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Newsletter 2014  





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Inland Empire Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative 


presents its 5th Annual Maternal Mental Health Conference:

"Journey of the Family"
Treatment of Fathers with
 Paternal Mental Health Disorders 

 Anna Brandon, Ph.D. (University of North Carolina):

Use of Interpersonal Therapy with Couples Experiencing Mental Health Issues Post-Partum;

Jane Hanley, Ph.D (University of Swansea, Wales, UK): Assessment and Treatment of Paternal Mental Health Disorders and its Impact on Children and the Family;

Daniel Singley, Ph.D.: A Whole Family Approach to Involving Men in Peripartum Mental Health; 

Greg Burchett, M.S. (author of Missing the Links).

April 9, 2014 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Inland Regional Center
1425 Waterman Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92415

Learning Objectives:
As a result of attending this presentation, attendees should be able to:
  • Describe how traditional masculine socialization relates to men's adjustment to fatherhood and mental health issues.
  • List key aspects of men's peripartum mental health and how their experiences often differ from mothers.
  • Cite best practices in the development, implementation, and ongoing facilitation of groups for new and expectant fathers aimed at keeping them engaged with their partners and children.

Reserve your spot now!

$45 registration fee includes lunch.  Checks and credit cards accepted.

Continuing Education Information:
  • APA: The San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  This course is approved for 6.5 continuing education credits.
  • BBS: San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, Provide #3766.  This course meets the qualifications for 7 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • CBRN CEDU Credits: County of San Bernardino Department of Behavioral Health, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP-15400, for 7 contact hours.

Note: Participation for the entire class period is required to qualify for continuing education credit, no partial credit will be awarded.  For questions regarding CE credit, please contact DBH Training Institute at 800-722-9866.


Sponsored by:

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For more information about this upcoming conference, visit IEPMHC.

11th Annual Stroll 'N' Roll

Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for our annual 
Wylie Center Fundraiser Walk
Shamel Park
3650 Arlington Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
Special Guests:
Mayor Rusty Bailey
"Glee" Star and Wylie Center Alumna: Lauren Potter
Bounce House, Train, Clowns,
Face-Painting by Assisteens of Riverside
Old Fashioned Games and Races
Arts and Crafts
Health and Nutrition Activities sponsored by 
CSUSB Nursing Dept.
Yummy Food sponsored by the Kiwanis Club
Pictures with The Back to the Future Delorean Time Machine
 Courtesy of Martin's Movie Cars
  Back to the future time machine
A Special Thank You to:
Don's Lock & Key, Inc.
6614 Indiana Avenue, Suite #A, Riverside, CA 92506
Phone #: (951) 682-6006     Fax # (951) 682-666
Toll Free: (866) 616-5397
Funds raised at this annual event support all of the program of The Wylie Center.  Tickets for activities and food will be for sale at a reasonable cost.  Donations of any amount will be accepted for the walk and are tax deductible.  Nonprofits are invited to set up a table at no cost and give away one raffle item.  Our tax id# is 93-0670286.  This fundraiser is supported by community business sponsors.  If you know of a group or business who would be interested in a sponsorship opportunity, please contact Jacqueline Blanco (951-826-1728).


Your child's safety is our concern.  Parents will be responsible for supervising their children at all times during the walk and activities.  Assistance dogs are welcome, but no other pets, please.

AMC Theatres Presents Sensory-Friendly Films

By Press Enterprise Staff Writer Timothy Guy


Muppets Most Wanted
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
For families with autistic children, a trip to the movies can be a stressful experience. Seeing a movie at a theater can turn into sensory overload: the sound is way too high and the social norm to be quiet can turn into an impossible task.  AMC Theatres has the answer to that problem: sensory friendly films. Once a month, at select theaters, families can watch a new film with slight changes such as reduced noise, no previews and the ability to make noise and not offend anyone.  The screenings take place once a month at 10 a.m. on Saturdays.  This month the film is "Muppets Most Wanted" on Saturday, March 29.  Read more about this article on The Press Enterprise website.

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right!

March is National Nutrition Month. When a snack attack strikes, refuel with nutrition-packed snacks. Here are 25 easy, tasty, and healthy snacks for kids:
  1. Parfait: Layer vanilla yogurt and mandarin oranges or blueberries in a tall glass.  Top with a sprinkle of granola.
  2. Inside-Out Sandwich: Spread mustard on a slice of deli turkey.  Wrap around a sesame breadstick.
  3.  Rocky Road: Break a graham cracker into bite-size pieces.  Add to low-fat chocolate pudding along with a few miniature marshmallows.
  4. Mini Pizza: Toast a whole-wheat English muffin, drizzle with pizza sauce and sprinkle with low-fat mozzarella cheese.
  5. Spread mustard on a flour tortilla.  Top with a slice of turkey or ham, low-fat cheese and lettuce.  Then roll it up.
  6. Sandwich Cut-Outs: Make a sandwich on a whole grain bread.  Cut out your favorite shape using a big cookie cutter.  Eat the fun shape and the edges, too!
  7. Banana Split: Top a banana with low-fat vanilla and strawberry frozen yogurt.  Sprinkle with your favorite whole-grain cereal.
  8. Apple Pie Oatmeal: Make one packet of microwave oatmeal with low-fat milk.  Mix in cup unsweetened applesauce.  Sprinkle with apple pie spice or cinnamon.
  9. Mix together peanut butter and cornflakes in a bowl.  Shape into balls and roll in crushed graham crackers.
  10. Microwave a cup of tomato or vegetable soup and enjoy with whole-grain crackers.
  11. Fill a waffle cone with cup-up fruit and top with low-fat vanilla yogurt.
  12. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on hot popcorn.
  13. Peel a banana and dip in yogurt.  Roll in crushed cereal and freeze.
  14. Spread celery sticks with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese.  Top with raisins.
  15. Stuff a whole-grain pita pocket with ricotta cheese and Granny Smith apple slices.  Add a dash of cinnamon.
  16. Mix together ready-to-eat cereal, dried fruit and nuts in a sandwich bag for an on-the-go snack.
  17. Smear a scoop of frozen yogurt on two graham crackers and add sliced banana to make a yummy sandwich.
  18. Microwave a small baked potato.  Top with reduced-fat cheddar cheese and salsa.
  19. Make snack kabobs.  Put cubes of low-fat cheese and grapes on pretzel sticks.
  20. Toast a whole-grain waffle and top with low-fat yogurt and peaches.
  21. Mix together low-fat cream cheese, mixed dried fruit bits and shelled sunflower seeds.  Spread on a toasted English muffin.
  22. Blend low-fat milk, frozen strawberries and a banana for thirty seconds for a delicious smoothie.
  23. Make a mini-sandwich with tuna or egg salad on a whole-grain dinner roll.
  24. Sprinkle grated Monterey Jack cheese over a corn tortilla; fold in a half and microwave for twenty seconds.  Top with salsa.
  25. Spread peanut butter on apple slices.
For more tips on eating right, visit National Nutrition Month at eatright.org.

The Carolyn E. Wylie Center
4164 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, California 92501




The Wylie Center believes every child, mother and family deserves a healthy and happy life free of stigma and pain.  We are making a difference in the Inland Empire by bridging the gap between services and people in need. These services include: autism intervention, medical therapy, mental health treatment, early intervention and parent and community education. We serve over 950 children a month.

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 Walk with the Mayor

Come meet Mayor Bailey and enjoy a leisurely morning walk. Every other month, the Inland Empire Racewalkers will guide us on a different route as we explore our beautiful city. All walks will be on Saturday mornings and last 1-2 hours. We will make several stops along the way to enjoy conversation and some places of interest.

When: Saturday, March 15th, 8:30 AM

Where: Arlanza Community Garden
8700 Cypress Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503.

Cost: Free.

Contact Josephine Erickson (951-826-5372) for more info.

Seizing Our Destiny

Dining In The Dark

 Imagine, just for an hour or two that you cannot see. You are surrounded by total darkness. "Dining In The Dark" allows you to willingly plunge into blackness, taking you through a journey of taste, sound and touch, all in the dark. 

When: March 20, 2014

Time: (Social) 6pm

(Dinner) 7pm

Where: The New Riverside Convention Center.

Tickets required.

For more info. click here or contact Josefina Gadzinski (951-833-6338).

Blindness Support Services

 The Riverside Legacy: CA Plein Air Paintings Past & Present 

is comprised of a select grouping of paintings and drawings from the Riverside Art Museum's permanent collection. Featuring works completed by artists as early as the 1930s, this exhibition looks back at the history of plein air in Riverside. A choice selection of artwork by contemporary plein air artists will also be included. 

When: Now - March 30. 

Where: Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
Click here for details.

CA Plein Air Painting   Women Who Ride: Photography by Lanakila MacNaughton

 Is a touring exhibition documenting the new wave of female motorcyclists in the U.S. "There are new kinds of women who are getting off the back of their boyfriend's bike and buying [their own] bike, and connecting with other women in their community and going on adventures together." 
When: Now - March 16.

Where: Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
Click  here for details. 

Women Who Ride


  The Circus Is Coming To Town!

Join us this May as the Great All American Youth Circus ventures under the sea for their 74th performing season.  Creatures under the sea will take the stage to tumble, juggle, unicycle, build pyramids, fly through the air and so much more!

This year's show will be a showcase spectacle in a family-friendly atmosphere in the Roy Coble Gym at the Redlands YMCA.

Buy your tickets in the Redlands YMCA Lobby during normal business hours. Click here for more info.
CircuSea Treasure