Working with Families

Approved training videos related to working with families with young children.

Any Place, Any Time, Anywhere! : Everyday Learning In Family, Community and Classroom Activities
83 min; DVD
Winterberry Press, 2009
Aimed at parents, students, and practitioners, this video discusses children’s learning that occurs every day as part of family life. The three-part video series focuses on learning in the natural environments of young children: the family home, the community, and the early childhood classroom
Call#: LB 1060 .A637 2009dvd

Bilingual Parent Coaching in Early Intervention Settings 
92 min; DVD 
PESI, 2020 
This video demonstrates how to serve bilingual families in early intervention settings and telehealth visits, discusses the roles of parent and therapist in EI bilingual homes, and considers the role of interpreters. It also presents tips, case studies, ethical considerations, and video examples of best practices.
Call#: LB 1775.6 .B5958 2020

Child with Special Needs
30 min; DVD
Parents Action for Children, 2005
In this video, families of children with special needs share their stories to help other parents understand what to do when they find out that their child has a special need, how to find answers to their questions, how to advocate for their child, and how to focus on their child’s unique strengths.
Call#: WS 350.6 .C536dvd 2004

Cross-Cultural Contact: How Far Do You Reach?
30 min; DVD (Apples Video Magazine #135)
Western Illinois University, 2004
Discusses the challenges of including a child’s home culture in that of the school. Through interviews with families from Harvey, Illinois, presents suggestions for recognizing, valuing, and supporting the differences between home and school culture in a preschool setting. Originally broadcast November 18, 2004. DVD. Featuring Sharifa Townsend.
Call#: LB 1139.35 .P37 C951dvd 2004

Developing Relationships With Families – Part I
30 min; DVD (Apples Video Magazine #124)
Western Illinois University, 2003
This program focuses on the important of working with families and developing a relationship which enhances the home/school connection. The program features perspectives from families of young children with delays/disabilities in regard to experiences that have been helpful in developing beneficial relationships with education and service providers.
Call#: HQ 759.913 D4891 2003

Developing Relationships With Families – Part II
30 min; DVD (Apples Video Magazine #125)
Western Illinois University, 2003
This program features settings and providers of young children, including those at risk or with delays/disabilities, reflecting good relationship building. Program highlighted include Migrant Head Start, Parents as Teachers, and community child care.
Call#: HQ 759.913 D4892 2003

Early Interactions: Parent-professional Perspectives In Early Intervention
45 min; DVD
Brookes Publishing, 2007. Closed captioned.
This video prepares current and futu re professionals to work more effectively with young children by trusting and learning from the perspectives of other experts, including parents and professionals from other disciplines. Viewers watch footage of two young children with disabilities as parents and professionals conduct observations during typical home activities.
Call#: WS 107.5 .R5 E12 2007

Early Intervention Illustrated : The Art & Science of Home Visits
18 min; DVD
Boys Town Press, 2004
Explores the strategies and specific skills necessary to support parents’ learning and the deaf or hard-of-hearing child’s development during home visits.
Call#: HV 2392.2 .E12a 2004

Early intervention in action : working across disciplines to support infants with multiple disabilities and their families – (CD-ROM)
CD-ROM with text and 40 minutes of video.
Brookes Publishing, 2008
This textbook and video program are designed to be used as a training tool on what early intervention professionals need to master. Discusses how to collaborate effectively with other service providers to address the complex needs of infants with multiple disabilities. Includes an easy to navigate textbook containing 386 pages of text. Also includes 41 video clips demonstrating key concepts.
Call#: WS 368 .C518e 2008

Fatherhood 101
72 min; DVD
Indican Pictures, 2016
This video explores the meaning of fatherhood by unveiling a multitude of compelling fatherhood philosophies. Follow fathers from all sociocultural backgrounds; including celebrity fathers such as Alan Thicke, Christopher McDonald, Grant Hill, Lance Henriksen, Lee Daniels, Robert Davi, and Tyrese Gibson among others – as they reveal an intimate side of themselves.
Call#: HQ 756 .F384 2016

First IEP: Parent Perspectives
30 min; DVD
Brookes Publishing, 2005
This video facilitates collaboration between professionals and parents as they help young children make the transition from early intervention to preschool. The video answers questions and concerns about IEPs, gives viewers an accurate picture of the process, and promotes dialogue between families and professionals.
Call#: LB 1031 .C518 2005

Fragile X Family
11 min; DVD
Fanlight Productions, 2004
This film show how a family whose members have Fragile X syndrome cope with their developmental disabilities and problem behaviors.
Call#: QS 677 .F811kut 2004

Home Team: Early Intervention Illustrated
14 min; DVD
Boys Town Press, 2005
This DVD shows you how to establish trusting, caring relationships between early intervention specialists and families of infants and toddlers with hearing loss.
Call#: HQ 755.7 .H765v 2005

Home Visiting: Research, Respect, And Rapport
60 min; DVD (APPLES Magazine #114)
Western Illinois University, 2002
This video focuses on research/preparation; respect/recognition of the important of the family and acknowledgement of their values; and rapport/building a partnership committed to meeting the needs of the child.
Call#: HQ 755.7 .H765sh 2002

Inspiring practices for partnering with families
99 min; DVD
Exchange Press, 2017
Establishing and strengthening partnerships with families can be one of the most complex components of working with the early childhood care and education field. In order to best support children in learning, educators need to know them in the context of their family, culture, and community. Strong partnerships with families form when educators understand that these relationships are a matter of heart, mind and action that focuses on children’s well-being.
Call#: LB 1139.35 .P37 2017

New I.D.E.A. for Special Education: Understanding the System and the New Law: A Guide for Parents, a Tool for Educators
50 min; DVD
Edvantage Media, 2005
This video explains to parents all about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (I.D.E.A.), the law governing special education. It covers the referral and evaluation processes as well as the creation of an individualized education program (IEP)
Call#: LB 4031 .N532dvd 2005

No Matter How Small: A Parent’s Guide to Preterm Infant Development
39 min; DVD
Vida Health Communications, 2006
Introduction to the development of preterm infants for parents. Based on current research, the program shows parents ways in which they can help support the normal growth and development of their baby’s brain.
Call#: WS 410 .N739 2006

PICCOLO Training DVD: Implementation and Scoring
78 min; DVD
Brookes Publishing, 2013
This training DVD includes an introductory presentation on PICCOLO (TM) and 16 clips of parent/child interactions (some in English, some in Spanish) that let viewers practice scoring PICCOLO and check their scores.
Call#: HV 699 .T3405 2013

Puntos De Vista: Conversaciones Con Familias
55 min; DVD
Western Media Products, 2001
This video depicts four Hispanic immigrant families who were involved in a research study by the University of Colorado, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing.
Contents: This tape includes two versions of the program, each 55 minutes in duration. Version 1: English language version ; Version 2: Spanish language version. English translation: Point of View: Conversations with Families.
Call#: WS 107.5 .R5 P984dvd 2001

Recognizing & preventing child neglect 
26 min; DVD 
Learning Seed, 2012 
See what behaviors may lead to neglect, and learn what happens when parents and caregivers fail to provide for their children. Find out where to turn for help, and how to foster a healthy parent/child relationship 
Call#: HV 6626.5 .R245cn 2012

Recognizing & preventing emotional child abuse 
29 min; DVD 
Learning Seed, 2011 
Learn the six most common types of emotional abuse: rejecting, terrorizing, isolating, ignoring, corrupting, and exploiting, and their lasting impact on children. 
Call#: HV 6626.5 .R2451 2012

Recognizing and Preventing Physical Child Abuse
30 min; DVD
Learning Seed, 2012
What constitutes physical child abuse, and why does it happen? What are the effects, and how can it be prevented? This video answers critical questions, and also discusses coping strategies and support tools available to help parents and caregivers stop physically abusive behavior. It also includes discussion of family history, stress, stress and the care of infants, unrealistic expectations, personality and psychological disorders, drugs and alcohol, corporal punishment, and mandatory reporting; with dramatized vignettes.
Call#: HV 6626.5 .R2451pca 2012

Supporting Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education
107 min; DVD
Brookes Publishing, 2011
Provides practical guidance on supporting culturally and linguistically diverse young children. Covers key issues professionals will encounter as they work with culturally and linguistically diverse children and families, at home and in other settings. Includes interviews and suggestions based on recommended practices. Intended for early interventionists and special educators. With pause-points for discussion.
Call#: LB 1099 .S96 2011

Those Other People: A Self Reflection On Bias
30 min; DVD (APPLES Magazine #127)
Western Illinois University, 2003
This video includes an open discussion of multicultural concepts and is intended to inspire viewers to self-reflect and to create a group of reflective thinkers.
Call#: LC 1099 .T253 2003

Welcome to Holland
48 min; DVD
Learning Seed, 2010
Follow the journey of three families with special needs children as they share their stories and experiences. See how they became fierce advocates for their children in order to obtain the services needed for their children to flourish. Discover the importance of structure and predictability in the home and learn the value of rules, rituals, and routines. See how these resilient families deal with the stress of raising a child with special needs, and not only survive, but thrive.
Call#: WS 107.5 . W449 2010

When I am 3, Where Will I Be?
30 Min; DVD (Apples Video Magazine #163)
Western Illinois University, 2008
The more you know about transition, the more comfortable you will feel as you and your child get ready to move beyond EI together. Printable copies of the workbook in both English and Spanish are available on the DVD.
Call#: LC 4069.2 .W567 2008
Also available on the Illinois Child Find website