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Parent Advocacy: How to Advocate for your Child - Workshop


Parenting is a difficult task and raising a child with special needs can be overwhelming, even for experienced parents. The 24/7 Parent Advocacy Workshop was designed by parents who have successfully accessed the mental health, judicial, and educational systems to support their own learners.

Why should parents learn this:

Parents are often the best educational advocates for their children, especially children with special needs. Informed and trained parents lead to empowered children.

How will this workshop help you:

This workshop will provide you with the resources needed to become a strong informed advocate and champion for your child.


Takeaways:

  • System of Care Values

  • Wraparound Philosophy

  • Mental Health Disorders and Effects

  • Finding Resources in Your Community

  • Special Education and 504

  • Individual Education Plan (IEP)

  • Juvenile Justice and Mental Health

  • Effective Advocacy for Families Under Stress

  • How to Run a Parent Support Group

You should complete this workshop if you are:

  • Parent or Caregiver of a learner with special needs

Attendance and Technology Requirements:

This workshop is available via one of our Virtual  Classrooms and can be accessed by any smart device with internet access.  (Learn and participate anywhere you can access the internet)

Other Needs:

  • A notepad and pen

Program Duration:

  • Four weeks, with additional follow up

Approximate Time requirements:

  • 12 Hours: (Four - 1 hour live group sessions with a live Mentor, 8 Hours, self-paced with additional mentorship follow up)

At Graduation You Receive:

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Portfolio of completed work and proof of performance