Event Calendar

Jun
26
Tue
FREE WEBINAR Helping Families Achieve Their Housing Goals
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Office of Head Start (OHS) and the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE) are committed to improving your program’s efforts to help families become more financially independent and strong. In this issue, we explore housing goals and economic mobility.

Access to affordable and stable housing can have a major impact on economic mobility for families. In this webinar, explore the relationship between housing stability and economic mobility. Learn how Head Start and Early Head Start programs can play a key role in connecting families to resources and opportunities to help them achieve their housing goals. This webinar is part of the Building Foundations for Economic Mobility (BFEM) webinar series

The Relationship Between Housing and Economic Mobility

Stable housing is critical to child development and family well-being. For young children, a stable home provides a positive environment for engaging in nurturing relationships with parents and other family members. For parents, a stable place to live ensures that they can devote their attention to their family rather than worry about housing. Parents are also better able to find and maintain steady employment to provide for their families.

Yet, for many families, stable and affordable housing is out of reach. Many families with low incomes struggle with the cost of housing. This can result in frequent moves, substandard housing conditions, or even homelessness. Housing uncertainty is often a large source of stress that over the long term poses risks to child and family well-being.

With more and more families renting in already tight rental markets, housing assistance programs can provide critical support. Some programs subsidize the cost of housing or provide temporary housing for families experiencing homelessness. Others help families finance the purchase of a home. Families that receive housing assistance are also more likely to enroll in more programs that offer benefits to further support families’ well-being.

There are many things that all programs can do to support their families to reach their housing goals, although specific services may vary by community. For example, Head Start staff can learn more about available housing supports and eligibility requirements for their families. The Helpful Links section below is a great place to start. Program staff can identify sources of support and resources in their community. They can also develop relationships with community partners to help Head Start families access what they need to find and maintain stable housing.

Join us for the next BFEM webinar, Helping Families Achieve Their Housing Goals, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, to learn more about the connection between housing and economic mobility.

Jul
24
Tue
Brazelton Touchpoints Individual Level Training @ Harris County Department of Education Area I Head Start
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am – Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm

This three-day professional development opportunity is designed for multidisciplinary providers to incorporate elements of the Brazelton Touchpoints approach into their practice setting. In this training, practitioners explore the key elements of Touchpoints including: developmental framework, systems theory, relational framework, cultural sensitivity and reflective practice.

Register today!

Aug
1
Wed
Brazelton Touchpoints Individual Level Training @ Little Company of Mary Hospital
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am – Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm

This three-day professional development opportunity is designed for multidisciplinary providers to incorporate elements of the Brazelton Touchpoints approach into their practice setting. In this training, practitioners explore the key elements of Touchpoints including: developmental framework, systems theory, relational framework, cultural sensitivity and reflective practice.

Register today!

Aug
6
Mon
Brazelton Touchpoints Community Level Training @ Residence Inn
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm

We offer the Brazelton Touchpoints Community Level Training program for teams in communities that have made the commitment to become a Touchpoints Site.

The Touchpoints Community Level Program is a five-day intensive training offered to communities that want to bring Brazelton Touchpoints to their family care system. A team of three or more providers from each community complete Touchpoints training and one year of ongoing mentor-ship that includes monthly contact, a site visit and a follow up meeting. This team delivers training to other professionals in their community in the Touchpoints Approach, with the support of Brazelton Touchpoints Center faculty.

For existing Touchpoints sites, we offer additional training to add or replace existing Touchpoints Team members. Participants must have completed Individual Level or Early Child Care and Education Training.

Please contact Mai Nguyen-Kim for registration information. 

Aug
28
Tue
Brazelton Touchpoints Individual Level Training @ University of New Mexico
Aug 28 @ 8:00 am – Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm

This three-day professional development opportunity is designed for multidisciplinary providers to incorporate elements of the Brazelton Touchpoints approach into their practice setting. In this training, practitioners explore the key elements of Touchpoints including: developmental framework, systems theory, relational framework, cultural sensitivity and reflective practice.

Register today!

Sep
26
Wed
Brazelton Touchpoints Individual Level Training @ Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm

This three-day professional development opportunity is designed for multidisciplinary providers to incorporate elements of the Brazelton Touchpoints approach into their practice setting. In this training, practitioners explore the key elements of Touchpoints including: developmental framework, systems theory, relational framework, cultural sensitivity and reflective practice.

Register today!

Oct
25
Thu
Facilitating the Brazelton Touchpoints Parenting Curriculum Training @ Children’s Hospital – Waltham
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm

Pre-requisite: Must have completed an ILT

 

To learn more and register click here.