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Miller S. n.d.. New Horizons in School Health [Final report]. Baltimore, MD: University of Maryland at Baltimore, 35 pp.

Annotation: The project provided training experiences to enable health professionals in schools to work together and with school colleagues to provide developmentally appropriate, comprehensive health care. This enhanced the healthy development and academic success of school children. Additionally, the project providef training ot enable school health professionals to serve as effective preceptors for future student professionals. Twenty Maryland schools with school-based health programs established interdisciplinary teams consisting of health and education professionals. Each school-based team identified a health need in its school and designed, implemented, and evaluated a team project. Process evaluation was implemented following key activities. Outcome evaluation focused on outcomes related to specific project objectives. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB97-121974.

Keywords: Adolescents, Interdisciplinary Approach, Professional Education in Adolescent Health, School Health Programs, State Staff Development

Oglesby A. n.d.. Continuing Education in Maternal and Child Health to Increase Leadership Skills = Maternal and Child Health Continuing Education Institute to Increase Leadership Skills [Final report]. San Diego, CA: San Diego State University, 15 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of the project "Continuing Education in Maternal and Child Health to Increase Leadership Skills" was to respond to the expressed need of directors of State Title V programs through a national program of continuing education to improve administrative and leadership skills for state Title V staff members working in key program positions. The project offered a State Title V Program that was basic to the needs of program staff members in all Title V state programs and an Advanced MCH Institute which had a more specific focus for MCH program staff. The purpose was to offer continuing education that taught and reinforced the history and philosophy of Maternal and Child Health, emphasized interdisciplinary functioning in programs and trained participants in skills needed for improved administration of programs and leadership in the field of Maternal and Child Health. Three to five Institutes (usually two of each level) were held annually, each serving 35 or more trainees and provided materials that could be used to reinforce skills learned through the institute curriculum. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB96181508.

Keywords: Continuing Education, Interdisciplinary Teams, Leadership Training, State Staff Development

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of MCH Workforce Development. 2015. Self-assessment. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Health Information Group,

Annotation: This resource is designed to help students and professionals use the Maternal and Child (MCH) Leadership Competencies. The competencies represent a set of skills desirable for practice that professionals may want to possess as they work to protect and improve the health of MCH populations. The self-assessment can help students and professionals determine their level of knowledge and skill with respect to each of the domains that comprise the MCH competencies, and can serve as a starting point for identifying professional development needs and developing training plans. A brochure and video describing the self-assessment are also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Health Information Group at Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy, Box 571271, Washington, DC 20057-1272, E-mail: richarjt@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://www.healthinfogroup.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Competency based education, Leadership, Program planning, Resources for professionals, Self evaluation, Staff development, Training, Work force

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and Ohio State University College of Public Health, Center for Public Health Practice. 2015. Workforce development plan toolkit: Guidance and resources to assist state and territorial health agencies to create a workforce training and development plan. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 24 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit is designed to assist state and territorial health agencies in developing an agency-wide workforce development (WFD) plan and to facilitate preparation for accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. Topics include key steps in the WFD plan process, competencies, needs assessment, communication and tracking implementation, evaluation and monitoring, WFD plan elements, and sample WFD plans and template. Related tools and resources are included.

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: Accreditation, Planning, Public health agencies, Staff development, Work force

Teaching Tolerance. 2013. Bullied: A student, a school and a case that made history. [Montgomery, AL]: Teaching Tolerance, 5 pp.

Annotation: This website describes a documentary film geared toward middle school and high school students, administrators, teachers, and counselors that chronicles one student's ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies and offers a message of hope for those fighting harassment. The film is intended to help create a safer school environment for all students, help students understand the toll bullying takes on victims, and encourage students to stand up for classmates who are being harassed. The film, which is 40 minutes in length, includes closed captioning and Spanish subtitles. Also included is a viewer's guide with lesson plans and activities that can be used in staff development. Additional related resources are available on the website.

Contact: Teaching Tolerance, c/o Southern Poverty Law Center , 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104, Telephone: (334) 956-8200 Fax: (334) 956-8488 E-mail: http://www.tolerance.org/contact-us Web Site: http://www.tolerance.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Bullying, Consumer education materials, High schools, Homosexuality, Middle schools, Safety, Sexual harassment, Spanish language materials, Staff development, Tolerance

Diamond KE, Justice LM, Siegler RS, Snyder PA. 2013. Synthesis of IES research on early intervention and early childhood education. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, 77 pp.

Annotation: This synthesis describes lessons learned from research grants on early intervention and childhood education funded by the Institute of Education Sciences National Center for Education Research and National Center for Special Education Research published in peer-reviewed outlets through June 2010. The synthesis suggests avenues for further research to support improvements in early childhood education. Topics include early childhood classroom environments and general instructional practices, educational practices designed to impact children's academic and social outcomes, measuring young children's skills and learning, and professional development for early educators.

Contact: Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, 550 12 Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: (202) 245-6940 E-mail: ies@ed.gov Web Site: http://ies.ed.gov Available from the website. Document Number: NCSER 2013-3001.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Early childhood education, Early intervention, Educational attainment, Research, Staff development

Mayoral MV. 2013. Supporting babies through QRIS: Inclusion of infant and toddler quality standards. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 22 pp.

Annotation: This document, which is part of the Zero to Three Policy Center's Supporting Babies Through QRIS series, presents a national review of states' and jurisdictions' quality ratings and improvement systems (QRIS) that have been implemented nationwide, focusing on how these systems can include standards that explicitly address the needs of infants and toddlers. The document is intended for professionals involved in the development, administration, and implementation of QRIS who wish to learn more about QRIS standards and supports in other states and how they can be created or modified to purposefully support infants and toddlers. The document presents a table with a list of categories of standards frequently addressed in QRIS: teaching and learning, family engagement, professional development and staff qualifications, and health and safety. Each of these categories is further divided into subcategories.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: http://www.zerotothree.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Families, Health, Infants, Learning, Public policy, Quality assurance, Safety, Staff development, State programs, Teaching, Young children

Colvard J, Szrom, J. 2012. A developmental approach to child welfare services for infants, toddlers, and their families: A self-assessment tool for states and counties administering child welfare services. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 36 pp.

Annotation: This self-assessment tool is designed to help states and counties prepare to meet the requirements of the 2011 Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act and conduct ongoing assessment and quality-improvement efforts. It aims to help states and counties assess how well their child welfare policies address the developmental needs of infants, toddlers, and their families; identify where and how policies and practices can be improved; and engage partners in taking constructive action. Topics include assessing and addressing the needs of infants, toddlers, and their families who become known to the child welfare system; creating foster care that promotes attachment and permanency; and training and supporting child welfare staff and other professionals involved in the child welfare system.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: http://www.zerotothree.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child welfare, Child welfare agencies, Families, Foster care, Foster children, Infants, Staff development, Training, Young children

Chiang RJ. 2012. Thinking outside the box: Building and sustaining school health programs in state health agencies without dedicated funding. Atlanta, GA: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 11 pp.

Annotation: This document highlights the work and accomplishments of two states, Nebraska and Vermont, that successfully built a school health program within the state health agency without dedicated state or federal school health funding. Topics include leveraging opportunities for schools within Medicaid, increasing access to oral health care for students, partnering with schools to increase well child exams for middle and high school students, creating school-level wellness awards, launching institutes to expand coordinated school health, and focusing on coordinated school health as a key public health strategy.

Contact: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 2200 Century Parkway, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30345, Telephone: (770) 458-7400 Web Site: http://www.chronicdisease.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Awards, Case studies, Coordination, Financing, Medicaid, Nebraska, Oral health, Public private partnerships, School age children, School health programs, School health services, Schools, Staff development, State health agencies, State health insurance programs, Sustainability, Vermont

CityMatCH and National Association of County and City Health Officials. 2011. Strengthening your MCH workforce through cultural competency. [Omaha, NE]: CityMatCH; [Washington, DC]: National Association of County and City Health Officials, (Emerging issues in maternal and child health)

Annotation: This webinar, which was held on March 3, 2011, and hosted by the National Association of County and City Health Officials, focused on how to initiate, strengthen, and apply lessons in cultural competence to local maternal and child public health programs, especially home visiting programs. The webinar defines cultural competence, discusses its role in work force development for local public health professionals and barriers to becoming culturally competent, and provides examples of how to apply cultural competence to a work force development opportunity for a home visiting program.

Contact: CityMatCH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, 982170 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-2170, Telephone: (402) 552-9500 E-mail: citymch@unmc.edu Web Site: http://www.citymatch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Work force, Cultural competence, Culturally competent services, Home visiting, Local programs, Public health, Staff development

National Association for County and City Health Officials. 2011. Local public health workforce benchmarks. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials , 49 pp.

Annotation: This report offers a blueprint for the development of benchmarks to assist local health departments in meeting current staffing standards and workforce development needs. The report reviews historical and currently available measures of the local public health workforce, which serves as a context for the assessment of local public health factors that may affect staffing and composition. Tables include statistics on occupational categories relevant to local public health departments; trends in the numbers of state and local health department employees in the United States; and numbers of full-time local health department employees based on population served, clinical service characteristics, and other variables. The report includes descriptions of data and information sources that can be useful in developing benchmarks along with examples of potential workforce benchmarks. Recommendations for developing local public health benchmark applications are included.

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Benchmarking, Local government, Measures, Public health agencies, Staff development, Standards, Work force

Early Head Start National Resource Center. 2011. Reflective supervision: Putting it into practice. Washington, DC: Early Head Start National Resource Center, 1 DVD-ROM.

Annotation: This webcast, which is geared toward Head Start supervisors, focuses on reflective supervision as it relates to child care for vulnerable infants and young children. Reflective supervision allows providers and supervisors to come together to reflect on their work, share ideas, and think about possible next steps. The webcast presents reflective supervision resources and offers practical tips on how reflective supervision can be successfully implemented to support staff, families, and children.

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 care, Child development, Early Head Start, Family relations, Head Start, Infant development, Infants, Low income groups, Professional training, Relationships, Staff development, Supervision, Young children

Lombardo MM, Eichinger RW. 2009. For your improvement: A development and coaching guideā€”For: Learners, supervisors, managers, mentors, and feedback givers. (5th ed.). Minneapolis, MN: Lominger Limited, 580 pp.

Annotation: This book is intended to assist those individuals in leadership positions in the workplace to improve supervisory and mentoring skills. The book covers skills in three areas: core competencies, performance dimensions, and career stallers and stoppers. For each skill, the book presents characteristics of those who are unskilled, skilled, or who use the skill excessively; a list of causes of difficulties with that skill; and a list of 10 remedies for the difficulties. The introduction provides a general structure for working on any of the skills and the appendix contains personal development plan worksheets.

Keywords: Employee performance appraisal, Leadership training, Mentors, Personnel management, Planning, Resource materials, Staff development, Supervisors

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. 2006. Oral health training 101. [Columbia, SC]: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 48 pp.

Annotation: This course is designed to help early childhood and child care professionals prevent oral disease in young children and their families by promoting healthy habits. Contents for trainers include information about child care certification, a course outline, tips for conducting the training, a slide presentation and accompanying notes, key oral health messages, and an overview of available educational materials. Additional resources include a pre-test with answer key, a post-test and evaluation, training report form, a form for ordering oral health training materials, resources for oral health-related products such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, and information about toothbrushing in the child care center.

Contact: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone: (803) 898-3432 Fax: (803) 898-3323 E-mail: info@dhec.sc.gov Web Site: http://www.scdhec.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Certification, Child care centers, Child care workers, Educational materials, Oral health, Oral hygiene, South Carolina, Staff development, State programs, Training materials, Young children

Ruderman M, Grason H, Hess CA. 2005. Five years of experience with Capacity Assessment for State Title V (CAST-5). Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 16 pp.

Annotation: This report compiles information about states' experiences with Capacity Assessment for State Title V (CAST-5), a set of assessment and planning tools designed to assist state maternal and child health (MCH) programs in examining their organizational capacity to carry out the 10 MCH Essential Services. Topics include states' use and goals for using CAST-5, links with other planning initiatives, the scope and depth of assessments, adaptation of the tools and process, timeframe and structure, size of assessment teams, benefits of CAST-5, dissemination of assessment results, assessment impact and follow-up, lessons learned and recommendations for other states, and supporting states in use of CAST-5. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: Assessment, Organizational change, Program planning, Public health infrastructure, Staff development, State MCH programs, Systems development

VanLandeghem K, Ruderman M, Grason H, Varela F, Silver G. 2005. CAST-5 planning guide (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs; Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 54 pp.

Annotation: This document is intended for use by states implementing Capacity Assessment for State Title V (CAST-5) tools. The document complements CAST-5 tools by providing guidance and resources to plan and manage the process. Topics include the roles of the decision maker, facilitator, and planner; planning and tailoring the process to meet state needs; preparing for the meeting; facilitating the process; and assuring momentum and measuring success. [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: Assessment, Organizational change, Program planning, Public health infrastructure, Staff development, State MCH programs, Systems development

Parlakian R. 2001. The power of questions: Building quality relationships with families. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 11 pp. (Resources for program leaders)

Annotation: This guide, intended for caregiving leaders and staff, discusses ways the Look, Listen, and Learn model can be used to help forge stronger relationships with families. The model allows professionals to look at stressful situations involving parents and their children's' misbehavior, listen to their description of the events, and offer family specific suggestions for problem solving and coping. Strategies for managing common obstacles to relationship building are also addressed. Topics include a description of the model, relationship guidelines, setting and explaining boundaries with families, ethical guidelines, and managing reactions. The final section provides a bibliography and suggested readings along with a feedback survey about the publication.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: http://www.zerotothree.org $10.00. Document Number: ISBN 0-943657-49-0.

Keywords: Early intervention programs, Family therapy, Home visiting, Parent professional relations, Parenting, Professional training, Staff development, Therapists

Parlakian R. 2001. Look, listen, learn: Reflective supervision and relationship-based work. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 19 pp. (Resources for program leaders)

Annotation: This guide discusses how supervisors of relationship-based organizations can emphasize the importance of relationships, both within the service organization and between the staff and the families they serve, to help create the conditions that promote optimal growth and learning. The specific focus of this guide is to provide guidance on introducing and maximizing the practice of one-on-one reflective supervision with both direct service and administrative/support staff. Topics include active listening; the Look, Listen and Learn model; approaches and challenges to reflective supervision; initiating, managing, and institutionalizing change; and organizational assessment. The guide also includes a group exercise, bibliography, suggested readings, and a feedback survey about the guide.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: http://www.zerotothree.org $12.50. Document Number: ISBN 0-943657-11-3.

Keywords: Early intervention programs, Home visiting, Organizational change, Professional training, Program management, Relationships, Staff development, Supervision

Parlakian R, Seibel NL. 2001. Being in charge: Reflective leadership in infant/family programs. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 23 pp. (Resources for program leaders)

Annotation: This workbook is designed to help leaders in infant/family programs better understand the impact of their management style, skills, and relationships on their effectiveness in the workplace. The material is divided into three sections: (1) defining reflective leadership and exploring the parallel process of leadership; (2) outlining the competencies required for effective leadership; (3) providing leadership exercises suitable for individual or group work. The workbook concludes with references and Web sites used in the workbook as well as a feedback survey about the workbook.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: http://www.zerotothree.org $14.00. Document Number: ISBN 0-943657-03-2.

Keywords: Early intervention programs, Leadership training, Professional training, Relationships, Staff development, Supervision

Johnson C. [1997]. Building Family-Professional Collaboration in West Virginia [Final report]. Morgantown, WV: Klingberg Center for Child Development, 21 pp.

Annotation: The goal of this project was to enhance family-professional collaboration by integrating the principles and practices of family-centered, community-based, culturally competent, coordinated care into an existing statewide system of community-based Title V clinics that served children with special health needs (CSHN). The project (1) provided training to families and professionals first in a local county and then statewide; (2) created joint training opportunities for families and professionals; and (3) coordinated opportunities for the senior administrative staff in the Title V CSHN and university health care delivery systems to receive feedback from children and families using services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB99-144727.

Keywords: Children with Special Health care Needs, Family Professional Collaboration, Parent Education, Parent Professional Communication, Rural Population, State Staff Development, Training

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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.