Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
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C.A.R.E. Series

C.A.R.E. Medical Home Series for Families

C.A.R.E. Medical Home Series for Families

This series of four presentations and discussions was developed to support families who have children or youth with special health care needs. The series includes Caring for the Whole Family, Assembling a Care Notebook, Requesting a Shared Plan of Care, and Exploring Care Mapping. At the end of the discussions, participants will understand what a medical home is, how a medical home may benefit their child and family. The discussions are appropriate for both professionals and families.

Join us to learn strategies to coordinate and strengthen communication with your child’s health care team and other partners you work with.  You can register for one, two, three or all four of the workshops at once.  Workshops will be presented over Zoom and you will receive connection information after you register. We will email you materials you may need for each workshop.


Information on the Workshops

Caring for the Whole Family
When you discover that your child is growing differently than other kids, you may experience a wide range of emotions as your world begins to change. Join us as we explore those emotions and the realities of raising a child with a special health care need or disability. Learn about resources and supports available for your whole family. This discussion is for families who may be new to the world of special health care needs and disabilities.

April 18th     6:00pm-7:00pm  Registration

Assembling a Care Notebook 
Care Notebooks are a way to organize your child’s medical records, resources and educational information. Join us to learn ways to assemble and organize a Care Notebook and the benefits of using it to coordinate care.

May 5     6:00pm-7:00pm  Registration

Requesting a Shared Plan of Care
What is a Shared Plan of Care? A Shared Plan of Care is a summary of your child’s medical and non-medical information and may be used as a tool for communication. Learn more about the benefits of having one and how to work your provider to develop one.

May 19     6:00pm-7:00pm  Registration

Exploring Care Mapping
A hands-on opportunity to create a care map of your family’s strengths. A Care Map is a visual way to show all the people and services involved in caring for and supporting your child. Each family’s care map may look different; you decide how many details to include. Wrap up the session with tying things missing in your family’s Care Map to what is available in your local area.

May 26     6:00pm-7:00pm  Registration