October 2016 Newsletter
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Beautiful Fall in Vermont!
South East Vermont Family Conference
Attention families from Brattleboro, Springfield, and Hartford regions!
Come join us for a relaxing day of training, networking, and fun with other parents.
November 16, 2016 9-4:30
at the Springfield, VT VFW
Light breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided with your $20. registration fee.
Scholarships are available!
For more information contact Cinn Smith 802-353-6817
Online Registration – Register Now!
Resources for Dads
DADS HELPING DADS
Join other fathers for a discussion about resources- ones that are working and the ones we are missing in our community. This meeting will be the beginning of strengthening the network of supports for our Dads, their children and their families.
FREE CHILDCARE PROVIDED!!!
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6:00- 8:00 p.m.
VNA Family Room 20 Allen Street, Burlington, VT05401
Dad’s Night Out
3rd Wednesday of every month, 5:30-6:30
NCSS Family Center
130 Fisher Pond Road
Join a group of Dads and men in a care-giving role for a free dinner and discussion. Childcare is provided.
Call Jessica 802-363-1924 or email Jessica.Dewes@ncssinc.org
Employment Opportunity for Parents in Franklin/Grand Isle Counties
We want to hire a parent of a child with a disability for a part-time position supporting other families in the Franklin and Grand Isle Counties area. Part of the work will be direct family support and some will be serving as a parent advisor to local service delivery team.
12 + hours per week
Must have experience/knowledge navigating service systems, building relationships with the provider community, advocacy experience for self or others. Knowledge or experience of Act 264/coordinated services planning is a plus.
To apply send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to:
Vermont Federation of Families
P.O. Box 1577
Or email to email@example.com
Parent Representatives needed in Middlebury, St Albans, Bennington, Brattleboro, Hartford and Newport
Vermont’s ACT 264 legislation created a system that supports families at a community level by offering Coordination of Services, CSP, to those families in complex situations needing services from more than one agency or service system.
Act 264 legislation believes that Parents are valuable contributing members of their child’s Individual Treatment Team and know their child’s needs, strengths, and challenges. The Parent Representative, Parent Rep, role brings a parent voice and the parent voice into the process.
Parent Reps can assist families prior to a CSP or LIT meeting, at a CSP or LIT meeting and after these meetings.
The Parent Rep is a volunteer who is supported by a stipend and mileage. Parent Reps are chosen by the LIT members. The Vermont Federation of Families assists to find, recruit and train parents for this role. The time commitment for a Parent Rep is usually one LIT meeting of 1-2 hours per month and several hours per month or week to support families around their coordinated services meetings and plan.
To consider becoming and/or apply to be your local Parent Rep please contact firstname.lastname@example.org