Subject: Parent Training
Source: Heidi Atkins Lieberman, Assistant Commissioner
Intended Audience: Directors of Special Education and other special
Date: October 22, 2007
MPACT is Missouri's OSEP-funded statewide parent training and information
center serving parents of children with all disabilities and working with
public and private agencies, parent groups, professional organizations and
advocacy groups. MPACT offers a venue of training workshops to assist
families in understanding the special education process and parental rights
and responsibilities; to develop effective advocacy practices for their
children; and receive information on issues such as bullying and positive
behavior intervention as well as specific disabilities. Training schedules
may be accessed at the web site or by contacting the state office.
Positive Behavior Interventions: Developed and recently updated by PACER,
this training has been federally vetted by OSEP. Parents and teachers will
learn a different way to think about problem behavior.
More often than not behaviors are a form of communication. With this
training you will learn the importance of a Functional Behavioral
Assessment, how to reinforce positive behavior as well as how to develop a
Positive Behavior Support Plan.
Bullying: This workshop is designed to introduce parents and professionals
to a range of intervention strategies for the child who is the target of
bullying that can be used by the parent, the parent and child, and the
family and school. It is intended as a general guideline, across all
disabilities and age groups, for the development of a plan to address the
unique needs of the individual child.
Effective Advocacy: The focus of this training is effective communication
and the importance of working collaboratively to solve problems. Provides
strategies to families to increase communication that includes record
keeping, building school family relationships and meeting facilitation.
To schedule trainings at your schools for parents and staff call the state
office at 800-743-7634 and ask for Connie. To view all of MPACT's services
and resources visit the MPACT web site:
www.ptimpact.com. To receive MPACT's enewsletter please send your
request to be added to our list serve to