Support Parent Workshop
Parents who have just learned about their child’s diagnosis often feel helpless and alone. Talking with another parent who has experienced a similar situation can help parents feel less alone and more hopeful. In this workshop, participants who would like to serve in this role of “Supporting Parent” learn how to support other parents by using listening skills, emotional understanding, information and resources, and shared experiences. Parents will learn to understand and support in a non-judgmental manner, individuals and families with differences in thinking and perceptions, culture, family structure, socio-economic status, education, and heritage. Parents will learn to inform families of available options for advocacy, education and community access involvement. Please review the volunteer description for more information.