This summary infographic presents the findings of the 2017 State of Native Youth Report: Our Identities as Civic Power, from the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY). It will support Parent Centers in: (1) working with youth with disabilities who are American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN); (2) understanding what Native youth have identified as the major issues facing young people in their community; (3) expanding outreach to and relationships with Native communities; and (4) adapting youth-oriented trainings to include Native voices that will resonate with AI/AN youth.
Working with Youth
This brief describes the importance of resilience in Native communities and suggests ways that Parent Centers can share the skills that reinforce resilience with Native parents of youth with disabilities.
This message is written directly to Native American youth and focuses on the importance of resilience in life. Ten skills for building resilience and the ability to bounce back from setbacks are discussed.
This toolkit is designed to help caregivers understand the value of respite, learn from real life examples, and create a respite plan that enhances the lives of all family members. It’s meant for family caregivers of a child or adult with a disability, chronic condition, or functional limitation (or professionals who work with family caregivers). The toolkit, which is available in English and Spanish, is built upon the Charting the LifeCourse Framework, which was created BY FAMILIES to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages: (a) develop a vision for a good life, (b) think about what they need to know and do, (c) identify how to find or develop supports, and (d) discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live.
(2017, May) | Useful to: Parent Centers, state agencies, district agencies, and schools concerned with eligibility determinations for children suspected of having a visual impairment, including blindness. This memo was issued by OSEP to reinforce the key points made in its November 12, 2014 Letter to Kotler that addressed whether an SEA or LEA is […]
(2016) | Useful to: Parent Centers and other service organizations who wish to include youth and young adults in their programs and services. The best way to know what young people want is to ask them! Young people want to—and should—be partners in the design and implementation of research and in their treatment planning and delivery. Young people won’t participate […]
(2017, February) | Useful to Parent Centers and others working with adolescents to promote their skills of self-regulation. Self-regulation refers to one’s ability to manage emotions and impulses. Adolescence and young adulthood are times of both risk and opportunity with regard to self-regulation. This 6-page brief describes the importance of self-regulation for adolescents and young adults […]
(2017, February) | Useful to Parent Centers and others working with children and adolescents to cultivate their skills of self-regulation. Self-regulation refers to one’s ability to manage emotions and impulses. This 3-page brief discusses how self-regulation develops over time from birth through young adulthood and then highlights 7 key principles that summarize a framework for understanding how self-regulation […]
This webinar offers information and strategies for advocacy and outreach for students with disabilities in juvenile justice systems.