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Connecting Faith, Families and Schools Conference- 2014 Connecticut has launched a campaign to reduce chronic absenteeism by keeping students "IN SCHOOL AND ENGAGED." It began with the fifth "Connecting Faith, Families & Schools for Student Success" conference, held October 23, 2014 at Wesleyan University. Check out the timeline of tweets and photos from the conference.
Assistive Technology for Families: From Consideration to Implementation This 20-minute presentation by SERC consultants Smita Worah and Barbara Slone is designed to serve as a guide to consideration of Assistive Technology devices and services through all phases - before, during, and after - the Planning and Placement Team meeting. Launch Presentation
Fostering Resilience Many children process their experiences very differently from adults. How do we communicate with young children about potentially traumatic situations in a way they understand? One way is to offer them a children's book with characters going through similar experiences. If those characters have positive attitudes, the young readers might feel more confident in facing their own challenges. Read more...
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CT PIRC, a resource for Connecticut families, exists through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education. CT PIRC provides statewide support to families, community and faith-based organizations, and educators. Whether through our Web site or the 1-800 Parent Line, our hope is that we can provide you with valuable tools to help you make informed decisions about your child's education. Please feel free to poke around our Web site and give us feedback on the current content. We welcome all suggestions. The CT PIRC toll-free line (1-800-842-8678) is up and running, so give us a call.

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  • April 25, 2015, 9.30 a.m. to Noon, SERC Library

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"It has given me the confidence I needed to make good decisions regarding parenting my children. Also I learned a lot about the benefits of reading to my child and providing a safe playing and learning environment." 
-Parent about CT PIRC

Educational Tip of the Month:

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March, 2015: Find a special box and fill it with drawing and writing materials. Think of everyday opportunities for your child to write - the family shopping shopping list, thank-you notes, birthday cards or signs for the bedroom door.

From: PBS Parent Tips

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Email: info@ctpirc.org
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