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A window to the world: Promoting Early Language and Literacy Development. From the Zero to Three organization.
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development has announced that Putting the Pieces Together: A Toolkit on Developing Early Childhood Systems of Care has just been posted online. It is a wonderful repository of tips, strategies, resources, and lessons learned regarding systems development from the Early Childhood System of Care Communities and national TA providers.
between the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Kentucky Division of Behavioral Health to support Kentucky's further development of its system of care for children age birth to 5 who have social, emotional, and behavioral needs and their families.
A system of care is a coordinated network of community-based services and supports that are organized to meet the needs of children and youth with mental health challenges and their families.
The values of a System of Care are:> Family-Driven and Youth-Guided
Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Western Kentucky Mini Parent/Professional Conference Aug. 24. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Murray State University Curris Center, 1500 Chestnut St., Murray, Ky. 42071. Special education, learning strategies, legal rights and advocacy will be just a few of the topics discussed at the conference. Parents, grandparents, caregivers, educators, providers and therapists are all welcome to attend. A free gas card will be given to each family that participates and will be handed out at the end of the day. A meal and refreshments will be provided, along with information booths, exhibits and door prizes. Register now at www.wkec.org. Click on the event listed on the right hand side of the screen under "PD Opportunities" or call Rhonda Logsdon with KY-SPIN (Rhonda@kyspin.com) at 1-800-525-7746. For more information about the conference, call Susan Clifton of the Western Kentucky Special Education Cooperative at (270)809-6980.
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FREE Communicare training, "Ages and Stages," will be March 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and March 28 from 2-5 p.m. or 5-8 p.m. Both sessions will be conducted at the Nolin RECC Building in Elizabethtown. Training participants will learn about ASQ-3, ASQ-SE and receive an overview about early childhood development. Seating is limited, so please reserve a spot by calling (270) 765-5145 or e-mail email@example.com. The trainings are sponsored by KY SEED and the Lincoln Trail RIAC.
Child Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) Model Training will be hosted three times in April by Erica Pearl, Psy.D. The events, which will be conducted from noon to 4 p.m. April 8, 11 and 15, will be located at 100 Gray Street in Elizabethtown. CARE is a trauma-informed, field-initiated practice that can be used by clinical and non-clinical adults who interact with traumatized children. CARE focuses on connecting with children and increasing children's positive behaviors. A light lunch and resource fair will begin at 11 a.m. A limited number of spots are available. RSVP by calling (270) 765-5145