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Transitions: Returning to Civilian Life This resource explores how your child may respond to changes as you leave the military and return to your community, providing you with ideas to help make the transition less stressful for your young child. Document
UC Davis MIND Institute The UC Davis MIND Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care, and cures of neurodevelopmental disorders. Website
Understanding Special Needs Rate of the Child Care Assistance Program The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Special Needs rate is available for children with special needs in Minnesota who receive CCAP and meet designated criteria.  Tipsheet
Understanding Special Needs Rates for the Child Care Assistance Program Description of the Child Care Assistance Program's Special Needs Rate and the process to request. Tipsheet
Understanding Special Needs Rates for the Child Care Assistance Program in Minnesota This info module describes the criteria and process to requesting the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) special needs rate in Minnesota. Info Module
Understanding the Effects of Maltreatment on Brain Development This June 2015 brief from the Child Welfare Information Gateway provides basic information about brain development and the effects of abuse and neglect on that development. It is meant to help professionals understand the emotional, mental, and behavioral impact of early abuse and neglect on children who come to the attention of the child welfare system. Document
Use Visual Strategies for Autism Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and lots of other students with behavior or communication challenges tend to be visual learners. They understand what they see better than what they hear. Therefore, they benefit significantly from the use of Visual Strategies. Deciding when and how to use pictures and other visual supports is the key. This website gives valuable information for speech pathologists, educators, parents, and therapists on how and when to use visual strategies. Website
Using Books to Teach Your Child about Natural Disasters Natural disasters can be scary topics for young children, but reading together about these events is a great and less-frightening way to discuss them. It also allows for great conversations about what to do if a natural disaster occurs. Website
Washburn Center for Children The Washburn Center highlights its mission to help families and children at risk, suffering from mental health issues related to chemical dependencies and independent. Publications, articles, feedback from families, insurance info, and lots of relevant links and location information. Five Minneapolis locations and lots of volunteer opportunities. Website
What to Expect and When to Seek Help: Tools to Promote Social and Emotional Development About the Tools: Throughout the tools, a strong emphasis is placed on strengths as well as concerns. The information under "What to Expect" not only offers a guide to healthy development and parenting, but provides information that parents can find reassuring about their child's behavior and their own parenting. The tools provide an opportunity to identify concerns at an early stage. The information under "When to Seek Help" includes concerns that might be addressed with additional information, as well as concerns that signal the need for further assessments and services. Website