Hosted by Cincinnati Children's Hemophilia Treatment Center Empact Parenting Basics

Virtual 5-week program, Starting October 11, 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 a hybrid. Parents must do about 30 minutes of homework prior to each week's zoom session. The zoom sessions are where parents will share their perspectives about the program's topics/tools and their own life experiences of having a teen or young adult with a bleeding disorder. Parents will be provided a hard-copy handbook. Parents should use the handbook to capture their notes and to complete the program exercises.

This program is being hosted by Cincinnati Children's Hospital's Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) and is sponsored by Bayer Pharmaceuticals.

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

When does the course start and finish?
The course will take place during the Fall of 2022. Registered parents will receive specific information about their access to the online content and the weekly zoom sessions.
Who should take this course?
This course has been uniquely designed for parents of children with special needs, disabilities, or medical conditions.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! However, since this program includes hard-copy materials and online content, there will be no refunds.

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