- About Us
- FOR PARENTS
Family-staff partnerships can be built a number of ways, including when family leaders and staff participate in capacity building together. In this newsletter, we share about a grassroots effort where local agencies are partnering with promotores on a community change agenda; we share about a statewide initiative bringing parents and staff together; and we share about professional development that invites families and educators to learn from each other’s experiences. These opportunities deepen understanding and build relationships that result in positive outcomes for children and families in the home, in classrooms, and in the community.
Head Start programs in New Jersey and Puerto Rico now have more tools and activities to support parent leadership and engagement, thanks to trainings recently offered by Parent Services Project (PSP). PSP partnered with Region II Head Start to offer the trainings to parent leaders, program staff, and directors.
Parent Services Project (PSP) and other partners are working together to offer parent leadership training that also helps strengthen families. A pilot training now underway in Stockton helps parents develop protective factors by blending PSP’s Parent Leadership Institute curriculum with a national family support framework known as Strengthening Families.
Marin Promotores are coming together to take on local issues that affect families’ health as part of a countywide collaborative. Promotores, or community health workers, in four communities are spreading awareness about the impact that key factors, such as poverty, immigration, housing, and transportation, have on health. Parent Services Project (PSP) plays a key role as part of the collaborative and also as the fiscal agent.
For more information on trainings, events or activities, contact us at [email protected].