteller, Regional Oral Health Coordinator

Children’s Dental Health Promotion resources to share

Planning – review dates for “The first 1000 days” event and Pinwheel Garden

Agency resources – What’s new to share? links to websites and Facebook


January 24th, 2017:  Agency resources – What’s new to share? links to websites and Facebook

Plan Children’s Dental Health Promotion


NO MEETING December 27th

Time Management & Organization: Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan

November 30, from 9 to noon

Campbell Woods, 1002 Third Avenue

RSVP by November 28 – Registration for this workshop is required in order to prepare food and materials.


  • Overview of the new Labor Laws
  • Introduction of the Pareto Principle and the 4 Quadrants of Time Management towards a better understanding of how to plan your daily work, improve delegation and prioritization, protect yourself from time robbers and stay in your lane doing the things you’re best suited to do, at the proper time

Brunch will be served at 9 am. A $5 suggested donation to cover the costs.

Parking:  Pullman Square parking garage

IF you have questions, please contact Debra Harris Bowyer, Cabell County Family Resource Network .


Joel Jones, Campbell Woods – Mr. Jones earned a Juris Doctor from the West Virginia College of Law and is a member of the Order of the Coif. He received his Bachelor of Science degree at Marshall University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. A member of the West Virginia State Bar, his court admissions include the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, United States District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia, Northern District of West Virginia, and the Supreme Court of Ohio.

His professional affiliations include the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation and the Federalist Society. Mr. Jones is a member of the Greater Huntington Estate Planning Council and the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Generation Huntington.
EDUCATION: Marshall University, B.A. (2012), West Virginia University College of Law, J.D. (2015)

BAR ADMISSIONS: West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals (2015), U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia (2015), Northern District of West Virginia (2015) and the Supreme Court of Ohio (2016)

Jeremy Turner, EPIC Mission, Inc. – Mr. Turner is a native of Huntington, WV, is the Founder and Managing Director of the nonprofit and small business coaching and consulting firm EPIC Mission. Since earning his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Marshall University in 1997, Jeremy has served in leadership roles for industry giants and grassroots startup ventures within the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Mr. Turner is also a DISC-Certified Behavioral Consultant and Certified Behavioral Life Coach with broad-ranging professional experience and a voracious appetite for self-directed learning. Jeremy is a sought after speaker, coach, consultant and workshop presenter, and has worked with many groups and organizations on topics including board development, business and nonprofit basics, succession planning, leadership, strategic planning, organizational development and human behavior. These skills and experiences continue to prove valuable as he and his team acquire and serve new clients, primarily throughout the Tri-State Area and the Carolinas.

October 25th

  • Oral Health initiatives
  • Plan Annual Meeting
  • Resource Guide final version

 September 27

  • Resource Guide updates continuation – What’s new? What’s Changed?
  • Partners in Prevention – # of Pinwheels to order

Updates: Strengthening FamiliesClub McFinn Junior at the Mall at 11 TODAY – McFinn Junior Dream Team will not be meeting.  Instead a project meeting to wrap up SF Mini-grant project Club McFinn initiatives at 12:15 today at Logan’s.

Resource Information &Networking: Strategies & partnerships for sharing info NEW = Website page that has Facebook post links under Social Connections Tab on website

August 23

Resource Guide updates – What’s new? What’s Changed?

Partners in Prevention – Ideas, strategies and partnerships for 2017 Pinwheels for Prevention

Updates: Strengthening Families:  Club McFinn Junior at the Mall at 11, afterward the McFinn Junior Dream Team will be meeting at noon at the “Unsmashable” Pirate Ship: Plans for Fall Tuesdays for Toddler activities. Location: right outside J. C. Penney’s entrance.

Resource Information & Networking: Strategies & partnerships for sharing info

>> NEW = Website page that has Facebook post links

July 26

  • FRN meeting: Community Capacity survey ideas to promote to active partners
  • Ideas, strategies and partnerships for 2017 Pinwheels for Prevention
  • Updates: Strengthening Families, Cabell County Student Empowerment Team Cruise In event updates…

  • Newspaper ad, PDF of the flyer about event, Link to the Mall’s YouTube event video and the Radio spot are all posted on the CCSET website and CCSET & FRN Facebook posts, so you can share it from there. Please SHARE!
  • Club McFinn Junior Community based initiative at the Family Resource Network is preparing 53 school supply kits for this Thursday. IF you would to donate school supplies, bring them with you to FRC meeting July 27 at 10 at Housing Authority or contact Shane Randolph
  • Club McFinn Junior at the Mall at 11:Marshall Football players will be joining the children.  Come join us and wear your MU green! Flood relief care kits will be packed.
  • The McFinn Junior Dream Team will being meeting at noon at the “Unsmashable” Pirate Ship: Plans begin for Fall Tuesdays for Toddler activities.  location: right outside the J. C. Penney’s entrance.

June 28, 2016

Ideas, strategies and partnerships for 2017 Pinwheels for Prevention
Updates: Strengthening Families – Club McFinn Junior Community based initiative at the Family Resource Network this summer.
Cabell County Student Empowerment Team – July 30th “Cruise In For Kids” fundraiser
Information:  Teen Pregnancy Prevention survey – Mission WV
Brainstorm: Learn about Shared Use agreements with schools – American Heart Association


Social Connections


Cabell FRN Networking Meetings