Upcoming Events

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Peers Support Parenting Well

2:00-3:00pm EST

Register Today! Registration is free and required for participation.

Presenters: Joanne Nicholson, Rob Walker, Anne Valentine

Peer supports may be particularly relevant and useful to parents with psychiatric disabilities. The purposeful disclosure of shared lived experience, combined with practical knowledge and systems expertise contribute to relationship engagement and inform ongoing conversations as peers partner with parents to meet needs and address goals. The proposed model of parent peer supports includes four core elements: engage, explore, plan, and access/advocate. Creating organizational capacity and coping with challenges in providing peer supports will be discussed, with recommendations for training, coaching and on-going support for peers and parents. The ParentingWell practice approach will be introduced as a model for shifting the system’s paradigm to a family focus in adult mental health services.

Michael Bullis, Consultant

Thursday February 21, 2019

Blindness and Parenting - Myths, Challenges and Practical Advice

1:00-2:30pm EST

Register today! Registration is free and required for participation.

Presenters: Michael Bullis, Melissa Ann Riccobono, Imani Graham

Three blind parents discuss the how-to’s of parenting with vision loss.

  • What are the practical alternative techniques parents who are blind use to do what would otherwise be done with sight?

  • From infancy to young adult-hood, Melissa Riccobono, Imani Graham and Mike Bullis,  explain everything from changing diapers, feeding and dressing to schools, homework and transportation.

Robyn Powell, Co-Investigator

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Disability Rights and Parenting with a Disability

2:00-3:00pm EST

Link to register coming soon! Registration is free and required for participation.

Presenter: Robyn Powell

This webinar will discuss how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the rights of parents with disabilities. Parents and prospective parents with disabilities will learn about disability rights laws and their application to the child welfare system, family law, adoption and foster care, and reproductive health care. Social workers and others who support parents with disabilities will gain an understanding of the rights of parents with disabilities as well as how to how to ensure these families are afforded their rights.

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Email us at centerforparents@brandeis.edu 

Recordings of past events are available now.

National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities