Starting November 2023 join us for EmpowerED Parenting: Navigating Your Child's Journey
We know life's a juggling act, especially when you're raising a child with unique mental health needs. But here's a game-changer: our monthly training class, designed for busy parents just like you!
Starting November through March, join us twice a month as we dive deep into school supports and IEP’s. We’ll focus specifically on how services and supports can be used to help our children with mental health challenges and other disabilities succeed at school.
Select from 2 sessions, Monday nights 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm or Friday's noon - 1:30 pm.
Why should you invest your precious time?
Support Your Child: We'll show you how to create a rock-solid plan that addresses your child's mental health needs within their IEP. It's not just about education; it's about their well-being.
Mastering Meetings: Discover the secrets to ensure meetings, including those school meetings, not only respect but also value your input. You're the expert on your child, and it's time they recognize it!
This investment of your time isn't just about today; it's about securing your child's future. By empowering yourself with this knowledge you are learning skills that can help set them up for lifelong success.
So, let's do this together! Your child's potential knows no bounds, and we're here to make sure it shines bright.
Don't miss out—registration closes October 27, 2023 at noon (ET)
What we'll cover
November session topics
December session topics
January session topics
Session 1: Becoming Your Child's Champion!
Let's kick things off! In our inaugural session, we'll dive into understanding how mental health challenges impact our children's lives at home, in school, and in their communities. We'll peel back the layers to reveal their unique needs.
Session 2: Decoding How Schools Work
Session two is all about deciphering the inner workings of schools. Think of it as unlocking the school's secret rulebook. We'll talk about key players who can either boost or block your child's education. Plus, we'll shed light on special programs and the magic of understanding the school's rules.
Session 3: Staying on the Right Track
In this session, we'll dive deep into the essential details that are often overlooked. Discover the school's responsibility to identify children who need help, the protective measures in place, and where your child should receive education within the district.
Session 4: Managing Crises and Organizing Files
Get ready for practical tips! We'll navigate and manage crises that can arise during the parent-school journey. Plus, we'll tackle the mountain of paperwork that can overwhelm any parent.
Session 5: Mastering Evaluations
We're back with valuable information! Learn how to share crucial insights with the school, gather information from your child's mental health providers, and decipher those testing reports without breaking a sweat.
Session 6: Crafting SMART IEP Goals
Together, let's dive into crafting measurable IEP goals. We'll break down what makes a goal SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) and examine examples of well-crafted goals.
February session topics
March session topics
Session 7: Navigating Discipline
This session focuses on the specific rules and considerations if your child has a mental health diagnosis. We'll explore crucial rules covering discipline for children with disabilities.
Session 8: Effective Advocacy and Problem-Solving
Discover the power of proper documentation in this session. Keeping clear records can be a game-changer. By the end, you'll feel confident in ensuring promises made translate into actions.
Session 9: Negotiating for the Win!
Master the art of negotiation and boost your confidence when dealing with decision-makers. You'll receive a pre-meeting worksheet to clarify concerns, anticipate issues, and make effective requests.
Session 10: Position vs. Interest
Learn a tactic that strengthens your requests by framing them in your child's best interest. We'll also help you connect with a meeting partner – because you're never alone in this journey!