The Federation assists individuals and groups with establishing support networks in their local communities. Federation staff is available to provide technical assistance in getting a support network started and training a network facilitator. The networks must be willing to become self-sufficient and will be responsible for maintaining their own activities.
Support Network facilitators may request educational materials from the Federation office and staff is available to make presentations for support network meetings.
Telephone and Email Support
The Federation’s staff provides telephone and email support and consultation to parents and family members. Parents and family members can request educational materials and referrals to community resources, as well as seek advice to address particular issues they may be facing. Call (803)772-5210 or email a staff member (click on the contact tab and choose a staff member to contact).
If the Federation cannot assist the family with its immediate needs, staff will make every attempt to link the family to the appropriate services and resources.
The Federation publishes a quarterly newsletter which contains information useful to parents and professionals. Please write, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Federation office to be added to the mailing list.
Educational Resource Center
The Educational Resource Center offers a variety of publications, pamphlets and audio-visual materials. The Resource Center maintains a collection of fact sheets about children’s emotional and behavioral disorders. Parents, teachers, social workers and other professionals will find materials suited for their particular needs.
Speakers Available For:
- Civic groups
- Professional organizations
- Parent training
- In-service training for teachers and other professionals