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Developing an Understanding of American Indians/and Alaska Natives: Historical Trauma

Developing an Understanding of American Indians/and Alaska Natives: Historical Trauma — In this brief, NAPTAC examines what historical trauma is and describes its monumental impact on Native people, culture, and health. Parent Centers can use this information to deepen their understanding of Native communities and to inform outreach and training activities.

The State of Native Education: Facts for Parent Centers

The State of Native Education: Facts for Parent Centers — This brief shares key findings from the National Indian Education Study (NIES) report released in March 2017. Understanding the academic performance of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in reading and mathematics, as well as their exposure to Native culture in school and in the home, provides […]

Reaching Out to American Indian and Alaska Native Youth with Disabilities

Reaching Out to American Indian and Alaska Native Youth with Disabilities — In this guide, NAPTAC explores how Parent Centers might plan and conduct outreach to Native American and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth with disabilities. The guide is meant to support Parent Centers in addressing one of their most recent priorities—that is, to connect directly with […]

How to Design and Deliver Content for Diverse Audiences | Webinar

Want to prepare top-notch presentations? This archived webinar from August 2018 discusses best practices for making your presentations accessible to a wider audience that includes not only people with disabilities, but also people who call into a presentation and do not have access to the visuals, and those sitting in the back row of a large room.

The webinar also describes techniques for making your slides more accessible using a number of popular presentation tools such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple’s Keynote, and Google Slides, as well as how to design an accessible handout that provides value even after the presentation is over. From the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials.

Access the webinar, its slides, and a digital handout.

Community Tool Box in Farsi

(2018) | Useful to Parent Centers and other organizations working with Farsi-speaking individuals, families, and communities. Especially useful to Farsi communities themselves. The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. It is a public service developed and managed by the KU Center […]

Video | Using Data to Help Children in Critical Populations

This 5-minute video highlights the benefits of Minnesota’s Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System and how it came to be developed and used to improve outreach to underserved, critical populations and to connect those populations to needed services.

According to the staff at local and state organizations, combining data from different programs and agencies that serve young children allows policymakers and program decision makers to better answer critical questions about the needs of families in their communities, as well as questions about services and programs. Building the data system or developing a process to link existing data was the important first step in this video. After the data were integrated, they were analyzed and interpreted to improve programs, services, and policies.

Read more information about, and connect with, the video and its accompanying materials.

Webinar | Best Practices in Outreach

The main goal of this webinar was to help Parent Centers and other community-serving organizations learn about best practices in outreach and why they are important, especially under the current cultural landscape.

Best Practices in Outreach

June 2017 The Parent Center network shares a common list of priority topics from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education. This Hub page focuses on the priority topic of best practices in outreach. It’s divided into the following sections: Why These Resources? Culture Matters Using Technology in Outreach ________________________________ […]

Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations: A Resource Guide for Community-Based Organizations

(2017, March) | Useful to Parent Centers and other service providers who work with diverse populations. As communities become more culturally and linguistically diverse, community-based service organizations (CBOs) are called to do more to reduce disparities in access and use of important social services. An important strategy is developing cultural competency—behaviors, attitudes, and policies that […]

Tribal Sovereignty and Treaty Making

(2016, November) | Useful to Parent Centers and other service providers working with American Indian/Alaska Native families. In this brief, NAPTAC (the Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center) explores: what sovereignty is, how and why it applies to federally recognized tribes, what sovereignty means to Indian nations, and key points for Parent Centers to remember. […]

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