AUCD and the Multicultural Council Present: Organizations and Developing Culturally Competent Parent Support Groups


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Monday, September 16, 2013- Monday, September 16, 2013

Webinar Description:

The development of support groups for families and individuals with disabilities can be a vital outreach and research component of UCEDDs/LENDs.  Implementing culturally and linguistically competent support groups for diverse populations will provide UCEDDs/LENDs the opportunity to serve underserved populations while developing trust and relationships to increase diversity in research projects. This webinar presented best practices on developing culturally and linguistically competent support groups and utilizing support groups in research.  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities highlighted two of its projects: Hispanic Parent Support Group and Parent Stress Intervention Research Project.


Carolina Meyerson, a psychologist originally from Punta Alta, Argentina assist Spanish-speaking individuals and families to locate disability and social services. She coordinates community outreach activities to promote disability services available to individuals with disabilities in the Spanish-speaking community, she provides case management services to clients and families, organizes and leads parent support group meetings. She is a co-recipient of the 2009 Multicultural Council Award for Leadership in Diversity for her work with Camino Seguro project.

Carol Rabideau is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of experience in mental health counseling, medical social work, supervision, and training. She provides future planning workshops as well as training on other topics. She provides assessments, crisis intervention, brief counseling, and referral services to individuals and families with developmental disabilities throughout their lifespan.