16th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
February 26-28, 2017 • Atlanta, GA
2/28/2017 | 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM | Shared Decision-Making in Advisory Groups | Regency V
Are you a parent leader who serves on an advisory group? Are you an EHDI program leader who wants to work more effectively with the stakeholders on your advisory group? This interactive workshop will provide participants with information, tools and strategies regarding the principles that guide decision-making groups that bring together stakeholders, including parents; the important processes collaborative groups use, such as information gathering, goal-setting, planning, collaboration, and evaluation; tips to help group members be more effective; and resources.
- Participants will learn strategies to strengthen partnerships between EHDI programs, family leaders, and other stakeholders through strengthening effective participation on advisory and decision-making groups
- Participants will gain knowledge of critical principles that guide collaborative decision-making in effective advisory groups
- Participants' abilities to understand and use important group processes to garner input from key stakeholders needed to improve services will be enhanced.
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Brenda Figueroa is the Coordinator of the Statewide Parent to Parent Program at the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network in NJ; the Director of SPAN's Preventing and Addressing Obesity in Children with Special Healthcare Needs Project;and a Parent Group Specialist helping parents of children with disabilities start and run local parent groups. She previously served as a parent leadership developer on SPAN's project focused on building capacity among parents serving on NJ's County Councils on Young Children. The parent of a child with deafness/hearing loss, Brenda also serves on the NY-Mid Atlantic Consortium on Newborn Screening and Genetics (NYMAC) and NJ's EHDI Advisory Councils.