Learn how to advocate for youth in need

Jul 25, 2012

People who work with non-traditional families – foster families, adoptive families, people parenting a relative’s children, etc. – are invited to attend a pair of free workshops that focus on challenges they face when working with schools and/or special education.

The Compass Health training department, in partnership with Treehouse, is offering two trainings at no charge to professionals, families and other interested parties.

The first, titled “The Family Guide to Working with Schools,” will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Participants will learn how to advocate for youth in out-of-home care.

Learn: how to be an educated advocate; effective communication; the importance of school involvement; education policies; and how the public school system works.

The second workshop, “The Family Guide to Special Education Services,” will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11..

Learn: what is considered a disability; evaluation process; behavior and discipline; Section 504/IEPs; eligibility determination.

Both workshops will be held at Sanders Training Center, 4526 Federal Ave., Building 2, Everett.

To register for either training or for questions, email compasstraining@compassh.org or call 425-349-8588.

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