Our Family Support program ensures that new families feel welcome and at home at United Services for Children. Additionally, Our Family Support staff provides opportunities for family education and training. Small and large group classes for parents, grandparents and caregivers are offered throughout the year. Support groups for siblings of children with disabilities run throughout the school year, meeting monthly in the early evening. Our licensed social worker is available to meet the needs of our families on an ongoing basis.
Family Support includes:
- SIBSHOP – a sibling support group for children (ages 6 years and older) who have a sibling with a disability. Groups meet monthly throughout the year, offering siblings a better understanding of their families. Children learn ways to ask for what they want, and find friends who will listen. They have the opportunity to express feelings, and a chance to see their own special qualities.
- Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun – This is a three-week parent training program, designed by the Love and Logic Institute, for parenting children ages birth to 6 years. Parents learn to feel more confident, have more fun, and gain valuable tools to help them handle day-to-day frustrations of raising a young family. The class also instructs parents on how to deal with behavioral issues.
- Referrals – Connecting families to community resources or other supports.
For more information, please contact us at 636-926-2700