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    engagementAUG. 9, 2016

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    Before We Begin

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    Share the Casey Foundations point of view on the importance of parent engagement and leadership

    Learn about a new organizational assessment tool for strengthening parent engagement

    Learn how two organizations have begun to improve their parent engagement practices

    Learn how to access the new tool

    Todays Objectives

  • Our Panel

    Rosa Maria CastaedaSenior AssociateThe Annie E. Casey Foundation

    Gail HayesSenior ConsultantThe Annie E. Casey Foundation

    Shelley Waters BootsSenior ConsultantThe Annie E. Casey Foundation

    Arlise FordDirector of Social ServicesEducational Alliance

    Lindsey CabanissManager, Innovation Lab, Tulsa CAP

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    I. Background and OverviewII. The Self-Assessment ToolIII. Resource GuideIV. Interviews With Practitioners: How the Tool

    Can Improve PracticeV. Q&AVI. Closing Comments

    Agenda

  • THE SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL

  • Intended as a guide to strengthen parent engagement in the field

    Developed by a team through expert interviews, focus groups, literature reviews and field tests

    Background

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    Parent engagement is a process. The tool is designed to be responsive to the

    field. Organizes work with parents into four

    domains Provides three levels within each domain Levels offer ways to go deeper with

    engagement

    Purpose

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    Build an assessment team or teams.

    The team discussion is where the magic happens.

    Practice real listening every voice and perspective should be equal and valued.

    Interpret results and move to action.

    How to Use the Tool

    Image source: www.state.gov/m/a/os/65759.htm

  • BUILDING A CULTURE OF RESPECT,

    EQUITY AND INCLUSION

    AN OPPORTUNITY TO REFLECT ON HOW YOUR ORGANIZATION

    PROMOTES RESPECT, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

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    Building a Culture of Respect, Inclusion and Equity

    Does the organization create a welcoming environment

    for all families? A welcoming environment

    includes respect for family culture and experience, as well as their knowledge and gifts.

  • COACHING PARENTS ON COMPETENCE

    AND CONFIDENCE SKILLS

    AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE HOW YOUR ORGANIZATION

    FOCUSES ON SKILL BUILDING

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    Coaching Parents on Competence and Confidence Skills

    Do you provide opportunitiesfor parents to connect with

    one another to build relationships, collaborateand support one another?

  • LISTENING TO AND FORMING PARTNERSHIPS

    WITH PARENTS

    AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXAMINE HOW YOUR ORGANIZATION

    PARTNERS WITH PARENTS

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    Listening to and Forming Partnerships With Parents

    Does your organizationengage parents in the design

    and creation of solutionsat the beginning of

    parent-focused programs and initiatives?

  • PARTNERING WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

    TO SERVE THE WHOLE FAMILY

    AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONSIDER HOW WELL YOUR ORGANIZATION

    CONNECTS FAMILIES WITH OTHER RESOURCES AND SUPPORT

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    Partnering With Other Organizations to Serve the Whole Family

    Do you know the organizationsproviding important parent

    and caregiver servicesin your community so thatyou can make referrals?

  • RESOURCE GUIDE

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    Each section is a compilation of examples, tools and ideas. Ideas are grouped by each domains levels.

    This is not a science; many examples touch on issues across domains.

    Resources are meant to spark discussion in your organization.

    Resources are intended to start a conversation on how others have addressed these issues, not provide definitive answers.

    Find your own path and reflect on what might work in your context.

    Purpose

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    In this domain, resources include tools that go deeper on racial equity.

    We provide suggestions on how to gather data and ensure staff are trained on equity principles.

    We also provide suggestions on how to embed racial equity throughout the organizational culture.

    Building a Culture of Respect, Inclusion and Equity

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    Resources on parenting skill building

    Addressing parents mental health and stress

    Building and promoting community, parent connections and social capital

    Creating opportunities for parents to develop and practice leadership skills

    Coaching Parents on Competence and Confidence

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    Addresses communication strategies with parents

    Helps organizations think about how to meet parents where they are

    Highlights examples of parents leading parts of the work in the community

    Provides examples of parents feeling ownership of the organization and taking an active role in it to address community needs

    Listening to and Forming Partnerships With Parents

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    Best practices in providing referrals and handoffs to other organizations/agencies

    Comprehensive needs assessment examples

    Resources on designing two-generation programs for parents and children

    Examples of program and system ideas that promote easier access and more streamlined support services for families

    Partnering With Other Organizations to Benefit Families

    Image source: CAP Tulsa

  • INTERVIEWS WITH PRACTITIONERS

    HOW THE TOOL CAN HELP IMPROVE PRACTICE

  • INTERVIEW WITH ARLISE FORD

    DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL SERVICES, EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE

  • INTERVIEW WITH LINDSEY CABANISS

    MANAGER OF INNOVATION LAB, COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECT OF TULSA

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    Engaging Parents, Developing Leaders: A Self-Assessment and Planning Tool for Nonprofits and Schools

    www.aecf.org/resources/engaging-parents-developing-leaders

    Q&A

  • Slide Number 1Before We BeginTodays ObjectivesOur PanelAgendaThe Self-Assessment ToolBackgroundPurposeHow to Use the ToolBuilding a Culture of Respect, Equity and InclusionBuilding a Culture of Respect, Inclusion and EquityCoaching Parents on Competence and Confidence SkillsCoaching Parents on Competence and Confidence SkillsListening to and Forming Partnerships with ParentsListening to and Forming Partnerships With ParentsPartnering with Other Organizations to Serve the Whole FamilyPartnering With Other Organizations to Serve the Whole FamilyResource GuidePurposeBuilding a Culture of Respect, Inclusion and EquityCoaching Parents on Competence and ConfidenceListening to and Forming Partnerships With ParentsPartnering With Other Organizations to Benefit FamiliesInterviews with PractitionersInterview with Arlise FordInterview with Lindsey CabanissQ&ASlide Number 28