Training Parents to Partner. The Family Academy. System of Care Principles and Foundation Parents as their own “Case Managers”. Parents as Partners in the Education system including IEP, 504 and Behavior planning Navigating the system Strength Based Planning Family Culture
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Training Parents to Partner
The Family Academy
System of Care Principles and Foundation
Parents as their own “Case Managers”.
Parents as Partners in the Education system including IEP, 504 and Behavior planning
Navigating the system
Strength Based Planning
Communication, Mediation and Negotiation skills
There should be an integrated, coordinated assessment across child-serving systems so that families do not have to undergo multiple assessment processes, retelling their stories repeatedly. In addition, system of care principles call for assessments to be comprehensive – encompassing an ecological perspective across life domains – individualized, and culturally appropriate.
A key principle of systems of care is that screening, assessment, and evaluation be strengths and resources-based and not just “needs driven,” as is typically the case in traditional service delivery, and that they take into account both the child and his or her family’s strengths, resources, and needs.
Defining Cultural Relevance
Defining Culture Competence :
You bring with you your own history, your own values, your own ideas and your own interests.
Failure to be aware of how this affects SERVICES may create conflict.
Noun. A battle; clash; a disagreement of ideas, or interests
Also Mediation and Negotiation Skills
New Frontiers for Families seeks to
Empower Families to Succeed, through
Education and Advocacy.
Vision: Children with complex needs and
their families living in rural and frontier
Communities will have the services and
supports needed to live at home in a mutually
Beneficial relationship with other family
members, progress through school, and
Participate positively in their community.
What is a Family Facilitator: A parent or caregiver who has navigated the system on behalf of a child and who acts as a cross agency coordinator who assists the family as a guide, i.e. They have navigated that trail….
Caregiver Report (n=154)
About Family Facilitators/Advocates (FF/A)
(FC &SW Sites)
n = 57 (staff having experience working with FF/A)