Voices of Parent Leaders

Sharing the Journey

Sharing the Journey: 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.

This collection contains twenty audio stories, including two selections translated into 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.

Practitioners

Working with Practitioners

A story about working with practitioners as a support and partnership by Sam. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/working-with-practitioners
Coparent Illus

The Grandparent/Co-parent Story Illustrated Version

An illustrated story about parents and grandparents working together to parent children by Dawn. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/grandparent-co-parent-story
Grandparent Coparent

The Grandparent/Co-parent Story

A story about parents and grandparents working together to parent children by Dawn. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/grandparent-co-parent-story
Neglect Story

Story of Neglect

A story about neglect and its impact by Dawn. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/story-of-neglect
Cycle

Stopping the Cycle of Abuse

A story about the cycle of abuse and prevention by Jill. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/stopping-cycle-abuse
Primary

Primary Prevention

A story about primary prevention by Eliza. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/primary-prevention
Parent Voice

Parent Voices Make a Difference

A story about how parents can advocate for themselves and others by Jill. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/parent-voices-make-difference
Beth Journey

Parent Leadership Journey

A story about the journey of a parent leader by Beth. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/parent-leadership-journey-beth
Eliza Leadership 2

Parent Leadership

A story about mentoring Parent Leaders by Eliza. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/parent-leadership-by-eliza
My Son

My Son (Spanish)

A story about sons in Spanish by Fatima. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/my-son-spanish
My Son

My Son (English)

A story about sons by Fatima. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/my-son-english
Mentoring

Mentoring Parent Leaders

A story about parent leader mentorship by Eliza. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/mentoring-parent-leaders
Grandmothers

Let’s Go Get Those Grandmothers

A story about the role grandmother's can play by Sam. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/grandmothers
Leadership

Leadership Journey

A story about the journey to parent leadership by Eliza. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/leadership-journey
Kinship

Kinship

A story about taking care of family by Bruce. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/kinship
Jessica

Jessica’s Story

A story about her personal journey by Jessica. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/friends-jessicadial-story
Herstory

Her Story

A journey about parent leadership by Dena. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/friends-denahillman-story1
Daugthers Story

Her Daughter’s Story

A story about daughter's and how they can be impacted by Dena. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/friends-denahillman-daughter
Wagon Illus

Help Me To Pull This Wagon Illustrated Version

An illustrated story on fathers and parent engagement by Sam Blue. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/sam-blue-wagon-story 
Wagon

Help Me To Pull This Wagon

About father engagement by Sam Blue. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/sam-blue-wagon-story 
Fatherhood

Fatherhood

Talking fatherhood by Bruce Bynum. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/fatherhood
Advocate Spanish

Advocating for My Child as an Immigrant and Mother (Spanish)

Advocating for my son as a mother in Spanish by Fatima. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/advocating-son-spanish
Advocate English

Advocating for My Child as an Immigrant and Mother (English)

Advocating for my child by Fatima. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/advocating-son-english 
Illus Caring Adult

Illustrated A Caring Adult Makes a Difference in a Child’s Life

A Caring Adult Makes a Difference in a Child's Life Known as "My Secret Life" - Beth's story has won 3 Telly Awards for 2019. They include: Gold Telly in...
Caring Adult

A Caring Adult Makes a Difference in a Child’s Life

A story about how a caring adult can impact the overall journey of a child. To download the audio version of this story, visit https://soundcloud.com/user-616990317/caring-adult