Parent Education

An important aspect to the program is parent education. Majority of families have no idea what type of disability their child has, what the prognosis is, what caused it, what treatment is available or how to care for their child. Due to these among many other questions on top of the negative view of disabilities within the country and culture many families feel helpless when they first come to us. Parent Education occurs every first Friday of the month and is a time for us to really pour into the families, build community and fellowship, and share a meal together. It is a day of respite away from their child with disabilities and a chance to be surrounded by other parents in a similar situation. We average 100-140 families each first Friday of the month. The topics vary from specific to special needs, to information helpful to parents or adults in general. We typically have 3 of our staff present first Bible Study followed by a health related topic from the nursing staff and lastly one of the therapy staff presents a topic.
“The parent education program has taught me how to help my child daily to have a better life.”
– Momma Wilson
“Parent education has given me information about childhood illness and how to treat my child.”
– Adam’s mom
The parent education program has helped me to know how to help my child and to love my child. This has taught me to understand and to feel better about my situation.”
Momma Viouseleida
“This program for parents has helped me to learn more about my child’s illness. I have learned how to take precautions and what to do the make my child’s life better.”
– Frandley’s Mom