Specialized Family Care Program

SFC staff will be working remotely and available to SFC providers through their work cell phones. If you have an emergency or specific needs please contact your Family Based Care Specialist. The public may continue to make referrals or apply to be a home provider by utilizing this site. All staff contact information can be accessed by Contact Us.

Lesson on History of Developmental Disabilities Services

  • Category: Advocacy
  • Materials: Articles: "Parallels in Time: from http://www.mnddc.org/parallels/one/1.html: "Trans- Allegheny Lunatic Asylum Raises Awareness"; "Reasons for Admission"
  • Goal: Specialized Family Care Provider knows the history of services to persons with developmental disabilities
  • Credit Hours: 1 Hour
  • Date Developed: May, 2011, Updated March 2017
  • Developed by: Donna McCune, SFC Program, Updated by Carol Brewster, March 2017

Training Objectives:

  1. Specialized Family Care Provider knows how services to individuals with disabilities has changed over the years
  2. Specialized Family Care Provider knows the continued needs of individuals with developmental disabilities
  3. Specialized Family Care Provider is aware of West Virginia’s role in provision of services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Training Procedures:

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