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Center for Mental Health in Schools. n.d.. A sampling of outcome findings from interventions relevant to addressing barriers to learning. Los Angeles, CA: Center for Mental Health in Schools, ca. 150 pp. (Technical assistance sampler)

Annotation: The purpose of this report is to provide technical assistance to individuals working to improve student performance in American public schools. Examples of specific techniques that address barriers to student learning and data to support these techniques are highlighted within this document. Areas covered include (1) enhancing classroom-based efforts to enable learning, (2) providing student and family assistance, (3) responding to and preventing crises, (4) supporting transitions, (5) increasing home involvement in schooling, and (6) outreach for greater community involvement and support. [Support in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Center for Mental Health in Schools, UCLA School Mental Health Project, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563, Telephone: (310) 825-3634 Secondary Telephone: (866) 846-4843 Fax: (310) 206-8716 E-mail: smhp@ucla.edu Web Site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Barriers, Community participation, Knowledge level, Learning, Mental health, Parent participation

Goldfarb F, Levitz B, Hernancez J, DeMaio S, Smith MA, Ortman D, Felty w, Seuer S, and Russo L. 2019. Fabric not fringe: Weaving family involvement throughout training and practice for professionals and advocates working with individuals with disabilities and special health csre needs. Silver Spring, MD: Association of University Centers on Disabilities, 27 pp.

Annotation: This white paper approaches family involvement from the perspective of the family discipline itself, and the ongoing paradigm shift in family-centered care--from fringe to fabric. This document includes a summary of the history of family involvement in the LEND network and a series of 8 individual handouts which detail the definition, need, benefits, resources and strategies associated with each type of family involvement.

Contact: Association of University Centers on Disabilities, 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (301) 588-8252 Fax: (301) 588-2842 E-mail: aucdinfo@aucd.org Web Site: http://www.aucd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with developmental disabilities, Family centered care, Parent participation

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2017. Pathways to family leadership within AMCHP. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 5 pp.

Annotation: This document defines the term "family leader" and describes the roles for family leaders in the Association for Maternal and Child Health Programs' activities. Topics include title, eligibility criteria, selection process, timeline, and duties.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Contact Phone: (202) 775-1472 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Contact E-mail: mjarvix@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community participation, Consultants, Employment, Families, Leadership, Mentors, Parent participation, Parent professional relations, Public private partnerships, Recruitment, Special health care services, State MCH programs, Teaching, Technical assistance, Title V programs, Training, Volunteers, Work force

Harris JL, Haraghey KS, Choi Y-Y, Fleming-Milici F. 2017. Parents' attitudes about food marketing to children: 2012 to 2015–Opportunities and challenges to creating demand for a healthier food environment. Hartford, CT: Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, 75 pp.

Annotation: This report presents results of a survey of parents with children and adolescents ages 2 to 17 to measure parents' attitudes about food marketing and other influences on children's eating habits and their support for policies to promote healthy eating for their children. Topics include parents' opinions about food industry self-regulation, including the ages of children who should be protected from unhealthy food marketing and whether they believe that individual food companies have delivered on their pledges to limit food advertising to children. The report also examines parents' willingness to participate in a variety of actions to encourage companies to reduce unhealthy food marketing to their children. A series of infographics is also available.

Contact: Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, University of Connecticut, One Constitution Plaza, Suite 600, Hartford, CT 06511, Telephone: (860) 380-1000 Fax: (860) 509-0009 E-mail: rudd.center@uconn.edu Web Site: http://www.uconnruddcenter.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Advocacy, Beliefs, Children, Consumer satisfaction, Consumer surveys, Food consumption, Marketing, Nutrition, Parent participation, Parenting attitudes, Policy development

U.S. Office of Head Start. 2016. Head Start approach to school readiness: Overview. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource defines school readiness and provides frameworks for understanding school readiness, and outlines goals and core strategies to promote school readiness in Head Start programs. Additional contents include frequently asked questions applicable to agencies serving preschoolers and/or infants and toddlers and those serving infants and toddlers only. Information about ways programs can establish goals for school readiness and take steps to achieve them are also available.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Child health, Community programs, Emotional development, Families, Head Start, Infant health, Infants, Language development, Learning, Parent participation, Psychosocial development, School readiness, Young children

Michigan Public Health Institute, Center for Child and Family Health. 2016. Varnish! Michigan Babies Too! Program evaluation report. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 33 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings and recommendations from an evaluation of a program to increase awareness of oral health among health professionals, facilitate the incorporation of oral health into well-child visits, and increase access to preventive services among young children at high risk for dental caries. Contents include an overview of the project; the purpose, key questions, and evaluation methods; and findings on health professionals reached, training, confidence in program delivery, program fidelity, health professional satisfaction, supply of fluoride varnish, children reached, and benefits and barriers.

Contact: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 201 Townsend Street, Box 30195, Lansing, MI 48913, Telephone: (517) 373-3740 Web Site: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4911_4912_6226---,00.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Infants, Medicaid, Michigan, Oral health, Parent education, Preventive health services, Primary care, Program descriptions, Program evaluation, Provider participation, Reimbursement, Screening, State programs, Training, Work force, Young children

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2016. AMCHP family engagement initiatives. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet highlights the variety of ways that the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs engages families across programs and policy activities. Topics include engaging family leaders as critical elements of the organization infrastructure; developing family leaders and helping them obtain the tools and resources they need to be active participants in the work force; and engaging family leaders in the development of, and a target audience for, program and policy activities.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community participation, Families, Leadership training, Parent participation, Policy development, Professional societies, Program development, State MCH programs, Technical assistance, Title V programs, Work force

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs and Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health. 2016. Roles of family staff or consultants within Title V MCH and CYSHCN programs. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 7 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses various roles, and activities within these roles, of families who are in paid positions as staff or consultants to state Title V maternal and child health (MCH) and children and youth special health care needs (CYSHCN) programs. Topics include roles for family engagement in the Title V Block Grant guidance; depth of engagement (family roles along a continuum); roles and activities by level of engagement (input, partnership, service provision, policy-level leadership); and family engagement in Title V needs assessment activities.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community participation, Consultants, Employment, Families, Leadership, Mentors, Needs assessment, Parent participation, Parent professional relations, Policy development, Public private partnerships, Quality assurance, Special health care services, State MCH programs, Title V programs, Training, Work force

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2015. AMCHP family delegate: Health reform and family leaders. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document describes results from a survey of Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs' Family Delegates to assess their knowledge and needs related to health care reform. Topics include delegates' demographics and their Title V role and responsibilities; the impact of health reform on delegates' role and their understanding of health reform and access to information; delegates' learning interests and preferred learning format; and next steps (providing additional information, tools, and resources to Family Delegates to support their engagement in health reform). [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community participation, Families, Health care reform, Leadership, Learning, Needs assessment, Parent participation, Surveys, Work force

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. 2014, 2008. Ten tips for parents to help their children avoid teen pregnancy [rev. ed.]. Washington, DC: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 28 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provides parents, and other caregivers with information about how they can play a role in helping to reduce their adolescent child's risk for becoming pregnant. The brochure is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy = Power to Decide, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 478-8500 Fax: (202) 478-8588 E-mail: campaign@teenpregnancy.org Web Site: http://www.thenationalcampaign.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Parent education, Parent participation, Pregnant adolescents, Prevention, Spanish language materials

National Center for Family / Professional Partnerships. 2014. Partnering with your child's provider. Albuquerque, NM: National Center for Family / Professional Partnerships, 6 pp. (Tips: Caring for a child with special health care needs)

Annotation: This fact sheet explains how families of children with special health care needs (CSHCN) can develop partnerships with their child's doctors and providers to improve health outcomes. It explains how to prepare for an office visit and how to communicate effectively with health providers. Included are resources to help families gather information and make decisions concerning treatment options for their child. The fact sheet also suggests ways to encourage families and providers to become involved in advocacy efforts. The fact sheet is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Family / Professional Partnerships, Family Voices, 3701 San Mateo Boulevard, N.W., Suite 103, Albuquerque, NM 87110, Telephone: (505) 872-4774 Secondary Telephone: (888) 835-5669 Fax: (505) 872-4780 Web Site: http://www.fv-ncfpp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Communication, Family centered care, Parent professional relations, Provider participation, Spanish language materials

Moodie S, Ramos M. 2014. Culture counts: Engaging black and Latino parents of young children in family support programs. Bethesda, MD: Child Trends, 16 pp.

Annotation: This brief provides an overview of family support programs and identifies the features and strategies that may be most effective for reaching and engaging black and Latino families, with the ultimate goal of supporting young children's development. Contents include a synthesis of available research on parent engagement and potential barriers to their engagement in family support services and programs. Recommendations for designing, adapting, and evaluating culturally-relevant family support programs and services are also included.

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: Barriers, Child development services, Culturally competent services, Ethnic groups, Families, Family support programs, Parent participation, Parents, Research, Young children

Alliance for a Healthier Generation. 2014. Healthy Schools Program framework of best practices. New York, NY: Alliance for a Healthier Generation, 23 pp.

Annotation: This document describes complementary approaches to helping schools build healthier environments. Topics include school health and safety policies and environment, health education, physical education and other physical activity programs, nutrition services, health promotion staff, and family and community involvement. Through an assessment tool and a customized action plan, the framework is designed to help schools work toward the Alliance for Healthier Generation's National Healthy Schools Award.

Contact: Alliance for a Healthier Generation, c/o The Clinton Foundation, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, 42nd Floor, New York, NY 10020, Telephone: (888) KID-HLTH E-mail: info@HealthierGeneration.org Web Site: https://www.healthiergeneration.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Community participation, Environmental health, Family school relations, Health education, Health promotion, Model programs, Nutrition services, Parent participation, Physical activity, Physical education, Policy development, Safety, School age children, School health, School health programs, Schools, Workplace health promotion

Wehman P. 2013. Life beyond the classroom: Transition strategies for young people with disabilities. (5th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing, 576 pp.

Annotation: This book is geared toward helping students, instructors, and professionals in rehabilitation programs define, plan, facilitate, and support transition for young people with disabilities into adulthood and independent living. The book is divided into three major sections: (1) defining and planning transition, (2) facilitating and supporting transition, and (3) designing and implementing individualized transition plans. Topics also include secondary school restructuring, college and other postsecondary alternatives, assistive technology to enhance transition and work, and recent legislative acts in the field. Each chapter contains a list of learning objectives, a conclusion, and study questions. Figures and tables throughout the book provide statistical data, sample forms and checklists, and additional information to illustrate needs and capabilities. Appendices are provided with selected chapters. References and an index conclude the book

Contact: Brookes Publishing, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624, Telephone: (800) 638-3775 Secondary Telephone: (410) 337-9580 Fax: (410) 337-8539 E-mail: custserv@brookespublishing.com Web Site: http://www.brookespublishing.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-55766-476-5.

Keywords: Adolescents with developmental disabilities, Assessment, Assistive devices, Brain injuries, Careers, Children with special health care needs, Cognition disorders, College bound students, College students, Emotional instability, Families, High school students, Parent participation, Postsecondary education, School to work transitions, Transition planning, Transition to independent living, Vocational education

National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement and National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning. 2013. Family engagement in transitions: Transition to kindergarten. [Boston, MA]: Harvard Family Research Project and Boston Children's Hospital, 6 pp. (Understanding family engagement outcomes: Research to practice series)

Annotation: This document summarizes research, promising practices, and program strategies to help the Head Start and Early Head Start community engage parents and families in supporting and advocating for their child's development and learning as they transition to kindergarten. Topics include the importance of smooth transitions and what programs can do to promote successful transitions by exercising proactive leadership, demonstrating a commitment to continuously improve transition processes, and engaging in community collaboration.

Contact: National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement, Telephone: (855) 208-0909 E-mail: ncpfce@childrens.harvard.edu Web Site: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/family Available from the website.

Keywords: Child advocacy, Child development, Community participation, Families, Head Start, Kindergarten, Leadership, Learning, Parents, Research, Transitions, Young children

John Snow, Inc. 2013. Enhancing the system of services for children and youth with epilepsy. Boston, MA: John Snow, Inc., 87 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit provides practical advice and guidance to families, educators and caregivers working to engage families in the process of improving systems of care for children and youth with epilepsy and other special health care needs, to improve community-based access to specialized medical services, and to improve the quality of care coordination in school settings. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: John Snow, Inc., 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210-1211, Telephone: (617) 482-9485 Fax: (617) 482-0617 E-mail: jsinfo@jsi.com Web Site: http://www.jsi.com Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents with special health care needs, Children with special health care needs, Community based services, Epilepsy, Families, Health care systems, Manuals, Parent participation, Schools, Service coordination

National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement. 2012. Using the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework in our program: Markers of progress. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start, 94 pp.

Annotation: This resource is designed to help Head Start program staff assess, plan, and take steps to move their program's parent, family, and community engagement (PFCE) efforts forward along a continuum of effective PFCE practices. Topics include building a self-assessment team, using the assessment tool, and creating an action plan. References on research and best practice are provided. A table of elements/indicators and related Head Start performance standards is also included.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Community participation, Family centered care, Head Start, Parent participation, Program evaluation, Young children

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adolescent and School Health. 2012. Parent engagement: Strategies for involving parents in school health. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adolescent and School Health, 27 pp.

Annotation: This guide describes strategies schools can take to increase parent engagement in promoting positive health behaviors among students. Contents include parent engagement in schools, how the strategies were developed, why parent engagement in schools is important, and how school staff can increase parent engagement in school health. The guide includes examples of ways school staff can connect with parents, provide parent support, communicate with parents, provide volunteer opportunities, support learning at home, encourage parents to be part of decision making at school, and collaborate with the community. Solutions for common challenges to sustaining parent engagement are also discussed.

Contact: National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatits, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop K-29, Atlanta, GA 30341-3724, Telephone: 800-232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Family centered services, Family school relations, Parent participation, Parent support services, Parents, School health, Strategic planning

Bethell C. 2012. Patient centered quality improvement of well-child care: Final report. Portland, OR: Oregon Health and Science University, Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, 22 pp., plus appendices.

Annotation: This final report describes a research study to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and impact of three different patient-centered strategies for improving the quality and equity of preventive and developmental services provided to young children during well-child visits. Topics include updated anticipatory guidance for well-child visits, communications between parents and health care providers, and parents' perceptions of overall quality of healthcare visits for their children. Report contents include an introduction to research problem, a review of the literature, the study design and methods, detailed findings, discussion and interpretation of the findings, a list of products developed during the project, as well as references. Appendices provide examples and overviews of selected project elements. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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

Keywords: Anticipatory guidance, Final reports, MCH research, Parent participation, Parent professional relations, Patient satisfaction, Quality assurance, Well child care

National School Boards Association. 2011. Families as partners: Fostering family engagement for health and successful students. Alexandria, VA: National School Boards Association, 11 pp.

Annotation: This paper provides an overview of family engagement as it relates to school health and student achievement. It discusses school health policies, practices, and strategies that school boards and public education administrators can use to effectively engage families. Sidebars provide inks to additional tools and resources such as sample family engagement policies, evidence-based practices, and family engagement surveys.

Contact: National School Boards Association, 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone: (703) 838-6722 Fax: (703) 683-7590 E-mail: info@nsba.org Web Site: http://www.nsba.org

Keywords: Academic achievement, Education, Family school relations, Parent child relations, Parent participation, School health, School linked programs

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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.