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. […]

Tribal Sovereignty and Outreach to Native Families

(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 how Parent Centers might plan and conduct outreach to Native families within the reality of tribal sovereignty and the governing policies of individual tribal communities. The […]

Outreach to Native Parents Through Title VI | Fact Sheet and Webinar

(2016/2017) | Useful to Parent Centers in developing and conducting outreach to Native communities. Two separate products on outreach to Native parents through Title VI are available from NAPTAC, the Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center: (1) A 2016 fact sheet written expressly for Parent Centers and offering many suggestions for how to use Title […]

Reaching and Engaging with Hispanic Communities

(2016, October) | Useful to Parent Centers in conducting effective outreach and providing culturally aware services to Hispanic families. This guide, subtitled A Research-Informed Communication Guide for Nonprofits, Policymakers, and Funders, is designed to help service providers and educators build communication strategies to more easily and effectively reach out to Latino children and families. The guide is based […]

Cultural Awareness and Connecting with Native Communities

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers in developing cultural competency for conducting outreach and providing services to Native parents of children with disabilities. This fact sheet comes from NAPTAC (the Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center) and has been written expressly for Parent Centers. The 3-page fact sheet offers suggestions for connecting with Native communities […]

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