Items filtered by date: September 2013

Kisses for Kyle is hosting a fun stroll and 5K in Abington, PA on October 12th to raise funds for families of children with pediatric cancer.  Check out details under "read more" to sign up or support this event!

The Pennsylvania Department of Health's Bureau of Family Health in partnership with the PA Elks Home Service Program has scheduled the remaining Special Kids Network Parent Youth Professional Forums (PYPF) for this fall!  Get the full schedule and details under "read more."

The PA Medical Home presents a webinar series on cultural and linguistic competence produced by the National Center for Cultural Competence. This series is presented to help educate medical home practices and practices participating in the transition initiative on this complex topic.  All webinars take place at 12:15pm.


The series includes four webinars:

The role and impact of culture in health and healthcare. A focus on transition.  
Date: 9/11/2013 
 Download PDF of slides

       Playback recording of webinar

Rationale for cultural competence in transition
Date: 11/6/2013 
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       Playback recording of webinar

Linguistic competence within the context of Pennsylvania and the new, enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care
Date: 1/6/2014
The role of  cultural and linguistic competence organizational assessment and its application to transition  
Date: 3/19/2014 


This webinar series is supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health  Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

This summer, SAMHSA and the National Council for Behavioral Health published a report for providers about integrating behavioral and primary health for children and youth.  This great resource is available for viewing and download!  Get more details by clicking "read more."

Our partners at the PEAL Center are hosting "Beginning with the End in Mind," a fall IEP Mini-Series for parents and caregivers.  These in-person trainings will take place in the Erie, West Allegheny, and Penn Hills in October and November.  Get details under "read more!"

RecFest is a day full of fun and games for kids of all abilities.  Admission is free - the more the merrier!  Click "read more" for details.

What is meant by "effective transition planning?" What does purposeful transition planning look like for students with disabilities? Answer these questions and more at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit's training on transition services on October 3rd!  Click "read more" for details.

Join the Partnership for a FREE training about "What to do once I have an Intellectual Disability (ID) Waiver" in Westmoreland county!  Registration deadline is this Friday, September 13th.  "Read more" for details.

Our featured medical home this quarter is Helping Hands Pediatrics in Sharon, PA!  Click "read more" to learn about how this practice has successfully implemented medical home.