Once I Was Very Very Scared

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Stories and News

We are having so much fun sharing our book with providers and parents around the country! It is especially exciting because we get to meet all of you and support you in the work that you do each day. Thank you for all you do and thank you for celebrating with us!

Los Angeles, CA  June 2019

With the Los Angeles Childcare Resource Center. Fantastic to be with such dedicated childcare providers.  

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Tulare, CA  March 2019

At the 31st annual conference of the Tulare County Office of Education and the Tulare County Early Childhood Education.

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Los Angeles, 2018

With home visiting nurses from the Los Angeles Department of Public Heatlh

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Pittsburgh, PA, August 2017

The Matilda H. Theiss Child Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center shared these pictures with us. Thank you for using our book to help young children and families and for taking such good care of squirrel. Squirrel just loves smores.

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Istanbul, Turkey, June 2017

Piplo Productions partnered with Maya Vakfi and Project Lift to develop the Arabic and Turkish versions of the book.  As part of World Refugee Day, they distributed 1000 free copies to Syrian Refugee families and organizations that partner with them.  

New York City, May 2017

We were so excited to be asked by the New York Early Childhood Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Center to share our book with childcare providers. It was fantastic to meet all of you, and we are so touched by all the work you do every day on behalf of young children and families. Nos encantó pasar el día con ustedes. Gracias por todo lo que hacen!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma:  April 2017

We shared our book as part of a training co-sponsored and hosted by Cherokee Nation Children's Behavioral Health, The Institute for Building Early Relationship, the Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health, the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Oklahoma State Depart of Health, and Tulsa Technology Center. (Thank you Carole Graybill for taking these pictures)

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Sharing Our Book Around the World

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We launched the book and free  English PDF on February 17th, 2017.

As of October, 8, 2017, 9,504 of you have visited our website. You come from 91 different countries and 2128 cities. Many of you have reached out (some were connected before) and Once I Was Very Very Scared is now being translated into Turkish, Arabic, Japanese, German, Swedish, and Norwegian. We are so excited that around the world people are finding our stories useful.

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