Families with one or more members in the military often experience extraordinary stress.
The Military Child Education Coalition is dedicated to providing supports to those families and the educational professionals in their lives. Their goal is to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military and veteran-connected children affected by mobility, transition, and family separation.
Events, webinars, online courses and more are available. For example, a webinar on “Helping Young Children Navigate Change” may be found here. Additional Parent-to-Parent, student-to-student and professional training opportunities can be accessed at: http://www.militarychild.org/
Please share the MCEC resource with your military-affiliated families and colleagues.
The CT Hospital Association and the CT Perinatal Quality Collaborative are sponsoring a free training on strategies for Promoting Safety and Connectedness: A philosophy of care for the high risk infant and family.
- Friday, April 21
- 8:45 AM – 4:45 PM
Keynote speaker Stephen W. Porges is a “Distinguished University Scientist” at the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University Bloomington and professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in North Carolina. He is the developer of the Polyvagal Theory linking the evolution of the autonomic nervous system to social behavior.
There is no fee, but pre-registration is required. Continuing education credits are available.
Connecticut Hospital Association 110 Barnes Road Wallingford, CT 06492-0090
For directions, click here.
A Learning Forum on Connecticut’s Campaign to Prevent Child Maltreatment & Fatalities
Building a Brighter Future for Infants & Toddlers:
Connecticut’s Campaign to Prevent Child Maltreatment & Fatalities
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA)
110 Barnes Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492
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Yale School of Medicine — Child Study Center — Cohen Auditorium
230 South Frontage Road New Haven, CT 06519
PRESENTED BY: TODDLER DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES CLINIC
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Infographic: Addressing Child Trauma in CT
The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) has published a new infographic showing the tremendous progress made in CT in addressing childhood trauma, as well as plans to address gaps in care for young children.
CHDI also released an Issue Brief “Supporting Young Children Who Experience Trauma: The Early Childhood Trauma Collaborative.” It discusses the effects of trauma on young children and ways Connecticut can support young children who experience trauma.
The final draft of Phase III of Connecticut’s State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) is online for review.
Here is a draft of what will be submitted and a form used to track progress on the Evaluation Plan. Comments are welcome until March 24 to Alice.Ridgway@ct.gov. To review the Logic Model and Evaluation Plan submitted in Phase II, click here.
To learn more about the SSIP and how Connecticut’s stakeholders got to this point, please visit the SSIP webpage at http://www.birth23.org/accountability/spp/ssip/ also available via the Birth23.org Home page menus on the left under How are we doing? > State Performance Plan > SSIP.
Rock Your Socks on World Down Syndrome Day!
What does 3/21 mean to you?
CT Down Syndrome Congress invites you to consider it in the way families of a child with Down syndrome might: the uniqueness of the genetic triplication that leads to Down syndrome.
They also encourage you to Rock Your Socks = wear the brightest, eye-catching, possibly mis-matched socks you can find. When you are asked, “What’s with the socks?” you have an opportunity to explain that you are celebrating all the wonderful things about people with Down syndrome while helping to advocate for individual rights, inclusion, and respect.
Governor Dannel Malloy and OEC Acting Commissioner Linda Goodman recently sent a letter and list of resources to all state-funded early care and education providers. The letter is in response to the recent presidential executive order on immigration matters and corresponding implementation memos from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It provides guidance to state-funded early care and education providers outlining suggested protocols to develop and implement.
While this letter was sent to state-funded providers, the guidance could be useful to any early care and education provider across the state. Some of the protocol will be different for services provided in the home.
This is your chance to provide feedback on BESB children’s services and collaboration with the Birth to Three system. You can also provide written testimony and comments via email below.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The State of Connecticut, Department of Rehabilitation Services, Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB) will be conducting a public hearing on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 184 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT and simultaneously by teleconference. The purpose of the hearing is to offer the public, consumers, advocates, agencies and organizations the opportunity to provide comments pertaining to proposed changes to the policies that govern the administration of the Children’s Services Program. These proposed changes incorporate modifications to existing policy resulting from previous changes to Connecticut General Statutes, Section 10-295. The Bureau is also proposing to update and make modifications to existing policy language in certain areas. A Preamble, that is available for review at the link immediately below and also at www.ct.gov/besb, in the “Upcoming Events and Announcements” Section and in the “Services for Children” Section provides an overview of the proposed changes to each Section.
Comments may be submitted in person or through teleconference at the public hearing, or may be submitted at any time during this public comment period via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org; mailed to Brian Sigman, Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind, 184 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT, 06095, or recorded onto voice mail at (860) 602-4008. To participate in the public hearing through teleconference, please call (860) 602-4008 at least one business day prior to the public hearing to obtain the call-in phone number and access code. All comments received prior to the close of business on Monday, April 17, 2017 will be fully considered.
Children’s Services Policy Manual Draft Revision Preamble 2017
Children’s Services Policy Manual Draft Revision 2017