Resource and Educational Material Available

Posted by Robin Maines on August 6, 2012 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Attend a monthly meeting to have access to our G.A.P.S. Resource Guide as well as our Community Resource and Educational Material Guide.

We currently have nearly 70 individual pieces of information consisting of pamphlets from local service providers regarding their programs, and educational materials for parents on such topics as Early Intervention, Special Education, Secondary Transition, Adult Living, Employment Services, etc.

There will be a "Resource Table" at every G.A.P.S. meeting with materials you can take with you.

Free Online Peer Support Training

Posted by Robin Maines on July 21, 2012 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania links families of children and adults with disabilities and special needs, because parents who have been where you are can offer their experiences, a listening ear, their time and their caring to support one another through difficult and trying times.

When a parent calls Parent to Parent for help they are asked if they would like another parent to speak to. If they are interested in speaking to another parent, the Regional Coordinator will check the data base for a match. Parent to Parent will contact the potential peer supporter to see if they would like to assist another parent, if they would like to help, Parent to Parent sends contact information for the parent in need to the peer supporter so contact can be made.

What is a peer supporter? A peer supporter is a parent who has been trained by Parent to Parent to offer support and encouragement to other parents in need. Becoming a peer supporter puts your contact information into Parent to Parent's database as a possible resource for support. You, along with your Parent to Parent Regional Coordinator will determine what topics you might be able to support parents with.

If you would like to become a Peer Supporter for Parent to Parent of PA you can click here to sign up for free online peer support training. Complete the form and your Parent to Parent Regional Coordinator will contact you to get you started.

If you are a current Peer Supporter and would like to refresh your peer supporting skills, you can click here to take the online peer support training.