Support Parent Training
Saturday, September 16 · 9am – 1pm
Are you a South Carolina resident and a parent/caregiver of a child with a disability or special healthcare need? Would you like to become a volunteer Support Parent and offer emotional support to other parents over the phone who have a child with a similar diagnosis as your child? If so, this training could be for you.
South Carolina parents / caregivers, join us on this Support Parent Saturday for an interactive workshop that provides four hours of evidence-based training which will give you (a parent of a child with special health care needs) the skills to be able to support another parent effectively. The goal of the Support Parent Program is to help educate, inspire and empower parents and their children to live rich, fulfilling lives in spite of many challenges. As a representative of Family Connection, a Support Parent provides emotional support and information to families of individuals with disabilities or other special needs. Support Parents connect with other families by telephone and provide a safe listening environment that can be a wealth of information and support to other families. All attendees who complete the training will receive a certificate as well as additional opportunities for skill development and volunteer time during their year commitment with Family Connection of SC.
*Participants must register and talk with Lisa Anderson, Statewide Parent to Parent Manager (803-995-9091), before joining in the day of training.
*** Training for South Carolina Residents