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Family Connection provides a variety of conferences, workshops and webinars to ensure you have the knowledge needed to be the best advocate possible for your child.
Recorded Training Sessions
NAMI Basics Education Courses
NAMI Basics is a free, 6-week education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed. NAMI Basics is offered in a group setting so you can connect with other people face-to-face.
You'll learn the facts about mental health conditions and how best to support your child at home, at school and when they're getting medical care. Last year, 99% of participants told us they would recommend the program to other parents.
The course is taught by a trained team with lived experience—they know what you're going through because they've been there. The 6-session program provides critical strategies for taking care of your child and learning the ropes of recovery.
ADA Basics for Families Making Child Care Decisions
This free online training will help families understand the benefits of inclusion for their child, communicating with child care providers about their child’s needs, recognizing quality when selecting a provider, and accessing resources available in South Carolina to help in their search. This course provides an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
(when asked, enter 000000 as State Registry ID)
Partners in Policymaking
Partners in Policymaking is an innovative leadership program created specifically to teach people with disabilities and the parents of young children with disabilities to:
• Become agents of long-term change.
• Be active partners with the policymakers whose decisions will shape their future.
• Dream about a future with possibilities.
This is a program for people with a developmental disability or a parent of young children with a developmental disability.
Applications are now being accepted