November 18, 2003

In this Issue:

  1. Reaching the Children: The Relationship Between Title V and Part C
      Source: www.amchp1.org - October 2003
  2. A Look at Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Screening Tools for Head Start and Early Head Start.
      Source: www.ccf.edc.org - Retrieved November 17, 2003
  3. Working Families and Growing Kids: Caring for Children and Adolescents
      Source: news@nap.edu - November 17, 2003
  4. Using Data
      Source: Research Connections in Special Education - Number 13, Fall 2003
  5. Changes Coming to ERIC December 19, 2003
      Source: www.eric.ed.gov - November 18, 2003

1. Reaching the Children: The Relationship Between Title V and Part C

Source: www.amchp1.org - October 2003

Through Title V of the Social Security Act states address the health care needs of women, children and youth, including those with special health care needs. Through Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), states identify developmental delays in children age zero to three and coordinate early intervention programs... This issue brief from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs examines Title V and Part C partnerships in 20 states, highlights models of collaboration, documents barriers to collaboration and provides recommendations to Congress and the federal government to support this collaboration. To access the full text online go to http://www.amchp.org/policy/RTC.pdf [Note: Link checked on 01/27/2008 - this document is no longer available online] .

2. A Look at Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Screening Tools for Head Start and Early Head Start.

Source: www.ccf.edc.org - Retrieved November 17, 2003

A Look at Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Screening Tools for Head Start and Early Head Start (2003): This new report from the Education Development Center provides guidance for choosing a social, emotional, and behavioral screening tool. It can be accessed full text online by going to https://secure.edc.org/publications/prodView.asp?1712

3. Working Families and Growing Kids: Caring for Children and Adolescents

Source: news@nap.edu - November 17, 2003

The following new book from the National Academies Press is now available for online reading: Working Families and Growing Kids:Caring for Children and Adolescents. Chapter 5 discusses the effects of child care on developmental outcomes. Go to http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309087031.

4. Using Data

Source: Research Connections in Special Education - Number 13, Fall 2003

Increasingly, educators are finding new uses of data to guide decision making for students with disabilities. This Research Connections takes a look at several Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) supported research projects that are finding new and enhanced uses of data to produce better results. Go to http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/eric/osep/recon13/rc13cov.html.

5. Changes Coming to ERIC December 19, 2003

Source: www.eric.ed.gov - November 18, 2003

ERIC will begin a transition in late December 2003, as a new U.S. Department of Education contractor develops a new model for the ERIC database and services. All of the ERIC clearinghouse Web sites, including AskERIC, and their toll-free telephone numbers will close on December 19, 2003. As of that date, you will be able to use the main ERIC Web site (http://www.eric.ed.gov) to:

  • search the ERIC database
  • search the ERIC Calendar of Education-Related Conferences
  • link to the ERIC Document Reproduction Service to purchase ERIC full-text documents
  • link to the ERIC Processing and Reference Facility to purchase ERIC tapes and tools

The Department of Education is still in the final review process and the new contract has not yet been awarded. We will let you know which contractor will be managing the new ERIC system as soon as it is announced.