Policy Resource

Engaging Families in Advocacy: Strategies, Practices, and Lessons from the Field

Download Files Feb 18, 2021

Families have tremendous knowledge about the issues facing communities and the policy changes needed for young children to thrive. But their voices are often not included where policy and advocacy agendas are set.

This webinar explored how to equitably lift up families’ voices, especially those families most often not heard. Panelists discussed the values and practices needed to engage families authentically, and shared stories of parent partnerships across the country. ZERO TO THREE thanks our partners the United Parent Leaders Action Network (UPLAN), Partnership for America’s Children, MomsRising / Mamas con Poder, Start Early, the National Parent Leadership Institute (NPLI), Greater Rochester Parent Leadership Training Institute, and the Washington State Association of Head Start and ECEAP Parent Ambassadors.

Panelists included

  • Erin Moore, United Parent Leaders Action Network
  • Tina Carney and Luva Alvarez, Greater Rochester Parent Leadership Training Institute
  • Toyin Anderson and Carolyn Lee-Davis, National Parent Leadership Institute
  • Byron Jackson and Sonja Lennox, Washington State Association of Head Start and ECEAP Parent Ambassadors
  • Sheila Arias, MomsRising

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