Parent Support Network offers trainings and professional development workshops throughout the year with different topics of interest to families and professionals. We work with school and districts to develop workshops and trainings that will best fit the specific needs of your school and district. 


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Introduction to Educational Advocacy for Children's Behavioral Health: Part I


Participants will learn: 

  • Understand their child's behaviors and risk for mental health challenges

  • How to navigate and access mental health services and supports for you

  • r child and family

  • What role does your health insurance and state agencies play in meeting your needs?

  • How to advocate for medically necessary children's mental health treatment


Introduction to Educational Advocacy for Children's Behavioral Health: Part II 

Part II will help parents understand special education rights, laws and responsibilities: 

  • Request special education and other educational services for children with behavioral needs 

  • Strategies to build better Communication with Teachers and School personnel


Introduction to Nurturing Parenting: Meeting Our Needs and the Needs of Our Children. 

Participants will learn about the six areas of need in children and adults. Join us and learn how to: 

  • Strategies on how to meet your needs and the needs of your children

  • Learn how to empower children and problem solve, negotiate and compromise

  • Keep children safe and healthy  


Social and Emotional Learning.

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Participants will learn strategies to:

  • To reduce stress

  • Reduce summer learning loss in your child

  • Provide support in your busy family life.


Organization 101: Education Binder Set-Up 

An effective advocate needs to be organized! Your Education Binder is a major tool in being an effective advocate for your child.

Participants will learn how to create a binder to keep: 

  • Evaluation reports

  • IEP

  • Report cards

  • Communications with teachers and other team members  

An IEP binder can help you   prepare for IEP meetings  and stay up to date on your child's progress. This powerful tool can also help you communicate and collaborate with teachers and  your child's IEP team

For more information on bringing this training to your school or community agency, call 401-467-6855.