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Results for Family Support:

 

Amy Whichello

 

Title:

Parent to Parent Contact for Caldwell County

Company:

Family Support Network / HOPE Network
  

Address:

8 Park Avenue
Granite Falls, NC 28630
  

Office:

828-757-8632 x400

E-mail:

awhichello@charter.net
  

Biography:

This local Family Support Network Parent to Parent program can provide a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences. This program provides Foster Parent training and cosponsors support groups throughout the area. Resources available for Spanish (828-438-6540 ext 2) and Hmong speakers (828-433-2825).
  
 

Andi Ives

 

Title:

Program Coordinator

Company:

Family Support Network of Greater Greensboro
  

Address:

801 Green Valley Road
Greensboro, NC 27408
  

Office:

336-832-6507

E-mail:

andivesfsn@aol.com
  

Biography:

This local Family Support Network Parent to Parent program can provide a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences. They offer a Mom's Group that meets monthly except in the summer, NICU Family Support, sibshops for siblings of children with special needs six times a year, and a quarterly Down Syndrome Support Group. This program participates in the NC Foster Family Project. (Counties Served: Guilford, Randolph, Alamance, and Rockingham)
  
 

Ann Parker

 

Title:

Program Coordinator

Company:

Parents as Partners / Family Support Network of Greater Forsyth
  

Address:

4505 Shattalon Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
  

Office:

336-924-5301

E-mail:

aparker@parentstogether.com
  

Biography:

This local Family Support Network Parent to Parent program can provide a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences. Their Special Touch program support at Baptist Medical Center and Forsyth Medical Center through hospital visitation and Chat & Snacks where parents with children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and/or Pediatric Intensive Care Unit can meet for support. Sibshops are offered six times a year. Spanish speaking support parents are available. Medical and Education students may be matched with families with children with special needs for professional development. (Counties Served: Forsyth, Davie)
  
 

Beth Cooper, ITFS, M.Ed

 

Title:

Infant Family Specialist

Company:

Wake Med Hospital to Home Intervention Program
  

Office:

919.50.5823

E-mail:

becooper@wakemed.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Beth's current emphasis is working with premature infants and their families in Wake Meds Hospital to Home Intevention Program.
  
 

Brenda Boberg

 

Title:

Executive Director

Company:

Family Support Network of Eastern NC
  

Address:

DEC, Irons Building Oglesby Drive
Greenville, NC 27858
  

Office:

(800) 376-4494

E-mail:

bobergb@mail.ecu.edu
  

Biography:

This local Family Support Network Parent to Parent program can provide a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences. Their services include family resource information, nurturing classes, support parent training, workshops for siblings of children with disabilities, home visitation, neonatal intensive care unit and cardiac family support groups, and a lending library. (Counties Served: Beaufort, Bertie, Hyde, Martin, & Pitt, will accept calls from Martin and Greene though not officially served. Serves families from any location that have children treated at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Hospital contact number is 252-847-5120.)
  
 

Cathy Hedgepeth

 

Title:

MA, HSP-PA

Company:

Triangle Parenting Support
  

Address:

280 W, Millbrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
  

Office:

919-800-1959

E-mail:

cathyhedgepeth@triangleparentingsupport.com
  

Biography:

The 3 therapists at Triangle Parenting Support can assist individuals of all ages, but specialize in serving clients ages birth to 10 who are struggling with emotional and social issues. They provide formal and informal assessment, therapy, and support for families. One clinician is a registered play therapist and the other two clinicians have extensive experience providing parent support and intervention with preschool aged children. Additionally the therapists are skilled in addressing children?s needs through group work and offer educational support for parents and teachers through a variety of workshops.
  
 

Danica Cullinan

 

Title:

Coordinator of Family Support Programs

Company:

Learning Together
  

Office:

919.856.5203

E-mail:

danicacullinan@learningtogether.org
  

Biography:

WATCH, Advocacy, social inclusion, family involvement, family dynamics, cultural differences pertaining to special needs, ESL
  
 

Darcy Laskowsky

 

Title:

Program Coordinator

Company:

Family Support Network of Southern Piedmont
  

Address:

PO Box 1367
Concord, NC 28026
  

Office:

(800) 650-6526

E-mail:

darcyl@ctc.net
  

Biography:

This local Family Support Network can provide a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences. This program participates in the FSN-NC Foster Family Project and has a small resource library. (Counties Served: Cabarrus, Rowan, Stanly, & Union)
  
 

Deborah Jeffress

 

Title:

Parent Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment

E-mail:

djeffress@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include literacy and social emotional development.
  
 

Derisha Brooks

 

Title:

Teacher/Parent Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7972

E-mail:

dbbrooks@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Derisha has her master's degree in education and has a specific interest in working with children with autism.
  
 

Donna Spence

 

Title:

Director of Community Programs

Company:

Learning Together
  

Address:

568 E. Lenoir Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
  

Office:

919.508.0740

E-mail:

donna@learningtogether.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Member. Donna specializes in Developmental Therapy.
  
 

Donna Wishon

 

Title:

Company:

Family Support Network Stokes Partnership for Children
  

Address:

PO Box 2319
King, NC 27021
  

Office:

(800) 559-5606

E-mail:

stokesfsn@earthlink.net
  

Biography:

This local Family Support Network Parent to Parent program can provide a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences. Stokes FSN offers a post-adoption support group and a non-parental support for grandparents, siblings, uncles, aunts, and other non-parental caregiver giving care for a relative child. Grief support groups may be offered as needed. The program also has a resource library for families.
  
 

Dorothy Thompson

 

Title:

Parent as Teachers Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7801

E-mail:

dsthompson@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Edla Privette

 

Title:

Parents As Teachers Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919856.7788

E-mail:

eprevette@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Program Participant.
  
 

Elizabeth Worley

 

Title:

Parents As Teachers Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7794

E-mail:

eworley@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Family Support Network of Orange, Durham & Person Counties

 

Title:

Company:

Family Support Network of Orange, Durham, & Person
  

Address:

115 Market Street, Suite 201
Durham, NC 27701-3221
  

Office:

919-560-5600 x247

E-mail:

coordinator@fsn.odp.org
  

Biography:

This local Family Support Network Parent to Parent program can provide a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences. Call Lisa Knelson at (919) 419-1011 for a parent match. Spanish speaking callers can reach Laura Price at 919-560-5600 x 236. This program participates in the FSN-NC Foster Family Project. Support groups available for families of children with special needs. Parent to parent child care network matches parents of children with special needs in Durham who are in currently in child care with parents of children with special needs who are looking for child care and would like to discuss options. Contact Beth Hutson 919-479-7898 for information about the child care information program.
  
 

Gwen Capers-Singleton

 

Title:

Program Coordinator

Company:

Family Support Network of Mecklenburg County
  

Address:

2824 North Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28205
  

Office:

704-537-9962

E-mail:

gwen@arcmeck.org
  

Biography:

This local Family Support Network Parent to Parent program can provide a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences. The program also offers educational workshops on various topics of interest, information and referral service, and a lending library. Hospital outreach is available at Carolinas Medical Center and support for families with children that are hospitalized. The program provides consulting around advocacy and on-site advocacy assistance. Sibshops for siblings and marriage workshops for families with children with special needs are available. Support services are available for the Latino community including a support group and marriage workshops for Latino families with children with special needs.
  
 

Irene Gouge

 

Title:

Owner

Company:

Loving Lessons Pediatric Sleep Consulting
  

Office:

919-414-2978

E-mail:

lovinglessons@yahoo.com
  

Biography:

Pediatric sleep consultant
  
 

Janice Adomavicius

 

Title:

Family Guidance Administrator

Company:

Lucy Daniels Center
  

Office:

919.677.1459

E-mail:

jadomavicius@lucydanielscenter.org
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Jessica Watt

 

Title:

Program Coordinator

Company:

Family Support Network of Edgecombe-Nash / Parents as Partners
  

Address:

215 Lexington Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27802
  

Office:

252-985-4300 x 233

E-mail:

jwatt@depc.org
  

Biography:

This local Family Support Network Parent to Parent program can provide a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences.
  
 

John Panepinto

 

Title:

Parents As Teachers Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7802

E-mail:

jpanepinto@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: social emotional issues, attachment issues, parenting skills.
  
 

Joyce Tabor

 

Title:

Program Coordinator

Company:

Family Support Network / Families F.I.R.S.T.
  

Address:

351 Wagoner Dr. Suite 140
Fayetteville, NC 28303
  

Office:

910-868-8811 x267

E-mail:

familiesfirst@ccpfc.org
  

Biography:

This local Family Support Network Parent to Parent program can provide a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences. Support for families with children in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit (NICU) at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. The program co-sponsors monthly support groups for families with children with mental illness/behavioral and emotional problems and families with children with hearing impairments. Parent workshops montly on issues like inclusion, caring for children with special needs, stresses of parenthood, etc. (Counties Served: Cumberland -Serves Cumberland County but will accept calls from anyone in the regional area and attempt to assist.)
  
 

Kaaren Hayes

 

Title:

Program Coordinator

Company:

FSN of the High Country - Parent to Parent Program
  

Address:

150 Den-Mac Drive
Boone, NC 28607
  

Office:

828-262-6089

E-mail:

hayeskl@appstate.edu
  

Biography:

This local Family Support Network Parent to Parent program can provide a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences. FSN of the High Country works with other local organizations to sponsor community trainings. There are support groups for families with children with emotional or behavioral challenges in Watauga and Avery County. (Counties Served: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Watauga and Wilkes)
  
 

Karen Beavers, M.Ed

 

Title:

Owner, Family Consultant

Company:

Developmental Discoveries
  

Address:

307 S. Salem Street, Suite 101
Apex, NC 27502
  

Office:

919.418.7175

E-mail:

developmentaldiscoveries@gmail.com
  

Biography:

Karen's areas of interests and expertise include autism and relationshiip development intervention, as well as improving family quality of life.
  
 

Karen Buchanan

 

Title:

Parent Educator

Company:

Project Elightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7792

E-mail:

kbuchanan@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Karen is employed at Project Enlightenment as the Demonstration preschool Family/Child Suport Coordinator, a Parents as Teachers Parent Educator and Licensed Pyschological Associate. She has worked as a diagnostician and therapist addressing development issues with children birth to kindergarten age. Her areas of expertise and interest include couseling around parenting issues, Infant and Toddler special needs, and parent education and support for families who have children in the DPS.
  
 

Linda Carothers

 

Title:

Parent Educator (PAT)

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7799

E-mail:

lcarothers@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include home visiting birth to three year olds.
  
 

Lisa Knelson

 

Title:

Parent to Parent Matches

Company:

Family Support Network of Orange, Durham, & Person
  

Address:

115 Market Street, Suite 201
Durham, NC 27701-3221
  

Office:

919-560-5600 x247

E-mail:

vikingknel@aol.com
  

Biography:

This local Family Support Network Parent to Parent program can provide a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences. Call Lisa Knelson at (919) 419-1011 for a parent match. Spanish speaking callers can reach Laura Price at 919-560-5600 x 236. This program participates in the FSN-NC Foster Family Project. Support groups available for families of children with special needs. Parent to parent child care network matches parents of children with special needs in Durham who are in currently in child care with parents of children with special needs who are looking for child care and would like to discuss options. Contact Beth Hutson 919-479-7898 for information about the child care information program.
  
 

Lynne Johnston

 

Title:

Parents As Teacher Educator, LCSW

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.2798

E-mail:

ljohnston@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Mary Dodge-Smith, LCSW

 

Title:

Parent Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment

E-mail:

mdodge-smith@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Mary has 32 years of experience with clinical issues. Parent education for parents of toddlers and children under 6 are her main interests. She has been involved in developing several curricula for various workshops and courses for this population.
  
 

Melanie Long

 

Title:

Parent to Parent Contact for Catawba County

Company:

Family Support Network / HOPE Network
  

Address:

575 19th Ave. Dr. NW
Hickory, NC 28601
  

Office:

828-850-5718

E-mail:

fsn@charter.net
  

Biography:

This local Family Support Network Parent to Parent program can provide a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences. This program provides Foster Parent training and cosponsors support groups throughout the area. Resources available for Spanish (828-438-6540 ext 2) and Hmong speakers (828-433-2825).
  
 

Nancy Hyde Scherr

 

Title:

Early Literacy Specialist

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.831.3886

E-mail:

nscherr@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: early literacy, teaching strategies, training design.
  
 

Nancy Micca

 

Title:

Program Coordinator

Company:

Family Support Network of Greater Greensboro
  

Address:

801 Green Valley Road
Greensboro, NC 27408
  

Office:

336-832-6507

E-mail:

nancymic@aol.com
  

Biography:

This local Family Support Network Parent to Parent program can provide a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences. They offer a Mom's Group that meets monthly except in the summer, NICU family support, sibshops for siblings of children with special needs six times a year, and a quarterly Down Syndrome Support Group. This program participates in the NC Foster Family Project. (Counties Served: Guilford, Randolph, Alamance, and Rockingham)
  
 

Patti Beardsley

 

Title:

Resource and Supports Program Manger

Company:

Wake County Human Services- Developmental Disability Services
  

Address:

401 E. Whitaker Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27608
  

Office:

919.857.9111

E-mail:

pbeardsley@co.wake.nc.us
  

Biography:

  
 

Paula McGee

 

Title:

Parents As Teachers Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7774

E-mail:

pmcgee@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include Ages and Stages curriculum, educational activities.
  
 

Rachel Pack

 

Title:

Mgt. Team Leader

Company:

First in Families of Wake County

E-mail:

onetrdrop@aol.com
  

Biography:

Rachel is a mother of a child with cerebral palsy and the leader of the Wake County Cerebral Palsy Support Group. She also works as the Management Team Leader for First in Families of Wake County. She chairs the Community Bridging Committee. Rachel is very interested in advocacy, services, and family support resources for families with children with special needs.
  
 

Rene Morrison

 

Title:

Program Director

Company:

Family Support Network of Wake County
  

Address:

P.O. Box 5567
Cary, NC 27512-5567
  

Office:

919-662-4600x257

E-mail:

rene@familysupportonline.com
  

Biography:

This local Family Support Network Parent to Parent program can provide a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences. This program offers a support group for parents of children aged birth to three, a Fathers' Group and Sibling Workshops.
  
 

Ron Elmore, Ann Marie Elmore

 

Title:

Owners

Company:

Preemies & Associates, LLC
  

Address:

2908 Concerto Court
Apex, NC 27539
  

Office:

919-363-7585

E-mail:

ron.elmore@preemiesaa.com
  

Biography:

Preemies & Associates (PAA) is an early intervention agency specializing in supporting the unique needs of infants and toddlers born prematurely, small for gestational age, medically fragile or with genetic conditions such as Down Syndrome. PAA's CBRS staff are experts in addressing self-regulation, feeding and sleep concerns; as well as strategies for supporting language, motor, cognitive and social development of all infants and toddlers. Individual staff members bring additional expertise in areas such as global developmental delays, sensory-processing disorders and behavioral concerns secondary to language delays. Supporting families as a partner and as a resource is the cornerstone of PAA's services. Staff participates in on-going continuing education, journal clubs and monthly in-service training provided by PAA's Clinical Director, Ann Marie Elmore. Ann Marie is a neonatal physical therapist with over 25 years experience working with premature and other high risk infants in the NICU and home. PAA is happy to provide families with an individual bio on any staff member to help them select the best provider for their child. For more information about Preemies and Associates please visit our website at www.preemiesaa.com
  
 

Roxann Colwell

 

Title:

Program Coordinator

Company:

Family Support Network of Western NC
  

Address:

14 Victoria Road, Suite 103
Asheville, NC 28801
  

Office:

(888) 810-2800 x2

E-mail:

roxann.colwell@msj.org
  

Biography:

This local Family Support Network Parent to Parent program can provide a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences. The program offers a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) support group, a Haywood county support group, a Madison county support group, and an Inclusion support group for parents interested in learning more about inclusion. Family Support Network of Western North Carolina also holds training for support parents, has an annual family fun day and publishes a quarterly newsletter. (Counties Served: Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Transylvania & Yancey)
  
 

Sheryl Ewing

 

Title:

Program Coordinator

Company:

Family Support Network of Southeastern NC
  

Address:

4701-1 Wrightsville Ave., Bldg. 1
Wilmington, NC 28403-6916
  

Office:

(877) 749-7011

E-mail:

fsnsenc@earthlink.net
  

Biography:

This local Family Support Network Parent to Parent program can provide a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences. This program also offers support through a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) program at New Hanover regional medical center with support groups for families with infants in the NICU and discharged families who want to attend. Other activities include Special Education advocacy workshops offering information on IDEA and Educational Surrogate Parent training. (Counties Served: Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover & Pender)
  
 

Tashani Gaskins

 

Title:

Co-Owner

Company:

Life Resources of NC LLC
  

Address:

6608 Six Forks Road, Suite 202
Raleigh, NC 27615
  

Office:

919-896-8520

E-mail:

tashani@lrofnc.com
  

Biography:

Outpatient Therapy (individual, family, couple) (in home and for Spanish, Portuguese, Creole speaking clients) Group Therapy Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management Psychological testing (ages 6-16) Speech and Language Services Employee Assistance Program Child, Adult and Family Yoga
  
 

Toqui Kennedy

 

Title:

Parent Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment

E-mail:

tkennedy@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant.
  
 

Tricia Puls

 

Title:

Teacher/Parent Counselor

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7796

E-mail:

ppuls@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of expertise and interest include autism, social inclusion, play-based assessment, managing ADHS and Aspergers Syndrome.
  
 

Tulia Pascht

 

Title:

Parents As Teacher Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.2799

E-mail:

tpascht@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of expertise and interest include: second language acquistion, literacy programs.
  
 

Val Wilson

 

Title:

Parents As Teachers Educator

Company:

Project Enlightenment
  

Office:

919.856.7789

E-mail:

vfwilson@wcpss.net
  

Biography:

WATCH Participant. Areas of interest and expertise include: parenting children birth through 3 years old, parenting multiples, prematurity.
  
 

Vicki ?Sam? Bowman

 

Title:

Program Coordinator

Company:

Family Support Network of Surry & Yadkin Counties
  

Address:

PO Box 6641
Mt Airy, NC, NC 27030
  

Office:

336-786-1080

E-mail:

surryscan@surry.net or vbowman@triad.rr.com
  

Biography:

This local Family Support Network Parent to Parent program can provide a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences.
  
 

Vickie Dieter

 

Title:

Program Coordinator

Company:

Family Support Network / Hope Network
  

Address:

300 Enola Road
Morganton, NC 28655
  

Office:

(800) 822-3477

E-mail:

vbdieter@charter.net
  

Biography:

This local Family Support Network Parent to Parent program can provide a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences. This program provides Foster Parent training and cosponsors support groups throughout the area. Resources available for Spanish (828-438-6540 ext 2) and Hmong speakers (828-433-2825). (Counties Served: Alexander, Caldwell, Burke, Catawba, and McDowell)
  
 
 
 
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