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Talking to children about the news

Our thoughts are with the families in CT. Hopefully, you have been able to shield your child from most of the news. This article offers flexible suggestions for answering kids' questions about the news. There is no script to follow but these strategies can help you tune in to what your child is thinking and feeling and talk it through together.

Talking about the news with kids happens in everyday moments. Children ask questions in the car on the way to school, in between pushes on the swings, and just when you're trying to rush out the door. In one breath, they'll ask about a range of topics — from the weather to the president to the latest war. And when difficult questions come up, parents wonder how to respond. To help the conversation along, this article offers flexible suggestions for answering kids' questions about the news. There is no script to follow but these strategies can help you tune in to what your child is thinking and feeling and talk it through togethe…

Summary of 2012 Powerful Parents mtgs

Family Voices Indiana encourages its members to attend Powerful Parents meetings when possible. As they have ended for the 2012 calendar year, this notice was sent as a summary from DDRS:
The 2012 Powerful Parents meetings have concluded for the year. The meetings covered information about Case Management, Housemates/OBA and Transportation, along with a recap of the new DDRS Medicaid Waivers (Family Supports Waiver (FSW) and Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH).
Many questions were posed by parents during the meetings that took place throughout the state this fall. DDRS collected the general questions and answers into a document entitledPP_Q-A_Fall_2012, made available at http://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/3355.htm#Powerful_Parents.  (Individual-specific questions were answered personally.)  
Listed below are the handouts given at each meeting, found at the following links: ·http://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/3355.htm#Powerful_Parents oBDDS Waiver FAQ (11/27/12)
·http://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/4329.…