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Dynamics of Parent Engagement

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UOB Ability Hub 1 and 2

20 Lengkok Bahru

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As a job coach, transition planning coordinator or SPED school teacher, you would have to work closely with parents at times.

To better support your work, SG Enable has invited Wilfred C. Hoecke and Catherine B. Hoecke to conduct a complimentary workshop "Dynamics of Parent Engagement". This workshop will share with you insights on how to better engage parents of persons with disabilities.

Wilfred and Catherine will talk about the different family dynamics that exist within family units with persons with disabilities. You will discover practical ways to support parents through often contentious and difficult situations that may arise within these families.



Workshop Outline
- Dynamics of engaging a family
- How to address differences in expectations of parents and professionals
- How to encourage circles of support and parent-to-parent support
- Ethics of independence for persons with disabilities
- How can parents advocate for their child



About the Speakers
Wilfred C. Hoecke has a mixture of professional and avocational experience involving Parent-to-Parent (P2P) support programme in the United States as a parent of a 23-year old adult with special needs. For over 16 years, he was the Director of Family Information and Education at Family Connection where he was committed to training caregivers. In this capacity, he also oversaw South Carolina’s Family to Family Health Information Grant . He wrote curriculum, trained and evaluated statewide programs. In Singapore, Wilfred was engaged by the then Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports for training engagements for the Dads for Life movement.

Catherine B. Hoecke was an employee of Family Connection and was involved in training professionals on the best practices of Family-centered care. She also focused on training parents in advocacy, communication, conflict resolution and parenting. Catherine has led marriage seminars, together with Wilfred, for parents with special needs and for couples in faith communities over the last 14 years. Seven years ago, Catherine's focus shifted to mentoring young people in leadership and communication skills through the Institute for Cultural Communicators (www.iccinc.org) where she volunteers as area leader and works with coaches all over the world, including Singapore.


Registration Deadline: 1 November 2018

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