The Montana Children and Nature Initiative (MCNI) is a state-wide collaboration of public and private partners working to promote healthy kids and families and build future leaders and stewards by connecting kids with nature, supporting place-based education and getting families outside. MCNI is working with Montana Office of Public Instruction, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Montana Environmental Education Association and the National Wildlife Federation, among others, to identify, recognize and support efforts to get children outside in the schools.
Please help in this simple but important effort by taking the time to fill out the following short survey, entitled the Nature & Scope of Outdoor and Nature Programming in MT. Here’s a link to the survey:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MCNI
What: The focus of this year's conference is to explore school mental health work within a 3-tiered context; we will take a strategic look at how our work can be understood as a multi-tiered system of support. We will examine how existing support structures such as High-Fidelity Wraparound, Montana Behavioral Initiative (MBI), Montana School Counseling Program, and Comprehensive School and Community Treatment, framed within the three tiers, could provide a continuum of academic and positive behavior supports. Nationally recognized speakers Dr. Lucille Eber and Dr. John VanDenBerg will share their expertise.
If you are interested in sharing your good work at the state conference, please apply to present! Three 75-minute presentations will be selected and showcased during the second day of the conference. We are looking for presentations that address the mental health needs of students within the 3-tiers and/or focuses on meeting student need within one specific tier.
Whether you can attend the conference or not, we ask you to contribute to this work by taking this brief survey about the provision of mental health services in your school. This survey has been given each year and we use the data to inform statewide planning concerning school mental health. Your perspective is critical, so please take this survey and pass it on to others in your school community who may offer additional insights. Thank you for taking this survey today.
Please take part in the IDEA National Survey, a survey of whether the rights of students with disabilities and their parents are protected. The IDEA National Survey Project is sponsored by the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), Autism Society of America (ASA), Autism National Committee (AutCom), and The Advocacy Institute (AI). The survey is at http://www.ideasurvey.org
The survey looks at whether parents are treated as equal partners in their children’s education. Topics include whether the rights of students with disabilities and their parents protected throughout the special education process, including IEP meetings and IEP issues, eligibility (Child Find), Due Process hearings (impartial hearings), and other education issues. All members of the community are welcome: parents; attorneys, advocates, other professionals; and self-advocates (people with disabilities). We also welcome all disabilities, not just those our organizations focus on. You can take the survey and read more about it at http://www.ideasurvey.org
The survey will run March-May 2011. The results will be compiled into a report about experiences under the IDEA that will be published this summer.
For more information, contact Jessica Butler, Coordinator, IDEA National Survey Project, at firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Steve Bagnato, John Neisworth, and Kristie Pretti-Frontczak are inviting those who work with young children from birth to age eight to participate in a consumer rating of early childhood assessment measures. Results will expand upon LINKing Authentic Assessment & Early Childhood Interventio, by Stephen Bagnato, John T. Neisworth, & Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, 2010.
The survey takes about 10 minutes per assessment. The website will be open until March 18th.
Input is being sought from teachers, family members, paraprofessionals, administrators, related service providers, therapists, consultants, social workers, school psychologists, child care providers, nurses, or others who have familiarity with early childhood assessment measures to participate.
For questions or concerns: Contact Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak at 330-672-0597 or email@example.com.
Information about Kent State University's rules for research can be obtained from Dr. John West, Vice President and Dean, Division of Research and Graduate Studies 330-672-2851.
As the federal Statewide Family Network Agency under the Child, Adolescent and Services Systems Program (CASSP), Family Support Network’s mission is to establish a child and family focus in all programs serving children and adolescents with mental health issues in Montana. Our goal is to strengthen families through advocacy and education by partnering with local agencies and the federal Center for Mental Health Services. With this mission in mind, we want to alert you on a survey developed to help assess mental health systems development.
In order to measure the core values and principles within the mental health service delivery system in Montana, we invite you to complete a survey available on our website at www.mtfamilysupport.org called A Strategic Progress Assessment Report (SPAR) under the services tab. You may also access the survey by going to the website: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BFBT26W. With this information we hope to identify service gaps within the various regions of Montana, the degree to which the family and child are involved as partners in the individual’s treatment plan and whether providers are sensitive to providing services within the cultural norms of the family and are community based.
Thank you for your help in providing data to help direct the course of children’s mental health services in Montana. If you have questions regarding the survey or are interested in helping your region develop a family centered mental health delivery system by participating on Parent Councils in your region, please call 406-256-7783 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can reach us via mail at Family Support Network, Nancy Farrar P. O. Box 21366, Billings MT 59104.
Joanna Dumas is a graduate student at MSU and is asking for your participation in a survey titled “The Utilization and Satisfaction Rates of Community Services Available to Children with Disabilities as Reported by Parents in Bozeman, Montana.” This is part of her thesis project. The purpose of this survey is to gain a better understanding of the knowledge of community services available to children with disabilities and the satisfaction with those services and stress related to those experiences. The final project may result in a resource guide for parents or a report to service providers to suggest ways in which their services may become more widely utilized.
The survey is open to parents of at least one child with a disability. The definition of disability I am using for this survey is that the child qualifies for services through Early Intervention or any type of special education service(s) through the school system. The child must be elementary school-aged or younger.
The survey should take about 15-20 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary and your answers will be completely anonymous and confidential. Your responses to each question will be combined with all other data for statistical analysis so that no one participating in this survey will be identified. Some parents may have participated in a similar survey last spring. If you were one of these parents, thank you for your past participation and please also take part in this current survey, as some questions have been added or changed. Your responses are very important to me!
If you have problems completing the survey, have questions about the survey or about your rights as a participant, please contact Joanna Dumas by email at email@example.com or by phone at 406-994-4832 or 406-522-0851.
Lisa Jennings is a family leader in Massachusetts. She has been working as a parent consultant on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) research project to help identify and acknowledge all of the unique experience, skills and knowledge it takes to raise a child with special needs. Part of this research includes an online survey.
In addition, Lisa and her research partner at Northeastern University (see below) ask for your help to reach other parents of children and youth with special needs. So, please consider forwarding the survey to your extended networks of families of children and youth with special needs in your state.
Justice For All, in partnership with Easter Seals, has retained/hired national polling firm Harris Interactive to conduct a survey about how family members are affected by developmental disability. Millions of American families today have someone in their family with a developmental disability; by taking part in this research you are helping raise awareness of the types of issues you and your family encounter.
What's this survey about? In this survey, we would like to hear your thoughts on how developmental disabilities affect you and your family.
What will the survey be used for? Justice For All and Easter Seals will jointly use these findings to educate policymakers and service providers on the needs of families living with disability today.
How long will it take? 15 minutes
Will my answers be secure? Your answers will be secure, anonymous, and will not be used for marketing or solicitation of any kind.
If you are ready to take the survey and make your thoughts heard just click on the link below!
*If you have other friends or family who are affected by developmental disabilities in their immediate family who would like to take part in this research, please feel free to forward the following survey link to them: Public Survey Link!
Each year the Montana Office of Public Instruction distributes a parent survey to a portion of parents of children receiving special education services. Surveys will be sent by May 21, 2010 to the parents of children who attend those districts to be monitored in the 2010-2011 school year. A listing of these schools can be found at: http://www.opi.mt.gov/pdf/SpecED/Mon/10MarchMonitoringCycle.pdf.
Survey results will be used by the OPI to identify state and district needs relative to parent involvement in their child's education and based on identified needs the OPI will provide technical assistance, training and support in collaboration with PLUK and other resources to assist parents and schools. Survey results will be returned to the districts involved, so long as more than 10 surveys are returned for the district. Survey results will be available to the public in a manner that ensures information is not personally identifiable.
If you have questions regarding the parent surveys, please contact Frank Podobnik at 444-4428 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents of students in the following districts will receive surveys:
Great Falls Elementary/High School Miles City Elementary/Custer Co. High School Montana Developmental Center North Central Learning Resource Center Cooperative – Belt Elementary/High School, Cascade Elementary/High School, Centerville Elementary/High School, Deep Creek Elementary, Simms High School, Sun River Valley Elementary, Ulm Elementary, Vaughn Elementary
Plains-Paradise – Paradise Elementary, Plains Elementary/High School Polson Elementary/High School Prairie View Cooperative – Bloomfield Elementary, Brorson Elementary, Circle Elementary/High School, Deer Creek Elementary, Fairview Elementary/High School, Lambert Elementary/High School, Lindsay Elementary, Rau Elementary, Richey Elementary/High School, Savage Elementary/High School, Terry K-12 Schools, Vida Elementary, Wibaux K-12 Schools Prickly Pear Cooperative – Basin Elementary, Boulder Elementary, Cardwell Elementary, Clancy Elementary, East Helena Elementary, Jefferson High School, Lennep Elementary, Montana City Elementary, Townsend K-12 Schools, Trinity Elementary, White Sulphur Springs Elementary/High School, Whitehall Elementary/High School, Wolf Creek Elementary Ronan Elementary/High SchoolRoose-Valley Cooperative (including Opheim K-12 Schools) – Bainville K-12 Schools, Brockton Elementary/High School, Culbertson Elementary/High School, Frazer Elementary/High School, Froid Elementary/High School, Frontier Elementary, Lustre Elementary Sanders County Cooperative – Camas Prairie Elementary, Hot Springs Elementary/High School, Noxon Elementary/High School, St. Regis K-12 Schools, Thompson Falls Elementary/High School, Trout Creek Elementary Upper West Shore Elementary – Upper West Shore Elementary, Valley View Elementary Yellowstone/West Carbon County Cooperative – Belfry K-12 Schools, Blue Creek Elementary, Bridger K-12 Schools, Broadview Elementary/High School, Canyon Creek Elementary, Elder Grove Elementary, Elysian Elementary, Fromberg K-12 Schools, Independent Elementary, Joliet Elementary/High School, Laurel Elementary/High School, Luther Elementary, Molt Elementary, Morin Elementary, Plenty Coups High School, Pryor Elementary, Red Lodge Elementary/High School, Roberts K-12 Schools