NYSPEP'S mission is to promote and improve parenting education, in order to enhance parenting skills, knowledge and behavior.

 

NYSPEP E-NEWS LATEST EDITION (DECEMBER 2019)

 

WEBINAR ALERT: THE NYSPEP PARENTING EDUCATOR CREDENTIAL: WHAT IS IT...WHO SHOULD HAVE IT...AND WHY?

Do you work with parents? Or, supervise staff who work with parents? It’s time to receive recognition for this specific aspect of your professional scope! The process of applying for and the awarding of the NYSPEP Parenting Educator Credential assesses and acknowledges your experience, knowledge and expertise in parenting education giving your work visibility and credibility. You can apply for the Credential regardless of your work setting or job title; it is for all those who support families and facilitate the growth and development of parents through education and resources.

This webinar will:

• Clarify exactly what the NYSPEP Credential is (and is not).

• Explain the different levels of certification so that you can figure out what level is right for you

• Walk you through the step-by-step process of the application

• Help you understand how the credential can enhance your career path.  

For supervisors, this webinar will spell out why you should also apply and be looking to hire staff who are credentialed or helping your current staff obtain the credential.

This webinar will help prepare you to apply for the next application deadline on January 31st!

REGISTER TODAY

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"TOXIC STRESS: WHAT IT IS, HOW IT CAN AFFECT YOU, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO" A NEW RESOURCE FROM THE CENTR FOR THE DEVELOPING CHILD AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY

For those who've experienced toxic stress, just getting through the day can feel tough, let alone being the best parents or caregivers you can be. In this video, learn more about what toxic stress can feel like, and practical steps you can take to feel better and build resilience for yourself and your children.

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PARENTING EDUCATORS CAN PLAY A ROLE IN COMMUNICATING THE IMPORTANCE AND SAFETY OF VACCINATIONS

The National Parenting Education Network (www.npen.org) is, once again, partnering with the CDC to share accurate information about the flu vaccination with parents. We urge you to find opportunities to speak with families and disseminate (in person and/or on social media, email, etc) the wide range of materials available at the CDC’s Seasonal Influenza Resource Center, including print materials, buttons and badges, videos, animated images and web tools (such as the Flu Vaccine Finder). The CDC’s resources are designed to fit various needs, with some for the general population, and many for specific populations, such as pregnant women. Fact sheets are available in multiple languages.

 As front line workers interfacing with parents, you can play an influential role in getting the word out about the importance of vaccinations and keeping communities healthy this flu season.  Visit: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/index.htm