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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.
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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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.

 

  • Parents as Teachers Conference 2014
    October 8 - 10, 2014
    St. Louis, MO
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Directory of National Early Intervention Resources - 2013

Autism Resources
Reliable resources on ASDs for early childhood professionals and families

Strategic Plan - 2012-2015
A path to quality growth and sustainability.

Federal Home Visiting Program

Parents as Teachers is approved model for federal home visiting

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About MIECHV Program

The MIECHV program is designed to strengthen and improve programs and coordination of services for at-risk communities and to improve outcomes for those families. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) see home visiting as one of several strategies embedded in a quality early childhood system that promotes maternal, infant and early childhood health, safety and development, as well as strong parent-child relationships.

The Parents as Teachers FIT

Parents as Teachers is a strong evidence-based home visiting model providing a broad context of parenting education and family support, and building protective factors, especially for those families in vulnerable situations. At its core, Parents as Teachers is relationship-based and parenting-focused. Our approach and curriculum focus on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting, and family well-being; on strengths, capabilities and skills; and on building protective factors within the family. Parents as Teachers serves a range of families with high needs—not just first time parents, pregnant parents or teen parents—and offers services throughout the continuum from prenatal to kindergarten entry.

A newly revised curriculum with an increased emphasis on evidence-based practices for working with vulnerable populations and a strengthened home visiting model with a heightened focus on quality means Parents as Teachers is well positioned to demonstrate success and document model fidelity.

See why Strengthening FamiliesTM protective factors increase our effectiveness.

Resources to help with updated state plans

  • Identifying outcomes

See the expected outcomes from the Parents as Teachers approach in this logic model.

  • Meeting the needs of targeted communities

See how Parents as Teachers addresses needs of many at-risk demographics in this curriculum outline. Communities can use the Parents as Teachers Readiness Reflection to assess their readiness for implementation.

  • Planning affiliate implementation

Use this form to plan for implemention [download].

  • Meeting benchmarks

See how Parents as Teachers curriculum matches up with MIECHV benchmarks here.

  • Building a budget for implementation

Use this interactive budget tool to help build a start-up budget for year one and an ongoing budget for successive years here. (Note: see all 3 tabs)

  • Template language

The Supplemental Information Request (SIR) for state home visiting plans outlines nine sections of required narrative in updated plans. Parents as Teachers has crafted language around each of these sections to support you as you write your narrative.

  • Process of approval for MIECHV state agency to implement the Parents as Teachers model 

    • Read the Essential Requirements
    • Contact Parents as Teachers national office to discuss budget development and quality implementation of the model.
    • Receive approval letter from Parents as Teachers national office
    • The Parents as Teachers office will need 5 business days to review submitted plans and produce the approval letter, so please factor this into your timeline.

Questions?

Contact Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Cheryle Dyle-Palmer at 314-432-4330 ext. 270. [fact sheet]

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Helping all children grow up healthy, safe and ready to learn. Visit us at www.ParentsAsTeachers.org

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 an onsite meeting with mental health consultant Dr. Peggy North-Jones (see the 90-minute video of that meeting).  

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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