“I’m competitive with myself, and that goes hand in hand with how I present myself.
I’m not only trying to put one foot in front of the other, I’m trying to put my best foot forward.”

— Katy Perry


Getting the school year off on the right foot is important. To help you and families do just that, CPIR is pleased to share many new resources with you, including guidance for immigrant parents, early signs of learning challenges in children, IEP and 504 strategies, and warning signs of bullying.

Here’s to the great work that Parent Centers do!
The CPIR Team


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Hawai’i Wildfire Recovery and Resilience Resource Guide
Here’s a guide to community resources and organizations that can assist individuals with concerns that are often exacerbated by natural disasters. These could include resources for disaster assistance, mental health support, unemployment assistance, domestic violence resources, financial assistance, health care services, and more. These resources are culturally and regionally specific, and designed to lift up, promote, and support through connectivity. From the AANHPI ‘Ohana Center of Excellence.


Getting the School Year Off to a Good Start

What Immigrant Parents Need to Know about Education in the U.S.
There are approximately 840,000 immigrant students in the U.S. and more than 4.6 million English learners, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Parents should know that despite the stress of moving to a new country, often learning a new language, and entering a school system that can be very different than the one they knew, their kids can be successful in school. If you’re new to the U.S., here are some tips to help your child thrive in school, no matter their English fluency or immigration status.

Early Signs of Learning Challenges
(Also available in Spanish | Señales tempranas de desafíos de aprendizaje)
It can be hard to tell if a preschool-age child is likely to have a learning disability. When kids are young, they develop skills at different speeds, and kids have different strengths and weaknesses. But there are some signs in preschool and early school that a child may be diagnosed with a learning disorder later on.

How to Get the Right IEP or 504 for Your Child’s Learning Disabilities
(Also available in Spanish | Cómo obtener el IEP o el Plan 504 para lidiar con las dificultades de aprendizaje de tu hijo)
It can be tough for any parent to get the special education services their kids need, but it’s especially tricky for Black and Hispanic parents. This article offers useful info that parents of color need to know as they seek IEP or 504 help with some common learning issues.

Warning Signs for Bullying
(Also available in Spanish | Señales de advertencia del acoso)
There are many warning signs that may indicate that someone is affected by bullying—either being bullied or bullying others. Recognizing the warning signs is an important 1st step in taking action to stop bullying.


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