Hosted by Sanford Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Virtual 5-week program, Starting July 5, 2022

Empact Parenting is a world-recognized comprehensive outcomes-based parenting program for families that have children with special needs and medical conditions. The Empact Parenting Basics program is an introduction to some of the parenting topics and tools that are typically included in Empact Parenting programs.

Topics included are -

  • parenting styles
  • "new normal"
  • dreams and visions
  • entitlement vs empowerment
  • feelings
  • managing undesirable behaviors (part 1 & 2)
  • elements of effective communication

This program is being hosted by Sanford Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders.

This program consists of 5 weeks of content. Participants will be expected to complete about 30 minutes of homework each week. The peer-to-peer facilitated zoom sessions will take place on Tuesday evenings from 7-8P CT starting the first week of July.


Your Instructors


Danna Merritt, MSW
Danna Merritt, MSW

Danna is a licensed clinical social worker with over four decades of experience working with families that have children with serious medical conditions and special needs. She founded the original Empact Parenting program over twenty years ago and launched the Energizing & Empowering Minds non-profit in 2016 to continue to ensure that parents have access to the support that they need. Danna retired from Children’s Hospital of Michigan and lives in Noblesville, Indiana. She is a mother of two daughters with six grandchildren. She enjoys spending her spare time with her family creating experiences and memories.


Frequently Asked Questions


Who should take this course?
This course has been uniquely designed for parents of children with special needs or medical conditions.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! However, since this program includes hardcopy and downloadable content, there will be no refunds .

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