Connect & Share

Join us for Connect & Share sessions that are informal opportunities for parents of children with special health care needs/ disabilities to get together. Each session will highlight a particular topic or theme with a 10-minute presentation that is recorded and then the rest of the time to chat amongst other parents

4th Wednesday of the Month 12:30-1:30 ( Feb 24, March 24, April 28, May 26)

2nd Thursday of the Month 7-8 PM (March 10, April 8, May 13, June 10)

Rotating Themes and some of the topics to be scheduled: 

  • What’s Up in the Northwoods? Highlighting services and providers in rural areas. 
    • Feb 24: Updates from the Northern Regional Center- new staff, new resources,  
    • Scholl Community Impact Group: Learn about the equine programs and other opportunities available in Winchester, WI
  • No One Gave us a Manual- How To’s for families navigating multiple systems and having to learn processes 
    • How to Conference: attending a conference or training for the first time can be intimidating. Come learn more about attending conferences as a parent, what to expect, and how to make the most of the time. We will also share upcoming opportunities and funding available to attend educational events to support your children. 
    • What are options for my youth to live independently or with supports after high school? 
  • Stump the Experts: What are families struggling with and who can help.
    • What is occurring to address the lack of mental health supports in our communities?

No Registration needed- you can log into Zoom by phone or video

  • To join via video: zoom.us/j/7549091421 (If you join the video conference and have trouble with audio or have low bandwith you can also join by phone but stay on the video as well.)
  • To join by phone, dial one of these numbers: 1-646-876-9923 or 1-669-900-6833. Enter the Meeting ID when prompted- 7549091421 and #(pound), then # again when prompted for a participant ID
  • Or you can use “One tap mobile” on your smart phone by just entering the following: 16468769923,,7549091421#,,#

Spring Trainings

Did You Know? Now You Know!– from our partners at Family Voices of Wisconsin 

An overview of private and public health insurance benefits, community supports and services, and other resources for children with special health needs and/or disabilities. More information and resources from the training are at familyvoiceswi.org/learn/did-you-know-now-you-know/

March 9 7-8 PM or March 10  12:30-1:30 PM

Registration is here.  Information including the Zoom link will be emailed to you before the training. Please call us at 715-261-1906 if you need to register the day of the training. 


What’s After High School

A broad overview of the transition to adult life for youth with disabilities and special health care needs. Includes: envisioning a youth’s future; post-secondary concerns; long-term supports; transitioning to adult health care; legal considerations; and supported decision making.

Save the date- May 4

Registration is here.  Information including the Zoom link will be emailed to you before the training. Please call us at 715-261-1906 if you need to register the day of the training. 


Can’t make these dates?  You can also go to this link for a list of all of the trainings offered by the CYSHCN Network this spring. We are available to schedule additional training for groups. A full list of our trainings is at CYSHCN Trainings

Requesting a Shared Plan of Care & Exploring Care Mapping

C.A.R.E. Series- Requesting a Shared Plan of Care & Exploring Care Mapping

A free workshop for families and caregivers

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:30-8:30 PM

Via Zoom video/phone conferencing

Requesting a Shared Plan of Care: Learn more about the benefits of a Shared Plan of Care, which is a summary of your child’s medical and non-medical information as well as your family’s strengths and goals.

Exploring Care Mapping: Design a care map for your family which will serve to share with others. Care Maps can communicate both the big picture and the small details of all of the resources needed to support your child and family.

Register here. You will be sent an email with the Zoom information before the training. 

Materials for the training are on the Wisconsin Medical Home Initiative website.

Families can request print materials to be mailed as part of registration. 

Flyer here

 

We are hiring in Northwest Wisconsin

Northwest Community Specialist Position: We are still accepting applications for a part-time staff to connect families and professionals with resources. This is a great and flexible opportunity for a family leader to utilize their skills and knowledge to help other families. Staff can work in their home and/or in a community location in Ashland or Hayward after the pandemic.

You can go to this link to apply and for more information: phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=MARATHON&cws=42&rid=1846. Marathon County is the employer but this position will be located in the 5 northwest counties within our service area (Ashland, Bayfield, Iron, Price, and Sawyer).

Build Your Bridge Transition Training

Build Your Bridge: Moving from Child to Adult Health Care

This is a free presentation and conversation to help guide families through the transition from child-centered to adult health care systems. Youth and families are often overwhelmed and under-prepared for the transition to adult health care. This presentation will introduce and discuss when to start thinking about health care transition as well as provide helpful tools and resources. 

As a result of participating in this presentation we hope you will:
• Understand what youth health care transition is and why it is important.
• Identify activities in daily life where transition occurs.
• Apply tools and resources to take an active role in the health care transition process.
• Start a health transition action plan

Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 7:30-8:30 PM or

Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 8:30-9:30 AM

You can register at: tinyurl.com/y48upo72. Contact the Northern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs at 715-261-1906 with any questions. We will email you instructions on joining Zoom along with a link to a video that provides an introduction to health transition.

Build Your Bridge Jan 2020 Flyer