Resources for Parents/Guardians:

Medication Assisted Recovery Anonymous Meeting:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/MARA Flyer (1).doc

Family Medical Leave and Meetings: /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/2019_08_08_2A_FMLA.pdf  and /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/FMLA.4.IEPs.pdf

Family Support Brochures-English-Family Support Brochure-English    Spanish-Family Support Brochure-Spanish

The following PowerPoint contains information about the Special Education programs we have in CCPS:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Special Programs SECAC Presentation-Final.pptx

Wonderful website to help with navigating issues related to Attention and Learning:

Parents As Teachers (PAT) and Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) are voluntary Parenting Support programs.  They are for parent/caregiver and child together, in the home, sharing age appropriate child development information, family well-being discussion and connecting the community agencies involved.  We can help with developmental issues, attachment/bonding (with children 6mos-24mos), help detect developmental delays and prevent abuse/neglect to name a few things.   See brochures for more information: PAT brochure- /instruction/specialeducation/infants/Documents/_PAT brochure   and ABC brochure:  /instruction/specialeducation/infants/Documents/ABC Parent Brochure.pdf

Project Connect-This program connects families with children 0-5 who have an incarcerated parent with services, transportation to local appointments and the detention center for visitation, materials to communicate with incarcerated parent, referrals to community agencies, quarterly activities and support groups and school support.  For more information please see the attached flyer or call 667-600-2571.  /instruction/specialeducation/infants/Documents/Project Connect.pdf

Congruent Counseling-There are 35+ therapist in network with most commercial insurances in 4 locations:  Colombia, Millersville, Towson and Eldersburg.  For more information see their website:

Family and Children's Services- Walk-In Case Management Services-offered for all residents of Carroll County.  See attached flyer for more information: /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Walk In Case Management Services Flyer (002).docx

Judy Center Referral Form for 2019-Carroll County Families from pregnancy until your child enters Kindergarten can participate.  Several services are provided.  See attached for referral form and the Judy Center Brochure for 2019:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Judy Center Referral Form FY19.docx; /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/FY19 Judy Center Brochure.pdf 

National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) brochure for parents.  The brochure answers questions for parents regarding children’s mental health /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/NIH 18-4702.pdf 

Presentation PowerPoint from Monty Knittle and James Curran from Harbor Investment 3-18-19:    /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Special Needs Planning-Financial-ABLE-3-18-19.pdf

Maryland ABLE presentation:   /instruction/specialeducation/postsecondary/Documents/Maryland-ABLE-Full Version 2019.pdf

Suicide Prevention Awareness Resources:  /instruction/specialeducation/postsecondary/Documents/Triple s flyer April 2019.pdf/instruction/specialeducation/postsecondary/Documents/More Than Sad Training Flyer.pdf/instruction/specialeducation/postsecondary/Documents/Teen Talk Flyer.pdf/instruction/specialeducation/postsecondary/Documents/safeTALK_Flyer_9.2019.pdf

Make and Learn Kits at CCPL-See attached for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/CCPL 10.2019 Make and Learn Kits.pdf


Fall Newsletter

Birth-Kindergarten-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Fall 2019 Birth to 5 Newsletter.pdf

K-21 parents-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Fall 2019 Newsletter.pdf


Upcoming Conferences/Workshops/Presentations 

October 1, October 22 and October 23-Parent Workshop Series:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/CCYSBSeries Flyer.pdf- The Series will contain the following workshops:  More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention for Parents (Free!):  /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/More Than Sad Workshop CCYSB.pdf  Teaming Up:: how to Talk to Your Teenager about Substance Abuse:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Substance Use Parent Workshop Flyer - Oct 2019.pdf  In the Eye of the Storm:  A Class for Parents of Teens:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Eye of the Storm Parenting Teens Flyer - October 2019.pdf  For more information contact Carroll County Youth Service Bureau, 59 Kate Wagner Road, Westminster, MD 21157 or call 410-848-2500.  

Friday, October 18; 6:00-9:00-Char Lene Farm Hayride, corn maze, two s'more packets, etc...For more information see attached:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Special Connection Fall 2019.doc

Saturday, October 26; 10:00-1:00-Healthy Habits Total Health Expo-Bereavement Support Groups, CPR and Mind Body sessions.  See attached flyer for more information:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Bereavement-Grief Support.pdf

Friday, November TBD-Harvest Dance-for more information see attached:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Special Connection Fall 2019.doc

Friday, December 6-7:00-9:00-Jingle Bell Hop Dance-for more information see attached:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Special Connection Fall 2019.doc

Summer 2020

Check back for more information

Save the Dates

Save the dates for the 2019-2020 school year for the following Family Support Network Nights.  These are typically held from 6:00-7:30 at Carroll Springs Elementary, childcare will be provided for most nights (please check back to this site and look for emails as the presentation night approaches).   For more information on the topics please email Tammy Chisholm at   

October 10-Behavior Strategies to use in the home-See attached flyer for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/October 10 FSN-Behavior Strategies.pdf-RSVP by October 7 to Tammy @ Dinner is being donated by Chick-fila in Westminster.

Family Support Nights for 2019-2020-/instruction/specialeducation/community/family/Documents/Family Support Activities For Families.doc

Family Support Nights 2019-2020

Monday, September 24 Back to School Picnic
Thursday, October 10 Behavior Strategies for the Home
Monday, November 11 Talk about puberty and your changing body
Monday, December 9 Pictures with Sensory Santa
Wednesday, February 12 Dealing with Grief and Taking Care of Yourself
Monday, March 9 Resource Fair at *Winters Mill High School
Wednesday, April 15 Sibling Panel/Parent Panel
Tuesday, May 19 End of Year Picnic


*Please continue to check back on this site and look for emails about each night's presentation.  Topics are subject to change depending on availability of presenters.  As the winter season approaches please also be aware that the cancellation/early dismissal policy for schools will effect cancellation of that night's presentation.