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Call for Nominations- 2014 Parental Awards The State Education Resource Center (SERC) and the CT Parent Information and Resource Center (CT PIRC), in collaboration with the CT Commission on Children, cordially invite you to nominate a parent from your local school and/or community organization for a Parental Involvement Recognition Award. These awards highlight and honor exemplars of parental involvement in schools and community organizations. Download Nomination Entry Form
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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Canady, Ingrid: Assistant Director for Program Development & Partnerships for Equity
State Education Resource Center (SERC)

Carson, Judy: Consultant for Bureau of Health, Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
CT State Department of Education

Czuba, Cheryl: Extension Director- Community Development, Families
University of Connecticut (UCONN) Cooperative Extension System

Edwards, Douglas: Founder and Program Director
Real Dads Forever

Homer-Bouthiette, Dawn: Director of Family Strength & Parent Leadership
Connecticut Commission on Children

King, Holly: Unit Coordinator
State Education Resource Center (SERC)

Kirner, Marianne: Executive Director
State Education Resource Center (SERC)

Leonard, Nancy: Public Policy Officer
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

Nee, David: Executive Director
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

Resha, Cheryl-Ann: Education Manager Health Promotion Services/Unit Coordinator
CT State Department of Education

Russell-Tucker, Charlene: Chief Operating Officer,
CT State Department of Education

Zimmerman, Elaine: Executive Director
Connecticut Commission on Children

Making a difference in your child's education!

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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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August, 2014: Watch and discuss television shows, movies and videos with your adolescent. Check your teen's understanding and encourage him/her to ask questions and relate the show to real-life experiences. Be your own movie critic and develop a family rating system.

From: What You Do At Home Makes A Difference

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