Sharing the Journey: Voices from the Field
What is Sharing the Journey: Voices from the Field?
Sharing the Journey: Voices from the Field is a collection of stories that include audio, video, and animated stories created and shared by parent leaders and practitioners nationwide. The series is divided into three categories: Voices of Parent Leaders, Parent Stories on Preventing Child Neglect, and Voice of Parents and Practitioners.
Each selection is told in the authentic voice of the author. Click on the tabs below to view the full list of stories within each category or visit the media library and use the search engine to identify stories by topic, protective factor, or keyword.
Voices of Parent Leaders was created by the parent leaders of the FRIENDS National Center Parent Advisory Council (PAC) who work in their communities and nationally to help family support and child abuse prevention practitioners and organizations.
The resources include the 2022 collection of fourteen audio stories, including one in Spanish, and the 2017 collection of twenty audio stories including two in Spanish, and three animated/illustrated videos. Spoken with his/her authentic voice, each parent shares a unique story of how their lived experiences or parent leadership journey has positively impacted their personal growth and the well-being of their children, families, and community. These vignettes may be used to increase public awareness or as tools to support training for staff, network members, partners, parents, and other key prevention stakeholders about the value of meaningful parent engagement and involvement.
La importancia de un padre como factor de protección
Self Love Heights is Possible
Showing Up as a Noncustodial Parent
A Brighter Future for ALL Children
No Flight, Only Fight
Asking for Help
Healing to Lead
Co-parenting Gave Me Hope
Making the Invisible, Visible!
Just Ask: Utilizing Resources Can Make a Difference
God Has a Sense of Humor
The Importance of a Father as a Protective Factor
Working with Practitioners
Parent Voices Make a Difference
Parent Leadership Journey
My Son (English)
Parent Stories on Preventing Child Neglect was created by the FRIENDS National Center in collaboration with the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance to gather parents’ perspectives and expertise from across the country on child neglect and the impact preventing it can have on families and communities.
This series is a selection of twelve video recordings presented by parents from the FRIENDS Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and the Birth Parent National Network (BPNN) discussing topics such as the protective factors, fatherhood, and parenting. These stories are an effective tool for increasing public awareness or as tools to support training, introducing CBCAP resources, and engaging parents, service providers, lawmakers, and other community members in a dialogue on child neglect prevention.
Unexpected Fatherhood and Breaking the Cycle of Neglect
The Importance of Connecting Parents to Neglect Prevention Resources
Voices of Parents and Practitioners was created by the FRIENDS National Center Parent Advisory Council members and CBCAP State Lead Agency staff and partners to share their perspectives and expertise on building parent/practitioner collaboration and the impact that these partnerships have on prevention services. The discussions represent authentic reflections and experiences impacting Community Based Child Abuse Prevention efforts and are told in the words and voices of the parent leaders and practitioners.
These conversations are an effective tool to support training for staff, network members, partners, parents, and other key prevention stakeholders about the value of meaningful parent engagement and collaboration.