Family Partnerships—Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)

WCYSHCN people
Promoting quality care for children and youth with special health care needs in Wisconsin.

 

Team Engagement for Quality Improvement Welcome Booklet, P-02349
This booklet is an introduction for families and health care teams working together to improve care for children and youth with special health care needs. This booklet contains tips from health care team members and family representative team members to help you and your team in your quality improvement work.

Family Partnerships

The Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program promotes family/provider partnerships and collaborates with parent-led organizations in the state. Two of the organizations funded by the CYSHCN program are Family Voices of Wisconsin and Parent to Parent of Wisconsin.

Family Voices of Wisconsin

Family Voices of Wisconsin supports the voice of families in decision-making, leadership and systems change. Family Voices provides information, training and support around healthcare and community services to families and professional partners.

Services

  • "Did You Know? Now You Know" Parent Trainings
  • Co-sponsorship of The Circles of Life Annual Conference for Families and A Gathering of Youth, a conference for young people
  • Wisconsin Family to Family Health Information Center
  • Resource Materials

Contact: Barbara Katz (608-220-9598) at Family Voices of Wisconsin.

Parent to Parent of Wisconsin

Parent to Parent of Wisconsin (P2P) provides parent matching. P2P is a statewide network of families who support each other on the journey of parenting children with special health care needs.

Services 

  • Connections to other parents who have "been there"
  • Information on local, state, and national resources
  • Trainings for parents to become Support Parents

Contact: Parent to Parent of Wisconsin
888-266-0028 (Families)
715-361-2890
Get-Connected@p2pwi.org
www.p2pwi.org

Regional Centers for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Wisconsin has five Regional Centers for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs that can help families get answers, find services, and connect with community resources. Their services are free and private.

Last Revised: February 21, 2019