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Family Support Training

February 16, 2015

The USC University Center for Excellence in the Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is offering an in-house training program for parents of children with special needs, which is part of the 1-2 year interdisciplinary training program we operate for students from up to 15 other disciplines.

Consistent with their mission as a graduate training facility, the Family Support Training Program focuses on “advanced” level training for selected experienced parents who have an interest in further developing their skills as peer support/family support professionals, family advocates or care coordination specialists. Family Support Trainees do not have to have an advanced degree but must have family support or other disability community leadership experience.

Family Support Trainees will participate with other trainees on interdisciplinary teams providing services to children seen in the UCEDD clinics and in the overall UCEDD Leadership Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (LEND) Training Program which includes lectures and community projects as well.

There will be a meeting the evening of Thursday, February 26, 2015 to introduce potential applicants to the LEND Program and go over the Family Support Application and Program requirements. Time and location will be provided when you RSVP.

Contact Fran Goldfarb, MA, Director of Family Support at 323-361-3831 or .