Parent Support Provider Training

Parent Support Provider Training
*Unlocking Our Potential: Support Provider Institute*
Greenville, South Carolina
July 11-13, 2014

South Carolina, through the efforts of the Joint Council on Children and Adolescents, is moving towards the development of a Palmetto Coordinated System of Care, a part of a national movement that focuses on family-driven and youth-guided care. Parent Support Providers are a key component of this effort.

Parent Support Providers meet the needs of parents or caregivers of children with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders with the explicit purpose of helping parents/caregivers: clarify their own needs or concerns; reduce their sense of isolation, stress, or self-blame; provide education or information; teach skills; and empower and activate them so that they can more effectively address the needs of the family.
The purpose of this training is to set a sound foundation for Parent Support Providers in targeted areas such as: building family strengths, leadership, responsibility, communication, resources, systems, and behavioral health and treatment. There are three goals of this training: 1) to assist Parent Support Providers in developing the skills and resources to serve families of children and youth with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders; 2) to enhance and build upon expertise based on lived experiences; and 3) to prepare Parent Support Providers for roles and responsibilities on treatment and planning teams.

Assistance with lodging and a travel stipend is available on a first come, first served basis.
Find out how to become a Parent Support Provider!
Will you be ready to assist other families?
Call or email us for more details!
803-772-5210 866-779-0402
pheobe.malloy@fedfamsc.org

 

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“Hot Fun in the Summertime”

There are many ways to have “Hot Fun in the Summertime” without spending a ton of money. Help your children create special memories this summer by engaging in low to no cost activities such as gardening, family game night, neighborhood hiking, volunteering, water balloon fights, or exploring nature in your own back yard or neighborhood park. Check out these sites for additional ideas.

http://moms.popsugar.com/Free-Summer-Activities-Kids-27330985

http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2014/05/30/12-free-or-low-cost-summer-activities-for-your-kids

http://www.womensforum.com/low-cost-summer-activities-for-kids.html

For Teens:

http://www.womensforum.com/low-cost-summer-activities-for-kids.html

http://www.womensforum.com/volunteer-ideas.html

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Transitioning out of Special Education Workshop

Transitioning Out of
Special Education Workshop
For Parents of Children with Special Needs
Sponsored by: Outreach Family Fellowship
Presented by: Parents Reaching Out to Parents of South Carolina

Kim Preston
Region 1
Education Coordinator

May 27, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Outreach Family Fellowship
136 Pee Dee Church Road
Dillon, SC

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TOPICS:
Definition of Transition Services
When should Transition Services Begin?
Transition Services and Special Education
What happens during the Transition Services Meeting?
How Families can Get Involved
Vocational Assessment

Call to register 1-800-759-4776 or 803-772-5688
This is a free workshop

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