Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Communicating Effectively with the Media and Public about Child Outcomes Data

Type: 
Conference Session
Author/Presenter: 

Liz Snyder and Donna Spiker

Age: 
0-3/Part C /Early Intervention
Age: 
3-5/Section 619/Preschool
Year: 
2009
Month: 
June
Abstract: 

Presented at the 2009 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes Conference.

As the OSEP-reported child outcomes data are reported and made public, many of us will be called upon to communicate with the media and the public about what these data are, why they are being collected, and what they mean. In this workshop, strategies and approaches for crafting messages about the child outcomes reporting and the child outcomes summary statements were presented and discussed. Several hands-on activities allowed participants to (a) anticipate quesitons they may receive and (b) prepare a media release about the child outcomes data and what they mean about the EI and ECSE programs serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities.

Topics: 
APR/SPP/Federal Reporting
Topics: 
Communicating Results
Topics: 
Local Reporting
Presentations
Presentation Title: 
Media Talking Points
Presentation Title: 
Outcomes 101
Presentation Title: 
Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Communicating Effectively with the Media and Public about Child Outcomes Data
Presentation Title: 
Press Release Activity handout
Presentation Title: 
Q&A Activity handout