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Monday, November 20th, 2017

 


Plan Your Visit to the State Capital

Hosted by the Family Center Network

This session was original held on April 4, 2013
 
Please join us for a webinar that will help you plan for your visits to the State Capital and to ensure that you are prepared to be a successful advocate. Larry Klinger will be reviewing the logistical information about our day at the State Capital while Jamie Baxter, Director of Legislative Policy and Advocacy will provide expertise on how to be an effective and persuasive advocate for family centers and the families that we serve.

 

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Family Centers FAQ

Family Center Messages

Family Center Fact Sheet

Talking to Your Legislator

 

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Creating a Welcoming Environment in Your School

This session was originally presented on October 26, 2011

 

Research reveals that high performing schools work to ensure that they maintain a welcoming environment for families of their students. The PA PIRC team has adapted a Family Friendly Walk Through process to assist schools in examining key elements of their environment and culture to discern areas that currently contribute to such an environment, as well as areas where greater focus or attention might be warranted.  Learn the key components of the Family Friendly Walk Through process and how your school might benefit from it.

 

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Afterschool Partnering with Parents and Schools to Support Student Success

This session was originally presented on September 28, 2011

Research shows that  quality afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire learning and help support working families. Conversely poor quality programs can produce negative outcomes for children and youth. Join Kacy Conley, Director of the Pennsylvania Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) in learning what are the elements of quality afterschool programs and what impact they can have in supporting a host of positive outcomes for students including: better grades, attendance and conduct in school; more academic and enrichment opportunities; better peer relations and emotional adjustment and lower incidences of obesity, drug use, violence and pregnancy. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss how the parents, schools and afterschool programs can partner together to support policies that ensure that quality, accessible sustainable programs are available for all students.

 

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Increasing Parent Involvement in Your Community

This session was originally presented on August 24, 2011


Have you ever wanted to learn how you can increase parent involvement in your school community? If so, plan to join us for our next webinar that will feature practical tips and information on how to engage families from National PTA. The presentation will include information about the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships and you will be provided with six strategies to engage parents and families. You will also learn about the tools, resources and funding that National PTA has available that will help you implement and assess family engagement.

 

National Parent Teacher Association website

 

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Bullying Prevention for Parents: What Can You Do to Help?

This session was originally presented on July 27, 2011

 

This session will focus on what you can do to help your child understand the impact of bullying on bystanders, children who bully and children who are bullied.  Specific information will be provided to give parents tips to help children and youth understand their role in countering bullying.

 

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College and Career Readiness

This session was originally presented on June 22, 2011

 

This session focused on College and Career Readiness and how students need to be prepared for college level courses or a job that can support a family.

 

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Career Clusters and Pathways

Helping Your Child Make Career Decisions

Parent Involvement = Student Success

Why Should My Child Explore Careers?

 

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Strengthening Families

This session was originally presented on May 25, 2011

 

This session will focus on the Strengthening Families approach to working with families to prevent child abuse and neglect.  Developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy, the strengths-based approach outlines five easily understood protective factors that when implemented, help to build families' capacities to promote children's healthy and safe development, reduce abuse and neglect, and improve school success.

 

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School Readiness: Creating Terrific Transitions

This session was originally presented on April 27, 2011

 

This panel presentation will highlight the critical aspects for successful transitions of children birth through school entrance.  Presenters from the field of early learning including Early Head Start, Head Start and Early Intervention will discuss goals of transition planning as well as information and resources to support successful experiences for families.

 

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What is Special about Education?  What is “Special” about Special Education?  Who Benefits from Special Education?

This session was originally presented on March 23, 2011

 

Audience members will learn about Special Education. They will learn what Special Education means, where services are provided, related services, referrals, evaluations and about Individualized Education Plans, placement and due process.

 

Question and Answer Compilation

 

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What Parents Need to Know about Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII)

This session was originally presented on February 23, 2011

 

This live, online session will provide parents an opportunity to learn about the Response to Instruction and Intervention model, commonly referred to as RtII. The session will be divided into three segments in order to provide an interactive component.  The first portion of the session will be general information regarding the RtII framework. This will be followed by a short interview segment of commonly asked questions.  The final portion of the session will allow participants to ask questions.

 

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Family-School-Community Partnerships Improve Student Achievement

This session was originally presented on January 26, 2011

 

Learn more about how family-school-community partnerships have positive impacts on student success. Dr. Hinton will discuss the value of family engagement to their children’s learning and to school system improvement efforts.  She will address the importance of schools and community organizations linking to provide more seamless and comprehensive services with children and families. She will also provide examples of roles and responsibilities for each partner. In addition, selected Pennsylvania schools that have teams participating in the Solid Foundation process will share examples of strategies that have worked for them.

 

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Supporting the Healthy Social and Emotional Development of Young Children
Part 1: Exploring the Resources

This session was originally presented on June 17, 2010

 

Part 1 of this two-part webinar will provide an overview of the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning’s Pyramid Model for Supporting Social and Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children. Participant groups will explore the online materials and resources available to aid home visitors in identifying and addressing social and emotional developmental issues in young children and together discuss how these resources will be useful in their day-to-day work with the children and families they serve.

 

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Supporting the Healthy Social and Emotional Development of Young Children
Part 2: Supporting Parents in the Process

This session was originally presented on June 17, 2010

 

Part 2 of this two-part webinar will address the importance of encouraging and providing feedback to parents as they learn to support their young child's development. Specific strategies will be provided.

 

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An Introduction to the Visit Tracker/Visit Planner Web-Based Contact Management System for Parents as Teachers (PAT) Organizations

This session was originally held on February 18, 2010


This session demonstrated of how educators and supervisors of PAT programs use the Visit Tracker Web on a daily basis to track family and child enrollments, contacts, screenings, and exit data; as well as to plan visits. The reporting tools for daily reports as well as year-end reports will be demonstrated also.

 

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Solid Foundation® Team Online Session

This session was originally held on February 19, 2010

The Pennsylvania Parent Information and Resource Center (PA PIRC) recently offered a one-hour, live, online session about Solid Foundation® . This training was designed for Solid Foundation team members (school staff and parents).

 

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Family-School-Community Partnerships: Powerful Support for Student Success

This session was original held on August 27, 2008

 

The Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Public Welfare, in partnership with the Center for Schools and Communities, offered a one-hour, live, online professional development opportunity entitled, “Family-School-Community Partnerships: Powerful Support for Student Success” with presenter Karen Shanoski, Family-School-Community Partnership Project Manager with the Pennsylvania Parent Information and Resource Center (PA PIRC).

The session provided ways that families can be effectively engaged with their child’s education and how family-school-community partnerships create a powerful support for student success.

 

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