Facilitated by Continuity Care, Support Groups such as Senior Parent to Parent and Transitions meet to discuss and explore common issues related to having a son, daughter or sibling with a disability. Family members take comfort they are not alone, and can learn together about potential solutions.
PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS
The focus of our parent support groups are for parents (and caregivers) of a child with an intellectual disability. It's an opportunity for parents who have children of all ages and stages to come together and share their stories and experiences - no matter where their child may be living (in the family home, in a home of their own or in a community residence) and whether they are in school, have a job, volunteering or are supported by a residential or day program. There will be time for informal sharing and connecting, mixed with opportunities to learn about resources and information on topics that are of interest to the group. As always, there will be refreshments to enjoy during the meetings.
A daytime group that meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 10:00am to noon at 120 Maryland Street in the main floor boardroom.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 10am to noon
Thursday, June 15 meeting to be rescheduled and announced. There will be no meetings in July or August.
Those interested in an evening meeting please call our office at (204)779-1679.
THE FOCUS IS ON ADULT SIBLINGS.....
Siblings share a special bond and just like parents who have children with disabilities; siblings also are in need of special attention, understanding and support. Most of all, these siblings need to be recognized for their unique contribution to the family system. (Brothers & Sisters, 2006)
As part of Continuity Care's strategic plan, we are offering focus groups for adult siblings who have a brother or sister with a disability.
The goals of these focus groups are:
- To bring adult siblings together to share their stories and experiences
- To identify the specific issues and challenges that they are facing
- To strategize as to what resources and supports can be accessed and developed
- To create an opportunity for adult siblings to make some connections and know that they are not alone in this very unique role in the family
The next Adult Siblings
Thursday, June 8, 2017
7:00-9:00 pm at 120 Maryland
OTHER CONTINUITY CARE PROGRAMS
Community Information and Connections Program: Continuity Care responds to requests for information and can connect families with community resources that can help. By just being there, a valuable service is provided to families of disabled persons whenever the need arises.
Outreach and Education Program: Continuity Care staff speak at conferences, schools, and rural community forums. They offer workshops on how to prepare and plan for the ongoing needs of the individual with an intellectual disability.
Family Supports Program: This program is for families who need detailed information, contacts and hands- on coaching as they navigate the social service system.
Long Term Quality of Life Support Program: Continuity Care staff is committed to keeping in contact with the individual with an intellectual disability throughout his/her lifetime to ensure the life plans set out with the parents are honored.