The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers Tips for Talking with and Helping Children and Youth Cope after a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers. This excellent resource provides adults with insights about the reactions of children and youth to trauma so we can respond more effectively. It also includes specific examples of what to say and do at various ages to help children cope, such as actively listening and modeling good self-care, using a calm, gentle voice and reminding them that you will take care of them. The article concludes with a directory of contact information for helplines, treatment locators, and…
This environment provides a virtual community for Early Start professionals and partners seeking training, technical assistance and resources on early intervention Part C requirements, implementation, and evidence-based practices.
The delivery of quality early intervention services requires that personnel are qualified and appropriately trained to provide those services to eligible infants, young children, and their families. Early Start’s Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) provides the framework for coordinating the delivery of personnel development activities throughout California. Pre-service preparation, in-service training, and technical assistance are the essential CSPD components delivered through a variety of personnel development activities.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming Early Start Institute courses and events!
Early Start Online (ESO) Winter 2018 Session
- REGISTRATION CLOSED
- Courses begin: January 8
Early Start Partners Symposium (ESPS) 2018
- April 26-27, 2018; San Jose, CA
ESO Spring 2018 Session
- Registration opens: February 19
- Course begins: April 2
Three Race to the Top Early Start Online Modules are available for viewing. Click on the link above to learn about key players and components, system intersections and the relationships between high quality early learning programs and natural/least restrictive environments.