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?
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