We approach the work we do with families from the perspective that parents are capable, children are resilient, and families are the strongest advocates for themselves. We know the difficulties in accessing help for our children because we’ve also been raising children with complex health needs. Along the way, we’ve picked up skills and strategies to effectively access supports, work with what our families have at our own disposal, and to communicate with service providers in a way that enables collaboration.
Our work with families takes place as individual consultations, as well as in groups sessions that connect you with other parents for collective learning and sharing. We strive to work together in ways that feel comfortable to you and meets your needs.
- One-to-One Sessions
- Educational workshops
- Book Groups
- Topic-focused retreats for and with other parents
- We may also be available to attend meetings in your community if you want that extra support (IEP meetings with schools, discharge meetings from hospitals or residential care, team meetings with your child’s providers)
For providers and other professional groups:
We’ve also learned effective ways to foster positive working relationships with the professionals who provide services to children and their families. We can help providers understand families’ experiences of care, what makes us tick, and how you may better communicate and engage with us for better outcomes.
- Trainings on topics related to advocacy, legislative action, family involvement, family and youth support services
- Consultations on topics related to family engagement