An announcement from The Executive Director

Thank you for visiting PTI Nebraska and the Family to Family Health Information Center.  Our website is currently under construction and so some of the links on the site may be unusable or unavailable for a short time. 

We hope you and your family are staying well during the COVID-19 crisis. These are troubling times for all of us, and we wanted to provide some level of assurance that we will continue making every effort to provide you and your family professional services under these new circumstances.

You should know that our priority is the health and safety of you, our families and our employees. PTI Staff are working from home to avoid person-to-person contact and we will seek alternatives in all situations. The PTI office location remains closed indefinitely.  In addition, we are following protocols and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Education.  Please visit the COVID-19 tab on the website to find additional resources.

At PTI Nebraska we are committed to promoting inclusion, especially for children who have disabilities, and we want to acknowledge the events that have occurred recently in Minneapolis with the tragic death of George Floyd that has led to protests in Omaha, NE and around the country. Our deepest sympathies go out to everyone who has been impacted by the recent traumatic events, which also includes the family and friends of James Scurlock.

Our hearts are sad. We feel broken and we know we are not alone because our entire country is deeply hurting right now. We look at our children and wonder how are we going to all come together and make things better for them? Because we have to – every single child deserves better than this.

We stand in solidarity with everyone who is peacefully speaking out against injustice and inequality in all forms. We are against every kind of discrimination.

We stand with everyone who wants positive change and a society that is led by compassion and understanding, where diversity is celebrated and people are valued, respected, and accepted for who they are. We stand with everyone who wants social justice, inclusion, and equity for all children in our communities and schools.

We know that many children might be experiencing increased anxiety and depression by the traumatic events that have taken place recently. Although we cannot take away any pain, confusion, or fear children might be feeling, we can offer resources to help parents and families navigate the important discussions they are having with their children about racism, oppression, and hate, as well as discussing all of the big feelings that children might be having right now.

Parents/families – We are all in this together. For anyone who is hurting right now, we hope for healing and a better tomorrow.

We will continue to be available to consult with you over the phone or email.  Please contact us at 402-346-0525 and we will return your call as soon as possible. You can also email us at info@pti-nebraska.org.  Additionally, you can find us on Facebook @PTINebraska for the latest information on webinars and virtual trainings and events. Thank you,

Sincerely,

Mike Tufte

Executive Director

PTI Nebraska