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CDC’s Report to Congress on the Management of TBI in Children

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) disrupts the normal function of the brain, and can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or a related injury. It affects children differently from adults--and children have the highest rate of emergency department visits for traumatic brain (TBI) injury of all age groups. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) have just released a Report to Congress on the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children, which details the impact a TBI can have on children and their families. Accompanying the report are 4 fact sheets for different audiences as well as graphics and digital ads that can be used on the web, Facebook, and Twitter to "get the message out."

Access the CDC's report to Congress, the fact sheets, and other materials, beginning at: https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/pubs/congress-childrentbi.html

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Family Resource Center for Disabilities and Special Needs

The Family Resource Center was organized to promote opportunities for learning, inclusion, and empowerment for individuals with disabilities and special needs, their families, and their communities through such means as education, advocacy, and outreach.  They work to ensure that parents are prepared to participate in the important decision making processes that guide their child’s Individual Education Program. Check out their Special Education Crash Course for parents.  http://frcdsn.org/

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Problem Behavior in Preschoolers

(Available in English and Spanish) | Useful to Parent Centers serving families of preschoolers with disabilities or who are exhibiting worrisome behavior problems. This article from the Child Mind Institute provides guidance...

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Webinar | New Resources Parent Centers Can Use

A webinar for the Parent Center Network on best practices in outreach. Listen to/view the webinar Download the webinar’s PPT (i.e., as a PowerPoint file, 10.6 MB) Download a PDF of the webinar’s slideshow (PDF, 2.4...

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