Parent to Parent (P2P) documents
The following are documents for Washington State P2P Coordinators.
P2P Coordinator Manual
Introduction and Table of Contents
Appendix A - Sample Forms, Tips, & Guides
- Survey Forms
- Evaluation Forms & Questionnaires
- Example: Coordinator Job Announcement/Description
- Example: Chelan Douglas Job Description
- Phone Logs and Intake Forms
- Guide For Running A Support Group - Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania
- Tips for Parent Participation and IEPs (Individual Education Plan)
- Guides & Forms for Family Advisors - Seattle Children's
- The Language of Disability: People First
Information on ACES
- Notes: “The Science of HOPE- Health Opportunities for People Everywhere” conference in Seattle, WA - April 26-27, 2017 by Susan Atkins
A. Abuse and Neglect
- Child Welfare Parent Partner Mentoring Program
- Child Welfare 2010
- Final Report UC Berkeley 2009 Evaluation of Contra Costa Parent Partners
- Parent Mentors Child Welfare
B. P2P Research
- Text-Based Peer Support - Parent to Parent Research (Robin Dobbs)
- Lessons Learned: Providing Peer Support to Culturally Diverse Families of Children with Disabilities or Special Health Care Needs (Robin L Dobbs, Dana V. Yarbrough)
- Parent-to-Parent Support Providers: How Recruits are Identified (Robin Dobbs and George H. S. Singer)
- Just Like Family: How a Community Parent Resource Center Serves Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families and Promotes Inclusive Practices (LaQuita Spivey Montgomery and George H. S. Singer)
P2P Helping Parent (HP) Training Manual
- Welcome to Holland by Emily Pearl Kingsley
- Celebrating Holland-I'm Home by Cathy Anthony
Appendix A - Other Training Materials
- Sample Training Agendas & Flyers, pt. 1
- Sample Training Agendas & Flyers, pt. 2
- Circles of Support; Belonging, & Information on Facilitation
- New Horizons, Acceptance, & Adaptation
- Kaleidoscope Wheel: A Useful Strategy for Change
- Sample Online Training Evaluation Form: Pennsylvania
P2P Helping Parent (HP) Powerpoint Manual - in Spanish
(Compiled by P2P Yakima County)
English and Spanish resource for Understood.org. Information about the school system in Special Education, stories from parents and students and much more. Easy to understand and navigate. How we can be a good advocate for our children using the same language as the professionals use.
On-Line Support Parent Trainings
Parent to Parent Contact List
See links to the right
About Parent to Parent /Ethnic Outreach
See links to the right
Parent to Parent Disability Information & Resource Brochure
See links to the right
Epilepsia en Washington
a DVD produced through a Washington State Department of Health Epilepsy grant and with a collaboration with CSHCN and P2P showing parents talking about the struggles they face. If you need copies of the DVD or have questions, click here to email Lorraine Van Brunt, Family Involvement Coordinator.
Overview of Washington State P2P Programs - This presentation was given by Susan Atkins at the P2P USA Directors Leadership Institute in September, 2013.
Using Social Media to Facilitate Peer Support - This presentation was given by Cathy Murahashi in a webinar on November 19, 2013.
- County Child Health Notes Newsletter on ACES (DRAFT)
- Five Protective Factors - By Strengthening Families
- Getting to Green: Possible Regulation and Stress Response Correlates of Interpersonal Modes Across the Lifecycle
- MCH Performance Measure Map - 2013
- Resilience - Developed by Greg Schell, Director of WSFN
- Traits that Promote or Lessen Resilience - Stress Solutions, 2003
Mindfulness & Meditation Resources - Thanks to Kate Orville for this info. The Leveys introduce readers to dozens of mindfullness and meditation techniques, skillfully organized into five categories of practice, making Mindfullness, Meditation, and Mind Fitness a very comprehensive and easy-to-use resource for inner exploration and transformation.
- Wisdom at Work - YouTube Channel for Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey
- "Resilience Through Complexity" - Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey's Keynote Speech
Through our Helping Parent program, we match parents looking for extra support with a Helping Parent, who has been trained to offer confidential, non-judgmental support and understanding. Our Helping Parents have access to a Yahoo support groups just for them, as well as leadership and advocacy opportunities throughout the year.
In addition to in-person and one-on-one support options, we're also proud to offer close to 20 virtual support groups for a variety of communities: single parents, parents of medically complex children, parents of adults, dads only, and so much more. For information about our online support options, including groups based on diagnosis, region of the county, specific life circumstances, and more, click here: http://arcofkingcounty.org/resource-guide/support-groups/support-groups-overview.html
For information about Parent to Parent in King County, including Helping Parents, click here: http://arcofkingcounty.org/services/parent-to-parent.html.
For information about services and support available for Spanish speaking families, click here: http://arcofkingcounty.org/resource-guide/support-groups/support-groups-overview.html
For African American community support contact Richard Mullen at 206-829-7036 OR RMullen@arcofkingcounty.org
Skagit P2P Helping Parent Training - Presented by Heather Milliren, Skagit County P2P on April 29, 2015. NOTE: This is for reference only and not to be copied by other programs.
- Active Listening Activities - to accompany Skagit P2P HP "Communication" section
Links to various video clips that were a part of this presentation:
- WA Parent to Parent Video series on YouTube
- Brene Brown's "Empathy vs. Sympathy"
- "Welcome to Holland" poem by Emily Perl Kingsley as performed by Ron Silcock
- "Welcome to Holland" poem by Emily Perl Kingsley (with nice visuals and background music)
- 'Sunshine After the Storm" how P2P can help by Rachel Nemhauser
There are many different visualizations on YouTube for "Welcome to Holland". This is just a sample of what's available.
- Delta Gamma Helping Parent Clip: Phone Scenario 1: "What Not To Do" (Scroll through various video clips on this page to find it)
“Welcome to Vegas”, by Tracie Hoppis parent from Yakima-"When Andy was diagnosed with Autism, our lives were anything but serene and peaceful. Sleepless nights, wild tantrums and marathon meltdowns, food phobias, restrictive and repetitive behaviors, invisible “triggers”, and daily sensory overload. I think our lives more closely resembled Las Vegas! "
Finally, Karlene Umbaugh of Whatcom P2P uses mini containers of Playdough as a hands on activity during her training. She sets these out on the table and asks that each participant shape the Playdough into an animal that best represents themselves. Toward the end of the training she allows time for each participant to explain their animal. This offers insight about that participant for her to keep in mind when making a match.
If you have questions about the above Skagit or Whatcom County materials, please contact them directly. Click here for their contact information.
Go To Meetings and Coordinator Training Webinars
NOTES: Coordinators Training Go to Meeting February 8, 2017 facilitated by Susan Atkins
Evaluation Tools from:
Yakima in English (in Spanish), Thurston, King (# 1 Event Evaluation - # 2 Helping Parent Training Evaluation - # 3 Feedback Monkey Survey - # 4 June Survey Results - # 5 Support Group Evaluation)
NOTES: P2P Coordinators Training Yakima September 24th-25th 2017 (Table of Content)
1) P2P Training 9-25-17 Agenda-day 1
2) P2P Training 9-26-17 Agenda-day 2
3) Holland attachment
4) Follow-up ideas from training (Tracie Hoppis) Yakima
5) Telling Your Story Attachment
6) Telling Your Story with a Purpose Facilitator Guide and Curriculum
7) P2P Yakima Training Sept 2017 Partners4Housing flyer Pam Blanton
8) Notes from the 2017 September Coordinators Training
9) Training Input for WAStateP2P Sept 2017 Yakima
10) WA State Child Health Notes October 2017
Conference Call Notes
Apple Health, Private Insurance and DD Waivers...Who's Got You Covered (Informing Families)
Personal Care Services (for undocumented) and those not served by DDA
P2P Connection Newsletter issue 71 - Travis Alert Law
Article: "Life After High School, ten skills to teach your child" by Diane Adreon, M.A.
From Pennsylvania P2P: The Importance of and Tips on Matching
Personal Style Inventory - Source: David Merrill & Roger Reid, Personal Styles and Effective Performance
New IFS Waiver DDA documents
Peer Mentoring Waiver Service DDA written by State P2P Coordinator Susan Atkins
Resources for Every Day Help: The Arc of Tri-Cities/P2P Program
(ABA info; Potty Training; Sensory; Eating Issues; Getting Haircut; Going to the Dentist; Sleep Issues; Tummy Issues; Diet & Nutritional Therapy; Communication; Blood Draws; Vision Therapy; Seizures; IEP Help; School/Community/Peer Training About Autism; Sibling Education & Support)
Autism with 2018 Online Lectures: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/classes-community/current-class-offerings/autism-200-series/#resources (main link)
Online lectures: 2016 LECTURES
Autism 201: The State of Autism in 2016 - Raphael Bernier, PhD, and Jim Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP
Autism 202: Addressing Challenging Behavior Part 1 of 2: Use of Applied Behavior Analysis to Assess and Treat Disruptive Behavior - Eric Boelter, PhD, BCBA-D
Autism 203: Addressing Challenging Behavior Part 2 of 2: Strategies for Home and School - Nancy Rosenberg, PhD, BCBA-D
Autism 204: Helping Children with Autism who Struggle with Restrictive Eating: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improving Mealtimes - Danielle Dolezal, PhD, BCBA-D
Autism 205: Understanding Developmental Disability Administration (DDA): New Pathways to the Future - Ed Holen, executive director, Developmental Disabilities Council
Autism 206: Transition to Adulthood – Community-Based Housing Options for Adults with Disabilities Instructors: Vicki Isett and Pam Blanton, Community Homes, Inc.
Autism 207: Transition to Adulthood – Connecting to Vocational, Educational, Social and Wellness Resources Instructors: Ben Wahl, MSW, Aspiring Youth, and Therese Vafaeezadeh, ARNP
Autism 208: Transition to Adulthood – Social-Sexuality Education for Young People with Autism Instructor: Britta Saltonstall, PhD, BCBA
Autism 209: Multicultural Issues and Autism Spectrum Disorder Instructors: Robin Tatsuda, MSW, ARC of King County, and Sayaka Omori, MEd, Open Doors for Multi-Cultural Families
Autism 210: Benefits of Mindfulness Instructors: James Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP, and Felice Orlich, PhD
Autism 211: In Our Own Words: A Panel of Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder Gary Stobbe, MD, director the University of Washington Adult Autism Clinic
On-Line lectures: 2017 LECTURES
Autism 201: The State of Autism in 2017 With Jim and Raphe Instructors: Raphael Bernier, PhD, and Jim Mancini, MS, CCC-SLP
Autism 202: Autism Genetics: What Parents Should Know Instructors: Heather Mefford, MD, and Jennifer Gerdts, PhD
Autism 203: Making Friends on the Playground: Social Skills Support in School Instructor: Jill Locke, PhD
Autism 204: Parent Training to Address Problem Behaviors of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder Instructor: Karen Bearss, PhD
Autism 205: Autism and Police: Staying Safe Together Facilitator: Robin Tatsuda, MSW
Autism 206: Transition to Adulthood: Finding a Job Instructors: Richard Wilson, MPA, and Maureen Roberts, MEd, CRC
Autism 207: Transition to Adulthood: Keeping a Job Instructors: Gina Solberg, CESP, and Abbey Lawrence, MEd, BCBA
Autism 208: Screening for ASD: A Preventative Intervention Approach (video not yet available) Instructor: Lisa Ibanez, PhD
Autism 209: Early Intervention in Autism: An Overview of the Seattle Children’s Autism Center Model Instructor: Mendy Minjarez, PhD
Autism 210: Autism From a Sibling’s Perspective: A Panel Discussion Facilitator: Tammy Mitchel, sister; manager, Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center
You can view all Autism 200 Series lectures from the past two years on the Autism 200 Series playlist.
Additional Autism resources:
For additional resources, visit the Autism Center Resources page or The Autism Blog, authored by Seattle Children's Autism Center. The world of autism spectrum disorders is constantly changing and we at Seattle Children’s Autism Center are eager to share with parents and caregivers what we continue to learn. The Autism Blog is designed to be a resource on autism as well as to give you an opportunity to comment on our posts and engage with our experts.
Summer Camp Resource Guide from Seattle Children's Center for Children with Special Needs
Children with Special Health Care Needs or On-going Healthcare Needs:
Care Notebook Documents and Forms (Organize Your Child's Healthcare Information)
- Track appointments, clinic information, diet, behavior and more!
*Please email Hanna.Abrahamson@seattlechildrens.org if you would like to request one copy of English and one of Spanish Resource Guide for your organization. If you would like to pick up more copies from our office, please contact us with at least two weeks notice. Budget constraints prohibit bulk mailing of Resource Guide.
- County specific resources for families of children with special needs
- Download and print to use with families
Resource Guide (formerly Starting Point Guide) for children with special health care needs is now available!
- Directory of statewide resources for advocacy, child care, dental, diagnosis, financial help, insurance, mental and behavioral health and more
- Tips and information on care for children with special health care needs
- Available in English and Spanish*
Grief and Loss Resource Information:
Lion King story
Healthy Relationship and Sexuality Education Resource Information:
The Arc of King County received grant to provide healthy relationship and sexuality education to students with I/DD as well as staff a Resource Line for individuals with disabilities, their families, and community to ask questions, find resources, and develop strategies that promote healthy and safe interpersonal relationships including intimate relationships. You can contact our "Relationships & Sexuality Resource Line" at 206.829.7059 any time.
- FLASH Comprehensive sexual health education curriculum from King County-FLASH is a widely used comprehensive sexual health education curriculum developed by Public Health - Seattle & King County and designed to prevent teen pregnancy, STDs, and sexual violence. FLASH is available for elementary, middle, high school and special education classrooms.
- The foundation of our program is built from the curriculum developed by Theresa Fears, MSW at The Arc of Spokane titled "Healthy Relationships Workbook". Theresa is VERY giving with her knowledge and resources!
Sexuality and DD Talking with Your Kids: Developmental Disability and Sexuality Online Courses with Katherine McLaughlin
- We Understand the Challenges of Addressing Sexuality with People with Developmental Disabilities. Learn the skills you need to teach the people you care about, work with, or live with about sexuality education. We have online training, curriculum, and live workshops to help staff, educators, direct support professionals navigate the topic of sexuality.
Adolescent Transition Resources (Seattle's Childrens)
- Checklist for Transitioning to Adult Health Care (Spanish version)- Created by parents for parents to help understand what may lie ahead in planning for transitioning their child to an adult healthcare provider
- Transitioning to Adult Health Care Poster - Use at health fairs, transition events or other gatherings, a partner piece to above checklist
- Planning for Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities- resources for high school transition, legal issues, and employment
Transition (Children's Village-Yakima)
Transition in Spanish (Children's Village-Yakima)
Transition to Adulthood and Financial Planning (Arc of Tri-Cities)
Walla Walla Transition Checklist (Walla Walla Valley Disability Network)