Family Connection offers training, support and conferences throughout the year.

Workshops and trainings include a variety of topics to help parents and professionals learn more about resources for children and youth who have a disability or special healthcare need.

Family Connection 101: An Overview of Resources for Children that Have a Disability or Chronic Health Conditions

This workshop is an overview and description of resources and services Family Connection of SC provides for children and/or individuals with disabilities and/or special healthcare needs in South Carolina.

Positive Solutions for Families

This evidence-based workshop is designed to help parents and caregivers promote their young child’s social and emotional development and to better understand young children’s challenging behaviors. Parents and caregivers will learn how to use positive approaches to improve their interactions with their child; help children learn appropriate behavior; and to build their child’s confidence and self-esteem.

Overview of Medicaid and the TEFRA

This workshop will provide an overview of Medicaid and TEFRA eligibility.

Journey Toolkit: The Power of Organization

Parents will learn how to manage the overwhelming amount of paperwork from educational and medical services. This tool facilitates communication with professionals to achieve the best possible health and educational outcomes for children with special needs or disabilities.

Supporting Your Child’s Literacy Development

Parents and caregivers play an important role in supporting children’s literacy development, especially when children are having difficulty. You can support your child in four key ways – by listening, looking, helping, and encouraging. Taking part in your child’s literacy development can improve your child’s reading ability, comprehension, and language skills.

Support Parent Training

This workshop provides four hours of face to face evidence-based training which will give you 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.