DescriptionAs the NC Medicaid Transformation moves towards tailored care management models, intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) service delivery calls for providers and families to work collaboratively to improve the lives of individuals with IDDs and their families. Over the last several decades, many changes have occurred in the ways caregivers and providers have learned to work together to improve outcomes for children with disabilities. The most notable change has been the shift from services based solely on professional expertise to services that incorporate the knowledge of caregivers as part of coordinated planning on behalf of the child with special needs. Research confirms the positive benefits of caregiver-provider collaboration in the areas of education, early intervention, and medical treatment. Positive caregiver-provider partnerships benefit everyone involved: caregivers become more involved in their children’s service delivery, providers gain more insight into the strengths and challenges of the child and family, and children with disabilities feel more supported.
This workshop will focus on building a collaborative partnership between caregivers and providers to improve outcomes for children and their families. It will address the prerequisite values and attitudes needed to build such a relationship and the importance of establishing and maintaining positive communication between caregivers and providers. Difficult topics will also be discussed such as communicating difficult news to caregivers, helping caregivers accept their child’s diagnosis/disability, and helping providers understand the grief process of the caregiver. The role of caregiver and provider in developing successful interventions will be examined. Attention will be given to caregiver and provider expectations and strategies to enhance their communication.
In Collaboration With:
These presenters are supported through the partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work and the NC AHEC Program.
Group RegistrationsRegistering 5 or more participants from the same agency with one payment? Please use the paper registration form at the end of the PDF brochure. Send completed paper registrations for the full group to the Registration Team at MAHEC.
Group Rate Available$ 40.00 per person
Five or more from same agency, registering & paying at same time
(add $15 to fee if registering after June 15, 2021)
Psychologists, clinicians, teachers, families, community members, service providers, and administrators looking to improve care for individuals with IDDs
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Define effective collaboration between caregivers and providers
- Explain the prerequisite values and attitudes needed to build collaborative partnerships
- Outline strategies and interventions to promote and maintain effective partnerships
- Barbara Leach
- Tamara H. Norris, MSSW, MPA
Evidence-Based Caregiver-Provider Partnerships: Working Collaboratively with Families of Children Who Have Special Needs
6/22 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.3 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.
3.000 Contact Hours
MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 3.00 Contact Hours.
3.000 NBCC Hours
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5514. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 3.00 hours
3.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
MAHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved Provider of Category A Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. Approved for 3.00 hours Category A.