Pathways for Parents

The Pathways for Parents Program at the Federation for Children with Special Needs provides support to many community organizations, including Family Resource Centers (FRCs), Community Connections Coalitions, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and the Family Advisory Committee to DCF.  We train and assist both program staff and families who receive services from them.  Our mission is to support effective parent and guardian participation in their child’s education, enable access to emotional and behavioral support services, and strengthen supportive parenting skills.


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Family Resource Centers and Community Connections Coalitions

Find your local Family Resource Center and learn more about DCF’s Community Connections Coalitions


Family Advisory Committee to DCF

Learn more about FAC activities including: QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Trainings, and Special Education Trainings


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Learn more about the Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Special Education Trainings for Grandparents


Foster, Kinship and Adoptive Parents

Visit our Special Education Training Calendar to review upcoming or Recorded Trainings