WEBINAR: Partnering with Community Colleges to Support Student Parents

Hosted by: National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement
Location: Online

Accessing community college services can help families enhance their job skills as they work toward education goals and increased wages. Learn how Head Start and Early Head Start programs can play a role in helping student parents identify higher-education programs in their area. Explore how programs can also partner with community colleges to advocate for the creation of resources for student parents. This webinar is part of the Building Foundations for Economic Mobility (BFEM) webinar series.

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WEBINAR: Exploring the Relationship-Based Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals Who Work with Children in Group Settings

Teachers spend most of their time interacting directly with children, and play key roles in supporting strong parent-child relationships and family well-being. This four-part webinar series focuses on the Relationship-Based Competencies (RBCs)—knowledge, skills, and individual practices—early childhood professionals need based on their roles. In this second webinar, explore ways that teachers can apply the RBCs to engage families effectively in positive, goal-oriented relationships.

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Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) Certification Training

For more information on the NBO training, please contact Mai Nguyen-Kim at mai.nguyen@childrens.harvard.edu

Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) Certification Training

For more information on the NBO training, please contact Mai Nguyen-Kim at mai.nguyen@childrens.harvard.edu

POSTPONED – Brazelton Touchpoints Individual Level Training

Please note that this training has been postponed. 

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.

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A Systemic Mental Health Consultation & Professional Development Model: Family Connections Training

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Facilitating the Brazelton Touchpoints Parenting Program – TRAINING FULL

Pre-requisite: Must have completed an ILT

 

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Brazelton Touchpoints Individual Level Training

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!

FREE WEBINAR Helping Families Achieve Their Housing Goals

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.

Brazelton Touchpoints Community Level Training

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.