Upcoming Support Parent Trainings

Connecting with another parent who has a child with a similar specialized care need or diagnosis can be one of the most helpful resources a parent will have – it can help make their journey a little easier. Trainings prepare you to give support to another parent who is parenting a child with special health needs. Join Parent-to-Parent  for our Support Parent Training and help us meet the increasing need for peer support. Trainings are through Zoom.

Wednesday, June 29th
5:30pm-7:30pm
Please RSVP by June 25th
Register at: P2P6-29-2022.eventbrite.com
This is a two hour training. Materials will be emailed ahead of time. The
Zoom link will be provided a few days before the event. There are pre
and post training requirements.

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Summer Connect and Shares

  • Thursday, June 9, 2022
    • 12 Noon-2:30 PM
    • Frank B. Koller Memorial Library
    • 5761 US-51 Manitowish Waters, WI 54545
  • Friday, June 17, 2022
    • 12 Noon-2:30 PM
    • Mercer Public Library
    • 2648 Margaret St, Mercer, WI 54547

  • Get to know the services of the Northern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
  • Make a Care Binder to organize your child’s medical and school information to help keep track of information from multiple specialists and therapies
  • Provide feedback on what trainings the Regional Center should offer locally
  • Tell us about the assets and resources in your area
  • Pick up Fact Sheets from Family Voices and booklets on various disabilities
  • Activities available for kids, including making fidgets while parents chat

No need to RSVP, but if you need specific resources, contact us so we make sure to bring them.

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Family Input needed

Your Input is Valuable- please fill out our survey regarding Family, Youth, and Community Engagement here

Parents Sought for Ongoing Feedback

The Northern Regional Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Center is looking for feedback from families through Parent Advisory Councils. We want parents to let us know what is working and what is not. We also would appreciate suggestions on additional trainings and programs. Additionally, these meetings will be an avenue for staff to provide updates on projects that we are developing.

We are looking for:

  • Parents/ primary caregivers of children with special health care needs and/or disabilities under age 22
  • Live in the 15 counties that are a part of the Northern Regional Center services area. 3 separate Parent Advisory Councils will be set up so that travel will be minimized. These three areas are divided up by color in the map below. 
  • Are willing to provide feedback and suggestions on CYSHCN supports and services

We will hold these meetings twice a year on a weekday evening with a phone/ video conference option as well. Dinner will be provided and parents can receive a gas card for mileage reimbursement if needed.

If you are interested in participating or want more information, contact Allison Lourash at 715-261-1906 or via email at Allison.lourash@co.marathon.wi.us.