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ND FamNet Training Calendar 2008 - 2009

NDCPD, Family Voices of ND, Center for Rural Health, Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, Child Care Resource & Referral, Protection and Advocacy Project, Path Inc. Designer Genes, Children’s Special Health

Health Clinics ‐ The Multidisciplinary Clinic Program is a resource to help families manage their child's chronic health condition. Health clinics provide multidisciplinary team evaluations where families have an opportunity to see many different providers in one place at one time. Reports generated from the clinic visit include recommendations to help direct care for the coming year. See the clinic schedule below

Education Clinics are individualized session to help you strategize and prepare for an upcoming meeting or resolve conflicts as you advocate for your child’s needs in education.

Topical Calls are a mini‐workshop by teleconference. You dial into a toll free number and join a brief presentation or discussion with a speaker or experienced parent with time for question and answers.

Workshops are ongoing specialty trainings that may involve certification, with instruction and a chance to practice. They usually involve travel and are associated with specific roles (e.g. child care providers, foster care parents, etc).

Conferences are 1-3 day events that bring people together to hear national and state speakers and learn about evidence-based and promising practices with other families and professionals. Conferences typically focus on broad topics such as early intervention, education, leadership, health care, mental health, childcare or community development.

Webcasts are a mini-workshop by teleconference.  Each participant receives a link to join the presenter on line for the presentation.  They dial into a toll free number to hear the audio part of the webcast.  Time for questions and answers is built in.

IEP Clinics For parents who want help strategizing and preparing for an upcoming IEP meeting, or for parents that have questions or concerns about the IEP process; for example, development, implementation, etc. You do not have to have an IEP to participate. If you do have an IEP, please bring your most current IEP documents and evaluations, and if you’re not in the Minot area, you can mail or fax IEP documents to us prior to the date of the clinic in which you plan to participate.

Family Centered Care What does it truly mean to be Family Centered? What are the components of FCC? How as families do you know if the services you receive are family centered? Why does family-centered care help? 

Medical Home Medical Home is a model of delivering primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family centered, coordinated, compassionate and culturally effective. 

Growing Up: Sexuality & Boundaries By the time our children become teenagers; we have adjusted to and accepted any limitations they may have. Then puberty begins! Why is it, we ask ourselves, that in the area of sexuality our children seem to develop typically? Somehow we are unprepared for these life changes and experiences. We wonder how to teach our children about their bodies, boundaries and sexuality. Please join us for an important topical call on this sensitive topic.  Our guest speaker will be Cathy Haarstad, MS. She is a parent and special educator with over 30 years experience in behavior intervention with people who have developmental disabilities. 

Family Leadership Institute The purpose of the Leadership Institute is to provide family members with the tools to expand their grassroots advocacy efforts through coalition building and mentoring activities.  Read more

The Pathfinder Annual Parent Involvement Conference - “Building a Brighter Future”  Their Conference Committee is busy planning the conference and setting an agenda. Check back often for updates or check the Pathfinder’s website. (once new construction is complete)

PRIDE Pre-Service Training The North Dakota foster care and adoption programs follow the PRIDE Model for the mutual assessment and training of persons (single or married) interested in becoming foster or adoptive families. PRIDE is an acronym for Parents Resource for Information Development and Education.