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Making Sense of Medical News

What to Believe? Attention, parents: TV viewing can be harmful to kids! Attention, parents:   TV viewing is not harmful to your kids! Which is right? Depending on which story you came across, either is correct — at least for a time. Researchers reported that young kids who watched a lot of television were prone to attention problems at school. But then 2 years later another study discounted that finding, concluding that kids with attention issues may, for a variety of reasons, simply watch more TV. These conflicting headlines are just one example of how baffling medical news can be. What one study claims to be true may soon be disputed by another study. And with so many studies in the news and on the Internet, how do you know what's important, accurate, and relevant to your family's health? The good news is you don't have to be a doctor or a scientist to sort it all out. There are some simple ways to evaluate what medical news means to your family. Then you can t

FREE Self Guided Self Advocacy Training

From Wisconsin Promise: Self-advocacy means speaking up for yourself.  It requires knowledge of your personal  strengths and challenges, understanding of rights as a citizen, and acting in an assertive  manner to make your needs known to others. During this self-guided program, you will explore  concepts to help you become a better self-advocate and discover your potential. Introduction (pre-test) Introduction Video Link  | Introduction Transcript >  English  |  Spanish  |  Hmong  |  Chapter 1: Terms and Definitions Chapter 1 Video Link  | Chapter 1 Transcript >  English  |  Spanish  |  Hmong  |  Chapter 2: Disability and Accommodations Chapter 2 Video Link  | Chapter 2 Transcript >  English  |  Spanish  |  Hmong  |   Chapter 3: Careers Chapter 3 Video Link  | Chapter 3 Transcript >  English  |  Spanish  |  Hmong  |   Chapter 4: Laws Chapter 4 Video Link Part 1 ,  Part 2  | Chapter 4  Transcript >  En

Family Voices Immigration Toolkit

The Family Voices Immigration Toolkit * is a collection of documents designed to   inform, empower, and assist  families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and the  professionals who support them  to  prepare for the possibility of an emergent immigration situation  and/or to  collect supporting documentation  that accurately reflects the extent of hardship on the health and well-being of a child with SHCN if s/he or the caregiver is detained or removed.  (*This toolkit is not intended to be legal advice) For Families Tip Sheets (click document name to download) CYSHCN Document Checklist .   This Tip Sheet is designed to assist families of CYSHCN who may be facing detention or removal collect all types of information and documents in a central location so that the care of the CYSHCN can continue seamlessly regardless of the emergent immigration situation.  Spanish version  here . Childcare Options .   This Tip Sheet is a guide to inform a

RCDC Fellowship Accepting Applications from Self Advocates

Founded in 1970, the Riley Child Development Center (RCDC) has served Indiana’s children and their families for more than 40 years. The RCDC provides interdisciplinary diagnosis, treatment and follow up of children from infancy to adulthood that have known or suspected developmental delays, behavior and/or learning problems and stressful life situations. The center is located at Riley Hospital for Children, and is a program of the IU School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. The RCDC is part of a national network of training programs that provide intensive interdisciplinary assessment services funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The center’s mission is to support the independence, productivity and integration into the community of all citizens across the lifespan with neuro-developmental and related disabilities. Who is eligible for Training at the RCDC? The RCDC offers practicum, internship; fellowship training for the students in the following discipli

Essential for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers

Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers  is a free, online resource developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Designed for parents of 2 to 4 year olds,  Essentials for Parenting  addresses common parenting challenges, like tantrums and whining. The purpose of the resource is to provide as much information as possible on things you can do to build a positive, healthy relationship. Skills focus on encouraging good behavior and decreasing misbehavior using proven strategies like positive communication, structure and rules, clear directions, and consistent discipline and consequences. Essentials for Parenting  includes: Articles with a variety of skills, tips, and techniques “Frequently Asked Questions” answered by parenting experts Fun and engaging videos featuring parents, children, and parenting experts who demonstrate and discuss skills Free print resources like chore charts and daily schedules Essentials for Parenting  is based on: