FAMILY ADVOCACY

At Trailblazers Academy, every student is assigned a Family Advocate when he/she begins her educational journey at the school. 

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What does Family Advocacy promote?
 

  • Services and supports based on family-identified needs and strengths

  • Equal partnerships with families in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of services

  • Family involvement in all aspects of a child’s care


What do Family Advocates provide?
 

  • Wrap-around services for families including assistance with referrals to community resources

  • Support transitioning into post-secondary services

  • Assistance with a child’s educational process

  • Services in the home or community to ensure full participation by all family members

  • Assistance for family members to be equal partners in all levels of assessment, planning, and implementation of services for their children


What skills do Family Advocates teach?
 

  • Social and emotional skill instruction

  • Anger management skill development

  • Behavior management strategies

  • Conflict resolution

  • Mediation

  • Healthy relationship-building techniques 

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