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The Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) The Genetic Testing Registry (GTR®) provides a central location for voluntary submission of genetic test information by providers. The scope includes the test's purpose, methodology, validity, evidence of the test's usefulness, and laboratory contacts and credentials. The overarching goal of the GTR is to advance the public health and research into the genetic basis of health and disease. Website
The Genius of Play This website is a great source for play ideas that build on these skills, expert advice and the latest research on the value of play. Website
The Importance of Responsive Feeding One of the major factors that contributes to healthy growth and development is the feeding of a child. This info module addresses the concept that how a child is fed is critical since the infant and toddler years are when food preferences and dietary patterns begin to develop.   Info Module
The Minnesota Early Hearing Detection And Intervention The Minnesota Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program ensures that all newborns are screened for hearing loss. Children need screening for hearing loss beyond the newborn period. Not all newborns receive recommended follow-up and not all hearing loss can be identified at birth. Continued periodic hearing screening programs are critical for identifying a wide range of hearing health needs not found though hospital-based newborn hearing screening programs. Website
The Opioid Crisis Addiction can suffocate a community—especially its youngest members. However, schools that employ trauma-informed practices are giving childhood victims of the opioid epidemic a fighting chance. Document
The Power of Touch is Important in the NICU One in ten infants is born prematurely and spends an extended amount of time in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, after birth. This video, in English and Spanish, highlights research that shows why a small gesture, like touching, can make a big difference and support the development of preemies. Website
The Whole Child: Healthy, Safe, Supported, Engaged & Challenged The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model is the next evolution of the traditional coordinated school health approach. Developed by ASCD and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and launched in spring 2014, the model aims to better align the policies, processes, and practices of education, public health, and school health, and in doing so, improve learning and health. Website
Tips for Toddler Biting Why do some children bite while others don't? There are a number of possible reasons why children under age 3 bite, almost none of them the fault of a child behavior problem, bad parents, or bad caregivers. Sometimes we think we have a good idea what is causing the biting, but most of the time it is hard to guess what is going on in the child's head. Document
Toddlers and Preschool Children: Essentials for Working with Toddlers and Preschoolers This online resource from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides information to help family members and caregivers interact positively with children.  Website
Trampoline Safety Rules The safest trampolines begin with trampoline tips and safety guidelines, which are exactly what we are going to discuss today. We’ll be going over the appropriate age for a trampoline, weight restrictions, important factors of buying a trampoline, features, and much more. Document