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Applying Trauma-Informed Principles to Work with Family Advocates

It may feel surprising to talk about trauma in relation to advocacy work. Yet, trauma plays a central role in the advocacy process for many families.
Strolling Thunder 2019

Many organizations are seeking to engage parents and family members as partners in developing policy solutions and advocating for change.

But organizations sometimes struggle with how to build these partnerships in ways that are collaborative and share power. In addition, programs often observe that families come to advocacy with a history of trauma—experiences that often drive their commitment to speak out. What responsibility do programs have to those family advocacy partners? This resource represents an initial effort to outline trauma-responsive practices that organizations can use when recruiting, developing, and sustaining relationships with family advocates.


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