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Video | Using Data to Help Children in Critical Populations

This 5-minute video highlights the benefits of Minnesota’s Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System and how it came to be developed and used to improve outreach to underserved, critical populations and to connect those populations to needed services.

According to the staff at local and state organizations, combining data from different programs and agencies that serve young children allows policymakers and program decision makers to better answer critical questions about the needs of families in their communities, as well as questions about services and programs. Building the data system or developing a process to link existing data was the important first step in this video. After the data were integrated, they were analyzed and interpreted to improve programs, services, and policies.

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Partners Resource Network

Partners Resource Network (PRN) logoPartners Resource Network (PRN) is a non-profit agency that operates the Texas statewide network of Parent Training and Information Centers The PTI Projects in Texas are: PATH, PEN, and TEAM. The Texas PTIs provide training, education, information, referral, emotional support, and individual assistance in obtaining appropriate services.  The PTI's help parents to understand their child’s disability, understand their rights and responsibilities under IDEA and help obtain and evaluate resources and services.  The majority of PRN staff are parents of children with disabilities themselves who understand what you are experiencing and are ready to help you help your child.  Visit the website if you are a parent in TX looking for services.

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