The Prevention Board actively partners with parents and caregivers, incorporating their voice and perspective into its work.
The Prevention Board prepares and supports parents and caregivers to co-facilitate Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work training for family support professionals. Certified Trainers are paired with Parent Co-Presenters to deliver the training.
Parents, caregivers and family support professionals were key partners in the development of Five for Families public awareness campaign which translates information about the Protective Factors, or Five Strengths, into everyday language. Parents provided vital input to the campaign via focus groups throughout the state. The website includes interviews with parents and grandparents sharing benefits of the Five Strengths.
Policy and Systems Change
Parent participation is invited throughout the year as the Prevention Board actively incorporates parent voice in its statewide committees and workgroups.
Parent perspective plays a key role in Prevention Board efforts. A community capacity building grant to implement Triple P Positive Parenting Program and the primary prevention framework to strengthen families both incorporate parent feedback.