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Advocating for Children with Special Needs

About the Course

This workshop is designed for foster parents who are committed to providing the best care for children with special needs. The session will focus on equipping foster parents with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively advocate for the unique needs of these children within the foster care system. Through interactive discussions, case studies, and practical examples, participants will gain insights into the importance of advocacy and learn strategies to ensure that children with special needs receive the support, services, and resources they require to thrive.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the importance of advocacy for children with special needs in the foster care system, recognizing the unique challenges they face in accessing appropriate services and support.

2. Develop knowledge and skills in navigating the foster care system, collaborating with professionals, and effectively communicating the specialized needs of children with special needs.

3. Learn practical strategies for advocating at various stages of the foster care journey, including advocating for appropriate assessments, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), healthcare services, and therapeutic interventions.

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