Lake County Democrats Meet May 8 on Children’s Education

The Programs Committee of the Lake County Democratic Party hosts Ana Santana and Tom Jordan on Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 pm in Lower Lake.  Tom Jordan will focus on Adverse Childhood Experience research and its implications for education, parenting, public health, criminal justice, and communities at large.  Ana Santana will speak about the activities of the Lake County Children’s Council and what they are doing to strengthen our families to help build a more resilient community .

Santana currently serves as  Program Director for Healthy Start Youth and Family Services for Lake County Office of Education and facilitates the Lake County Children’s Council and its subcommittee the Lake County Trauma Informed Guide Team. She also serves on the Upper Lake School Board; she and all three of her children graduated from Upper Lake High School.  Santana went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Pacific Union College.

Jordan served over 12 years as the Executive Director of the First Five Lake Commission, a program dedicated to improved child development  He currently volunteers on the Boards of Mendo-Lake Court Appointed Special Advocates and Mendocino Community Health Clinics.  Jordan is a nationally-certified Nurturing Parenting Trainer/Facilitator.  With that expertise, he has implemented a Nurturing Parenting program in Lake County which collaborates with Child Welfare Services and Family Law Court.

All are welcome to come learn about the forward-looking programs being implemented in Lake County for the health of our youth.

The Programs Committee of the Lake County Democratic Party meets every 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Social Hall of the United Methodist Church, 16255 2nd Street, Lower Lake.  All meetings are open to the public.  Associate membership in the Lake County Democratic Central Committee is open to registered Democrats and dues are $25/annually.   More information can be found at www.lakecountydemocrats.org