January Parent Network- Caregiver Crisis/ Respite

January Parent Network Discussion: Caregivers/Respite

Parents and caregivers have always struggled to find respite and other supports for children with disabilities. With the current caregiver shortage and Covid-19 this has become worse. Some parents have created unique situations or workarounds to find caregivers. Come share your ideas as well as learn from others.

Join us via Zoom

  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 6 PM
  • Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 12 Noon
  • Saturday, January 29, 2022, at 8:30 AM

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If you have questions or want more information, contact Allison at 715-261-1906 or via email at Allison.lourash@co.marathon.wi.us.

CYSHCN Parent Network Flyer Jan 2022.


About our Parent Network

The Northern Regional Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Center is looking for feedback from families through a Parent Network.

  • Hear from the many great parent leaders in our area who have valuable information.
  • An opportunity to network with each other.
  • Let us know what is working and what is not. Provide us feedback on how best to help families

Upcoming Trainings and Conferences

Here is a list of upcoming conferences and training. If a child receives CLTS, parents may utilize funds for training from the Children’s Long Term Support waiver by contacting their county Support and Service Coordinator. Many conferences also offer parent scholarships and we can also assist you in getting to these important events through scholarships for hotel and mileage. Give us a call at 715-261-1906. 

 

Are You TELE-Ready?

Making the Most of Your Child’s Telehealth Visits
Are You Tele-Ready? is a training to get families comfortable with telehealth visits. We will cover:
• Getting connected
• What you’ll need to “see” the provider
• Steps to take to get ready and tools to help make your visit successful
• Advocating for the best telehealth visits for your child
• Resources to help find low-cost devices and Internet services

When: Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 11:30 – 12:30
Where: Join the session using your computer, iPad or smartphone. We’ll be using Zoom video conferencing or listen using your phone.
Register at: marathonwi.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jyDwMpB3OyLAwe
After registering, you’ll get a Zoom link and phone number to participate.
Questions: Email Allison at Allison.Lourash@co.marathon.wi.us

4-6-21 Telehealth Training Flyer

Connect & Share

Information from previous sessions

  • Feb 24 at 12:30 PM: Updates from the Northern Regional Center- learn about our favorite new resources. Recording available here:  youtu.be/mpOjlOTUbO0
  • March 10 at 7 PM: Scholl Community Impact Group and Camp Awesum: Learn about the equine programs and other opportunities available in Winchester, WI as well as Camp Awesum Family Camp this summer. An abbreviated recording is here: youtu.be/XLoEUTI2Mx0. Information on camps is also available here. 
  • May 26 at 12:30: Come learn about 4-H groups in your area and how they include children with disabilities. The video discusses 4-H as well as camps youtu.be/EMgZCwYYYV4
  • March 24 at 12:30 PM 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. View at: youtu.be/NhXN5OCTbzM
  • April 8 at 7 PM: What programs are available to help pay for technology and telecommunications? Come learn more about “TEPP”, TAP, and Lifeline programs. Info on the ABC for Health website: safetyweb.org/healthwatchwi/TLC.html 
  • April 28: Child Psychiatry Consultation Program: youtu.be/FD6icX8zByI There is also a handout with more information here

Fall Virtual Conferences

There are a number of conferences taking place virtually this fall that are listed below. Many offer scholarships. The Northern Regional CYSHCN Center can also provide scholarships for registration for any of these conferences. Use the Contact Us form and we will send you the form. 

Wisconsin Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Conference

October 19-21, 2020

wiaimh.org/conference

Self Determination Conference- FREE

October 26- 28, 2020

Virtual Self-Determination Conference

“Essential Supports for People with FASD”

October 30, 2020 ~ 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM,

ORCHIDS

Transition Parents in Partnership October- May

Statewide Tuesday Evening Training (13 sessions)
Statewide Saturday Training (8 sessions)

“PIP is a statewide program in which a group of parents and other caregivers meet together during the year to share their family stories, challenges, joys and triumphs of raising their children. At PIP participants will learn about the community and statewide resources for children with disabilities; explore issues around health, education, transition, policy making, legislation, inclusion, self-determination, family well-being, and IDEA Special Education Law.”

PIP Flyer with dates