Engaging Families: Ideas and Resources for Families of Children with Special Healthcare Needs

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  • 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

  • My Story

  • 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.

    Education Connection:

    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

  • www.FamilyConnectionSC.org

    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?


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