Learn how consultants work with tribal communities and about the importance of adopting culturally sensitive policies.
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(2018) | Useful for Parent Centers in understanding SSI benefits for children with disabilities and for sharing with families whose children are under the age of 18. A child with a disability who is younger than 18 years of age may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Have a look at SSA’s Child Disability […]
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 — 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 […]
(2018) | Useful to Parent Centers and other service providers in reaching and serving youth with disabilities who are Native American or Alaska Natives. Reaching Out to American Indian and Alaska Native Youth with Disabilities is a guide that comes from NAPTAC, the Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center. The 8-page guide explores how Parent Centers […]
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.
(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 […]
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.
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.