Empowered Parenting Program
Empowered Parenting (EPP) provides one-to-one training for adults with developmental disabilities. At the core of this program is the concept of empowerment. Empowerment is the act of increasing an individual’s capacity to choose and achieve one’s goals independently. The Empowered Parenting Program matches clients with a Facilitator to provide weekly training on skills needed to successfully parent a child in their natural environment in order to sustain the family.
About the Program
Build new supports, navigate community resources or communicate needs with existing supports.
Creating limits and rules
Learn the steps to promote positive child behaviors and to respond appropriately to negative behaviors when they occur.
Childhood & Individual Child
Understand childhood and the individual child. Develop family meeting agendas, role-play routines, and research activities.
Provide learning activities in the home. This can include how to enroll in and navigate educational programs in the community, implement academic routines after school, or potty train a toddler.
Early childhood development
Understand and implement all aspects of child health care based on principles of early childhood development. Recognize and nurture developmental milestones.
Practice effective problem solving strategies, which promote the child’s development of higher reasoning skills, responsibility and self-esteem.
Identify healthy food items and recipes, and develop strategies to implement healthy meal plans into the child’s diet.
Prepare an emergency kit with critical supplies and information, and practice what to do in the case of an emergency.
Handling your anger
Learn how to respond to the everyday frustrations of parenting and to develop skills to communicate with the child when angry.