Last revised August 2016
Empowered Parenting provides one-to-one training to adults with developmental disabilities. At the core of this program is the concept of empowerment. Empowerment is the act of increasing an individual’s capacity to choose and achieve one’s goals independently. The Empowered Parenting Program matches clients with a Facilitator to provide weekly training on skills needed to successfully parent a child in their natural environment in order to sustain the family.
Creating limits and rules:
This includes learning the steps to promote positive child behaviors and to respond appropriately to negative behaviors when they occur.
This includes how to provide learning activities to young children in the home, how to enroll in and navigate educational programs in their community, how to implement academic routines after school, or how to potty train their toddler.
This includes practicing effective problem solving strategies which promote the child’s development of higher reasoning skills, responsibility and self-esteem
This includes preparing an emergency go kit with critical information and practice of what to do in the case of an emergency.
Building and using your support network
This includes building new supports, navigating community resources or communicating needs with existing supports.
Understanding childhood and the individual child:
This includes developing family meeting agendas, role-playing routines, and researching activities.
Early childhood development:
This includes all aspects of child health care, and recognizing and nurturing developmental milestones.
This includes identifying healthy food items and recipes, and developing strategies for implementing healthy meal plans into the child’s diet.
Handling your anger:
This includes how to respond to the everyday frustrations of parenting and to develop skills to communicate with their children when faced with anger
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