Tag Archives: Stakeholder Engagement

Enhancing Trusting Partnerships at the Systems and Practice Levels: Reciprocal Opportunities for Professionals and Families

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This second session of the Engaging Families and Creating Trusting Partnerships to Improve Child and Family Outcomes series focused on the nature of trusting partnerships among professionals and families. The presenters described six research-based partnership principles, and emphasized the practices that professionals and families should demonstrate when implementing the principles. Tools for measuring partnerships and […]

Getting to the Bottom Line of Family Engagement

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The first in a 3-part series, this March 29 webinar addressed the meaning of family engagement. Presenters from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE) shared results of a synthesis of key policies, frameworks, and the DEC Recommended Practices on family engagement, including related […]

Best Practices in Family and Community Engagement video series

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This video series is designed to support program efforts toward systemic and integrated engagement. Rooted in the Office of Head Start (OHS) Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework, the videos highlight examples of innovative approaches to engagement that foster strong relationships with families and lead to positive outcomes for children and families. Both the […]

Demystifying the “D” Word: Making Data Meaningful for Families

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Kerry Belodoff, Darla Gundler, Amy Nicholas, & Elizabeth Wise This presentation demonstrates the key uses for data in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education and shares strategies for helping families feel more comfortable […]

Building Quality Practices with the COS-Team Collaboration (COS-TC) Toolkit

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Presenters: Lauren Barton (DaSy, ECTA), Naomi Younggren (Department of Defense Army, Educational and Developmental Intervention Program), Cathy Smyth (DaSy, ECTA), & Barbara Jackson (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center) This session digs into the COS-TC Toolkit and its checklist to understand, implement, and gather data about quality practices, teaming, and engaging families in the […]

SSIP Stakeholders: The Right People, The Right Purpose, The Right Plan

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Presenters: Amy Nicholas (DaSy), Tracy Turner (AR Division of Devevelopmental Disabilities), Yvonne Greene (AR Dept of Education), Ravyn Hawkins (AR Division of Developmental Disabilities), Sharon DeRego (CA Department of Developmental Services), Sharon Ringwalt (ECTA, IDC), Aileen McKenna (CT Birth to Three), Kristen Williams (CT Parent Advocacy Center), Wendy Studt (MT Dept Public Health & Human […]

Using the DaSy-NCSI Data Visualization Toolkit to Create Engaging and Effective Data Displays

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Conference: STATS-DC Date: July 2016 Presenters: Kerry Belodoff, Taletha Derrington, & Alice Ridgway This session introduces the new DaSy-NCSI Data Visualization Toolkit. The toolkit identifies key design principles, data considerations, and accessibility concerns that need to be addressed to effectively present data, and indentifies low cost/no cost data visualization tools. Link to Presentation

Framework Self-Assessment Comparison Tool

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The Excel-based Self-Assessment Comparison Tool is intended to provide states with a mechanism to examine changes over time in the implementation of one or more components/subcomponents of the ECTA and DaSy Data Frameworks. The Self-Assessment Comparison Tool shows changes in the Quality Indicator (QI) and the Elements of Quality (EQ) ratings between two points in […]