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Webinar – Launch of Small Steps for Big Vision: An Eye Health Information Tool Kit for Parents and Caregivers!

Webinar

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET

The wait is over! Small Steps for Big Vision: An Eye Health Information Tool Kit for Parents and Caregivers, a new free online resource with information, suggested actions, and assistance for parents, guardians, and caregivers to be empowered partners in their children’s (as well as their own) vision and eye health, is launching.

In this free webinar, you will learn about the free resources in the Small Steps for Big Vision tool kit, created in partnership with NHSA.  You will hear from Head Start staff who successfully used the scripted PowerPoint presentation, activities, and handouts with their parents, guardians, and caregivers. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers to those questions.

At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify materials in the tool kit that will help the parents, guardians, and caregivers you serve to have a better understanding of the importance of good vision for their child’s ability to learn.
  • Describe experiential activities that can be used during a meeting/social to give parents, guardians, and caregivers a sense of the way their children see their world when they have a vision disorder.
  • Describe the importance of parents, guardians, and caregivers in taking care of their own vision and eye health needs.
  • Identify materials in the tool kit that will help parents, guardians, and caregivers to understand the importance of completing a follow-up eye examination, adhering to treatment, and receiving ongoing eye care after receiving a vision screening referral.
  • Use the tool kit to provide vision meetings/socials in your program and to share materials with parents, guardians, and caregivers who cannot attend the meeting/social and who do not have internet access.

Presenters

Kay Nottingham Chaplin, EdD, and Donna Fishman, MPH, National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness
Michael Edmonds, Family Community Partnership Specialist, East Coast Migrant Head Start South Carolina program
Nicole Luebke, Health Manager, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet

Target Audience

  • Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers
  • Early Head Start/Head Start health managers and health services staff
  • Childcare health consultants
  • Early intervention staff working with infants and toddlers
  • Early care and education program staff
  • Home visitors
  • Nurses, including school nurses

For more information, contact the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness at 800-331-2020 or email Center Director Donna Fishman at [email protected]