Parent Leadership

The Family Resource Navigators provide information and training to parents and professionals. Information may be provided individually, based on the expressed needs of clients. Our staff is prepared to respond to your request over the phone, mail written information to you, or suggest a website, workshop or conference for you to attend.

Along with meeting the daily care needs of a child with disabilities, many parents struggle to understand what services are available or how to get them. FRN staff members are trained to help you navigate through the maze of services while providing assistance and guidance on how to determine the most appropriate services for your child and family.

Because informed parents are better able to participate effectively as partners in service planning and treatment decisions, the Family Resource Network offers many free parent education workshops throughout the year. Workshops are classroom-based learning opportunities that also offer time to connect with other families.  Workshops are offered in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese./p>

Recent Workshop Topics include:

Parenting & Family Life
Coffee and Conversation (Drop in Group)
Make and Take (Keeping Medical/Therapeutic Records)
Disability Specific (Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy etc)
Health Care Issues (including insurance access)

IEP Rights and Responsibilities
Financial supports (SSI, IHSS)
'Turning Three' on Transition to Preschool
'Moving On' series for young adults
The Safety Zone

In addition to informational workshops, we offer smaller more individualized information in 'clinics'. Clinics are designed to assist families to access information more informally and provide individual consultation to address specific questions or concerns on topics including the Individualized Education Program (IEP), Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and Transition Services.

Please check our current calendar for upcoming workshops and events.

To assist us with planning, advance registration for classes, workshops, clinics or events is required.  All workshops are free. Child Care or Family Involvement stipends may be available for some activities. Please ask about these when you call. If you need additional accommodations or interpreters, please let us know in advance. All locations are wheelchair accessible.

Who may participate in FRN activities, workshops, & events?

Any family member, professional or community member with an interest in individuals with disabilities may participate. Note that some activities/workshops are limited to parent participants, some focus on certain age groups, others on the type of disability.

If you are not sure if the workshop is designed to meet your expectations, please give us a call to get more information. We also offer training or staff development activities specifically for professionals. Alameda County parents and professionals have priority to register for space-limited events except in those instances when the event is jointly sponsored by organizations serving families who live in other Bay Area Counties.

Community Outreach
Family Resource Navigators staff are available to present information on disability issues and the perspectives of families to groups, classes, community agencies and professional groups. Staff are also glad to present an overview of our services to community organizations that serve children.

To arrange for a presentation to your group please call 510.547-7322. Outreach activities are available in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese.

家長培訓

家庭資源網絡可為家長和專業人員提供資源及培訓。我們的員工會針對您們的個別需求而提供服務。利用電話,郵寄,並為您推介網站、講習班或議會。

由於家長平日除了要照顧具有殘障的子女外,另外還要為對子女所需的服務之了解及爭取而費神。我們資深的員工可協助及引領您在雜亂繁多的服務體系中選擇合適您子女和家庭的服務。

若能充足地獲得資訊,家長在為子女策劃服務和決定治療的過程中才能有效地參與。家庭資源網絡長年持續地為家長提供許多免費的教育講習班。講習是以教室形式進行。家長們除了有學習成長的機會,並可利用此機會興其他們家庭聯繫。講習會將以英語、西班牙語、粵語及國語進行。     

近期講習會主題包括:

教養子女與家庭生活

咖啡與交談 (歡迎偶訪)

製作並帶回家 (組合醫療/治療記錄資料)

診斷之確定 (自閉症、腦性痲痺、癲癇等)

健康護理問題 (包括取得保險服務)

「個人教育方案」(IEP) 的權利與義務

財務支援 (SSI社會福利援助IHSS家居護理)

「邁向三歲」學前啟蒙班之轉置

「繼續前進」年輕人系列

安全談

除了提供培訓班外,我們更提供較小型、個人化「諮詢時間」。以便協助家庭取得較明確的資訊,及解答個人特定的問題或疑慮,包括個人教育方案 (Individualized Education ProgramIEP)、個別家庭服務計劃 (IFSP) 和轉置服務( Transition Services)等問題。

請查看最新的行事曆之臨近講習和活動。

為方便我們的規劃順利,請對要參加的課程、講習會、諮詢時間或活動作預先登記。所有講習會皆免費提供。有些活動更可能提供托兒服務或津貼。Please ask about these when you call.請來電查詢。若需要額外的特殊協助或要求提供口譯員,請預先通知。所有活動地點都具有方便輪椅出入的設備。

誰可參加家庭資源網絡的活動和講習會?

凡關心或與具有殘障的個人有關的家庭成員、專業人員或社區成員均有資格參加。請注意某些活動或講習只限家長參加,有的視其特定年齡,或有的是針對特定殘障類型。

歡迎來電查詢了解以確定講習會內容是否符合您的期望。我們並提供對專業人員特設的培訓及發展活動。除非活動是由與灣區及其它郡縣的家庭而服務的機構共同舉辦,阿拉米達縣家長和專業人員是具有登記參加名額有限活動的優先權。

社區外展活動

家庭資源網絡員工為社區組織和專業人員提供本機構之服務的推介,及有關殘障的時事資訊。我們並非常樂意向服務兒童的社區組織推介我們的服務概觀。