Week 1 – August 5th, 2021 Theme: Materials Emphasizing the Foundations of Native Culture

Before beginning outreach efforts to Native American families, it is important to acknowledge and understand the history of indigenous peoples. This recent compilation of resources from the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) highlights important historical truths about this underserved population. https://www.parentcenterhub.org/naptac-tier1-culture/

Week 2 – August 12th, 2021 Theme: Tribal Sovereignty and Outreach to Native Families

Native American tribal communities are sovereign, meaning tribal governments have authority over their communities including education. “This brief [from the Native American Technical Assistance Center (NAPTAC)] explores how Parent Centers might plan and conduct outreach to Native families within the reality of tribal sovereignty and the governing policies of individual tribal communities.” https://www.parentcenterhub.org/wp-content/uploads/repo_items/naptac/sovereignty-outreach-2019.pdf

Week 3 – August 19th, 2021 Theme: Reaching Out to American Indian and Alaska Native Youth with Disabilities

Are there Native American communities that you wish you could serve more robustly? Check out this resource from NAPTAC to learn how to find outreach opportunities such as Urban Indian Centers, Tribal Education Departments, Pow Wows and more. Consider asking to host a vendor booth at a local Pow Wow. https://www.parentcenterhub.org/wp-content/uploads/repo_items/naptac/reaching-native-youth-with-disabilities-2019.pdf

Week 4 – August 26th, 2021 Theme: More on Working with Native American Children and Youth

This recent compilation of resources from CPIR takes a deeper dive into specific matters impacting Native American Youth with Disabilities including preschool, bullying, resilience, and transition to adulthood. https://www.parentcenterhub.org/naptac-tier3-education-youth/