16th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
February 26-28, 2017 • Atlanta, GA

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2/28/2017  |   3:00 PM - 3:30 PM   |  Family Engagement – More Than a Parent on Your Team   |  Hanover B

Family Engagement – More Than a Parent on Your Team

Parent Partners bring your team full circle, but are you maximizing their skills and reach? Consider quality improvement, outreach and family engagement. Do these sound like goals you have for your program? This presentation will share numerous ways that parent partners have engaged families to improve EHDI services, provide family support and acknowledge parents for their leadership within the EHDI community.

  • Identify at least three different ways to provide family support.
  • Explain how family engagement and parent partners helped the EHDI program develop and work through QI initiatives and provide outreach for the EHDI program.
  • Describe at least 2 ways to acknowledge parent involvement and develop parent leaders.

Presentation:
15804_5745CarrieBalian.pdf

Handouts:
Handout is not Available

Transcripts:
5745.docx


Presenters/Authors

Carrie Balian (), IL Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side, cbalian@sbcglobal.net;
Carrie Balian is the mother of five children. Her oldest child, Jack, was born deaf. She is the Coordinator of Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side in Illinois. Carrie has presented to groups nationwide, co-authored several publications including the NCHAM e-book. Carrie served for two years on the EHDI meeting planning committee and is still a member of the Illinois Universal Newborn Hearing & Screening Advisory Board. Carrie has also participated as a parent professional on the NICHQ national and statewide learning collaborative teams and is also a Board Member of Illinois Hands & Voices. During this journey of representing other parents she has been recognized and awarded both nationally and locally for her support, commitment and leadership in the field. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.