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FamNet Training Resources

Check out these training resources provided by our member agencies and designed to meet the unique need of families that have children with special health care needs or disabilities.

Awareness     Employment     Education     Services     Leadership     Family Support     Wellness 
   
Rights      Disability

Awareness

AUTISM AWARENESS  by NDCPD
This one page fact sheet gives families and professionals an overview about the prevalence and types of autism.

A BABY IS A BABY FIRST  by Designer Genes of ND
Learn to think about not only what your child with Down Syndrome cannot do but how to put their needs as a baby with unique challenges first.

CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH  by ND Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
This newsletter carries events, stories of real life and topics of interest and concern to families that have children with emotional and behavioral challenges and their partners.

WELCOME TO HOLLAND  by Designer Genes of ND
This famous essay by Emily Pearl Kingsley puts some of the challenges of raising a child with special needs into words that many families find supportive.

HELP PARENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES DISCOVER STRENGTHS  by NDCPD
This one page checklist with icons can be used to help parents with learning difficulties think about their strengths in a person-centered planning process.

DATA ON CHILDCARE IN ND  by ND Childcare Resource & Referral
This listing of reports shows data on the status of childcare in ND by county and statewide.


Employment

WHY Join NDFamNet?  by NDFamNet
Brochure outlines some of the advantages and services available to your organization through ND FamNet.

Employed Parents Caring for Children with Disabilities  by NDCPD
This fact sheet can help employers become aware of how many employees have children with special needs and how they can support them on the job.

CREATING A PATH TO EMPLOYMENT: TIPS FOR PARENTS of CHILDREN with DISABILITIES
by UND Center for Rural Health
This fact sheet outlines in family friendly terms, key steps that families can take to help their child become employed.

Communities and Employers by ND Childcare Resource & Referral
If people don’t have jobs they can’t pay for health care. If families don’t have child care they cannot work and contribute. These fact sheets provide employers with information about child care and its impact on the economy.


Education

100 Tips for Parents  by Pathfinder Family Center
These tips have been created to help you become more involved in your child’s education. As a more involved parent, you improve your child’s chances to be successful in school.

DAD'S PLAYBOOK: COACHING KIDS TO READ  by Pathfinder Family Center
A colorful booklet for dads to improve the quality of time they spend with their children by teaching them about the skills children need to become strong readers.

IEPS AND THE IDEA: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW by Pathfinder Family Center
This 116-page booklet explains how to draft legal, workable and effective IEPs for students with disabilities. Plus, you learn ways to work with IEP team members to ensure students achieve academic success.

 

Services

SPECIALTY CARE DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT PROGRAM  by Children's Special Health Services
This fact sheet outlines which children are eligible for specialty care in ND.

MEDICAID SERVICES IN ND  by NDCPD
This report describes Medicaid Services in ND and recommends changes for improvement.

HEALTH CARE COVERAGE OPTIONS  by Children's Special Health Services
This fact sheet outlines some care options that help families obtain health care coverage for children with special needs.


Leadership

MAKING SENSE OF BOARDS AND COMMITTEES  by NDCPD
Use this fact sheet to become familiar with the difference between advisory committees and governing boards. Learn how to participate actively on a board or committee.

SPEAKING UP FOR YOURSELF – SELF ADVOCACY TIPS FOR YOUTH  by Family Voices of ND
These tips show youth how to start speaking up and taking responsibility for their choices and lives as they transition from high school.

ESTABLISH TRUST RELATIONSHIPS  by NDCPD
Do you struggle to form trust relationships with partners or resolve conflicts? This fact sheet can help you look at how we learn to trust others.

 

Family Support

HOW TO SIMPLIFY MATERIAL FOR PARENTS WITH LEARNING CHALLENGES  by NDCPD
Did you know that many families cannot read the materials we share with them? This fact sheet shows how to simplify materials for families.

THE GUARDIANSHIP HANDBOOK  by Children's Special Health Services
This handbook describes all the information any ND family that is considering guardianship might need to know.

SURVIVAL AND HOPE FOR FAMILIES   by Children's Special Health Services
This fact sheet/booklet is a guide for new families that have just learned that their child has a critical health problem.

CHOOSING A CAMP by Family Voices of ND
Deciding to send your child to camp can be a difficult decision for parents. This brochure outlines some questions and answers to help ease fears and plan for a great camp experience.

Supporting Children and Families  by ND Childcare Resource & Referral
This series of fact sheets provides information on child development and evidence based responses to typical early childhood behaviors in easy-to-read and understand formats.


Wellness

RURAL HEALTH FACTS by ND Center for Rural Health
This fact sheet describes some current trends in rural health and unique opportunities and challenges they present.

GROWING UP – HEALTH CARE TRANSITIONS FOR TEENS WITH CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS
by Family Voices of ND
Read about how to plan for your child’s health transition from a child centered to an adult centered health care service system. 

How to Fund Hearing Aids and Assistive Listening Devices  by Family Voices of ND
Families often encounter barriers to funding for hearing aids or assistive listening devices. ND Family Voices has created this brochure to help with accessing funding sources.


Rights

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ADA AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
by ND Protection & Advocacy Project
This fact sheet outlines some information that describes rights under the American’s with Disabilities Act when Law Enforcement gets involved with youth.


Disability

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY  by ND Center for Rural Health
This fact sheet gives people an overview as to the causes and prevalence of TBI and some of the important initiatives on TBI in North Dakota.

COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE DISABILITIES  by NDCPD
In this publication you will find suggestions that will help educate people about communicating with people with disabilities in a practical way that helps people feel comfortable with change.