"We seek to meet the needs of parents caring for children with disabilities." 

Trainings for Parents of Children With Special Healthcare Needs

Parent Leadership Training (Module 3), March 11, 2021 from 6:00-7:30pm

Hosted By: MCDHHS Division of Public Health, Children & Youth Branch

Topic: Critical Elements of Collaboration: 

"Define Collaboration as it Relates to Parent Leadership & Collaboration in Various Settings"

Parent Leadership Training (Module 2),  NEW DATE: March 18, 2021 from 6:00-7:30pm 

Hosted By: NCDHHS Division of Public Health, Children & Youth Branch.
Topic: "(MAPS) Making Action Plans System: Create an Action Plan Related to Building Parent Leaders"

Parent Training: Saturday, March 27th from 11:00am-12:30pm

Hosted By: Trusted Parents

Topic: Understanding Guardianship and the Alternative: "The Fundamental Principles"

When you have a child with special healthcare needs, navigating the systems for services and resources can be challenging.


Trusted Parents offers a variety of trainings to empower parents and caregivers, to help navigate some of these services. These training sessions are offered both live online via Zoom for three or more, or in person for groups of 4 or more.


Most of our trainings are FREE and the schedule varies from month to month. Our current online trainings are listed below. Please fill out the Training Request Form to reserve your spot, for future trainings. We will notify you, when a new training opens for registration.


In-person trainings can be scheduled for groups of 4 or more. These training are FREE to parents and caregivers in the Mecklenburg County area; however, a fee may apply to agencies. To schedule group training/workshop, please fill out the Workshop Request FormIf you are part of an agency that is outside of the Mecklenburg area, Trusted Parents can provide training/workshop; however, a fee for training time, travel time, mileage and travel accommodations, if needed, may apply. (Currently, due to COVID-19,we are no longer accepting request for in-person group training)


To learn more about other training opportunities, please contact Kiona Ross at [email protected] or call 980-229-7253

Available Parent Trainings:

  • Parent Leadership Training
  • Mentor Parent Training
  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers
  • Alternatives to Guardianship
  • IEP vs. 504 Understanding the Difference
  • Understanding & Building an Effective IEP 
  • Effective Communication

Please fill out the Training Request Form to reserve your spot.