Parent Advocacy: How to Advocate for your Child - Parent Workshop

Parent Advocacy: How to Advocate for your Child - Parent 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.

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  • 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