Voices of Parent Leaders
Sharing the Journey
Sharing the Journey: Voices of Parent Leaders contains twenty stories, including two selections translated into Spanish, created by the parent leaders of the FRIENDS Parent Advisory Council (PAC) who work in their communities and nationally to help family support and child abuse prevention practitioners and organizations. Spoken with his/her authentic voice, each parent shares a unique story of how their lived experiences or parenting 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.