Teacher helping boy in elementary school by carefully listening to him.We cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together.

~Bill Richardson

This issue of the Buzz features a new product developed for Parent Centers by Parent Centers. If you missed the November webinar where we premiered this multi-faceted resource, connect with it here in this Buzz.

We’re also pleased to share with you several resources that support using culturally responsive approaches when serving your many diverse populations of families and children.

Our best to you all,

The CPIR Team | Debra, Lisa, Jessica, Ana-Maria, and Myriam


New Product for Parent Centers Developed by Parent Centers

Resource Collection on Positive Behavior Supports and School Discipline
This resource collection includes briefs, fact sheets, videos, webinars, and presentations you can use with families and staff. It’s divided into 3 parts by topic:

Positive Behavior Support (including the basics about behavior as communication);

Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans; and

School Discipline, including the details of IDEA’s requirements.

All resources in this collection were reviewed by a team of Parent Centers and selected based on their high quality and usefulness to Parent Centers. This collection is your go-to resource!

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On Culturally Responsive Approaches to Diversity

National Center for Cultural Competence
The NCCC is a fountain of information and tools about the many facets of building cultural competence. Find self-assessments, guides, training modules, and a Community of Practice Cultural & Linguistic Competence in Developmental Disabilities.

Seven Components of a Culturally Responsive Approach to Serving Diverse Populations
As the U.S. population grows increasingly diverse, a culturally responsive approach to developing programs that serve communities is essential. This guide, accompanying fact sheet, and webinar help to ensure that you don’t need to start from scratch when working to design programs that serve all members of your communities.

50 Facts about Native Americans You Probably Didn’t Learn in School
Fascinating slideshow. Useful to Parent Centers and others working with Native American families.

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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, Myriam, Jessica, Ana-Maria, and Lisa
The CPIR Team


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