From: Janet DesGeorges
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2009 3:32 PM
Julie; Tracy McGurran; Maria Rodriguez; DeeAnn Westfall;
firstname.lastname@example.org; Wendy Hewitt; Chresta Brinkman; Sarak17; Andrea
Cc: email@example.com; Harold Johnson; Leeanne
Subject: CO O.U.R. Children's Safety
Attachments: TimeSheet.doc; CO PILOT SCOPE OF WORK.doc;
Janet DesGeorges LOG 2009 CAN.doc
Hello all, This is a pretty full
email with instructions, so please grab some chocolate and coffee, and read all
the way through! smile!
RE: Colorado Pilot Project for O.U.R.
Current and potential Project members: Janet,
Sara, Chresta, (You guys still in/hope so?....Deeann, Maria, Julie,
New Requests: Andrea, Cindy, Wendy
cc: Harold Johnson,
Jessica Sloan (MSU), Leeanne Seaver (National)
You are being included on
this email because you already are and/or are being invited to participate in a
paid project with Colorado Families for Hands & Voices. If you are not yet a
member of the wikispace, You should have received an email notification
requesting your membership to a wiki site that has been built for the O.U.R.
Children's Safety Project, (Observing, Understanding, and Responding to Child
Abuse and Neglect for Children who are D/HH).
Here are the next
You will see below the email
I sent out in late June for your assignment for July. Below that is the AUGUST
- If you are already on the project, continue to track your hours on your
time sheet as a CO Guide, and see below for your August Assignment! (and check
to see if you followed up for the JULY assignments...)
- If you are from outside CO, please track your hours on this project on the
time sheet attached and submit monthly. You will be paid at a $18 per
hour rate for your time on this project.
For new members of this project, or for those of you who
just haven't quite got up to speed, attached is the SCOPE OF WORK to give you a
concrete picture of this project. I am attaching a copy of my log so you
can see how to start tracking your work. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. The
logs are part of the data collection for the project so MSU can continue to seek
funding. FOR ALL, a copy of your current logs are due prior to AUGUST 31st
to Harold at firstname.lastname@example.org so he can assist us in
next steps etc. (note: LOG KEEPING info. is in the scope of work)
We are planning an ivisit chat on MONDAY AUGUST 31st. at 12:00
MST. We'll be sharing with new participants how to keep active on this
project, and updates from our project members that have already been
implementing the pilot. If you have not yet signed up for
IVISIT/WIKI/SKYPE please contact Jessica Sloan for support.
EMAIL FOR JULY
Dear CO Guides/Staff who are working on the pilot
project for O.U.R. Children's Safety.
Below is an email that was sent to the
participants at the national conference.
Since we are not going to have a
call in July for the CO staff, I was wondering if you could do the following
list below (1 - 4) as part of your work for July.
Are you keeping your
logs? Make sure you are including the QUESTIONS that are coming up for you
as you take on this project.
We had really good feedback at the
conference and the groundswell is growing!! I've noticed that you are
keeping good track of your work on this project in your time sheets!! Thanks, we
need to track number of hours on this project as we continue.
You'll see that
we may add a few out of state parents to our pilot....so maybe our IVISIT chats
COMING UP in August!!! A IVISIT chat will be
Conference Participant: Attached, and below, is some additional
information about the Hands & Voice Collaborative Project with MI State
University and others - O.U.R. Children's Safety - Understanding,
Observing, and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect.
Attached are the files from our presentation. We
would ask that you consider the following:
- Pass-it-on: Share
this presentation, and its related resources, with at least one other parent,
and then ask them to “pass-it-on.”
- Share the Story:
Have a conversation with your child about abuse and neglect
(see attached “Helping Parents Talk to Children” document), then share the story of how it went so that
other parents can learn from your experience.
- Recognize the Best and Challenge
Everyone Else: Ask the professionals who work with your
child what they are doing to protect your child from abuse and neglect, then
share the resulting reactions, information, resources, programs, and questions
so that we recognize the best and challenge
- Join us on our
wiki, i.e. http://deafed-childabuse-neglect-col.wiki.educ.msu.edu/
- Consider your
potential involvement in the CO Pilot Project, for next steps and
commitment requirements, contact Janet
1. Review the scope of work
2. Focus on use of technology section of the scope of work and make
sure you TRACK technology usage on your LOG (are you using SKYPE? IVISIT, WIKI
3. If you are not listed on the PARTICIPANTS section of the wikisite,
please add your name!!
4. Spend some time on the wiki site and post at least
one question or story to the discussions tab.
5. Submit your current LOG to
Harold prior to AUGUST 31st.
6. RSVP to Janet to attend the AUGUST 31st
I know, in the world of all the projects going on at H&V,
this can feel daunting, but keep your eye on the prize! We can really make
a difference by pressing through on this project!!! Thanks SO much, for
all you do!