Family-centered services


Building Responsive Relationships Remotely

In the Spring and Fall of 2020, the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University hosted a series of conversations with members of its Frontiers of Innovation community. Through these conversations, members shared their stories of innovation and resilience as they sought to maintain services for families during the pandemic.

Building Responsive Relationships Remotely is a compilation of the ideas and wisdom that experts from the field shared during those conversations to help others navigate remote interactions. Read more about (and access) the resource here.

Autism Navigator

Autism Navigator is a unique collection of web-based tools and courses that integrate the most current research in autism with an interactive web platform and lots of video footage showing effective evidence-based practices. It’s intended for professionals as well as families. Families can start with the short video About Autism in Toddlers (you have to […]

Parent-to-Parent Support

Updated, October 2018 Originally written by Betsy Santelli En español _________________ Sandra and Bruce’s Story Sandra and Bruce had been married five years when their son Peter was born. He was a simply beautiful baby and changed their lives forever. It took awhile for Sandra and Bruce to realize that Peter wasn’t developing at the […]

Basic Information about Trauma

A resource collection compiled by and for Parent Centers. Coordinated by the Region 2 Parent Technical Assistance Center @ ECAC September 2018 The contents of this page will help Parent Centers, families, and others build their knowledge base and understanding of what trauma is, what kinds of trauma there are, and how it affects children in […]

When a Military Parent Dies While Serving: Helping the Grieving Family

(2017, July) | Useful to Parent Centers and other support organizations who work with military families. When a military parent dies while serving, their child may express their grief through behavior changes. Parent Center staff may get a call from the surviving parent when the child’s grief has a negative impact at school. This article […]

2017 Home Visiting Yearbook

The National Home Visiting Resource Center recently published its 2017 Home Visiting Yearbook, a resource of key information about early childhood home visiting, a service delivery strategy proven to help children and their families thrive. The resource includes:

  • A primer on home visiting, including its origins, evidence base, and funding sources
  • A detailed look at the home visiting landscape on the national and state levels, including data on where programs operate, the families they serve, and the families who could benefit but are not being reached
  • An overview of the home visiting workforce

Access the Home Visiting Yearbook here.

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