An Hispanic couple finds information on the computerBuzz from the Hub, February 2017, Issue 2

Theme: Resources You Can Share with Families

This issue of the Buzz from the Hub connects you with resources you can share with the families you serve, including materials in Chinese and Spanish and for Native American parents.

We hope that the resources spotlighted in this issue of the Buzz will support the great work you do every day. All our best to you, as always,

The CPIR Team | Debra, Lisa, Jessica, and Myriam


Just Launched! Evidence for ESSA

ESSA stands for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the federal general education law as reauthorized in December 2015. States are now deeply involved in deciding how ESSA will be implemented in their schools.

The new Evidence for ESSA website can help! Created by the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University, Evidence for ESSA gives us all easy access to information on educational programs in math and reading that meet the evidence standards of ESSA.

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Resources You Can Share with Families

Health & Disability Info in Spanish
Looking for basic fact sheets in Spanish on health issues, guidance for parents, and/or disabilities? Try Healthy, a service of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The variety of health subjects addressed is amazing. The site’s Health Conditions and Issues A-Z page (linked above) is especially useful when searching out the information your Spanish-speaking families need.

Getting Started: Exploring Assistive Technology with Your Teen or Young Adult
Newly added to the Hub, this 7-page guide offers steps for families to take with their teens and young adults to get them involved in the process of exploring assistive technology (AT). From the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) and the PACER Center.

Bullying and Cyberbullying of Native Children and Youth with Disabilities
What do Native parents need to know about bullying and cyberbullying? Where can they (and schools) turn to for more information, especially about bullying prevention?

This collection of products from the Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center (NAPTAC) provides answers and includes 2 fact sheets and a 4-page resource list. The collection was developed expressly for Parent Centers to share with the Native families they serve. Connect with the entire collection in one place—in the newly added description in the Hub!

AACAP’s Facts for Families in English, Chinese, and Spanish
AACAP is the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Its Facts for Families series provides concise and up-to-date information on emotional and behavioral issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families. Visit the link above and use the Quick Links menu on the left to see what fact sheets are available in English, Chinese, and Spanish.

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Logo of the Center for Center for Parent Information and ResourcesThe CPIR hopes that you’ve found useful and relevant resources listed in this month’s Buzz from the Hub. Please feel free to write to the editor, Lisa Küpper, at to suggest the types of resources you’d like to see in the future. CPIR is listening! Your input is extremely valuable to helping us to craft newsletters that support your work with families.

Debra, Myriam, Jessica, and Lisa
The CPIR Team


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