Nurturing Parenting for Parents of Children who have special needs

Raising children in today's world can be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding experiences faced by parents. 

Parenting a child who has special needs can be even more challenging, and often times requires a different approach to parenting.

It can also be a struggle to be able to arrange childcare in order to attend workshops

Here at the Family Wellness Initiative, we are mindful of these issues, and we look forward to being able to offer parents, or other adult caregivers that live locally to the Roanoke Virginia area with helpful tips and techniques during virtual webinars to help make raising a child with special needs a little easier. Foster parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles are welcome to attend as well! 

Family Wellness is blazing a trail to support parents, caregivers and even educators who care for a child with special needs.

Webinar Topics: 

Eight stand-alone virtual webinars from the Nurturing Program for Parents and Their Children with Special Needs and Health Challenges curriculum are available.

Module 1: Nurturing Philosophy

Module 2: Personal Power, Praise, and Positive Discipline

Module 3: Coping, Calming, and the Brain

Module 4: What About Me? Sibling Support

Module 5 Helping Children Cope with Change Grief and loss

Module 6 Praise Encouragement and Family Rules

Module 7 The Power of Play and Socialization

Module 8 Communication and Advocacy

This free program targets the complexities of parenting from a special needs perspective, but is helpful for caregivers and other professionals as well. The program is for parents with children experiencing physical health challenges, developmental delays, and neurological or behavioral disorders.

If you require further information please contact:


Cynthia Levasseur, BS in Special Ed

Family Wellness Coordinator



Phone:  540-982-1427 EXT 5154