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Tips for Parents in Times of Trauma When children experience or witness traumatic events, they need calm parents who are willing to listen to them express their feelings. Here are some other tips to remember when communicating with children in times of trauma.
PAT Conference is October 8 - 10 Like the PAT Conference Facebook page to stay updated on conference news, and for a chance to win $100 off registration costs. Go to the conference home page for more information on this year's conference.
Parents as Teachers Named to S&I 100 Index   Parents as Teachers has been named as one of America’s top-performing nonprofits, and has been added to the S&I 100 Index. The S&I 100 is an index of U.S. nonprofits that have evidence of results and are ready to grow. Read the press release.
PAT Partners with Helpouts by Google   Parents as Teachers has partnered with Helpouts by Google to offer free 1-on-1 video sessions with trusted experts who can answer questions and give parenting advice on nutrition, transitions, behavior, sleep and keeping your child healthy and safe. More information.      
Home Visiting: Setting Our Children Up for Lifelong Success Nearly half of U.S. children live in low-income families, but early intervention can help counteract the effects of poverty and help children reach their full potential in school and in life. Read this Huffington Post blog by Diana Mendley Rauner (Ounce of Prevention Fund) and co-author Scott Hippert (Parents as Teachers).
PAT Celebrates its 30th Anniversary Parents as Teachers is celebrating 30 years of developing lifelong relationships, like the ones between the Turner's and their Parent Educators.   .
Healthy Start Funding Opportunity Are you a community, county or state-level health department or social service agency considering applying for a Healthy Start Grant? Find out more information on how Parents as Teachers is an excellent fit.

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Home Visiting: Setting Our Children Up for Lifelong Success
Nearly half of our country's children live in low-income families, and studies have shown that poverty can have a devastating effect on a child's brain development. Early intervention can help to remediate the vicious impact of poverty and help children reach their full potential in school and in life. Read Home Visiting: Setting Our Children Up for Lifelong Success, a Huffington Post blog by Diana Mendley Rauner, president of Ounce of Prevention Fund, and co-authored by Scott Hippert, president and CEO of Parents as Teachers.

EHS/Child Care Partnership Grants Application Now Open; Toolkit Available
The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Early Head Start—Childcare Partnerships grant opened June 6 and may be accessed here. These grants can be used to create collaborations between PAT programs and local child care providers. The deadline to apply is August 20. A toolkit is available to help organizations that want to apply for new Early Head Start/Child Care Partnership grants. Find out more about partnership grants.


  • Parents as Teachers Conference 2014
    October 8 - 10, 2014
    St. Louis, MO
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Federal Home Visiting Programs

Parents as Teachers is an approved home visiting model meeting the evidence-based criteria of the Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV) and considered a promising approach for the Tribal Home Visiting Grantees. Recorded webinars highlighting the resources Parents as Teachers has to support the development of home visiting plans are temporarily under construction. Please check back later.

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