“Sun is shining. Weather is sweet.
Make you wanna move your dancing feet.”

Bob Marley

Nice fantasy, isn’t it? All you hard workers lounging by the pool, in the pool, anywhere near a pool!

While you’re there, we thought we’d revisit several key issues of our network and pass along updates and resources that you might find useful now or in the near future. May your summer be bright with opportunities to relax, take care of yourself, and still keep one toe in the current.

Our best to you all,

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


Choose Your Own Adventure

8 Stories to Inspire You in July (Summer fun for you)
Celebrate summer with inspiring stories about people who learn and think differently. Here are the articles and videos the Understood team loved that were posted in June.

Bright Ideas from Readers: Inexpensive Summer Outings
From factory tours to collecting bugs, readers of the Great Schools materials share their ideas for free and low-cost summer outings. Share with your families!

Updates and Catch-Ups

How to Handle Tantrums and Meltdowns
Also available in Spanish (Cómo manejar rabietas y crisis emocionales| The only meltdowns we want to see this summer are ice cream cones! So if you or your families are looking for tips to help children learn better ways to express powerful emotions, try these suggestions from Child Mind Institute.

Pool Cool and Safety Tips
Also available in Spanish (Consejos de seguridad) | Swimming pools are great places for family fun. It’s important to ensure everyone follows these 7 simple safety steps to stay safer in and around the water. Lots more info is available on this site, for children themselves, for partners, and for grandparents.

Webinar | Family Guideposts: It Takes a Family for Successful Youth Transition
Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm (EDT)
Learn about the Family Guideposts that help families navigate the complicated world of transition. This National RAISE Center webinar highlights what families can do and need to know to promote students’ transition into adulthood. Register here.

Disasters Season | Get Prepared Now
If you live in the hurricane zone or, for that matter, any zone prone to natural disaster, maybe it’s time to revisit out Responding to Disaster page. It’s divided into 3 parts: preparing for, responding during, and recovery afterward.

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The 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 lkupper@fhi360.org 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, Debi, Myriam, Jessica, and Lisa
The CPIR Team


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