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When a Military Parent Dies While Serving: Helping the Grieving Family

(2017, July) | Useful to Parent Centers and other support organizations who work with military families. When a military parent dies while serving, their child may express their grief through behavior changes. Parent Center staff may get a call from the surviving parent when the child’s grief has a negative impact at school. This article […]

2017 Home Visiting Yearbook

The National Home Visiting Resource Center recently published its 2017 Home Visiting Yearbook, a resource of key information about early childhood home visiting, a service delivery strategy proven to help children and their families thrive. The resource includes:

  • A primer on home visiting, including its origins, evidence base, and funding sources
  • A detailed look at the home visiting landscape on the national and state levels, including data on where programs operate, the families they serve, and the families who could benefit but are not being reached
  • An overview of the home visiting workforce

Access the Home Visiting Yearbook here.

ABLE National Resource Center Website

The ABLE National Resource Center aims to educate individuals with disabilities and their families, ABLE program administrators, financial institutions, and other relevant stakeholders about the benefits of ABLE accounts. On its website, find state-by-state ABLE program updates and side-by-side comparisons of ABLE program components. There are also videos and webinars, as well as FAQs and summaries of rules and regulations.

Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations: A Resource Guide for Community-Based Organizations

(2017, March) | Useful to Parent Centers and other service providers who work with diverse populations. As communities become more culturally and linguistically diverse, community-based service organizations (CBOs) are called to do more to reduce disparities in access and use of important social services. An important strategy is developing cultural competency—behaviors, attitudes, and policies that […]

Bullying and Cyberbullying: What American Indian and Alaska Native Parents Need to Know

(2016, December) | Useful to Parent Centers working with Native communities. NAPTAC, the Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center, developed this information package on bullying and cyberbullying expressly for Parent Centers to use and share with the American Indian or Alaska Native families with whom they work. Resources in the package include: Fact sheet about […]

OSEP English to Spanish Translation Glossary

This 2nd Edition of the OSEP Glossary of Spanish Translations of Common IDEA Terms includes over 400 terms related to IDEA Parts B and C. These terms were selected by experienced translators from parent centers who worked with families with children with disabilities representing the majority of Spanish speaking cultures in Latin America and Spain. […]

Accessing the Dream: Preparing Deaf-Blind Youth for a Self-Determined Life

(June 2016) Useful to Parent Centers, schools, and families in supporting early learning of self-determination skills and planning for life after high school. All young adults who are deaf-blind need extensive transition planning and services in order to experience success in adult life. Transition Institutes have historically sought to bring together young adults and their […]

Parent and Family Engagement Provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act

(January 2016) | Useful to Parent Centers in identifying and using best practices in engaging families and establishing partnerships with the families they serve. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) serves as the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) which was last reauthorized in 2002 as the No Child […]

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