“May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter,
and every window open to great possibility.”

~Mary Anne Radmacher

This Buzz brings you holiday greetings and well-wishes, and is the last Buzz issue of 2022. Most of us are in a whirlwind of activity, so we’ll be quick.

Videos and webinars are good resources for professional development and for sharing with families. Here, we spotlight video collections on high-priority topics that you may find useful in the coming weeks and certainly in the coming year.

Be well, enjoy the festivities ahead, thank you for all the hard and heartfelt work you’ve done in 2022. We’ll see you next year!

The CPIR Team


2 Recent Newsletters to Note

Before we launch into the main theme of this Buzz (videos), we’d like to point you to 2 recent newsletters that are FULL of info pertinent to Parent Centers and other family-focused organizations.

OSEP’s Early Learning Newsletter | December 2022
If early childhood is your topic, you won’t want to miss this holiday issue, which includes resources that will certainly be useful in the coming year.

Hoarding in Children | Child Mind Institute
(Also available in Spanish)
This latest issue of the Institute’s newsletter tackles the disorder of hoarding with a series of stand-alone articles that illuminate hoarding and other OCD-related disorders, such as: excoriation (skin-picking), trichotillomania (hair-pulling), and body dysmorphic disorder (feeling that something is terribly wrong with your body). You can connect with the Spanish version of each article from going to the English version and selecting “En español” at the top.


Video Libraries and Webinars

Need info on a disability topic to share with families? Here are several video collections to explore.

NCEO’s Video Channel
Working with a family whose children are English language learners or who have a child with significant cognitive disabilities? NCEO offers lots of high-quality short videos designed to inform parents about accommodations for children with disabilities, how to support their child’s behavior and learning at home in key academic areas (e.g., math, reading), and how to be build successful communications with the school. Multiple videos are subtitled in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese (turned on in the Settings feature).

Video Library | Mental Health
(Videoteca | Videos en español)
Looking for info you can share with families and professionals on mental health topics ranging from behavior and anxiety to screen time and parenting challenges? Check out Child Mind Institute’s short videos in English and Spanish on disorders such as binge eating and other eating disorders, depression, cutting and self-injury, ARFID, and generalized anxiety, to name just a few.

Student Led IEPs | Webinar
In this 1-hour webinar, the ECAC’s Youth Advisory team discusses student-led individualized education programs (IEPs) and the opportunities they provide to promote self-advocacy, student engagement, and youth leadership. The team shares the benefits of student IEP participation and materials and resources that students can use to participate and prepare for IEP meetings.

Suspension and Expulsion in Early Childhood | Pyramid Model
If this topic concerns you or is pertinent to families you’re working with, do visit the webinar/video library at the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI). At the landing page (linked above), scroll down to the bottom and click the “Videos and Webinars” drop-down button to see what’s available.


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