February is National Parent Leadership Month. Minnesota Communities Caring for Children (MCCC) / Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota (PCAMN) will join forces with the Minnesota Department of Human Services and other national and local organizations to recognize, honor, and celebrate parents for leadership roles in their homes and communities throughout the month. MCCC will honor and highlight the achievements of parents from across the state at a celebration on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 1:30pm in the Vault of the Capitol building .
“This event celebrates the great contributions that parents make to our communities, and that professionals, partnering with parents, make to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect,” said Rena Moran, Director of Parent Leadership at MCCC/PCAMN.
Parent Leadership occurs when parents gain the knowledge and skills to function in meaningful leadership roles and represent a “parent voice” to help shape the lives of families and communities, as well as shape the direction of programs and policies that impact them. Parents, grandparents, kinship care providers, foster parents, and anyone in a parenting role who has personal experience in using resources and/or services to strengthen their family can be nominated.
National Parent Leadership Month:
- Educates the public about this vital family-strengthening and community-building strategy; and
- Encourages professionals, policymakers and other community members to create opportunities for shared leadership with parents to address issues that affect children and families
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