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Parenting & Professional Resources

There are many local Wyoming resources and reputable national resources available to help parents and early child care professionals in their efforts to create healthy, positive home environments.

Parenting & Professional Resources

There are many local Wyoming resources and reputable national resources available to help parents and early child care professionals in their efforts to create healthy, positive home environments.

Parenting Resources – Wyoming

Parent Information Center
The Parent Information Center is an organization focused on the families of children with disabilities. They provide information, support and referrals to families on their rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and provide workshops and trainings to families and educators.

Wyoming Department of Education
The mission of the Wyoming Department of Education is to significantly increase the percentage of Wyoming students that are college, career and military ready. Among many other services, they provide guidance to preschool and homeschool educators.

WY Quality Counts
WY Quality Counts offers free resources to assist families in understanding the importance of quality child care environments and family habits that contribute to positive development. It also provides unique activities, tools and tips, as well as training for child care providers.

Protection & Advocacy
Protection & Advocacy System, Inc. provides protection of the rights of persons with disabilities through legal based advocacy for special education and other civil rights.

Wyoming Advisory Panel for Students with Disabilities (WAPSD) 
This organization advises the Wyoming Department of Education on ways to promote services for children and youth with disabilities.

Wyoming Community Service Providers 
Wyoming Community Service Providers serves adults with disabilities across Wyoming.

Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Division 
This organization provides funding and guidance responsive to the needs of Wyoming people with developmental disabilities, including children and adult community waiver programs, early intervention and education services, and the Life Resource Center.

Wyoming Directory of Child Development Centers
Hearing screenings and intervention programs are free of charge for children ages birth through age five.

Wyoming Down Syndrome Association 
Education, information and networking opportunities are available through this organization for families and caregivers of people with Down Syndrome.

Wyoming Families for Hands and Voices 
A statewide non-profit, this parent-driven organization provides local and regional support to families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing to increase educational outcomes and quality of life.

True Care Women’s Resource Center
True Care offers a number of services to women who think they might be unexpectedly pregnant. Their services are completely confidential and free of charge so women can receive quality, comprehensive care, no matter their financial circumstances.

Parenting Resources – National

Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)  

The Center for Parent Information and Resources serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs). CPIR provides information on caring for children with disabilities, parental rights under the IDEA, disability groups and more. Their Especially for Families resources are particularly helpful.

 

Center for Early Literacy Learning – Parent Resources

The Center for Early Literacy Learning provides materials to assist parents in guiding their child’s early literacy development through the use of fun and exciting learning experiences. Practitioners working with parents will also find these resources helpful.

 

ZERO TO THREE

This national nonprofit organization supports parents in promoting their children’s growth and development. See their Free Parent Brochures and Guides.

 

A Substance Abuse Guide for Parents

An expansive guide to substance abuse in children, this resource aims to educate parents on the issue, how to prevent substance abuse as well as recognize its signs, and how to find help for their children and their families.

 

 

Professional Resources

Newsletters

Wyoming Kids First Newsletter

WY Quality Counts Newsletter

 

Health

Wyoming Department of Health

Public Health Division

 

General

Early Childhood Development Council

 

Professional Resources – Training Institute

The Arkansas Home Visiting Network Training Institute provides supplemental training and professional development for home visitors and supervisors involved in home visiting services for families with young children. It is a collaborative program of the Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Pediatrics. Home Visitors can request Instructor-Led trainings at their location or participate in Online Courses at their convenience.

 

Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals

 

The Institute offers Family Support Professionals everywhere the opportunity to learn new skills and grow their careers. Through engaging, online modules and a personalized learning map feature, professionals take charge of their growth and advancement.

 

 

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