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When you attend our free regional workshops, you will receive helpful advice and resources including a primary curriculum text. Parent Trainers facilitate all the workshops, and curriculums have either been developed by the SEA Center or by other parent organizations. For all-day workshops, lunch is on us!

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Partners In Education: Special Education Trainings for Parents
Sections include Parental Involvement, Organization and Planning; Communication and Team Building; Overviews of Federal Laws; Assessment; the IEP process; Conflict Resolution, ADR, and Procedural Safeguards; Resources and Information. Generally presented as an all day training (9-4) but may be offered as a two part evening training (ex, 5:30-8:30 pm). A required training for prospective Mentor Parents.


Resource Parent Training:
An introductory training for "new" parents, parents interested in supporting other parents, or those interested in becoming a Mentor. Topics include grieving; time management; parents as managers; effective communication skills; family / sibling issues; resources and information. Generally offered as a 3-hour training.


Positive Behavior Interventions Parents Need to Know
An overview of behavioral issues, including positive approaches to challenging behaviors; helping children learn new behavioral skills; behavioral assessments; understanding the context of behaviors; and changing attitudes about behaviors. A 3-hour training.


Health Connections, A Guide for Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs. A comprehensive training, which offers information on various health related service systems, processes, and more. Included are eligibility requirements for programs such as SSI, CCS, Medi-Cal, and Healthy Families; advocacy skills for parents dealing with public programs as well as private insurance companies; appeals processes; and more. A 3-hour training.


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