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Helping Children & Families Cope with Trauma When parent educators, families and children experience or witness traumatic events (such as the recent situation in Ferguson, Missouri), Parents as Teachers can provide assistance to help them cope. Here are some tips and guidelines for how to communicate with children in times of trauma.
2015 Workshop Call for Proposals Now Open Workshop Call for Proposals now open – deadline for submission is February 2. View the 2015 Call for Proposal guidelines and application form. Conference registration slated to open in April – stay tuned!
Your Purchase at Amazon.com Supports PAT Shopping online?  All purchases made through Amazon Smiles help support the Conference Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance for Parents as Teachers parent educators to attend conference for the very first time. Thank you for supporting Parents as Teachers!
Thanks to All Who Attended the 2014 Conference A big thanks to everyone who helped make the 2014 PAT Conference a great success!  Check out the presentations and handouts, photos and videos.
Alignment with State Early Learning Standards A fillable form has been developed to assist programs with creating an alignment between states’ early learning standards and the PAT Foundational Curriculum. The form includes Parents as Teachers parent educator resources, parent handouts and parent-child activity pages organized by developmental domain. State early learning standards for infants and toddlers can be typed directly into the left-hand column to create the alignment. See the form
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 its 30th year. Mildred Winter, PAT Founding Director, remembers what it was like trying to gather support for PAT in the early years.   .
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Early Education Home Visiting Collaboration Strengthens Oklahoma’s Efforts to Support Families, Young Children
Oklahoma families with young children soon will have increased access to parenting skill-building and child development information that’s best suited for them. This is due to a new collaborative effort by several national home visiting organizations fully funded through a $3,162,355 two-year grant to the Parents as Teachers National Center from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), as part of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. Read the news release

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.

 

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Parents as Teachers Supports Parent Educators in Ferguson

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Parents as Teachers National Center (PATNC) recently invited Parent Educators from the Ferguson area to onsite meetings with mental health consultant Dr. Peggy North-Jones (see the 90-minute video of that meeting) and to a discussion with panelists Redditt Hudson, Traci Blackmon and Siera Irby-Smith (see that discussion).  

As PATNC President and CEO Scott Hippert points out in this letter, it's important to focus on the children and to help them avoid the stressful situations that can negatively affect the ability to learn and interact with others.

PATNC is continuing to work towards developing a long-term strategy that supports Parent Educators and families dealing with trauma in their communities.

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