The Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice initiated the Parent Partner Advisory Committee in 2013 in an effort to regularly convene a group of California parent partners (those with lived experience in child welfare, probation or behavioral health) to make recommendations regarding training needs, practice guidelines, opportunities and resources.
All communities will have parent partners who positively impact families.
The Parent Partner Advisory Committee will provide support to parent partners and agencies by identifying needs and opportunities, developing training, networking and providing resources.
Project Goals and Objectives
Goal: Increase resources for parent partners in California
- The Parent Partner Advisory Committee will create resources to support both parent partners and agencies in building and sustaining programs to support families, children, and youth.
- The Parent Partner Advisory Committee will identify existing resources and develop a knowledge bank.
- The Parent Partner Advisory Committee will maximize the use of current technology to disseminate and share resources through a dedicated web page, e-learning, webinars and other methods as identified to ensure access to tools and resources to support families.
Goal: Promote leadership of past customers of child welfare, mental health and juvenile probation services (or family serving public agencies).
- The Parent Partner Advisory Committee will promote workforce development and explore the hiring and retention of parent partners for county child welfare services.
Goal: Provide meaningful and effective training and resources for parent partners in California.
- The Parent Partner Advisory Committee members will use their knowledge of children, youth and families at risk to identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for working effectively as a past consumer of services.
- To remain current on practice and policy issues by allowing for, and requesting, topic-specific presentations/discussions by external professionals and partners on a time-limited, as-needed basis and not contingent upon membership.
- The Parent Partner Advisory Committee will share the views of parent partners, and identify opportunities for contribution to support statewide initiatives and best practices.
- The Parent Partner Advisory Committee will identify and may propose recommendations on training material containing knowledge, skills and attitudes to support parent partner programs.
Contact the Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice for more information or if you are interested becoming a member.