Understanding the complexities of collaboration and applying the key elements involved in collaboration increase the likelihood of achieving shared goals and outcomes. The Collaboration Framework is designed to help individuals and practitioners who are either starting collaborations, or need help in strengthening an existing collaboration. Specifically, the Framework assists people, groups and organizations to achieve clearly defined outcomes. Drawing from a diversity of people and opinions, the Framework is based on a Core Foundation of shared vision, mission, principles and values.
Families who spend time outside together with their children in natural environments can increase their physical activity, connect family members with one another, and connect children with nature. This webinar focuses on a new toolkit, At Your Doorstep, developed by educators at North Carolina State University, aimed at increasing opportunities for parents and children to spend more time together outdoors.
This resource provides a summary of an interactive telephone training designed to help participants learn more about the resources we have posted about helping your communities cope with the war in Iraq. Topics include: Talking with Children about War and Terrorism, Classroom Resources, Stress and Coping, Protecting children from Traumatic Media Exposure,Patriotism, Related Organizations and Links and Resources for Military Families.
This website describes the mission of the Kettering Foundation, which seeks to find resources to make democracy function better. It also describes the publications and programs available through the foundation on topics that include public choice, government, community, and public schools.
A website that offers research-based information on building healthy communities. The information is broken down into several topics, including building safe neighborhoods, living wage jobs, viable economics, healthy families and children, and collaborative leadership.
The Leadership Learning Community is a national nonprofit organization with expertise in identifying, evaluating and applying cutting-edge ideas and promising practices in the leadership development field. Through partnership with a network of hundreds of experienced funders, consultants and leadership development programs, the Leadership Learning Community promotes the innovation and collaboration needed to make leadership more effective.
This resource brief describes some of the issues and opportunities states face in building early childhood data systems for a multi-ethnic society. As states are developing early childhood systems, they also are developing data systems that provide information about young children and their families and the public services that are provided to them.
This webinar addresses the topic of teens and distracted driving, exploring ways to engage and empower youth to be peer educators on this critically important issue. Approximately 24% of all crashes (1.2 million) are estimated to be caused by cell phone use while driving (National Safety Council, 2012). Distracted driving was responsible for 18% of injury crashes in 2010. Teens and young adults are at a particularly high risk for distracted driving. A 2010 Pew Internet & American Life Project study reports that 26% of 16-17 year old teens have texted while driving.
This webinar describes a unique study developed to better understand families in which grandparents are raising teenaged grandchildren. Learn how adolescent development is impacted for teens raised by grandparents. Learn about Parenting A Second Time Around(PASTA), a successful program developed by Cornell Cooperative Extension for working with grandparents raising grandchildren. Participants will gain insight into the dynamics in these families, as well as the strengths, challenges and he idiosyncrasies of this unique group.
The National Parenting Education Network is committed to advancing the field of parenting education. The vision of the National Parenting Education Network (NPEN) is that all parents/families will have the information, resources and support needed to provide a nurturing relationship and an optimal environment that will encourage their children’s healthy growth and development.