Are You Interested in Developing or Enhancing a Parent Partner Program Within Your Agency?
Child welfare agencies are turning to parent partner programs as a powerful approach to family engagement and empowerment. Through these programs, parents with experience in child welfare provide mentoring and support to other parents who are entering the system.
Consult the Navigator and learn to apply four domains of program development:
Assessing needs, readiness, and capacity
Engagement and partnerships
The Navigator supports child welfare administrators, staff, and family leaders through essential steps of planning and implementing successful parent partner programs.
Parent Partner Program Navigator: Designing and Implementing Parent Partner Programs in Child Welfare
Do You Need a Program Manual to Support Ongoing Operations?
Use a template, guiding considerations, and sample language to develop a program manual for your agency’s parent partner program. This resource complements the Navigator and is intended to support daily operations once a parent partner program is established.
Parent Partner Program Manual: Sample Policies and Procedures
Introduces child welfare professionals and family leaders to the Parent Partner Program Navigator, a web-based, interactive tool designed to assist child welfare staff and parent partner leaders in designing and implementing parent partner programs.
Family leaders, child welfare agency staff, and community partners can use the online modules to learn how to build meaningful partnerships, provide peer-to-peer support to families, and promote positive outcomes through family empowerment (CEUs available).
A User’s Guide to the Parent Partner Program Navigator
Read this overview to better understand how you can use the Parent Partner Program Navigator resources.
Identify what’s already in place and what additional capacity is needed to support parent partners in your agency. This tool is part of the Navigator’s first domain and an important starting point for a new program.