This session explored the many strategies that Part C and Part B 619 program leaders in one state are using to elevate family voice in program improvement planning. Join us to explore successes and lessons learned related to this equity-focused work to support families as advisors and partners.
Conference: Pennsylvania 2021 Early Intervention and Family Support Program Conference Date: April 2021 Presenters: Michelle Lewis, Jenna Nguyen, Lauren Jackson The goal of this session was to help participants be better able to: articulate the role of families and community members on effective, equitable stakeholders in meaningful data […]
Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 36th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: January 2021 Presenters: Siobhan Colgan, Cornelia Taylor, Sharon Loza, and Justine Rogoff It is an ongoing challenge to reach and receive input from all families of young children, especially those experiencing ongoing hardships and institutionalized […]
Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities Date: October 2018 Presenters: Amy Nicholas, Stephanie Moss, Darla Gundler This session draws on the experiences of emerging family leaders and practitioners to uncover the challenges that early intervention and early childhood special education systems face with preparing and supporting families to […]
This 2018 paper from the Global Family Research Project highlights the critical role of family engagement in creating equitable learning pathways for children, and offers promising high-leverage areas that can be transformative for children, families, schools, and communities. Data sharing (page 19) is one of five levers identified that hold the promise of building strong […]
Family members can take an active role in understanding and using data from the family survey and child outcomes process to participate in program improvement activities. Family leadership can take many roles through local programs, parent centers and ICCs. This session will discuss strategies for actively engaging families in using data to make decisions, developing […]
Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2017 Presenters: Darla Gundler, Amy Nicholas, & Kerry Belodoff This interactive session addresses the potential challenges families face in today’s data-rich world of EI/ECSE. Strategies for building capacity in family leaders as stakeholders to use […]
This second session of the Engaging Families and Creating Trusting Partnerships to Improve Child and Family Outcomes series focused on the nature of trusting partnerships among professionals and families. The presenters described six research-based partnership principles, and emphasized the practices that professionals and families should demonstrate when implementing the principles. Tools for measuring partnerships and […]