Kathy Hebbeler’s presentation from the OSEP Leadership Conference on 7/21/21 on equity and data. It notes the importance of asking equity questions about each aspect of the service delivery process from initial referral through transition.
This session explored the many strategies that Part C and Part B 619 program leaders in one state are using to elevate family voice in program improvement planning. Join us to explore successes and lessons learned related to this equity-focused work to support families as advisors and partners.
Conference: Pennsylvania 2021 Early Intervention and Family Support Program Conference Date: April 2021 Presenters: Michelle Lewis, Jenna Nguyen, Lauren Jackson The goal of this session was to help participants be better able to: articulate the role of families and community members on effective, equitable stakeholders in meaningful data […]
A recent Targeted TA Leadership Series session, Data Leadership – What it Means for Equity, provided an introduction to what it means to use data to lead for equity through the use of critical questions that program leaders should ask to gain greater understanding of inequities. Learn more about the session and Watch the webinar […]
Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 36th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: January 2021 Presenters: Siobhan Colgan, Cornelia Taylor, Sharon Loza, and Justine Rogoff It is an ongoing challenge to reach and receive input from all families of young children, especially those experiencing ongoing hardships and institutionalized […]
We are in a crucial moment when there is a confluence of events, including the COVID pandemic and the social uprisings related to structural racial injustice, that are elevating the importance of a deeper understanding of equity and its relation to the ultimate goals of improving outcomes for children and their families.
In this session, we will provide information on how to analyze Family Outcomes data to identify program improvement opportunities for addressing response rate representativeness and equity. We will describe an example of a self-assessment tool adapted using the Family Outcomes Measurement System Framework that some states are currently using to examine Family Outcomes representativeness and equity.
At this pivotal opportunity in history, we need strong leaders who are willing to ask tough questions, challenge the status quo, and call out biases and structural oppression. How can you become that kind of leader? This session is designed to inspire and support state Part C and Section 619 leaders in building their capacity to address issues of inequity in their systems.