FRIENDS Resource of the Month: April Edition

Meaningful Parent Leadership: Building Effective Parent/Practitioner Collaboration

Newly Revised Parent Leadership Guidebook is Available

Parent-Practitioner collaboration has many benefits for families and practitioners. For families, the benefits include opportunities to give input on the programs and services they receive, increasing their sense of personal achievement, and providing a model of leadership for their family and other families. For practitioners, the benefits are also significant. Parent-Practitioner collaboration can improve relationships between families and providers, as well as improve efforts to recruit and retain program participants.

Meaningful Parent Leadership: Building Effective Parent/Practitioner Collaboration is designed to provide guidance to Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) State Lead Agencies (SLA), and parents as well as other child abuse prevention, family support, and child welfare programs and organizations.

The guidebook helps participants to explore personal beliefs and practices around sharing leadership with parents and will help both parents and practitioners move toward more authentic partnerships.

Visit the FRIENDS website to download the guidebook here.

 

FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention - A service of the Children's Bureau

Published in Children's Justice Act

Most children involved in child welfare systems, and the overwhelming majority of children placed in out-of-home care, have a parent with an alcohol or other substance use disorder. Here is a 2-page information flyer from Children & Family Futures. 

Published in Children's Justice Act
Monday, 08 August 2016 08:58

RISE Magazine

Rise Magazine

Rise magazine is written by parents who have faced the child welfare system in their own lives. Many people don’t know that the majority of children who enter foster care return home to their parents–and that most children in care wish for a lifelong relationship with their parents, whether they live with them or not. Helping parents is fundamental to helping children in foster care.

Through personal essays and reporting, parents illuminate every aspect of the child welfare experience from parents’ perspectives. Sign up for a free individual subscription or purchase print copies to hand out to parents and child welfare staff. For professionals, Rise stories offer insight that can improve how you engage and support fragile families. For parents, Rise offers information, peer support, and hope.

http://www.risemagazine.org/rise-magazine/ 

Published in Parents' Attorneys

Parenting interventions are structured activities aimed at engaging parents in ways that will help them develop positive parenting behaviors, such as nurturing, discipline, teaching, monitoring, and management. In a new publication, Implementing Parenting Interventions in Early Care and Education Settings: A Guidebook for Implementation, authors Tamara Halle, Diane Paulsell, Sarah Daily, Anne Douglass, Shannon Moodie, and Allison Metz provide a blueprint for the development of effective parenting intervention programs.

Implementing Parenting Interventions in Early Care and Education Settings: A Guidebook for Implementation, published by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, an agency of the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, can be accessed at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/opre/parenting_implementation_guidebook_109_b5082.pdf(3 MB).