Parents and caregivers are the most influential figures in their children’s lives and are invaluable partners for organizations who strive to improve the lives and children and their families.
Parent, caregivers and community members all play meaningful roles in continuous program improvements and decision making.
Organizations work with parents and their families in a number of ways including building parenting, family advocacy, and leadership skills for the purpose of changing the public system on behalf of themselves and their children.
The following collection of tools were adapted from the Parents, Developing Leaders A Self-Assessment and Planning Tool for Nonprofits and Schools tool developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
These tools are designed to help organizations assess their family engagement and capacity building capacities as well as recommendations for next steps.