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Parent Partnerships

Parents are our children’s most influential advocates for their families and the broader community. They are essential to every aspect of our work.

When we listen and understand parents’ perspectives, we gain critical insights into the diverse backgrounds and cultures of the communities we serve. They help us tailor programs and services to meet their unique needs, ensuring our programs are meaningful and impactful.

Parents build a lasting sense of community with other parents so that we can work collaboratively and address our communities' most pressing challenges.

Statewide Parent Advisory Council

Children’s Trust is seeking applications for its inaugural statewide parent advisory council.

The council will provide input to Children’s Trust on our prevention programs and services. They will also provide guidance to other communities and statewide initiatives building child and family well-being. We are looking for a diverse group of parents, including mothers, fathers, grandparents and other kin-caregivers, as well as parents who live across the state.

This work is modeled after national initiatives of the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance and was developed in consultation with an implementation advisory committee of parents.

The council will meet remotely monthly, with two in-person meetings. We expect the council will begin meeting in April 2024.

Participants can expect to form relationships with peer leaders and learn about prevention, community systems, and what makes an effective advocate.

Application closes on February 29, 2024. You will receive notification of your application decision by end of March 2024.

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Parent involvement helps and it strengthens the vital partners helping all children thrive. The work is by parents, for parents and about parents. Children's Trust works to engage a diverse set of parents to ensure their voices are heard within community systems through shared visioning, training, goal setting and action.

For more information

Leesa Nelson
Parent Engagement Coordinator