IN-HOME PARENT TRAINING
&
COMMUNITY BASED SUPPORT SERVICES

Bridging Lives' In-Home/Parent Training goal is to provide parents and families with the necessary skills and techniques to assist their child with the on-going development and maintenance of skills and behaviors. Through a variety of training opportunities, parents will receive information, strategies, techniques, and skills pertinent to the needs of their child.
In-Home Parent Training includes, but is not limited to:

•   Modeling instructional techniques in various environments including home and community

•   Creating and implementing behavior management systems

•   Recommending ways to alter the environment to promote effective functioning

•   Creating and implementing structured routines

•   Utilizing peers/family members to facilitate small group participation

•   Direct intervention with the child

Our In-Home/parent training and family support services can enhance family functionality, family development and family growth as a unit


Support Services Include:

    Management of Leisure time  -  working with the student to develop skills that enable the child to entertain him or                                                                 herself appropriately without adult supervision.

     Socialization Training  -  working with the family to help the child develop appropriate skills and behavior in public.

    Individual Support  -  preparing the child to be healthy and productive by developing self-seteem.

    Family Support  -  working with the family to develop a functional family unit.

    Family Dynamics Training  -  providing training for the family to determine family values, goals and expectations (more                                                             intensive than family support).

    Generalization Training  -  training the child and family to use a behavior management plan outside the structured,                                                        educational environment.  This training may include modeling parenting skills.

    Peer Support Group  -  working with a group of students to develop appropriate interaction skills.

    Respite Care  -  providing relief to parents and family with intermittent, short-term care (e.g., weekends, during school                                    holidays, etc.) see respite services for more information.