The SPDC project provided peer-navigation services to families in which parents have intellectual and other learning difficulties in the DC area. The Successful Parenting DC project closed in May of 2019 when the grant used to fund the project ended.
Susan Yuan, Ph.D., developed the concept of Peer Navigation through a 5-year Family Support 360 Project funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Because of the unparalleled success of that project in enabling parents to retain custody of their children, Successful Parenting DC integrated the Navigator role with that of parent educator.
Training for parents by peer navigators was provided using two evidence-based curricula.
If you have questions about or would like technical assistance in replicating the model, please reach out to TASP HERE.
You can also view our webinar on Peer Navigation Support For Parents With I/DD HERE.