The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) at Utah State University serves as the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, National Technical Resource Center (EHDI NTRC) funded by Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of the EHDI NTRC is to provide support to EHDI programs in states and territories also funded by HRSA. The EHDI NTRC helps EHDI programs ensure that children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) are identified through newborn, infant, and early childhood hearing screening and receive the diagnostic and early intervention services they need. To achieve these aims, the EHDI NTRC provides programs and professionals with:
- Technical assistance
- Access to information about evidence-based practices
- Partnership opportunities with national EHDI systems of care organizations and other key stakeholders, including those that represent and/ or serve families with children who are DHH.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This unique network of frontline providers, family members, researchers, and national partners is committed to changing the course of children’s lives by improving their care and moving scientific gains quickly into practice across the U.S.
Parents and caregivers play an essential role in helping children and teenagers recover from traumatic events. These resources are for parents, adoptive parents, resource/foster parents, grandparents, caregivers, and all others who care for children and teens. The more caregivers learn about how traumatic events affect their children (whether toddler, school-age, teen, youth, or adult), the more they understand the reasons for their children’s behaviors and emotions, and the better prepared they are to help them cope. When children know that caring adults are working to keep them safe and support them in understanding their reactions to trauma, most can recover and go on to live healthy and productive lives.
Youth Leadership Form is a program organized by the Developmental Disabilities Council of Oklahoma. In this program, youth will spend a week on a college campus with other students who have a disability and are from Oklahoma. They’ll participate in activities to help them improve their leadership and advocacy skills, explore career options, meet with state legislators, create a leadership plan to reach THEIR GOOD LIFE and so much more!
The mission of the Developmental Disabilities Council of Oklahoma is to advance communities where everyone has the opportunity to live, learn, work, and play where they choose. The Council builds partnerships to change systems to improve services, resources, and supports for Oklahomans with developmental disabilities and their families.
Youth Services of Tulsa (YST) has helped Tulsa area youth and their families since 1969. YST constantly adapts to stay on top of the ever-changing, increasingly complex needs of young people, ages 12 to 24. YST is the only Tulsa non-profit organization focused solely on adolescents and young adults. YST programs are focused on counseling, runaway and homeless youth, delinquency prevention, and youth development.
- Adolescent Emergency Shelter
- SAFE Place
- Health Services
- Youth Court
The Zarrow Institute offers a variety of transition-related curriculum, assessments, and other resources. They also host the Zarrow Summer Institute which explores current topics in transition research and Sooner Works, a comprehensive integrated program for students with an intellectual or developmental disability who desire a postsecondary experience on a college campus.