8540062271?profile=RESIZE_400x This week on the Neighborhood News, we’re spotlighting a valuable Early Start professional resource: the Early Start Personnel Manual: A Guide for Planning and Implementing Professional Development in Support of Early Intervention Services (ESPM). As implied by its title, the ESPM details the “foundational principles, competencies, and…

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What We Can Do About Toxic Stress

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University offers the field a timely infographic entitled “What We Can Do About Toxic Stress.” It explains the concept using a clever analogy of an overburdened truck hauling too much cargo and offers some practical advice about ways to lighten the load. “Just as a truck can only bear so much weight before it . . . stops moving forward, challenging life…

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Collaborating with Tribal Communities

Sponsored by the California State Screening Collaborative and First 5 Association, an exciting Webinar was just announced. On Wednesday, January 27, from 9:30-11:00 AM, join a host of notable speakers to learn and share your knowledge related to services for infants & toddlers with developmental and behavioral concerns from tribal communities. Click…

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Early Start Webinar Series

Running from December 2020 to May 2021, two unique series of presentations will be offered:

  • Telepractice
  • Wellness, Mental Health, and Resilience

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OPEN Source - COVID-19 Resource Site

Early Start OPEN Source is a new area within the Early Start Online environment that provides access to curated resources related to the COVID-19 response but tailored to the needs of the Early Start community. Find and share resources, and stay connected to your Early Start peers and partners. To visit OPEN Source, CLICK HERE.

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COVID-19 Info for Providers

Please see the "Coronavirus Information and Resources" page on the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) website for information, resources, and Departmental directives for providers and regional centers: https://www.dds.ca.gov/corona-virus-information-and-resources/

Need Local Resources for Families?

The Central Directory of Early Start Resources is now online. CLICK HERE to visit the Directory website, or visit the following URL: https://www.ceitan-earlystart.org/central-directory/

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