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Brief: Reflections on the Relevance of “Self-Regulation” for Native Communities

Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published a new brief titled ‘Reflections on the Relevance of “Self-Regulation” for Native Communities as part of the Self-Regulation and Toxic Stress Series. The brief merges to areas of focus at ACF related to community-engaged research with Native communities and the application of knowledge related to self-regulation to ACF programs. We now have a resource for Native communities that bridges those two areas. The creation of this resource has involved many conversations with many people over many years. Dr. Monica Tsethlekai from Arizona S

Now Available: Transforming the Financing of Early Care and Education

NOW AVAILABLE! High-quality early care and education for children from birth to kindergarten entry is critical to positive child development and has the potential to generate economic returns, which benefit not only children and their families but society at large. Despite the great promise of early care and education, it has been financed in such a way that high-quality early care and education have only been available to a fraction of the families needing and desiring it and does little to further develop the early-care-and-education (ECE) workforce. It is neither sustainable nor adequate to provide the quality of care and learning that children and families need—a shortfall that further p

I Am Moving, I Am Learning Training Opportunity

IMIL training is returning to Kansas City, August 8-10. Haven’t attended an IMIL training recently or never attended a training? This is your chance to see how the training has been updated. If your program is interested in sending a team please see the attached flyer with the registration link. Due date is July 20. Remember each team receives a set of resource materials including all the music CDs. Plus each participant receives a flashdrive with the scripted ppts with the embedded videos. You are only responsible for your hotel and meals. The training is free. Don’t miss this opportunity to attend a training with Dr. Linda Carson and her team! Questions? Contact Jill Mix (630) 6

Deadline for Submitting Applications To Use FY 2018 Tribal CCDF Program Funds for Construction or a

Deadline for Submitting Applications To Use FY 2018 Tribal CCDF Program Funds for Construction or a Major Renovation Extended to August 1 Tribal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program funding has more than doubled in fiscal year (FY) 2018. This funding increase provides an opportunity for tribes to make critical investments and improvements in their child care programs. One option is to use a portion of CCDF program funds for the construction or renovation of child care facilities. To use CCDF program funds for construction or a major renovation, a CCDF tribal lead agency must first request Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) approval in accordance with Program Instructio

Native Children’s Research Exchange SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Native Children’s Research Exchange SCHOLARS PROGRAM Cohort 7 – 2018-2019 APPLICATIONS DUE Wednesday August 15th, 2018 – 5:00 PM MDT The Native Children’s Research Exchange (NCRE; brings together researchers studying child development from birth through emerging adulthood in Native communities. NCRE provides opportunities for the open exchange of information and ideas and for building collaborative relationships, supporting new investigators, and disseminating knowledge about Native children’s development. Supporting the career development of junior faculty and graduate students, particularly those who are American Indian, Alaska Native, or First Nations tribal communi

NIH-Funding Scientists Put Socioeconomic Data on the Map

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIH News National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) For Immediate Release: Friday, June 29, 2018 CONTACT: Rebecca Newton, 301-402-1366, e-mail:, Joe Balintfy, e-mail: NIH-FUNDED SCIENTISTS PUT SOCIOECONOMIC DATA ON THE MAP The Neighborhood Atlas is now available to all for health research, improvement The Neighborhood Atlas, a new tool to help researchers visualize socioeconomic data at the community level is now available. This online platform allows for easily ranking and