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This library contains CADRE resources as well as State, Lead Agency and Parent Center resources. Please note that CADRE makes no endorsement of the State, Lead Agency and Parent Center resources included here, nor of any policies, procedures, processes, or documents specific to any item.

About the Webinar: This webinar will present the results of a systematic analysis of a representative sample of complaint procedure decisions and hearing officer decisions in five of the most active states. The comparison will be not only between these two systems for the total sample but also among the five state subsamples. The three dimensions of the comparison will be (a) the issue categories, (b) the outcomes, and, for the parent-favorable outcomes, (c) the remedies. About the Presenter: Perry A. Zirkel is university professor emeritus of education and law at Lehigh University, where he...
Video of Beyond Mediation and Facilitation: Exploring Early Resolution Options About the Webinar: Across the nation, states are developing innovative ways to respond to and prevent conflict. This webinar will showcase three early resolution practices that have been adopted by SEAs in Washington State, Georgia, and Louisiana. These practices attempt to minimize conflict by increasing the capacity of systems and individuals to meaningfully collaborate and problem solve. Participants will hear Scott Raub speak about Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Parent Liaison...
Video of Community Led Systems Change in a Public School District through Parent Participatory Evaluation A captioned recording of this webinar, along with the transcript, will be available within the next few days. Participatory Evaluation empowers those who are closest to the matter to take the lead in the evaluation. Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) launched the Parent Participatory Evaluation (PPE) program in the fall of 2018. By partnering with parents from five culturally-specific groups (African American, American Indian, Hmong, LatinX, and Somali), MPS engages parents to identify...
On January 9, 2013, CADRE hosted a free webinar with guest presenter Tricia Jones, Conflict Coaching: Its Value in Special Education Dispute Resolution . Video of CADRE Webinar - Conflict Coaching: Special Ed Dispute Resolution, Tricia Jones 1.9.13 About the Webinar : Conflict coaching is a one-on-one process that helps someone in conflict gain a better understanding of the conflict and how s/he may manage conflict constructively. Increasingly used in workplace and community conflicts, this session explored how it may help parents, educators and special education dispute resolution...
About the Webinar : Recently the presenters have heard from States that the frequency of phone calls, emails and written complaints coming from “frequent filers” has significantly increased. Frequent filers are individuals who file multiple complaints (informal and formal), often on overlapping issues and with increasing frustration evidenced in each subsequent filing. They may be extremely difficult to talk to and seem unwilling or unable to problem-solve around their concern. However, if and when you are able to get past the anger and begin to unpack the substance of the concern, there are...
About the Webinar: This was a special webinar for people to get ideas on how to use these new, parent-friendly guides on mediation, due process hearings, written State complaints, and resolution meetings. This webinar also described the collaborative process that CADRE used to develop the guides. The new parent-friendly guides on special education dispute resolution are available for download from the CADRE website: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/DRparentguides2014.cfm Presenters: Marshall Peter, CADRE Ruth Ryder, OSEP Jan Serak, WI FACETS Myriam Alizo, NJ SPAN Bob Rutten, ND Office of...
Video of Due Process in a Quarantined World: The Nuts-and-Bolts of Effective Virtual Hearings About this webinar: Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania had developed effective virtual hearings as part of its special education due process system. Using common videoconference platforms, such as Zoom and GoToMeeting, hearing officers experienced in convening and presiding over virtual hearing sessions will provide an overview of the entire virtual hearing process, including technology needs, exhibits, witnesses, examinations, the court reporter, and managing the hearing. Hearing...
On July 13th, 2011 Nissan Bar-Lev, Director of CESA 7 (WI), Jan Serak, Co-Director of WI FACETS, JoAnne Blades, Program Manager of Oklahoma SERC, and Sharon House, Executive Director of Oklahoma Parents Center, joined Marshall Peter (Director of CADRE) to share exemplary practices in stakeholder engagement in dispute resolution. This webinar illustrates how these two states have incorporated meaningful stakeholder involvement into their state systems. A recording of the webinar is also available. The PowerPoint from this presentation is available for download below.
About the Webinar: Increasingly, restorative approaches to discipline are being recognized as promising alternatives to suspension and expulsion. Focusing on the field of special education, this webinar will explore the use of restorative practices beyond school discipline. Members of School Talk/Restorative DC will join us to talk about the different ways that restorative practices are being used in DC area schools, including how restorative approaches may be valuable in IEP meetings. In addition, we will explore the potential of restorative approaches for preventing and resolving special...
On February 28, 2013 CADRE hosted a free webinar with Sukhsimranjit Singh, Associate Director, Willamette University Center for Dispute Resolution, Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of Conflict. Video of Sukhsimranjit Singh_Culture and Conflict - CADRE Webinar_2.28.13 About the Webinar: Every society is riddled with conflict. Conflict is inevitable and different cultures have different ways of dealing with conflict within and outside the group. This session explored the cultural dimensions of conflict and provided an international perspective on exploring, negotiating with, and resolving a...
On July 10, 2012 CADRE hosted a webinar: IEP/IFSP Facilitation Techniques for Success: Counter Proposals & Consensus-As-You-Go . The webinar, which followed a very well-received workshop at CADRE's National Symposium, was presented by Trisha Bergin-Lytton. Video of CADRE Webinar: IEP/IFSP Facilitation Techniques for Success with Trisha Bergin Lytton, 7-10-12 About the Webinar: The presentation increased the knowledge and the skill level of participants by exploring effective techniques that promote positive interactions while improving the opportunity to gain and maintain agreements...
On December 18, 2013 and January 29, 2014, CADRE hosted a two-part webinar with Lorig Charkoudian, Ph.D. and Erricka Bridgeford of Community Mediation Maryland Inclusive Listening: Building Understanding, Supporting Collaboration . After the presentation of these two parts, participants asked for special education-specifc scenarios. These scenarios were recorded on August 20, 2014 as Part Three of this series. Part One: Part Two: Part Three: About the Webinar: These webinars will introduce participants to the concepts and strategies of Inclusive Listening, a system for listening and...
Video of Webinar: Introducing the Part C Dispute Resolution Family Guides About the Webinar: This webinar provides parent centers and families with ideas on how to use these new, family-friendly guides on mediation, due process hearings, and written State complaints designed with the Part C families in mind. This webinar also describes the collaborative process that CADRE used to develop the guides. The new family-friendly guides on special education dispute resolution are now available for download from the CADRE website, in addition to the new Quick Guide to Special Education Dispute...
Video of Let’s Work Together! Building Local Capacity with CADRE’s Online Learning Resources A captioned version of this webinar, along with a transcript, will be available shortly. Join CADRE in exploring our Working Together Online Learning Series and companion Facilitator Guide ! This Series of five interactive courses was developed to provide families and educators with a number of strategies for working together and through conflict. Anyone supporting children or youth with disabilities may benefit from this series, however the setting in which collaborative problem solving takes place...
Video of Managing Truth Decay in the Intersection of Logic and Emotion A transcript of this webinar will be available shortly. About the Webinar : Clients and parties spin when the law and their emotions collide. This is especially challenging given the erosion of civil discourse and the disengagement of individuals from civic institutions. The ability of participants to make good decisions declines and they often blame others for the situation. Learn practical tips, techniques, and tools from a lawyer and social psychologist, who both mediate. Learn how to counsel folks through the...
Video of 2017 09 12 11 29 Mediating in the Context of Broken Trust 2 About the Webinar: Mediators often find themselves facilitating challenging and complex conversations in a context of broken trust. It has been asked if it is possible to negotiate with someone where there is a breakdown in, or absence of trust. Trust is a complex notion. In this webinar we will explore this topic and identify a structure for assessing and understanding different types of trust. We will identify key attributes of trusting relationships. We will identify strategies for “negotiating” trust and reaching...
Video of Moving Beyond Disputes: Mobilizing and Orchestrating a “Village” When Extensive Change is Required About the Webinar: Disputes often occur because professionals and families have radically different visions of what services and supports are necessary to attain IDEA’s four results of equality of opportunity, independent living, full participation, and economic self-sufficiency. When dispute resolution results in the need to make extensive change in services and supports—creation, implementation, evaluation—often parties are overwhelmed by the magnitude of the task and feel immobilized...
On August 14, 2013 CADRE hosted a free webinar with Karen Mapp, Director, Education Policy and Management Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Moving Forward: Building Effective Family-School Partnerships . Video of CADRE Webinar:Moving Forward-Building Family School Partnerships8.14.13 About the Webinar: This webinar provided an overview of what we now know about policies and practices needed to cultivate and sustain effective family-school partnerships that support student achievement and school improvement. About the Presenter: Karen L. Mapp, EdD, is a Senior Lecturer on...
About the Webinar: IDEA provisions for parent participation envisioned meaningful parent-school collaboration that could ultimately lead to positive student outcomes. Just like any relationship, this partnership requires hard work and commitment. Recent research has identified a number of effective, cost-efficient, and meaningful strategies that can promote meaningful parent-school partnerships through both conflict prevention and appropriate dispute resolution practices. Unfortunately, educators and parents are not always aware of how to implement such strategies. This webinar will explore...
Video of Nature vs Nurture Our Brain's Responses to Conflict - A CADRE Webinar About the Webinar : This webinar will help us interpret our responses to anxiety and conflict, and learn how to model more effective behaviors to children. The IEP process can be the perfect time to teach children about collaborative, inclusive, interest-based decision making. As children observe effective techniques for dealing with anxiety, they will be better equipped for handling conflicts in the classroom and their family. Research covered will include causes for these conflict triggers i.e. lack of...
Video of CADRE Webinar - Parent Center Initiatives in Early Dispute Resolution About the Webinar: Parent centers play a critical role in the prevention and resolution of special education conflicts. From stakeholder involvement to collaborating with mediation programs to designing and implementing IEP facilitation services, many centers are at the forefront of this important activity. Several parent center leaders highlight the innovative work of their centers and the impact it has on their states. Presenters: The webinar was moderated by CADRE's Associate Director, Philip Moses. The panel...
On September 11, 2013 CADRE hosted a free webinar, Part C Dispute Resolution: Customizable Hearing Officer Training Resources , with CADRE Policy Analyst, Amy Whitehorne. The modules discussed during the webinar are available for download in the paragraph below . Video of Part C Customizable Training Resources11SEP13 About the Webinar: This webinar featured the rollout of four customizable hearing officer training modules developed by CADRE’s Part C dispute resolution workgroup. The workgroup included representatives from six Lead Agencies (CT, MA, CO, MS, UT, and TX), several technical...

Perfect Together: Aligning and Leveraging State Education Agencies and Parent Centers in Shared Work

Video of Perfect Together: Aligning and Leveraging State Education Agencies and Parent Cent This webinar focuses on practical, implementable strategies leading to effective and sustained collaboration between Parent Centers and State Education Agencies. The presenters provide examples of practices across the Collaboration Continuum that have led to successful, authentic engagement. Characteristics of a partnership that has continued over time, survived changes in personnel, and endured across short and long-term initiatives, are described. Presenters: Helen W. Post is the Executive Director...
About the Webinar: This webinar focused on the fundamentals of creating supportive and effective family-practitioner relationships. The group of presenters, representing family, practitioner, and technical assistance perspectives, shared some of the building blocks of relationships, family-centered practices, and examples of exemplary family-practitioner collaboration. Video of Playing Nicely Together: Family-Centered Practices to Help Practitioners and Families Work Together Presenters: Megan Vinh, ECTA Center & DaSy Center Judy Swett, PACER & ECTA Center Amy Whitehorne, CADRE Yvette...
About the Webinar: Dr. Edward Feinberg is the lead author of CADRE's most recent publication, " In the Best Interests of the Child: Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meetings When Parents Are In Conflict. " As a psychologist and early intervention program manager for more than 30 years, Dr. Feinberg offers practical assistance in what can be a difficult situation for school personnel and parents. Administrators and teachers often do not know the best way of ensuring that each parent is respected and that their opinions are valued. Parents may feel confident in advocating for their child...

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