Nevada Policy of Parental Involvement (and Family Engagement)
Pursuant to NRS 385.620
The social stories found below were created by Nancy Garrard, BSW Intern along with Renee Reveles, SW at Nevada Early Intervention Services for use by parents and teachers to help children with three challenging events; transitioning to preschool, going on an errand to the market, and leaving the park when it is time to go home:
When I go to Preschool_social story
Going to the Market_social story
We go to the park_social story
The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Interventions for Young Children (TACSEI) has some very useful resources for parents.
Positive Solutions for Families
Positive Solutions for Families provides eight useful tips for parents of young children with challenging behavior. This resource is also available in Spanish.
Backpack Connection Series
The Backpack Connection Series was created by TACSEI to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior.
Making Life Easier Series
Making Life Easier series is designed specifically for parents and caregivers. This series of tipsheets contains valuable information on how to make often challenging events easier to navigate, and even enjoyable, for both caregivers and children.
Family Tools are a series of resources designed to support families around specific social-emotional learning tasks: identifying and expressing emotions, teaching children about feelings, responding to your child’s bite, etc. Each article outlines a focus, what to expect from children, and provides simple strategies to try.
Tell Me What To Do Instead
Tell Me What To Do Instead was created by Nevada PEP to provide guidance to families around positive descriptive acknowledgement of positive behaviors. This handout is two-sided in English and in Spanish. It is also available in Chinese.