Amy Holbert, LISW-CP, MSW Jena Martin, CCLS, CPLCExecutive Director Directorof Special Populations and Quality
Engaging Families:Ideas and Resources for Families of
Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Objectives Learner will recognize the importance of
involving families in a mutually beneficial partnership between themselves, their child, and healthcare professionals
Participants will gain knowledge of the unique issues that affect families who have children with disabilities and special healthcare needs
Learner will gain practical ideas for creating a positive partnership with parents of children who have special medical healthcare needs
Family ConnectionS O U T H C A R O L I N A
Parent Support Connection:One-on-one support for parents/caregivers of a child with a disability by a trained Parent Navigator.
Healthcare Connection: Assistance with Medicaid, TEFRA, appeals and managed care information.
Workshops, webinars, online
Training Connection: Provide training opportunities for family members, professionals and self advocates throughout the state.
Advocacy Connection: Self-advocacy training, leadership opportunities for parents and youth.
Services We Provide
Why is Family Engagement Important?
Promotes: Social, Emotional, Physical, Academic Occupational growth of children and youth
Leads to better health & post-school outcomes.
us on behalf of themus versus them us with them
How would you describe attitudes about parental involvement and family engagement Yours?Your organization?Your families?