School Discipline: The Rights of Students with IEPs and 504 Plans

(2019, May) | Available in English and Spanish | Useful to Parent Centers and the families and professionals they serve. Some kids have learning and attention issues that cause them to misbehave. If they have an IEP or a 504 plan, what happens if they break a school rule? Can they be disciplined? And if […]

Webinar | Early Childhood Suspensions: The Impact on Families

When a child is suspended from school, it not only impacts the child, but the entire family. Parents often feel isolated and ashamed. They may also feel defeated with nowhere to turn. Many parents worry about the impact of the suspension on the child’s future, losing their job to care for the child during the suspension period, their child being targeted, and their child’s ability develop and maintain positive relationships with teachers and peers. During this 52-minute webinar, parents share the impact of their child’s suspension(s) on the family.

Read more about this webinar and its companion webinar, both of which are part of the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations Let’s Talk series.

Parent and Educator Guide to School Climate Resources

(2019, April) | Useful to Parent Centers, educators, families, and school systems interested in how to initiate or expand school climate improvement activities. The Parent and Educator Guide to School Climate Resources, from the U.S. Department of Education, is intended to provide parents, teachers, administrators, and other interested parties with: a general understanding of school climate, […]

What NOT to Do When Your Child Is Having a Tantrum

(2018) | Useful to Parent Centers and other organizations working with families. Easy to read and share! This article from the Child Mind Institute gives parents and caretakers of children multiple tips on responding to difficult toddler behavior. Even when we know, as parents, how we should respond to a tantrum, in the heat of the […]

A Resource Collection on Trauma-Informed Care

A resource collection compiled by and for Parent Centers Compiled and reviewed by: Gail Osborne, the First Resource Center (NC), and Kelly Henderson, Formed Families Forward (VA) Coordinators at the Region 2 PTAC @ ECAC: Laura Weber, Executive Director, and Terri Leyton, TA Coordinator ___________________________ September 2018 Welcome to this collection of resources on trauma-informed care. The […]

Family Engagement and the Leadership Team

(2018, August) | Useful to Parent Centers for sharing with families, early childhood programs, and professionals involved in implementing the Pyramid Model. This 3-page resource from the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) discusses the value of including a family member on the leadership team of early childhood programs implementing the Pyramid Model for Supporting […]

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the most common therapy for children on the autism spectrum. ABA has been shown to help children on the spectrum (from mild to severe) develop needed skills and minimize undesired behaviors such as self-injury. Its effectiveness is backed up by hundreds of studies.

ABA now includes a range of different approaches. This article from the Child Mind Institute describes how they work and how they’re different, and concludes with links to additional readings on ABA.

Access the article in English and Spanish, and connect with the companion readings.

Problem Behavior in Preschoolers

(Available in English and Spanish) | Useful to Parent Centers serving families of preschoolers with disabilities or who are exhibiting worrisome behavior problems. This article from the Child Mind Institute provides guidance on how to know when 3- to 5-year-olds need help with behavior. While most children who are treated for disruptive behavior problems are school-age, […]

A Resource Collection on Positive Behavior Supports, Functional Behavioral Assessment, and School Discipline

A resource collection compiled by and for Parent Centers.Coordinated by the NE Parent Center Assistance & Collaboration Team/Region 1 Parent Technical Assistance Center @ SPANin collaboration with NH Parent Information CenterMany, many thanks go out to the Development and Review Team! November 2017   Welcome to this collection of resources on positive behavior supports and discipline […]

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