Projects & Outreach: Outreach
Community outreach is especially important to the faculty and staff of CCFL. Providing information, advice, and support to parents, care givers, and the community is achieved by many methods. The internet, however has been a powerful tool in providing people with the information and assistance they may need while caring for the children in their care. Listed below are links to outreach projects in which the Center is actively involved.
Answers4Families.org provides information, opportunities for dialogue, education, and support to Nebraskans with special needs and their families.
CHEM-L is a protocol for treating children exposed to methamphetamines.
- Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPWeb)
IFSPWeb is a self-paced tutorial designed to help Nebraska parents and professionals create better Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) for young children with disabilities.
- Nebraska Resource and Referral System (NRRS)
The NRRS is a statewide database created with input from Nebraska families, service providers and organizations. The database is a comprehensive internet resource that is user friendly and easily accessible to individuals and families needing services across the state. The NRRS also provides online self-assessments to assist in finding needed resources.
- Family Impact Seminars
Family Impact Seminars are a series of seminars, briefing reports, and follow-up activities for state policymakers such as legislators, legislative aides, Governor's office staff, personnel from the support bureaus of the legislature, agency representatives, university faculty, and service providers.
- Staying on Track - Child Development App
Every child is unique and differences in their rate of development can be expected. However, there are some guidelines to help parents and professionals determine how a child compares with others their age. Use the "Staying on Track" app to track your child's progress and to also gain helpful information on early childhood development. This mobile application is available for free on Google Play and iTunes.
- Supreme Court Commission on Children in the Courts
The Supreme Court Commission on Children in the Courts is a study of appropriate steps for the judicial system to undertake to insure that the court system is as responsive as possible for children who interact with or are directly affected by the courts.