An Evidenced-Based Conceptual Framework of Parent-to-Parent Support


An essential principle that guides family-centered early intervention for children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) is that all families should be connected to social and emotional support systems (Moeller et al., 2013). Existing evidence indicates that, for parents with children who are D/HH, parent-to-parent support is a vital service not otherwise provided in our systems of care. This presentation will: (1) describe the evidence-based development, constructs and components of the conceptual framework of parent-to-parent support, and (2) provide an introduction to how Hands & Voices is utilizing the framework in their parent-to-parent support work through the Guide By Your Side Program. This is the first of two webinars on this topic. The second webinar scheduled for January 2019 will include examples of the practical application of the framework in parent-to-parent support programming that includes defining family goals and developing activities that will help families achieve their desired outcomes.

Presented by Dr. Shelia Moodie (authors Henderson, Johnson, Moodie)