Parent Support and Training (PST)

Description and Objectives

“A calm voice in a storm of uncertainty.” PST services are services offered to caregivers who have children with special needs. The goal of PST services is to help families successfully navigate the various health care systems and services required to help their children. Participants will hear about techniques and strategies PST providers use to effectively engage families and to mobilize resources to address the families' stated needs and priorities.

  • Participants will have increased knowledge of the family-driven paradigm.
  • Participants will have increased knowledge of caregiver engagement strategies.

Presenter Information

Sharah Davis, LMSW

Sharah is a Project Manager at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare in Lawrence, Kansas. She has worked in many capacities throughout her social work career as program evaluator, consultant/trainer, and home visitor. Sharah's professional research experiences for the past eleven years at the School of Social Welfare have focused on evaluating and promoting family-driven policies and services. For the last seven years, her development efforts have focused on evaluating and expanding effective Parent Support and Training Services.

Date and Location

May 20, 2016
8:30-9:30 am

University of Kansas Edwards Campus 

12600 Quivira Road, Overland Park, KS

BEST Building, Room 135


Parent Support Handout (pdf)

CEU Documentation

Parent Support Objectives, Agenda, and Evaluation (pdf)

*KU School of Social Welfare is an approved CEU provider for Kansas Behavioral Sciences and Regulatory Board. However, the final authority for approving any continuing education activity rests with each professional state licensing board. Therefore, if you have questions regarding CEUs, please check with the appropriate state licensing board.


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