Specialized Family Care Program

I am Sam

  • Category: Advocacy
  • Materials: Video, I AM SAM, staring Sean Penn & Michelle Pieffer. Video available at most video stores.
  • Goal: Provider recognizes parenting issues faced by persons with developmental disabilities
  • Credit Hours: 3 Hours
  • Date Developed: September 2008
  • Developed by: Donna McCune, MSW, Specialized Family Care Specialist

Training Objectives:

  1. Provider can recognize the parenting challenges faced by a person with disabilities
  2. Provider can identify the traits of good parenting presented in the movie
  3. Provider can identify support systems which can be utilized to assist a person with developmental disabilities to successfully parent

Training Procedures:

  • *Provider initiated self-study. Alternate formats of the study materials are available upon request. (View Course Materials)
  • Test completed by Provider (Take the Test)
  • Review of test responses by Family Based Care Specialist and Provider

* The test is packaged with the Course Materials, however you can take the test online by clicking the link above. Test answers are then submitted electronically to a Family Based Care Specialist for review.