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January 10, 2018
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The Nevada Educators Performance Framework (NEPF) and Family Engagement
In 2011, Nevada's legislators passed AB222 which establish a statewide performance evaluation system for teachers and building level administrators. It also mandated that the evaluation system rate educators as highly effective, effective, minimally effective, or ineffective, With the passage of Every Student Succeeds Act (2015), states were afforded an unique opportunity (and requirement) to reaffirm, modify, or improve their vision of educator effectiveness. The value of family engagement in our schools is priceless and continues to be identified as a best practice for increasing student learning, The Nevada Educator Performance Framework requires Family Engagement as a part of the teachers’ professional responsibilities (Standard 2). There are different indicators on how family engagement can move beyond the traditional bake sale. Another example includes the Speech Language Pathologist Performance Standard 2 states “SLP collaborates with families and provides opportunities for them to be involved in their student’s speech language pathology services.” Take a look at the Nevada Department of Education Website to discover more engagement strategies Here . . .
PEP Report
2017
Did You Know?
PEP served over 24,000 individuals last year. Families most often request resource materials. Help with resource materials click here PEP help 317 workshops and provided workshop materials to over 4,400 participants last year. Workshops and trainings click here
Mental Health and Juvenile Justice: A Review of Prevalence, Promising Practices and Areas for Improvement
The National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC) is pleased to release their newest issue brief entitled Mental Health and Juvenile Justice: A Review of Prevalence, Promising Practices and Areas for Improvement. The brief reviews the prevalence of mental health issues among youth in the juvenile justice system, including: 1) the types of disorders among youth across juvenile justice settings, 2) the rates of adversity and trauma among these youth, and 3) the impact of these disorders on the system. The brief describes areas where the juvenile justice system can improve mental health supports and services for youth involved in or at risk of involvement in the system, along with recommendations for making such improvements.
Job Openings
Are you a passionate advocate for your child? Would you like to help other parents be effective advocates for their children as well? Nevada PEP is looking for parents and family members to join our team! View all job openings statewide here . . .
SafeVoice Nevada App
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Nevada Department of Education in partnership with P3 Intel for SafeVoice Nevada is offering this tip management system allowing students, parents, and community members to submit secure & anonymous safety concerns to the statewide SafeVoice strategic prevention model. Secure intel, ongoing two-way dialog, and image and video upload features sent to a live 24/7 answering point enable Nevada school administrators and law enforcement to receive the most accurate information in order to create effective interventions to support student well-being and prevent violence and tragedies.
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Southern Nevada Challenger Little League is starting the 26th season! Challenger Little League provides opportunities for children and
young adults to enjoy playing baseball!
Sign ups are accepted now until Friday, February 2, 2018
For more information contact:
Nevada PEP
7211 W. Charleston Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89117
Phone: 702-388-8899
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International Literacy
The International Literacy has developed a brief, What Effective Pre-K Literacy Instruction Looks Like, to help parents and professionals understand how literacy learning begins early in young children’s lives. Check out these strategies such as Shared Reading Experiences, Creating Discovery Areas for Exploring their world and Drawing on Paper to help children gain the skills needed to become good readers. Ask your child's teacher about how these activities are part of your child's preschool or early childhood program.
Military-Connected Children News
Child Care Options For Military Families With Special Needs
Finding the right care for your child with special needs starts with asking the right questions. The military services offer quality, affordable child care options, both on the installation and in the civilian community. Finding the best fit for your child need not be impossible. Here are some questions to ask as you search for the best child care decision for your child with special needs.
  • What are my child's rights?
  • What types of installation child care settings are out there?
  • What is the best setting for my child with special needs?
Continue Learning Here . . .
Early Childhood Inclusion
Supporting Peer Interactions
Children learn new skills by watching and interacting with other children during play and everyday activities. Peer interactions promote learning and development in language, literacy, motor skills and cognition. Peer interactions also promote social and emotional development. In this issue, learn ways to support and enhance child-to-child interactions at home and in the classroom. Read More . . .
PEP Webinars
These webinars allow you to take a short break to get the information you need without leaving your home or work. Click the links below to get a description and register for these amazing webinars.
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Introduction to IEP
Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Making the Most Out of Your Baby’s Early Intervention Services
Friday, 19 January 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Evaluation & Response to Intervention
Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ayude a su Hijo a Concentrarse en el Aprendizaje
Jueves, 25 de Enero, 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Food Banks and Food Pantries
3 Square Food Bank logo 4190 N. Pecos Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89115
702.644.3663
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Find Food | Volunteer
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McCarran, NV 89434
775.331.3663
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Feeding America
Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. The Feeding America nationwide network of food banks secures and distributes 4 billion meals each year through food pantries and meal programs throughout the United States.

In Nevada, we have two major food banks that distribute to local pantries. To find a food pantry click on the Find Food and enter in your location.

Volunteering at food pantries are great opportunities for students with disabilities to learn more about job responsibilities, new tasks and improving social skills. Click on the Volunteer tab to find more information on volunteering at a food bank or pantry.
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Path To Independence Family Information Sessions
Path To Independence, at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), is a two-year certificate program for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. University of Nevada, Las Vegas has a similar program on campus which is Project F.O.C.U.S. This February, find your way to The Path To Independence Family Information Sessions. The informational sessions will be held for families on February 10th at 1p.m. and on February 12 at 6p.m. and provide an overview of the program, details on the application process, and the opportunity for parents to ask questions. Hope to see you there! You can learn more about Path To Independence here and UNLV Project F.O.C.U.S. here
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Nevada Medicaid Dental Benefits
As of January 1, 2018, all Medicaid recipients now have dental benefits through LIBERTY Dental of Nevada. Nevada Medicaid has set up a Command Center to assist in any issues that may arise as this new benefit rolls out. For any concerns, questions or complaints an email can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Youth M.O.V.E. Nevada Update
Wishing you a Happy New Year from Youth M.O.V.E. Nevada! Here at YMNV we look forward to connecting with our member’s statewide during our next meeting taking place at our Reno and Las Vegas locations on Monday January 22nd, 2018. Be Engaged! Be Heard! Make a Difference! For more information about YMNV or to become a member to get involved in future meetings and activities, be sure to check out our website at www.nvpep.org/youth-move.html and don’t forget to follow us on social media. Facebook: facebook.com/youthmovenv,
Twitter: @YouthMOVEnv and Instagram: @YouthMOVEnv.
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Interdepartmental SMI Coordinating Committee Releases its First Report to Congress
Individuals in the United States (U.S.) who experience serious mental illness (SMI) and serious emotional disturbances (SED) need greater access to quality, affordable health care, according to a report released by the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC). The report, The Way Forward: Federal Action for a System That Works for All People Living with SMI and SED and Their Families and Caregivers, was submitted to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, December 13. This first report from the ISMICC provides a roadmap for improving mental health services for adults living with SMI and children and youth who experience SED. Press Release . . .
Event Summary: Mental Health: Youth In Transition
For Mental Health Awareness Week, NIMH partnered with the Embassy of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to host a panel discussion about mental health challenges faced by youth—including indigenous peoples—during the transition to adulthood. A summary of the event is now available. View Here . . .
Videocast: Adolescent Suicide Prevention: Recognizing Teens at Risk and Responding Effectively
JANUARY 24, 2018, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM ET
Over 44,000 people die by suicide each year in the U.S., and suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people aged 10-24 both in the U.S. and worldwide. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can save lives. Join experts for this NIMH workshop about adolescent suicide prevention, which will include techniques for early detection and management of young people at risk. Get Live-streamed and Archived Event Here . . .
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Family Members of Children with Special Needs/ Behavioral Healthcare Needs
Your unique parenting experience combined with your passion to help other families navigate the maze of programs and services for their children, makes you an ideal candidate for a rewarding position with Nevada PEP. Apply Here . . .

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Volunteer!
We need your help statewide. If you are interested in making a positive difference in the lives of others and yourself at the same time, we highly suggest that you volunteer at Nevada PEP. Click Here . . .

Statewide Central Office Satellite Office
Toll-Free (800) 216-5188 7211 West Charleston Blvd. 4600 Kietzke Lane, Suite I-202
www.nvpep.org Las Vegas, NV 89117 Reno, NV 89502
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December 28, 2017
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Consider making a difference this Holiday Season Just one person can inspire tremendous change in the lives of those around them... and it all starts with you. You can make a difference!! Nevada PEP is asking for your support this holiday season by giving a charitable donation. Your end of year tax-deductible donation will support the many programs and services we provide to families who have children with special needs. If you have already sent in your tax deductible donation to Nevada PEP, thank you, we are so grateful for your support. If you have not yet donated please know that it is not too late. Specifically, your support will help Nevada PEP: Ensure that parents who have children with disabilities are empowered with the support, information and resources they need to become their child's best advocate. Continue the Hand in Hand Together We Can Appreciation Program recognizing exceptional people who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of families and children with disabilities. Reach more pre-school children and teachers and educate them on disabilities and bullying prevention through the art of puppetry.We are counting on you for your support, please donate TODAY.
Click below to donate! Respectfully, Bryce Loveland Board Chair Your donation to Nevada P.E.P., Inc. may be tax deductible, please consult your tax advisor. Happy New Year! Go to donation.nvpep.org
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What If Your Child Refuses to go to School?
National Public Radio recently highlighted a study that examines chronic absenteeism known as “school refusal,” which may be triggered by anxiety, depression, and/or a family crisis. It can lead to weeks or even months of missed school days. There are estimates that anxiety-based school refusal affects 2% to 5% of school-age children. It is often triggered when students are transitioning into middle or high school. As the anxiety increases, getting out of bed in the morning can be a chore and some may suffer physical symptoms such as stomach aches. The cause of school refusal is different for every child. When we reframe chronic absenteeism as a mental health issue; not a behavioral problem, we help children ease back into the classroom.
For the complete story Click Here . . .

Be a Voice for Change in Children's Mental Health!
Nevada PEP continues to be a voice for families at the System of Care Workgroup meetings. Expanding access to community based mental health services for children & youth is one of the primary goals of the System of Care Expansion and your stories are invaluable! If you would like to find out how you can participate, please contact Kimberly Smerkers at 775.448.9950 or Kelly Figueroa, CPSP, at 702.388.8899. Upcoming meetings can be found at Upcoming Children's System of Care Meetings . . .

Job Openings
Are you a passionate advocate for your child? Would you like to help other parents be effective advocates for their children as well? Nevada PEP is looking for parents and family members to join our team! View all job openings statewide here.

Southern Nevada Challenger Little League is starting the 26th season! Challenger Little League provides opportunities for children and
young adults to enjoy playing baseball!
Sign ups are accepted now until Friday, February 2, 2018
For more information contact:
Nevada PEP
7211 W. Charleston Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89117
Phone: 702-388-8899

ICE - LifeAssyst (Emergency) App
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LifeAssyst is an ICE (In Case of Emergency) App that can save a life in an emergency situation by providing critical information to First Responders, without them having to unlock the phone. The app displays information on the locked screen, including emergency contacts and the ability to call emergency contacts, without unlocking the phone.
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Supplemental Research Bulletin: Mass Violence and Behavioral Health
Mass violence events expose survivors and witnesses to trauma, whether they experience the event in person, within the community, or through the media. This issue of the Supplemental Research Bulletin, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), discusses the effects of mass violence events and the sequence of behavioral health reactions after the event in adult and youth survivors. Read Bulletin Here . . .

My Child’s Behavior Is Out of Control. Now What?
Does your child’s behavior seem totally unpredictable? Do you often get notes from teachers about your child’s behavior at school? Or maybe her behavior at home seems out of control.
Whether or not your child has learning or attention issues you’re aware of, behavior issues can feel overwhelming. Following these steps can help as you try to figure out what’s behind your child’s actions. You’ll find tips on how to curb them and where to turn for more advice and support. Continue Reading Here . . .

PEP Webinars
These webinars allow you to take a short break to get the information you need without leaving the indoor warmth of your home or work. Click the links below to get a description and register for these amazing webinars.
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Introduction to IEP
Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Making the Most Out of Your Baby’s Early Intervention Services
Friday, 19 January 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Diploma Requests for Former Nevada Students
Nevada Assembly Bill AB7 was passed in 2017 and provides a way for former students who have completed the required credits to receive their high school diploma. This law eliminates the requirement for students to take or pass the high school proficiency exam. Nevada Department of Education has recently issued a new guidance document to help districts and parents understand the application process to obtain the diploma. This guidance is applicable to students who were in special and general education. Click on the following links for former students to request their diplomas.
Clark County School District
Washoe County School District
Contact your school district or charter school for more information on the process for requesting a transcript review to determine if a standard diploma can be issued.

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College Students and Co-Occurring Disorders
College students with mental health and substance abuse issues are common in college-aged students. The transition into college after high school is empowering and stressful at the same time. According to a 2016 American College Health Association survey, 37 percent of students reported feeling depressed within the last 12 months and 21 percent felt overwhelming anxiety which are high numbers and could lead to students self-medicating. This publication Behavioral Health Among College Students Information & Resource Kit can help parents and student understand the preventative measures that colleges and universities are trying to take when it comes to issues such as students seeking help with addiction, accessing mental health services, and crisis management. Continue Reading to learn more about these issues, other preventative strategies, and the resource kit.

Career Exploration for Student with Disabilities
When families and school staff start to talk to their student about what they want to do after high school, career exploration can be an option. Career exploration for students is an important step for a smooth transition into adulthood. This handout, Frequently Asked Questions About Career Exploration for Youth with Disabilities, can help parents and students understand what career exploration is, why it is important, and where career exploration occurs. To learn more about the common question asked and benefits, read the handout in its entirety.

Youth M.O.V.E. Update
Wishing you the happiest of holidays from all of us here at Youth M.O.V.E. Nevada! While we reflect on all that we are grateful for this holiday season, we continue to focus our efforts on breaking down stigma around mental health and move toward our vision of a more supportive, inclusive community! We're excited to announce that our January YMNV meeting will be connecting and uniting our members statewide, date to be announced soon! To learn more about how YOU can get involved in future meetings and activities be sure to check out our social media and don’t forget to follow us! Facebook: facebook.com/youthmovenv, Twitter: @YouthMOVEnv, Instagram: @YouthMOVEnv.

Statewide Family News
On average students with disabilities represent 12% of the overall student population, but they represent 25% of students who are arrested at school. The traditional forms of discipline; suspension, expulsion and arrests; have failed to produce safer school or good outcomes. The School Responder Model is a different approach to helping our kids in school that includes meeting a student's need and taking steps to reduce risk. Learn More Here . . .

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To Sleep or Not: Researchers Explore Complex Genetic Network Behind Sleep Duration
Scientists have identified differences in a group of genes they say might help explain why some people need a lot more sleep — and others less — than most. The study, conducted using fruit fly populations bred to model natural variations in human sleep patterns, provides new clues to how genes for sleep duration are linked to a wide variety of biological processes. Researchers say a better understanding of these processes could lead to new ways to treat sleep disorders such as insomnia and narcolepsy. Led by scientists with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the study was be published on December 14 in PLOS Genetics. Press Release . . .

Drugs and Health Blog: Addicted to Aggression?
Aggressive behavior can be physical or verbal. What does a person who exhibits aggressive behavior have in common with someone who has a substance use disorder? This NIDA Drugs and Health blog post describes what scientists who study the brain and behavior have discovered about the similarities between those who tend to be aggressive and hostile and those with substance use disorders. View Blog Post Here . . .

Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: Coping With Re-Traumatization
This resource explains the signs and symptoms of re-traumatization. It gives guidance on how to manage the symptoms, and provides resources for building resilience and an adequate support system for dealing with triggering events. Resource Here . . .

The Integration of Behavioral Health into Pediatric Primary Care Settings
The SAMHSA Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health) initiative provides grants to states, tribes, and local communities to support behavioral health integration into primary care settings, among other activities. This issue brief highlights selected promising behavioral health integration strategies that the Project LAUNCH grantees used to improve the delivery and quality of care for children and families. It ealso describes common lessons from the grantees that can promote the successful integration of behavioral health services, in addition to mechanisms for sustaining and spreading these efforts. View Issue Brief Here . . .

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
January 22 - 28, 2018
Prevention partners are invited to participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week sponsored by NIDA and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. This week-long health observance is an opportunity for teens to learn the facts about drug and alcohol abuse and addiction from scientists and other experts. Organize and promote an educational event or activity for teens during this week, and help shatter the myths about drugs and alcohol. Register your event and receive support from NIDA staff to plan a successful activity. NIDA staff can help you order free, science-based materials to complement your event, brainstorm activity ideas, and partner with other organizations. Learn More Here . . .

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Family Members of Children with Special Needs/ Behavioral Healthcare Needs
Your unique parenting experience combined with your passion to help other families navigate the maze of programs and services for their children, makes you an ideal candidate for a rewarding position with Nevada PEP. Apply Here . . .

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Volunteer!
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December 12, 2017
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8 Tips for Helping Kids With Social Skills Issues Cope With the Holiday Season
Holiday events are supposed to be fun. But for kids with social skills issues, these events can pose challenges and create stress. Use these eight simple tips to help your child successfully navigate this very social season.

  1 of 8   Practice hellos and goodbyes.
The more you practice with your child, the easier it will be for him to call up the right words when he needs them. He doesn’t have to say much: “Hi, it’s nice to see you!” and “Thanks for having me—I had a good time” will usually do it. Remind him to look people in the eye, and that when people extend their arm it means they want to shake hands. Continue Reading Here . . .

Service Animal Users Survey Still Open
Are you a US resident (Age 18+) who uses a service animal or other animal that assists you with your disability? If not, are you the parent of a child who uses such an animal?
If so, the Southwest ADA Center (www.southwestada.org) would like to learn about your experiences with accessing public places with your animal. We invite you to complete the following anonymous Survey Here . . .


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Job Openings
Are you a passionate advocate for your child? Would you like to help other parents be effective advocates for their children as well? Nevada PEP is looking for parents and family members to join our team! View all job openings statewide here . . .

CDC Milestone Tracker App
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a free milestone tracker app. From birth to 5 years, children should reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move. With this app, you can track their development with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.
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Please vote for our Charity Holiday Tree everyday until Sunday, December 17 by clicking the button below or here. You can also vote at Orleans Hotel & Casino by using your membership card at the kiosk. Thank you and have a wonderful holiday season!
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Keeping Parents Informed - Evidenced Based Practices in Education
Evidence for ESSA
In December, 2015, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), replacing No Child Left Behind (NCLB) as the main federal law governing K-12 education. Within the act there are requirements that schools must use reading and math programs that have proven to help students make progress. A Evidence for ESSA website was developed by John Hopkins University to help parents and school staff identify these researched based programs. Check out this search engine to learn more about the ratings for reading and math programs. This information can be used to start a conversation about finding a reading or math program to help students make good progress.

Military-Connected Children News
Resources, resiliency help military children turn away from suicidal thoughts
ALLS CHURCH, Va. — Like many teenagers starting high school, Edward was having trouble fitting in. The child of military parents who traveled around the world, Edward, whose name has been changed to protect his privacy, found himself in a new, civilian school where he was one of few “military brats.” He was admittedly a bit out of shape, nerdy, and found it hard to make friends.
Continue Reading . . .

Early Childhood Inclusion
Adapting the Environment to Support Engagement
Effective, engaging, and accessible environments have age-appropriate equipment, materials, supplies, and physical spaces. They also include developmentally appropriate schedules, lesson plans, and experiences. All of these materials can be adapted by staff and families to support all children, especially those suspected of or diagnosed with disabilities. The National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning have great information Click here about best practices in creating inclusive environments that welcome all children. .

PEP Webinars
These webinars allow you to take a short break to get the information you need without leaving your home or work. Click the links below to get a description and register for these amazing webinars.
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Evaluation & Response to Intervention
Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
¡Seis Consejos de Abogacía que Gira de un No a un Sí!
Martes, 19 de Deciembre, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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REST
Delivering Education and Support to Those Offering a Break to Caregivers
Respite, or short-term temporary relief, supports caregivers who are caring for loved ones. Respite allows caregivers to step away from their duties to refresh and recharge..The REST program is a national program that provides the skills and tools needed to provide quality respite through a Train the Trainer model. REST has trainers in 25 states. For more information, check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

In November 2017, State of Nevada, Aging and Disability Services Division sponsored a REST training for respite providers in Carson City, NV. REST training will be offered in Las Vegas in January 2018. Contact Jeff Duncan from Aging and Disability Division at 702-486-3558 to get additional details on location and date.

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Tips About Transition Planning
When parents and student plan for the transition from high school to adulthood, there are a few things they need to be considered such as the student’s goals and interests. Meaningful transition services will support the student in post school adult living and in post-secondary education. This handout Inspiring Possibilities: Parent Tips For Transition Planning can help parents understand transition planning and when to start talking to the school about adding it in the Individualized Educational Program (IEP). To find out more tips about the transition process, read the handout in it’s entirety.

What is Dictation Technology?
Today’s technology is moving towards apps and devices that have built-in speech-to-text or dictation that can help students who need a little more support with reading and writing. This handout, Dictation Technology: What It Is and How It Works can help parents understand how important assistive technology is. Weather your student needs to use “speech-to-text” or “speech recognition” technology, you will see their confidence and self-advocacy levels increase. Read more about what parents say about their student’s progressions in the handout.

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Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?
Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the United State. Recently the New York Times did an article about why more teenagers today are experiencing severe anxiety than teenagers of previous generations. The article features real families who are struggling to find help for their kids. Read the article here . . .

Youth M.O.V.E. Nevada Update
Wishing you the happiest of holidays from all of us here at Youth M.O.V.E. Nevada! While we reflect on all that we are grateful for this holiday season, we continue to focus our efforts on breaking down stigma around mental health and move toward our vision of a more supportive, inclusive community! To learn more about how YOU can get involved in future meetings and activities be sure to check out our websit at www.nvpep.org/youth-move.html and don’t forget to follow us on social media. Facebook: facebook.com/youthmovenv,
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Estimated Revalence Of Children With Diagnosed Developmental Disabilities In The U.S., 2014–2016
The Milestone Tracker app, available in iOS and Android mobile phones, was developed by CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. program to help parents, early care and education providers, and health care providers track developmental milestones in young children. Through this app and its many other parent-friendly tools, the program aims to improve the early identification of children with developmental delays and disabilities, including autism, so children and families can get the support and services they need as early as possible.

Archived Webisode: Addressing The Mental Health Needs Of Children, Youth, And Families Experiencing Homelessness
Children, youth, and families who are experiencing homelessness and mental or substance use disorders often face barriers to accessing care. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) hosted this webisode focused on addressing the mental health needs of these children, youth, and families. In addition to a panel discussion, the webisode featured common concerns and experiences, tips, resources, and information about support programs. Watch Here . . .
Chartbook On Rural Health Care: Quality Of Care Improved In Rural Areas
This chartbook is part of the 2016 AHRQ National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, which tracks trends in effectiveness and timeliness of care, patient safety, patient-centeredness, disparities, and efficiency of care. The chartbook shows that the quality of care for those living in rural areas improved for 53 percent of the measures studied. It also found that in 2014, the percentage of people who used a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as a source of ongoing health care was higher for residents of rural areas compared with residents of large metropolitan areas. Between 1999 and 2015, suicide rates increased from 17 to 25 per 100,000 among Whites living in rural areas and 21 to 34 per 100,000 among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) living in rural areas. View Chartbook Here . . .


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Family Members of Children with Special Needs/ Behavioral Healthcare Needs
Your unique parenting experience combined with your passion to help other families navigate the maze of programs and services for their children, makes you an ideal candidate for a rewarding position with Nevada PEP. Apply Here . . .

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The SBDI Toolkit: A Community Resource for Reducing
School-Based Arrests

A toolkit for school administrators designed to decrease school arrests by connecting at-risk students to community-based mental health services using Connecticut’s local Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services (EMPS) teams. The principles outlined in the toolkit can be applied by the schools at little to no cost. Learn more about the SBDI Initiative here . . .

We Would Love For You To Join Us!
Nevada PEP continues to be a voice for families at the System of Care work group meetings. Expanding access to community based mental health services for children & youth is one of the primary goals of the System of Care Expansion and your stories are invaluable! If you would like to find out how you can participate, please contact Kimberly Smerkers-Bass at 775.448.9950 or Kelly Figueroa at 702.388.8899. Upcoming meetings can be found at Upcoming Children's System of Care Meetings.

Job Openings
Are you a passionate advocate for your child? Would you like to help other parents be effective advocates for their children as well? Nevada PEP is looking for parents and family members to join our team! View all job openings statewide here.

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Make eating a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Nevada PEP. Just come into any Nevada Chipotle on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 from 10:45am to 10pm. Bring in this post, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Nevada PEP.

Opioid Crisis
The Opioid Crisis has gotten national attention recently and the American Academy of Pediatrics has joined in to educate parents and the public at large on what we can do to reduce child & youth access to prescription drugs. Click here for tips on how you can make an impact.

Relax Melodies: Sleep Sounds App
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Take back control of your sleep with Relax Melodies and join millions that sleep better every day; featured in People magazine. Relax Melodies can also be used in many other situations. Perfect during some of your favorite activities such as relaxing at the spa, exercising in your yoga or relaxation classes, massaging sessions, or even when taking a nap! Ideal for parents to help your baby fall asleep!
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Personnel Shortages in Nevada
Highly effective educators and related service personnel are an essential factor in our children’s schools. Nevada reports educator and related service personnel shortages annually since 2001, specifically speech language pathologists. The Nevada Department of Education collaborated with the Nevada Speech-Language Hearing Association and started the Nevada Coalition to Address Personnel Shortages in Nevada. The “Coalition’s” purpose is to recruit and retain highly effective personnel for Nevada’s children. The Coalition is seeking our parents’ voice as part of the solution to develop ways to attract special education service providers. For more information on the ‘Coalition” and their efforts, check out this link . . .

What to do if your child’s therapist is not a “good” fit?
By Nicole Kolenda, M.S., CCC-SLP, P.C.
As a supervisor in a graduate clinic for Speech Pathology students, the first goal we instruct our students to write is to “establish rapport”. We encourage our students to cite research to “back-up” this goal—and there is a plethora available. I always tell these budding clinicians, “How can you expect the client to work for you—and in many cases on challenging treatment goals—if they do not feel comfortable with you?” In the pediatric world, we also must contend with separation anxiety, where the physical act of separating from the parent/caregiver to go into the therapy room, is extremely difficult and often, debilitating. Therefore, if we, as treating therapists, do not take the concept of establishing rapport seriously, there will be ramifications and a ton of time lost. Continue Reading Here . . .

Schools Start too Early
For youth in high school, not getting enough sleep is very common and can have an adverse effect on their health. This is happening because more schools are starting before 8:30 am. Research has shown that youth that do not get enough sleep are more likely to have poor academic performance, do drugs, and become overweight. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released information about other health risks and what you can do to help your youth get more sleep. Read More Here . . .

PEP Webinars
These webinars allow you to take a short break to get the information you need without leaving the indoor warmth of your home or work. Click the links below to get a description and register for these amazing webinars.
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Planning for Change - School to Adult Transition
Friday, 1 December 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Understanding Section 504 – A Civil Rights Law
Thursday, 7 December 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
How is My Child Reading?
Monday, 11 December 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Evaluation & Response to Intervention
Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Stand Up, Sit Tall For Inclusion
December 4-8, 2017
This year, the Inclusive Schools Week’s theme focuses on standing up for inclusion. This is particularly fitting because in our world today, we are embracing changes necessary to protect the practices in education and society essential to making a positive difference for all. In schools where inclusive education flourishes, there is an inspirational, more positive culture. This year, the focus is on how and why each person should stand up for inclusion. Click here to read more. As inclusion is celebrated nationally, here are some some celebration guides, materials and activities that parents, teachers and communities can use in Nevada promote awareness of inclusive education.

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Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals
Students with mental health needs can benefit from using a service dog or an emotional support animal. These animals support with enhancing the dignity and independence for students. Under ADA, a service animal is an animal that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks. This handout, Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals: Where Are They allowed and Under What Conditions, can help parents and students understand the definition of service animals, what the handler’s rights and responsibilities are, and how others could respond to the animal. Read the handout in full to learn about the benefits of service animals.

Conducting a College Search
Attending college is an exciting experience for any student. Students with disabilities have certain aspect to consider when choosing the program that will fit their needs. Some different factors could be the size of the college, the location, and what accommodations will be needed. This handout from Think College, Conducting a College Search: Questions to Ask College Programs, is a tool for parents and students to use when thinking about what types of programs to look into before selecting a college. Check it out and get the information early to avoid common pitfalls.

Youth M.O.V.E. Update
Here at Youth M.O.V.E. Nevada (YMNV) we are still buzzing from the positive vibes experienced facilitating at The Nevada Student Leadership Transition Summit! Over 200 students came together statewide to create action plans around the goal of improving the transition to life beyond high school for Nevada youth. This year’s theme focused on the ever important “self-care” and as a community we engaged in activities to ensure mental, physical and emotional health and wellness. The event from start to finish was packed with fun activities such as the “Soap-Box” project where teams came together to create a strengths based platform to share their collective voice (my favorite!), a University campus experience tour, resource fair, inspirational speakers, student panel and so much more. The best part? It’s all youth-led!

For more information about YMNV or to become a member to get involved in future meetings and activities such as this, be sure to check out our website at www.nvpep.org/youth-move.html and don’t forget to follow us on social media! Facebook: facebook.com/youthmovenv, Twitter: @YouthMOVEnv, Instagram: @YouthMOVEnv.

Behavior Challenges and Evaluations: What You Need to Know
If you think your child's behavior may be related to a learning or attention issue, you might be considering an evaluation. There are many kinds of evaluations and there are many terms used to talk about them. Learn what the terms mean and get a better understanding of the difference between a public and private evaluation.
Types of Behavioral Assessments
Different Tearms You May Hear for Evaluations
Private vs. School Evaluations: Pros and Cons
Private Evaluations: What You Need to Know
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NIDA Launches Two Adolescent Substance Use Screening Tools
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has launched two evidenced-based online screening tools that providers can use to assess substance use disorder risk among adolescents 12 to 17 years old. These tools can be self-administered, or completed by clinicians in less than two minutes. They are being offered through the NIDAMED Web Portal. The screening options are: Brief Screener for Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs, and Screening to Brief Intervention. Press Release . . .

NIH Research Matters: Machine Learning Identifies Youth At Risk for Suicide
Researchers used machine learning to analyze brain images and identify individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts. If validated in larger groups of people, the approach could be used to assess suicide risk and monitor response to treatments.View Reaserch Here . . .

Tips For Survivors Of a Disaster Or Other Traumatic Event: Coping With Re-Traumatization
This resource explains the signs and symptoms of re-traumatization. It gives guidance on how to manage the symptoms, and provides resources for building resilience and an adequate support system for dealing with triggering events. Resource Here . . .

Intimate Partner Violence and Child Trauma
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) released this new policy brief for policymakers and other stakeholders, which provides an overview of intimate partner violence (IPV) and its relationship to child trauma. It also provides policy-relevant and child trauma-focused recommendations to assist them in their response to IPV. View Policy Brief Here . . .

New Cyberbullying Content on Stopbullying.gov
The re-developed StopBullying.gov website makes it easier to understand what cyberbullying is, where the vulnerable online spaces are, and how best to respond when online abuse takes place. The website includes information on recognizing the warning signs of cyberbullying, how best to respond when someone is experiencing bullying in an app or on a website, and what can be done to prevent cyberbullying. It reviews some of the most commonly used apps by teens and explores how online gaming can be a forum where kids can gang up or exclude other players. Website Here . . .

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U.S. Department of Education Launches Revamped IDEA Website
The new and improved Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website has arrived! During the last two months, more than 130 of you have taken the time to offer thoughtful feedback as to what you would like to see in a revamped IDEA website. Thank you for your important and informative comments. We look forward to working with you to continuously improve this IDEA information hub.
Visit the OSERS Blog to share your comments on the new site.

Parenting is Hard Work!
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has developed a website devoted to helping parents with tips on parenting toddlers and preschoolers. The page includes information about communicating with your child, creating structure and rules, giving directions and so much more! For more information click here!

Learning with Blindness Webinar: Using All the Senses to Explore
Wednesday, November 15 at 9am PST
A child who is blind may not be able to see a rose bush, but may be able to smell its aroma, touch its silky petals or hear the wind rustling its leaves. For students who are visually impaired or deafblind, exploring their surroundings with all of their senses is crucial to understanding and engaging with the world around them. Join Perkins on Wednesday, November 15 for Using All the Senses to Explore, a free webinar that will give parents and caregivers insight into building strong sensory efficiency skills – and setting up safe opportunities for kids to explore.


Be My Eyes App - Helping the blind
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Access visual assistance on demand, if you are blind or visually impaired; or lend your eyes to the blind or visually impaired if you are sighted. Be My Eyes is all about connecting blind or visually impaired with sighted volunteers, to help the blind or visually impaired lead more independent lives.

Benefiting and contributing to the community is easy. Blind or visually impaired users can request help from a sighted volunteer, who will receive a notification. As soon as the first sighted user accepts the request, a live audio-video connection will be established between the two parts.
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ParentToolkit - Supporting Social Development
Drawing from an experienced set of experts in a range of fields, this website provides developmental markers at each age, with guidance for parents on how to support each aspect of their child's development. The Parent Toolkit is a one-stop resource developed with parents in mind. It’s produced by NBC News Education Nation and supported by Pearson and includes information about almost every aspect of a child’s development, because they're all connected. They have developed these short videos, Supporting Social Development Series to help parents learn about emotions, teach calming strategies and help build social skills.

Military-Connected Children News
What Is Secondary Dependency?
Did you know that the adult-aged child of an active duty or retired service member may qualify to retain their military medical benefits and other base privileges after age 21 if they meet the following criteria? The adult child, also referred to as the “Incapacitated Adult Child” must be
    ∙ Incapable of providing his or her own support
    ∙ Dependent on the (military parent) for at least 50% of his or her support
Continue Reading . . .

Early Childhood Inclusion
Preparing for Early Childhood Inclusion of Children with Disabilities
The National Association Education Young Children (NAEYC) has developed a tip sheet that school staff and parents may find helpful as they plan with school staff to help children with disabilities make a successful transition into inclusive classrooms. Additional resources are available to learn more about teaching all types of learners, for example, Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center and the Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children.

PEP Webinars
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Positive Behavioral Approaches for Parents
Thursday, 16 November 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Considering College? Learn What’s Available and How to Get It
Monday, 27 November 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Handling Unwanted Parenting Advice
Whether they mean well or not, it's hard to deal with other people telling you how to parent your child. It's easy to feel aggravated when you constantly have to explain your child's needs. Explore tips on how to respond in those moments. And if you're looking for parents who can relate, check out some popular blogs from our series, "What I Wish I'd Known Sooner."
6 Tips: Responding When People Are Insensitive About Your Child’s Learning & Attention Issues
At a Glance: What to Say When Other People Interfere With Your Parenting
7 Things I Wish People Knew About Parenting a Child With Auditory Processing Disorder
5 Things I Wish People Knew About Parenting a Child With Executive Functioning Issues
8 Things I Wish People Knew About Parenting a Child With ADHD


“Highly Effective” Teachers Replaces No Child Left Behind “Highly Qualified”
We know an effective teacher is one of the most important things a school can give our students to succeed. ESSA replaced the “highly qualified” teacher requirement with “highly effective” teachers. Yet, how does one define a “highly effective” teacher and what does it mean for your child’s learning experience. Nevada has redesigned the state’s teacher evaluation tool-now referred to as the Nevada Educator Performance Framework (NEPF) to reflect the ESSA guidance and several Nevada Legislative requirements. For a complete NEPF overview and history, go to the www.doe.nv.gov website.

ABLE Alert: Annual Contributions to ABLE Accounts Increased to $15,000 in 2018
The ABLE National Resource Center is pleased to share that the total annual contribution limit to an ABLE account will be increased from $14,000 per tax year to $15,000 per tax year beginning in 2018.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced a multitude of tax year 2018 annual inflation adjustments, including an increase to Section 2503, the federal gift tax exclusion. Section 529A(a)(2) of the Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act (PL 113-225) specifically ties the annual contribution limit for ABLE accounts to section 2503(b) of the federal tax code, therefore any inflation adjustment to this section automatically adjusts the annual ABLE contribution limit.

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Family Caregiver Alliance - National Center on Caregiving
Founded in the late 1970s, Family Caregiver Alliance is the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. FCA, as a public voice for caregivers, shines light on the challenges caregivers face daily and champions their cause through education, services, and advocacy. They have webinars and videos to support, provide information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving.
State-by-State Help for Family Caregivers
The Family Care Navigator helps family caregivers locate public, nonprofit, and private programs and services nearest their loved one—living at home or in a residential facility. Resources include government health and disability programs, legal resources, disease-specific organizations and more.
Click here for Nevada resources . . .

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Accessible and Affordable College Opportunities
New scholarship opportunities have been established in 2017 during the 79th session of the Nevada Legislature coming from SB 391. The Nevada Promise Scholarship aims to make a college education more accessible and affordable. The scholarship enables Nevada residents, under the age of 20, to pursue a tuition-free degree beginning in Fall 2018. Starting with the graduating class of 2018, high school seniors in Nevada may apply at College of Southern Nevada (CSN) and Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC). The Nevada Promise Scholarship is a last-dollar scholarship, meaning it will cover costs of these fees that are not met by a Pell Grant, Millennium Scholarship or Silver State Opportunity Grant. Find out more information and eligibility requirements from the websites provided.

Learning Made Fun!
Assistive Technology is a great tool for students. At times, our students may need a little extra support to engage them with different subjects in class. Sumdog, an evidence based learning program, just might be the thing to get students excited about working on math, reading and writing. As the student plays the games, they answer questions that have been formulated on their grade level through the district standards. This program can help parents track the student’s progress and see improvement in their learning. Evidence has shown that grades have improved as a result from using Sumdog. Learn more, talk to your students teachers about this program and you can sign up for free.

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Statewide Family Network News
Bullying and Suicide
It is potentially harmful to suggest that bullying frequently leads to suicide when, in fact, the connection between bullying and suicide is very complex.
The connection between bullying and suicide is often oversimplified, when, in fact, it is very complex. Many issues contribute to suicide risk, including depression, substance use, problems at home, and trauma history. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research, it is potentially harmful to suggest that bullying frequently leads to suicide. CDC research indicates that linking suicide with bullying as a direct cause and effect minimizes other possible issues that may lead to suicide.

Youth M.O.V.E. Nevada Update
Here at Youth M.O.V.E. Nevada we have had a great time participating in October's Bullying Prevention Month efforts including our Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying, partnering with local school's to increase bullying awareness, and of course coming together to show our true colors (orange!) on Unity Day! A big thank you to our members for dedicating your time to such an important cause and having fun doing it! Moving forward in to November Youth M.O.V.E. Nevada will be facilitating activities at The Nevada Student Leadership Transition Summit where students will have the opportunity to voice their opinions and ideas about improving the transition to life beyond high school in Nevada. Our next Youth M.O.V.E. meeting in Las Vegas is taking place on November 13th from 6-7:30pm and in Reno on November 29th from 6-7:30pm.
To stay up to date be sure to check out our website at www.nvpep.org/youth-move.html and don’t forget to follow us on social media. Facebook: facebook.com/youthmovenv,
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New App Helps Parents Track Child's Developmental Milestones
The Milestone Tracker app, available in iOS and Android mobile phones, was developed by CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. program to help parents, early care and education providers, and health care providers track developmental milestones in young children. Through this app and its many other parent-friendly tools, the program aims to improve the early identification of children with developmental delays and disabilities, including autism, so children and families can get the support and services they need as early as possible.

Behavior Therapy For ADHD
This CDC webpage describes a behavior therapy for ADHD recommended for preschool and elementary school-aged children. Parents are trained by a therapist over the course of eight to 16 sessions to learn approaches that encourage positive behavior, address negative behavior, improve communication, and strengthen their relationship with their child.


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