Family Care Enhancement Project

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Family Care Enhancement Project (FCEP)

FCEP Goal

The FCEP places parent resource coordinators (PRCs) in medical clinics to provide information and support to families who have children with disabilities and special health care needs.

The Family Care Enhancement Project is designed to:

About our Parent Resource Coordinators

PRCs at Munroe-Meyer Institute are parents of children with disabilities who have specialized training in providing peer-to-peer support and assistance to families who also have children with disabilities or special needs. Assistance ranges from helping them navigate medical and school systems to connecting them to community resources. PRCs are located in collaborating clinics across the state of Nebraska.

Caregivers Corner Facebook Group

MMI Caregivers Corner (join the group) provides information aligned with the mission of the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) about community activities and events or education and training opportunities designed to assist caregivers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Program funding

The FCEP project is funded through the support of the Nebraska Early Development Network, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health, the MMI University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the collaborating clinics.