Connected Parents Are Confident Navigating Systems
Study shows a marked increase in confidence levels of parents after they are matched with a trained support parent
Monday July 23rd at 10:00 AM

Coordinating care for your child with special healthcare needs can be a full time job. There are often multiple medical and educational appointments and meetings to juggle, as well as completing all of the necessary paperwork. Additionally, parents typically have other responsibilities such as work, finances, other children and their own health and well-being. Using a tool called “Care Mapping” you can better understand how to balance all of your responsibilities AND improve communication with your child’s healthcare and education teams. In doing so, parents often find that members of their child’s teams are able to assist with these responsibilities
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Impact Report: Did You Know?
A study of Family Voices of Minnesota’s CONNECTED Parent to Parent Peer Support Program revealed that parents receiving our services reported a 44% increase in their confidence accessing community services such as medical assistance, home care and recreational opportunities.
Article: Families of Children With
Medical Complexity: A View
From the Front Lines
Carolyn Allshouse, a Meg Comeau, MHA, b Rylin Rodgers, BA, c Nora Wells, MSEdd
“Keeping all children and families at the heart of our health care financing policy decisions at all levels is the only way to have an American health care system that works for both the healthy and the most vulnerable.” 
Reaching Families on Facebook
Social media is a powerful way for families to connect and share information. It can also be scary figuring out who to trust. Family Voices of MN Connected takes our social media presence seriously. Follow us on Facebook to find reliable information, resources and articles on monthly topics. Check out two posts from our July campaign: Transition.
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Education, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) & 504 Plans
Other Resources of Interest
Is Hosting a Webinar
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 10 to 11 a.m. Pacific Time; 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern Time
"Join us for a lively discussion on the article  Care Coordination for Children with Medical Complexity: Whose Care Is It, Anyway?  The lead author and experts in the field will review the article's key content and discuss why care coordination is vital to improving the system of care. We suggest attendees read the article prior to the event. Audience Q&A is highly encouraged. Attendees can listen via web or phone."