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Webinar | OSEP Discipline & Behavior Guidance 2022

In this webinar, a presentation and discussion regarding the Department’s recently released, Guidance to Help Schools Support Students with Disabilities and Avoid Disparities In the Use of Discipline.

School Inclusion

Resources updated, September 2022 Looking for information about inclusion of children with disabilities in our schools and communities? CPIR is very pleased to offer you this resource page, which will connect you with the great work and materials of the disability network nationwide and internationally. Inclusion is part of a much larger picture than just […]

Conducta | Comportamiento

Actualizado, septiembre 2022 Sobre la conducta en inglés | About behavior in English   CPIR se complace en conectarle con recursos de información en español que puede usar para aprender más sobre cómo tratar los desafíos de conducta. Es un asunto que preocupa muchas familias. Si su hijo manifiesta problemas de conducta en la escuela, es […]

Reducing Suicide Risk With Safety Plans

September is Suicide Awareness Month. When children in distress express suicidal thoughts or feelings, therapists often work with them —and their parents— to create what is called a safety plan. A safety plan is a document that spells out a series of things the child agrees to do, if they feel overwhelmed, to keep from harming themselves. Parents agree to things they will do to make their child’s environment safer.

This collection of articles from the Child Mind Institute explains how safety planning can help deter teen suicides, which are often impulsive, by steering kids away from harming themselves until the urge passes. With teenage depression and anxiety on the rise, it’s important for all of us to be proactive when children are in distress.

To see the individual articles in the collection and connect with them in English or Spanish, come here.

State Laws on School Nursing Responsibilities

Child Trends, in partnership with EMT Associates, analyzed the landscape of state statutes and regulations as of October 2021 to better understand how state laws and policies define the role of school nurses. This 2022 brief presents their findings.

Knowing your state’s school nurse policies is important to practitioners, Parent Centers, families, and education administrators and staff alike. The brief details state policies on such matters as whether districts must employ school nurses, what qualifications are required, and nurses’ role in individual aspects of the work.

Additionally, the brief provides current data on state policies for a school nurse’s role in: managing chronic conditions; administering medication; developing and managing student health plans; student immunizations; and infectious disease control. Read CPIR’s abstract and access the brief here.

Parent Center Data Collection | Sample Scenarios

Updated August 2022 Reporting your Parent Center’s activities accurately for the 2021-2022 program year is an important task. This page gives you two different scenarios of training, support and assistance you might offer to a parent, and illustrates how the various contacts and activities would be counted and recorded in the Data Collection. Scenario 1 […]

Definitions Key to the Parent Center Data Collection Form

Updated August 2022 Definitions Key in Word Parent Center Data Collection Form in Word Return to the main Data Collection Page The data collection form that Parent Centers use to report on their work was revised in January 2021 and has remained virtually unchanged since. This page provides definitions of key terms, so that PTIs and CPRCs will have […]

Parent Center Data Collection | 2021-2022

Here are the worksheets, forms, data item definitions, and supporting resources for Parent Centers to use in submitting results of the 2022 Parent Center Data Collection activities and Program Measures Survey. This page gives Parent Centers the tools they need to collect and submit data on their Center’s activities for the 2021-2022 program year (October 1, 2021 to […]

Parenting Foster Kids with Challenging Behaviors

Useful to: Parent Centers and other organizations addressing the needs and concerns of foster, adoptive, and kinship families.   Very often, foster children have come into care specifically because they have experienced abuse or neglect. Those experiences and other kinds of trauma that may have occurred in their home, including being removed from their birth […]

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