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Family Voices Colorado believes that parents of children with special health care needs should not be alone when they face the scary and confusing task of securing care for their children. Every day we give parents the information and strength they need to navigate complex health care systems in order to get things like wheelchairs, oxygen, or surgery for their children. With our help, parents are able to be the heroes their children are counting on.

Introducing our new Family Navigator

Hello!

My name is Javi Dolif and I am the new Family Navigator at Family Voices Colorado.  A little bit about me, I was born and raised in Santiago, Chile, moved to Colorado in 1998. I attended the University of Northern Colorado and got my bachelors degree in Economics in 2007. I have worked within the health care system since 2012 as an advocate and educator. I have a passion for helping families and patients that are in need of assistance or need someone to be on their side.

I am very excited to be working at FVCo and I look forward to meeting you and making sure all your needs are met.

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Hola!

Mi nombre es Javi Dolif y soy la nueva Family Navigator de Family Voices Colorado. Un poco sobre mi, naci y creci en Santiago de Chile y me vine a vivir a Colorado en 1998. Fui a la Universidad de Northern Colorado y obuve mi diploma en Economia en el año 2007. He trabajado en el campo de salud desde el 2012 como educadora y promotora de  salud. Tengo una pasion por ayudar a pacientes y familias que necesitan recursos o simplemente necesitan alguien que pelee por sus causas.

Estoy muy contenta y emocionada de ser parte de la Familia de Family Voices Colorado y espero poder ayudar y poder proveer la mejor ayuda posible.

Gracias!

Project Independence – What happens after High School?

As you know, parents of teens with disabilities tend to be anxious about what will happen once high school ends.

Project Independence provides free workshops to help parents who have children with disabilities learn about options for their children once they leave high school.  The project also trains youth from ages 14-21 about their options after high school.

A disability should not hamper a person to live their life to the fullest.  We share with participants how to obtain employment in the community, assist in applying for college and vocational school, as well as support with life skills.  Statistics shows that people with disabilities earn about two-thirds of the median earnings of people without disabilities.  They are less likely to attend higher learning, and more likely to live below the poverty line.  Project Independence wants to change that.

There will be 2 strands of workshops: One for parents and one for youth.  It will be for 5 Thursdays starting October 11th ending November 8th, and a college tour on Saturday, November 3rd. The time of the workshops will be 6:00 – 6:30 for dinner, and 6:30 – 8:30 for training.  Here is a link about the project.

 

You can click this link http://www.thrivectr.org/new-events-1/ to register online.

Family Voices Resource Blast

Resource eBlast July/August 2018
Sharing Resources for Families of Children with Special Healthcare Needs
 
Back to School Checklists for CYSHCN
Back to school time is around the corner!  These checklists can help guide your planning to ensure your child/youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) has a seamless return:
Looking for ideas of adaptive back to school supplies or supplies to contribute to classrooms? Let this list of ideas get your creative juices flowing!
Online options to get started with your shopping:
Have a tween or teen entering middle school this year? How do you support your child through the tumultuous time? Check out these tips from the Family Voices IMPACT project.

Part of transitioning to a new school year is figuring out how to ease kids from the more relaxed summer days and nights into a new school routine while continuing to get good sleep. This Family Voices resource addresses the tricky intersection of adolescence, sleep, and mental health.