Free Speech, Language, and Hearing Screening for Children Ages 3-5

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Trauma-Informed Practices in Home Visitation Issue Brief

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Trauma-informed Practices in Home Visiting Issue Brief

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HV-ImpACT recently released the Trauma-informed Practices in Home Visiting Issue Brief sharing research on the impact and prevalence of trauma in the home visiting community, along with informed strategies on integrating a trauma-informed approach into existing systems of care. The brief includes snapshots from home visiting programs implementing trauma-informed practices, along with lessons learned, and suggested action steps.  Issue Brief

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Recruit and Retain a Skilled Home Visiting Workforce

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Join HV-ImpACT for a webinar on Strategies to Recruit and Retain a Skilled Home Visiting Workforce. Elizabeth Waetzig from HV-ImpACT will examine how focusing on culture and a values-driven approach can strengthen the home visiting workforce. Awardees from CT and WV will share strategies they have used within their states to support their recruitment and retention efforts.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET   Register Here


March is Social Work Month!

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Each year, the National Association of Social Workers(NASW) celebrates Professional Social Work Month in March. This year’s theme is “Social Workers Stand Up!” This year’s national campaign will include a Social Work Month Online Toolkit, media campaign, promotional fundraising campaign, advocacy and more.  Strong Families AZ recognizes the many social workers who are home visitors and their great contributions to home visiting in Arizona.


Live Webinars for Supervisors and Home Visitors

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The Ounce of Prevention and Achieve OnDemand now offers live, online webinars designed specifically for home visitors and supervisors. Visit the website for newly released Spring offerings covering topics such as Home Visiting Safety, Home Visiting Boundaries and Substance Abuse. You can also see an expansive list of self-paced trainings. Or, email AchieveOnDemand@ounceofprevention.org with any questions.

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Early Literacy PD with Make Way for Books

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Support for Immigrant and Refugee Children

This guide was created for educators, school support staff and service providers who teach, mentor and help open the doors of opportunity for undocumented youth and unaccompanied and refugee children currently living in the United States. Educators, school support staff and service providers are often the first individuals a student and/or family comes out to as undocumented. Moreover, they are often the first ones to witness the impact of increased enforcement measures on students and their families. It’s critically important that educators, school support staff and service providers know the tools and resources available to help protect and prepare youth and families for an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid. http://www.aft.org/sites/default/files/im_uac-educators-guide_2016.pdf

Resource Guide: Building a Bright Future for All: Success in Early Learning Programs and Elementary School for Immigrant Families

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This January 2017 resource from the U.S. Department of Education was developed to enhance state and local efforts to support immigrant children from birth through the elementary grades. The first half provides tips for educators in early learning programs and elementary schools as well as schools, districts, and States to: (1) facilitate school enrollment by immigrant families; (2) promote healthy child development in the school setting; (3) encourage caregiver engagement in their children’s education; and (4) build staff knowledge about immigrant children and their educational needs. The second half provides tips for parents and guardians on how to facilitate children’s learning and education starting at birth.

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FTF Early Childhood Summit – Call for Proposals

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 17, 2017

First Things First is accepting proposals for breakout sessions to be presented at the 2017 Early Childhood Summit.

The Summit is a unique opportunity to share your knowledge, experience and ideas with a large and highly-engaged audience of early childhood professionals, stakeholders and supporters. Breakout sessions cover best practices, innovative and evidence-based approaches and relevant research in a variety of important topic areas:

  • Child Health and Development
  • Early Childhood Systems Building
  • Early Learning
  • Organizational and Personal Development
  • Public Awareness and Engagement
  • Strengthening Families
  • Tribal Communities

Learn more about topic areas, criteria for selection, and how to submit a proposal.

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2017 Phoenix Head Start Birth to Five Fatherhood Summit

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