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Teaching parenting and child development content
Being resourceful locally
Grandparents as Parents – information, resources and a documentary that can be viewed online or as a podcast from the Idaho Public TV
Practitioner Toolkit: Working with Adult English Language Learners, provides a variety of materials to help language and literacy instructors who are new to serving adults and families learning English. However, it also has a section on parent education and family literacy. Developed by Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA)
Diversity of culture, race, ethnicity
From the Family Education Network is a series of articles and exercises for parents about teaching tolerance (valuing differences, talking about stereotypes and prejudice, etc).
Culture and Parenting: a guide to delivering parenting curriculums to diverse families is a 26 page pdf document developed by the University of CA extension service that is a guide for practitioners to help assess the cultural sensitivity of programs and provide suggestions for more culturally sensitive programs. It covers topics found in many parent education programs that may vary by culture such as sleeping, communication and discipline.
American Indian - This links is to a 65 page document that summarizes research and publications on early childhood for American Indian and Alaska Native children. This work was completed by US Health and Human Services and Head Start. It presents issues and observations followed by research findings in numerous areas including culturally appropriate practices, parent involvement, and teacher training to name a few sections.
Cyfernet has a link to many links to information on trends, issues, support services, and materials
Proyecto Vision is a bilingual website for Latinos with disabilities and has many links relevant to all Latinos about education, Health, Disability and Community.
Working with various Family Types
Family village – a global community of disability-related resources. Specific to disabilities as well as different cultures/lots of links from one site.
Working with various ages/stages of children