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Home Visiting for refugee families using the Baby TALK Model
RefugeeOne is a resettlement agency based in Chicago, Illinois, that offers home visiting for refugee families using the Baby TALK (Teaching Activities for Learning and Knowledge) model. Home visitors—all refugees themselves—pair with families who have similar cultural or linguistic backgrounds. See full story
Through Inclusive Home Visiting Strategies – Presented at 2022 National Home Visiting Summit
Engaging Newcomer Refugee/Immigrant Families Through Inclusive Home Visiting Strategies. View presentation document
Home Visiting Services for Refugee, Immigrant, Migrant, and Dual Language Learner Families
Immigrant families often face barriers while fearing deportation or other unintended consequences if they seek help. Home visiting services can support refugee and immigrant families in engaging with others, coping with trauma, and accessing community resources and services. Access to services, in turn, may help offset concerns such as food and housing insecurity and negative […]
Baby TALK Model engages refugee and immigrant families in home visiting
In several Illinois programs the Baby TALK model has successfully engaged refugee and immigrant families in home visiting services. This profile first describes the evidence-based family engagement model and then examines its implementation in two communities with refugee and immigrant families, many of whom have experienced trauma.
Lawmaker seeks to bring early childhood bachelor’s programs to community colleges
SPRINGFIELD – A bill that would allow community colleges to grant bachelor’s degrees for early childhood education is awaiting consideration before the Senate Higher Education Committee.
Senate Bill 1832, sponsored by Sen. Cristina Pacione-Zayas, D-Chicago, would give Illinois community colleges the option to apply for accreditation to offer a baccalaureate-level early education program.
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