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Oct 11 2016
Matters Helping All Parents: Cultural Competency Week 2
ommon Misconceptions about Cultural Competency/Diversity Issues “These issues are not relevant to us.  We don’t have any diversity in our community” Diversity exists in every community.  Diversity doesn’t refer only to race and ethnicity, but to the entire spectrum of ...
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Oct 4 2016
Matters Helping All Parents: Cultural Competency Week 1
Cultural competence consists of knowledge and interpersonal skills that help people better understand, appreciate and work with individuals from cultures other than their own.  Culture does not just refer to nationality.  It can refer to ethnicity, nationality, language, religion and ...
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Sep 27 2016
Matters Helping All Parents: Understanding Child/Adolescent Development Week 4
Skills such as smiling for the first time, playing make-believe or taking a first step are called developmental milestones. The following resource provides a list of age-specific developmental milestones and positive parenting tips that may encourage healthy development: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/positiveparenting/infants.html See ...
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Sep 20 2016
Matters Helping All Parents: Understanding Child/Adolescent Development Week 3
Please share a story of successfully navigating through a challenging developmental stage with your child.
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Sep 13 2016
Matters Helping All Parents: Understanding Child/Adolescent Development Week 2
From birth to adulthood individuals are continuously developing and learning.  During these periods of growth there are developmental milestones we all must achieve as we move through the lifecycle.  To provide a better picture of the developmental expectations at all ...
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Sep 6 2016
Matters Helping All Parents: Understanding Child/Adolescent Development Week 1
Developmental psychology is the study of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional changes that occur throughout the lifespan. Check out these entertaining and educational videos, which provide a solid (and somewhat fast-paced) overview of child and adolescent development: The Growth of ...
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Aug 30 2016
Matters Helping All Parents: School Achievement Week 4
"Between homework, extracurricular activities, responsibilities at home, and other challenges, many of today’s students struggle to get it all done and reach expectations set by themselves, their families, and their schools." Tips For Reducing Your Child’s School Stress: Be Realistic ...
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Aug 23 2016
Matters Helping All Parents: School Achievement Week 3
Please share a story of success in dealing with school avoidance. How have you successfully intervened and gotten support?
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School Refusal and Truancy
Aug 16 2016
Matters Helping All Parents: School Achievement Week 2
Failing to attend school has significant short- and long-term effects on children's social, emotional, and educational development. In addition, failing to attend school may have legal consequences for parent and/or child. Click here to access a list of resources for assessing ...
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Aug 9 2016
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – Matters Helping All Parents: School Achievement
At MHA we believe that all parents want to be successful.  Over the next year we want to share information and support on topics important to you and your child.  We begin with school achievement. A number of factors can ...
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