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Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin. 2019. Healthy smiles for mom and baby: Oral health online training guide. Milwaukee, WI: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 37 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about Healthy Smiles for Mom and Baby Oral Health Training, an online course for Wisconsin professionals working with pregnant women, infants, and toddlers that combines oral health information with conversation techniques for discussing oral health with families. The training consists of four modules: (1) oral health conversations, (2) oral health for infants and toddlers, (3) oral health for pregnant women, and (4) oral health goal setting with families. Each module includes reflection activities and videos that demonstrate how to guide an oral health discussion with families. The guide also explains how to register for the course. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 620 South 76th Street, Suite 120, Milwaukee, WI 53214, Telephone: (414) 292-4000 Secondary Telephone: (414) 337-4561 Fax: (414) 231-4972 Web Site: http://www.chawisconsin.org/oral-health.php?pg=13 Available from the website.

Keywords: , Communication skills, Families, Infant health, Oral health, Pregnant women, Professional training, State Initiatives, Training materials, Wisconsin

Dallavalle M, Sellers C. 2016. Help me be healthy: WIC education series. Falls Church, VA: Crabtree + Company, help me be healthy, multiple items.

Annotation: This series of 12 educational brochures sequentially focus on the needs of new and expectant mothers and infants and children from birth through age five. Topics are based on national Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) standards and include reading readiness, childhood obesity prevention, food and nutrition, behavior and developmental skills, and communication and language acquisition.

Contact: Crabtree + Company, help me be healthy, 200 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046, Telephone: (888) 531-9001, ext. 102 Fax: (703) 241-9060 E-mail: info@helpmebehealthy.net Web Site: http://helpmebehealthy.net $.95 each (mother series), $.40 each (infant series), $.35 each (child series) plus $30 per 1,000 copies for shipping and handling; the brochures are available throughout the year for purchase and can also be purchased at a significantly reduced cost during spring and fall co-ops..

Keywords: Communication skills, Consumer education materials, Developmental stages, Early childhood development, Health promotion, Infants, Language development, Low literacy materials, Mothers, Nutrition, Pregnant women, Reading, Spanish language materials, Young children

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2016. TeamSTEPPS®. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 1 v.

Annotation: This curriculum is designed to optimize patient care by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals, including frontline staff. Contents include an instructor manual, short case studies, and videos illustrating teamwork opportunities and successes. Topics include change management, coaching, and implementation. Supporting materials include a pocket guide and evaluation tools. Additional resources for applying rapid response systems; using simulation in training; enhancing safety for patients with limited English proficiency; and modules for developing and optimizing team knowledge and performance in dental, long-term care, and medical offices are available.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: http://www.ahrq.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Communication skills, Health care systems, Multimedia, Organizational change, Patient care, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Resources for professionals, Teamwork, Training materials

National Center for Medical Home Implementation. 2016. Thinking outside the box: How to advance health equity and care quality in the pediatric medical home. Elk Grove Village, IL: National Center for Medical Home Implementation, multiple items.

Annotation: This 3-part webinar series provides pediatric clinicians, Title V programs, families, and others with tools, resources, and strategies to enhance the patient and family experience in the pediatric medical home. This includes, but is not limited to, the experience of diverse, vulnerable and medically underserved populations. Topics include how to build cultural competence and humility, how to foster effective communication with patients and families, and how to understand and address social factors that shape child health. The presenters' slides, webinar recordings, audience questions, and an implicit association test are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Medical Home Implementation, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (847) 434-7605 Secondary Telephone: (800) 433-9016, ext. 7605 Web Site: https://medicalhomeinfo.aap.org/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication skills, Cultural competence, Cultural diversity, Family centered care, Medical home, Multimedia, Pediatric care, Social bias

National Center for Cultural Competence. 2016. Cultural & linguistic competence health practitioner assessment. Washington, DC: National Center for Cultural Competence, 1 v.

Annotation: This self-guided learning activity is designed to enhance the delivery of high-quality services for diverse patient/client populations and promote cultural and linguistic competence as essential approaches to address disparities in health and health care. Users who complete the assessment receive scores, including scores compared to a norming sample, in the following three areas: knowledge of culturally and linguistically diverse populations, adapting practice for culturally and linguistically diverse patient populations, and promoting the health of culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Users also receive a customized set of related professional development and educational resources based on their responses. The report can be downloaded and saved.

Contact: National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, P.O. Box 571485, Washington, DC 20057-1485, Telephone: (202) 687-5387 Secondary Telephone: (800) 788-2066 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: cultural@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://nccc.georgetown.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication skills, Cultural competence, Health care delivery, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health promotion, Patient care, Self evaluation

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, de Beaumont Foundation. 2015. PH WINS: Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey . Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources draw from the first nationally representative survey of individual state health agency workers about work force development priorities, the workplace environment, and key national initiatives. Topics include systems thinking; communicating persuasively; and change management, flexibility, and adaptability. Contents include key survey findings, access to the data and a journal supplement, an infographic, and additional resources.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Attitudes, Communication skills, Decision making skills, Environmental influences, Measures, National surveys, Organizational change, Problem solving, Professional development, State health agencies, Transitions, Work force, Workplace

Bertness J. 2015. Communication: Professional resource brief (upd. ed.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This brief is designed to assist the Title V work force in improving their knowledge and skills related to the maternal and child leadership competency, communication. Contents include a definition of communication and descriptions of related websites, materials, and trainings. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication skills, Competence, Leadership, Resource materials, Resources for professionals, Title V programs, Training

Family Voices of California. 2015. Project leadership training manual. San Francisco, CA: Family Voices of California, multiple items.

Annotation: This curriculum is designed to assist families in developing the skills necessary to successfully partner and engage in all levels of public advocacy on behalf of children with special health care needs. Topics include the history and purpose of advocacy; systems, laws, and entitlements; enhancing communication; developing and presenting stories to others; participating on decision-making bodies; and connecting with local change makers. Contents include an introduction, presentation slides and handouts (including pre-training slides and handouts), and materials for training-related activities.

Contact: Family Voices of California, 1663 Mission Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, Telephone: (415) 282-7494 E-mail: info@familyvoicesofca.org Web Site: http://www.familyvoicesofca.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Advocacy, Children, Collaboration, Communication skills, Curricula, Decision making, Families, Leadership, Public private partnerships, Resource materials, Special health care needs, Training

Goldman KD, Schmalz KJ. 2015. Health education tools of the trade. Washington, DC: Society for Public Health Education, 353 pp.

Annotation: This e-book features guidance for health promotion and health education professionals. The content focuses on enhancing professional development and covers topics such as face-to-face communications, writing, teaching tools for junior faculty members, program planning and evaluation, and career development.

Contact: Society for Public Health Education, 10 G Street, N.E., Suite 605, Washington, DC 20002, Telephone: (202) 408-9804 Fax: (202) 408-9815 E-mail: info@sophe.org Web Site: http://www.sophe.org $19.95.

Keywords: Communication skills, Health education, Program evaluation, Program planning, Resources for professionals, Teaching, Writing

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2014-. Essentials for parenting toddlers and preschoolers. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help parents handle common challenges and build a safe, stable, and nurturing relationship with their child. Topics include communicating, creating structure and rules, giving directions, using discipline and consequences, and using time-out. Videos, activities for practicing positive parenting skills, and other resources are included.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child rearing, Communication skills, Discipline, Multimedia, Parenting education, Parenting skills, Parents

American Association of Public Health Dentistry and American Board of Dental Public Health. 2014. Competency statements for dental public health: Preamble (rev.). Portland, OR: American Association of Public Health Dentistry; Gainesville, FL: American Board of Dental Public Health, 8 pp.

Annotation: This document describes competencies for dental public health and the performance indicators by which they can be measured. Contents include background on the development of the competencies, definitions,and what a specialist in dental public health will do. Topics include planning oral health programs for populations; selecting interventions and strategies for the prevention and control of oral diseases and promotion of oral health; developing resources and implementing and managing oral health programs for populations; incorporating ethical standards in oral health programs and activities; evaluating and monitoring dental care delivery systems; designing and understanding the use of surveillance systems to monitor oral health; communicating and collaborating with groups and individuals on oral health issues; advocating for, implementing, and evaluating public health policy, legislation, and regulations to protect and promote the public's oral health; critiquing and synthesizing scientific literature; and designing and conducting population-based studies to answer oral and public health questions.

Contact: American Association of Public Health Dentistry, P.O. Box 7317, Springfield, IL 62791-7317, Telephone: (217) 529-6941 Fax: (217) 529-9120 E-mail: info@aaphd.org Web Site: http://www.aaphd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Administration, Advocacy, Collaboration, Communication skills, Competence, Cultural sensitivity, Culturally competent services, Dental education, Dentistry, Ethics, Health promotion, Oral health, Population surveillance, Program evaluation, Program planning, Public health dentists, Research, Work force

Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice. 2014. Core competencies for public health professionals. Washington, DC: Public Health Foundation, 24 pp.

Annotation: This report comprises a set of core competencies for the broad practice of public health in any setting. The core competencies reflect skills that may be desirable for professionals who deliver essential public health services and exist as a foundation for public health practice. The report provides background on the competencies and presents them according to eight domains: analytic/assessment skills, policy-development/program-planning skills, communication skills, cultural competency skills, community dimensions of practice skills, public health sciences skills, financial planning and management skills, and leadership and systems thinking skills.

Contact: Public Health Foundation, 1300 L Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 218-4400 Fax: (202) 218-4409 E-mail: info@phf.org Web Site: http://www.phf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Communication skills, Competence, Competency based education, Cultural competence, Leadership, Management, Policy development, Program planning, Public health, Systems development, Work force

U.S. Office of Minority Health, Center for Linguistic and Cultural Competence in Health Care. 2014. Cultural competency program for oral health professionals. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Minority Health, Center for Linguistic and Cultural Competence in Health Care, 1 v.

Annotation: This course is designed to provide oral health professionals and other health professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to promote cultural and linguistic competence in oral health care. The program consists of three modules that address the fundamentals of culturally and linguistically appropriate oral health care, providing culturally and linguistically appropriate oral health care, and culturally and linguistically appropriate communication and messaging.

Contact: U.S. Office of Minority Health, The Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 453-2882 Secondary Telephone: (240) 453-2883 Fax: (240) 453-2883 E-mail: info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov Web Site: http://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Clearinghouses, Communication skills, Competency based education, Continuing education, Cultural competence, Culturally competent services, Federal initiatives, Health services, Oral health, Standards, Training

Children's Safety Network. 2014. Internet safety: 2014 resource guide. Waltham, MA: Children's Safety Network, 14 pp.

Annotation: This resource guide provides links to organizations, programs, publications, and resources focused on Internet safety, as well as information on a variety of subtopics related to the Internet, including: alcohol and drugs, cyberbullying, sexting, social networking, and suicide and self-harm. Each item in the guide includes a short description and a link to the resource itself. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Children's Safety Network, Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (617) 618-2918 Fax: (617) 969-9186 E-mail: csninfo@edc.org Web Site: http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Bullying, Children, Communication skills, Internet, Mental health, Online systems, Relationships, Resources for professionals, Risk factors, Safety

Sacks V, Anderson Moore K, Shaw A, Cooper PM. 2014. The family environment and adolescent well-being. Bethesda, MD: Child Trends, 14 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief highlights several key areas of interaction between the family environment and adolescent well-being, using national data sources. Topics include parent and adolescent closeness and communication, parental relationships, parental monitoring, eating meals together, and parental healthy behaviors. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.childtrends.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Communication skills, Families, Health behavior, Parent child relations, Parenting

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Disaster Technical Assistance Center. 2013. Helping children and youth cope in the aftermath of disasters: Tips for parents and other caregivers, teachers, administrators, and school staff. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1 video (49 min., 16 sec.).

Annotation: This podcast provides information for parents, caregivers, teachers, administrators, other school staff, and behavioral health professionals about what kinds of responses to expect from children in the aftermath of disasters and how to help them cope in these situations, such as a school shooting. The podcast helps viewers learn to to identify comment reactions seen in children and adolescents following a disaster, identify ways to talk to and calm children and adolescents, understand how to work with children and adolescents impacted by disasters, and identify signs that mental health services may be needed.

Contact: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (877) SAMHSA-7 Secondary Telephone: (877) 726-4727 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.samhsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent mental health, Adolescents, Child behavior, Child mental health, Children, Communication, Communication skills, Counseling, Disasters, Mental health services, Multimedia

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2013. Using visual apps to connect with your target audience on social networks. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau,

Annotation: This webinar serves as an orientation to social media and e-learning technologies for MCH and public health professionals. It covers the recent accessibility of social media apps (Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, FiLMiC Pro, and Path) that can maximize the visibility of public health programs. The webinar discusses best practices, provides tips and tricks to help engage target audiences, and explains how to leverage social media networks such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter in maternal and child health programs. Case studies that successfully demonstrate the influence of social media are also presented and discussed.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication skills, Continuing education, Information sources, Internet, MCH training, Public health, Social media, Technology

Child Welfare Information Gateway. 2013. Leaving your child home alone. Washington, DC: Child Welfare Information Gateway, 6 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for parents provides information about when it is appropriate to leave a child home alone. Topics include what to consider before leaving a child home alone (including age and maturity, legal guidelines, circumstances, and safety skills); tips for parents (including have a trial period, role play, establish rules, discuss emergencies, check in, talk about it, and don't overdo it); and resources, including state-specific links.

Contact: Child Welfare Information Gateway, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, Children's Bureau, 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: (800) 394-3366 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: info@childwelfare.gov Web Site: http://www.childwelfare.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Age factors, Children, Communication, Consumer education materials, Emergencies, Parent child relations, Parenting skills, Safety

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women's Health. 2013. Communication skills building for parents of preteen girls. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help community leaders strengthen the communication skills of parents and other caregivers of girls ages 9-11. Topics include dating, self-image, Internet dangers, peer pressure, and other topics that parents may have a hard time discussing with their children. Contents include a facilitator’s guide, online videos, and tip sheets for African-American and Hispanic (Spanish- and English-speaking) communities.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 712E, Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (800) 690-7650 Fax: (202) 205-2631 Web Site: http://www.womenshealth.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Blacks, Children, Communication skills, Communities, Hispanic Americans, Multimedia, Parents, Spanish language materials, Teaching

Bedard Holland S. 2013. Motivational interviewing. Glen Allen, VA: Virginia Oral Health Coalition, 1 v.

Annotation: This presentation describes techniques to communicate the importance of prevention and good oral health. Contents include a description of motivational interviewing including what it is, when it can be used, and reasons to use it. Topics include stages of change and why they are important, developing a relationship and understanding client frame of reference, presenting new information and positive action steps. Other topics include presenting a menu of options, determining action steps and making a plan, discussing potential challenges and solutions, and providing ongoing support. Cultural competence, beliefs that may impact oral health, and strategies for overcoming resistance are also addressed

Contact: Virginia Health Catalyst, 4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 103, Glen Allen, VA 23060, Telephone: (804) 269-8720 E-mail: info@vahealthcatalyst.org Web Site: https://vahealthcatalyst.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior modification, Beliefs, Communication skills, Cultural competence, Disease prevention, Health behavior, Interviews, Methods, Motivation, Oral health

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.