Supportive Parenting is an approach to helping families headed by a parent(s) with cognitive challenges. It involves working long term, building on a family's strengths, in order to promote competence and sustain independence. It is based on:
Respect for parents and the strong emotional bond between parents and their children.
Regarding parents as a resource, not a problem.
Support directed to the family as a whole rather than to individual members.
Enabling parents to feel in control and experience being competent.
Building on a family's strengths.
Supporting families in the context of their own extended families, neighborhoods and communities.
Engaging parents as active partners in service planning and as equals in choices and decisions affecting their family.
Main line: (401) 456-8072
7-1-1 or 1-800-745-5555 RI Relay TTY
7-1-1 or 1-866-355-9214 RI Relay TTY Espanol
Mitzie and Iraida are available to provide technical assistance and offer professional develo9pment workshops to agencies supporting parents with cognitive challenges. Call or email for more information and applicable fees.