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Care coordination training for parents of special needs children offered
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The Kansas Special Health Care Needs program is offering a free care coordination training for parents and/or guardians of children with special health-care needs or disabilities. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas.

Care Coordination is defined as: A needs driven, team based process that values families as essential partners. Care Coordination is  intended to integrate care among multiple service providers, enhance the caregiving ability of the family, and maximize the potential of the child.  

The purpose of this training is to help parents learn:  

• How to identify a medical home 

• Techniques to organize information and find reliable resources

• How to navigate health care and insurance systems 

• Skills to increase communication and coordination between multiple providers

• How to plan early for child’s transitions 

• Ideas for coping with stress and finding support  

Lunch will be provided. Participants will be eligible to receive a $100 stipend upon completion.  

Register online at Pre-registration is required due to limited space.

For more information, contact Cassandra Sines by calling 316-573-7097 or email