The NTTAC Partnerships for System Transformation Team brings 5 Things to know and resources about developing partnerships with families. Topics include family member roles, ways to integrate families, and understanding family expertise.
Partnerships for Systems Transformation
A group of 40 parent leaders and agency staff from nine EC-LINC communities, with support from CSSP staff and consultants, came together to create this Manifesto for Race Equity and Parent Leadership in Early Childhood. This Manifesto and its 5 Commitments for Change outlines their vision, goals and strategies for the transformation they want to make so that all parents are supported and empowered to give their children a strong start in life.
This one-page overview describes roles that families can play in the System of Care, including policy and practice levels. Adapted from “The Role of Family-Run Organizations in Systems of Care” (Beth Stroul), and created by FREDLA (Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association) for NTTAC.
(One-page tip sheet with resources to help young adults with strategically sharing their stories of lived experience to promote systemic change.)
Strategic Sharing es una forma de compartir tu historia de manera segura y efectiva para lograr un objetivo. Los adultos que actúan como apoyo, los coordinadores de jóvenes, los jóvenes pares y otros profesionales que trabajan con jóvenes y grupos de jóvenes pueden intercambiar recursos de intercambio estratégico y apoyar a los jóvenes para que pongan en práctica las destrezas recientemente adquiridas.”
Strategic sharing is a great way for young adults to share their stories in a competent and meaningful way that can lead to system change. This can be trickier than it sounds! Use this guide for tips and tricks so the personal stories in your community can be shared in a way that is safe and effective. By working through the documents linked in this tip sheet, young adults will gain the skills and knowledge not only to share their own stories, but to empower others to do the same, as well as learn talking points for what makes these stories so important to system change.
This tool is also available in Spanish