Alliance National Parent Partnership Council (ANPPC)

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The ANPPC is a national model for effectively partnering with parents and integrating the powerful role of parent leaders in state children’s trust funds and community-based programs.

The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council (ANPPC) is an advisory group whose work aligns with the Alliance’s strategic plan and priorities. The ANPPC raises awareness about the Alliance and its mission to strengthen all parents and communities from a prevention point of view. The Alliance and the Council serve as a national model for effectively partnering with parents and expanding and integrating the powerful role of parent leaders in state children’s trust and prevention funds and community-based programs. Members of the ANPPC are involved with the Alliance committee structure and the ANPPC co-chairs serve a term on the Alliance Board.

The Alliance created the ANPPC in 2007 and continues to support its growth and development. ANPPC members are parent leaders who are familiar with the work of their states’ CTFs and who have experience and expertise that are helpful on the national level.

Meet the Council Members

The seven members of the Alliance National Parent Partnership Council (ANPPC) come from across the nation. They were nominated by their state children’s trust funds to serve on the council. They are familiar with the work of their states’ CTFs and have experience and expertise that is helpful at the national level.

Serving on the 2020 ANPPC are the following parent leaders:

• Arizona – Edward Casillas
• Colorado – LaShay Canady
• New Jersey – Margaret “Maggie” Fye
• New York – Kara Georgi, Co-Chair
• Oklahoma – Betty Hawkins-Emery
• Washington State – Victoria Hilt
• West Virginia – LaCrisha Rose, Co-Chair

Kara Georgi and LaCrisha Rose have served as co-chairs of the ANPPC for several years.

ANPPC members met with Casey Family Programs’ CEO William C. Bell at the Alliance’s annual membership meeting in November 2019. Above, left to right are Edward Casillas, Kara Georgi, Betty Hawkins-Emery, LaShay Canady, Dr. William Bell, Victoria Hilt, LaCrisha Rose and Maggie Fye. Below, parent leaders from the Birth Parent National Network (BPNN) and ANPPC members meet to learn how and discuss ways to generate and promote the “parent voice” on a national level.

Who Are We?

The ANPPC is a group of parent leaders who work in a small collective virtual environment to support and align our work with the Alliance’s strategic plan. We work to raise awareness about the Alliance’s prevention resources that strengthen all families and communities.

To hear from the ANPPC in their own words about:

  • How they become a part of the Council
  • What the expectations and commitments are for Council members
  • Current Council members’ goals and aspirations for this work to partner with the Alliance

 

Parent Resources

The need2know resources are concise, just-in-time tools that target a special need, concern or issue. The ANPPC developed the Creating Parent Partnerships and PARENTS Acrostic tools to help guide meaningful conversations about the value of true partnerships with parents. The parent-to-parent infographics are a series of one-page tools that share parent strategies on how they use strength-based protective factors in their everyday lives.

CONVERSATION GUIDE

An informal conversation about the way parents and caregivers help build the Social and Emotional Competence of Children

 

The Conversation Guide provides all of the resources needed to convene an informal and focused conversation. It is designed to be co-led by a parent facilitator and an organizational partner. The 5 questions that form the basis for the discussion relate to the 5 Everyday Actions that are known to build the Social and Emotional Competence of Children. The power of the conversation is that local conversations are part of a national conversation – with the essential tools to report data from the conversation at a national level.

This suite of materials includes:

The Conversation Guide

  • Getting Ready for the Conversation – Includes ideas for planning, organization and tips for facilitating the conversation.
  • Time Plan – The conversation is flexible and can be adapted to your needs.
  • The Conversation – A scripted guide for discussing the questions designed to help parents share concrete examples of the everyday actions they are taking to build this protective factor.
  • Key Points and Reminders – A one-page tool that reminds parent participants of the questions, definitions and key points during the course of the conversation. This page is available in color and greyscale for reproduction purposes.
  • Processing the Conversation – To harvest the collected data, the parent facilitator and his/her organization partner should process what happened during the conversation immediately afterwards.

The Report-Out Form

  • The fillable PDF form summarizes the main ideas and themes that emerged from the conversation. The final step is to submit by email the fillable form to the Alliance to be combined with data from conversations happening across the country.

The PowerPoint

  • The use of the PowerPoint is optional and can serve to remind parent participants of the questions, definitions and key points during the course of the conversation. An optional one-page tool is included in the Conversation Guide and can be used in addition to or instead of the PowerPoint.

Three Components

Download all 3 components of the Conversation Guide here.

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Social Media Campaign

Protective Factors Help Parents in Times of Need

The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council (ANPPC) created a 5-week social media campaign to promote the Strengthening Families Protective Factors and help parents navigate the Coronavirus crisis. The ANPPC campaign focuses on a different protective factor each week beginning with Concrete Supports in Times of Need. Each week presents four images and numerous resource links that share activating protective factors in a time of stress and need. Feel free to use the entire campaign, focus on one specific protective factor or use isolated images that meet your needs.

The ANPPC thanks the Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center (CANTASD) for providing the “WE CAN” series of photos. By using the protective factors, parents and caregivers can build stronger families and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Download the Images

When you click to download the images, you will download a JPEG of the image. Web links are not live in a JPEG, so be sure to include the tiny URL link provided with the image when sharing on social media. There is a suggested message for you to copy and use when posting the image on social media. This text provides links directly to the referenced resources and includes the hashtag #ctfresilienttogether

Victoria Hilt, a member of the ANPPC, created from her home a step-by-step video of how to download an image and post it to the various social media platforms. To view this 6-minute video, click on the button below.

Week 1 – Concrete Support in Times of Need

Children need to understand what Coronavirus is.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council promotes the Strengthening Families Protective Factors. To help children understand the Coronavirus, read with them: My Coronavirus Story (Easter Seals – Illinois Autism Partnership) at https://tinyurl.com/u84zpva and Exploring the New Coronavirus – A Comic Just for Kids (NPR: Feb. 28, 2020) at https://tinyurl.com/sjs6qlu

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Help is often one call away.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council promotes the Strengthening Families Protective Factors. During these stressful times, help is only a call away. For a list of national helplines go to https://tinyurl.com/r3yfm6k and for daily updates, visit the CDC website at https://tinyurl.com/wz7ojes

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Give yourself a break.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council promotes the Strengthening Families Protective Factors. Take a break and do something fun. Download this 4-H activity guide with 60 hands-on educational activities for children. https://tinyurl.com/sx3dfr8

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Protective factors keep families strong.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council knows that the Strengthening Families Protective Factors keep families strong. Check out these 6 scenarios and see how many protective factors you can identify. https://tinyurl.com/yyj6g56s

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Week 2 – Parental Resilience

Parenting is hard work!

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council promotes the Strengthening Families Protective Factors. As parents, we can place high expectations on ourselves. Remember: when you spend time sitting, playing or just engaging with your children – it may be what they need the most. Here are some thoughts from a parent navigating these uncertain times.https://tinyurl.com/v8npzh4

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Building resilience can be fun.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council promotes the Strengthening Families Protective Factors – especially Parental Resilience. Sometimes being resilient is allowing ourselves to have fun and one of the best ways to have fun with your kids is going back to playing with some of the things you loved as a child. Take time to play today by checking out the Ultimate LEGO Activity Guide. https://tinyurl.com/yx7uxvur

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Being a parent means being on call 24 hours a day.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council knows that parenting is hard work, and it’s okay to not always know what to do. If you’re working from home with your children at home, you may be facing some new parenting challenges. For help, check out these tips and resources at Prevent Child Abuse America. https://tinyurl.com/w8693v5

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Be a resilient parent.

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People build resilience in different ways. Think of one thing you can do today to make you stronger for tomorrow. See what other parents do in the Alliance National Parent Partnership Council’s parental resilience infographic at https://tinyurl.com/sl7f4sn. Also, download Big Life Journal’s “Stay at Home Care Package” at https://tinyurl.com/shvhcps and have some fun with your family.

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Week 3 – Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development

Find positive ways to connect with your children.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council promotes the Strengthening Families Protective Factors. Knowing how to respond and help your children during this time can be challenging. It helps to know what this might look like for different age groups. Yolo County (California) Children’s Alliance has created a guide on children’s behaviors at different ages. It’s available at https://tinyurl.com/yologuides in English or Spanish. Also, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has a breakdown by ages and possible responses directly tied to COVID-19 at https://tinyurl.com/NCTSNCopeGuide.

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Childhood experiences have a lifelong impact on our health.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council promotes Strengthening Families Protective Factors – especially Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development. As parents, it’s natural to want to shield our kids from the unpleasant parts of life. However, there are actually benefits to crying in front of your children. Take time to read this article about normalizing human emotions. https://tinyurl.com/yy3npl9n

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Help your child overcome fear.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council promotes the Strengthening Families Protective Factors. What are some ways you are helping your children with the fears they are dealing with right now? Use the “Brain Buddy” tool that is based on fear research at https://tinyurl.com/brainbuddybrief to talk with your child during this stressful time. Also, get updated tools, tips and techniques in the 2019/2020 Prevention Resource Guide at https://tinyurl.com/m2ss4yq.

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Know yourself. Know your child.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council promotes the Strengthening Families Protective Factors. As a parent we are often required to learn new skills. Think of one new parenting strategy that you tried today to help your child during this stressful time. In the ANPPC’s knowledge of parenting and child development infographic, parents share what works for them. https://tinyurl.com/KNOeverydayactions

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Week 4 – Social and Emotional Competence of Children

Just Breathe. Together.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council promotes the Strengthening Families Protective Factors – especially the Social and Emotional Competence of Children. Take time to destress together today. Find out how and get other tips from PBS for Parents at https://tinyurl.com/vb5wntr.

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Be a smart parent.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council promotes the Strengthening Families Protective Factors. For help in dealing with and preventing challenging behaviors in children, check out How to Prevent Challenging Behaviors at https://tinyurl.com/v4azlgq and visit the Child Mind Institute at https://tinyurl.com/tuldnll for resources and support.

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The best way to connect is to be curious.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council promotes the Strengthening Families Protective Factors. Our children sometimes need us to ask questions so we can more deeply understand and support them. Ask questions that will get your child talking using the “Ultimate Guide to Connecting with Your Child” at https://tinyurl.com/vuktezg.

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Introducing a new tool for virtual conversations.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council (ANPPC) promotes the Strengthening Families Protective Factors. Check out the latest tool the ANPPC has created to help you, other parents and your communities talk about social emotional competence of children and so much more at https://tinyurl.com/yynrpuqc

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Week 5 – Social Connections

You can make a difference.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council promotes the Strengthening Families Protective Factors. We need to keep our social connections strong and there are lots of ways to do that. Consider joining the Birth Parent National Network (BPNN) at https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/bpnn and talk about issues that impact families. For other ideas, visit the University of Washington Center for the Science of Social Connection. https://tinyurl.com/UWsocialconnection

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Take time to thank yourself for the work you do with families.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council promotes the Strengthening Families Protective Factors. Check out this article from LifeWorks with some practical self-care tips we can all use as we care for one another during this challenging time. https://tinyurl.com/ycw8lzzg

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Here's to all those devoting themselves to helping others.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council promotes the Strengthening Families Protective Factors. Our communities are working to keep us safe and to help those who are ill. See if you and your children can find a way to thank someone in your community who is an essential worker. Watch this special “Thank You” video that Google released because of the global surge in “searches for how to thank healthcare workers.” https://tinyurl.com/y7vbyk2l

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Stay connected while staying social distanced.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council promotes the Strengthening Families Protective Factors. Because of the increased amount of time we are spending attached to our screens, we’re seeing a growing sense of connection and community. Visit Meaningful Mama’s blog for some fun games to play virtually with grandparents, friends and family members. https://tinyurl.com/yd3wzy9h

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Images to Share

The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council (ANPPC) has created the images below for you to share on your social media and with your networks.

Downloading the Images

When you click to download the images, you will be able to download a JPEG of the image and also a PDF.  Web links will not be live in a JPEG, so be sure to include the link provided with the image when sharing on social media.  You can attach the PDF to a social media post, but the image will not be visible.  The PDF will be useful for posting and sharing via email.

Images Linking to Protective Factors Infographics

Everyday Actions That Build Resilience

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council has been collecting concrete examples of how parents across the country are building Parental Resilience. Explore the full Parental Reslience tool on the Alliance website at: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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Everyday Actions That Build Social Connections

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council has been collecting concrete examples of how parents across the country are building Social Connections. Explore the full Social Connections infographic on the Alliance website at: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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Everyday Actions That Build Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council has been collecting concrete examples of how parents across the country are building Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development. Explore the full Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development infographic on the Alliance website at: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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Images Linking to the Parents Acrostic

'P' is for Provide

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council is happy to celebrate National Parent Leadership month with you and the parents you serve. The “P” in  “PARENTS” is for “Provide”.  Explore the full Parent Acrostic tool on the Alliance website at: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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'A' is for Ask

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council is happy to celebrate National Parent Leadership month with you and the parents you serve. The “A” in  “PARENTS” is for “ASK”.  Explore the full Parent Acrostic tool on the Alliance website at: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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'R' is for Relationships

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council is happy to celebrate National Parent Leadership month with you and the parents you serve. The “R”  in “PARENTS” is for “RELATIONSHIPS”.  Explore the full Parent Acrostic tool on the Alliance website at: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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'E' is for Encouragement

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council is happy to celebrate National Parent Leadership month with you and the parents you serve. The “E”  in “PARENTS” is for “ENCOURAGEMENT”.  Explore the full Parent Acrostic tool on the Alliance website at: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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'N' is for Nurture

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council is happy to celebrate National Parent Leadership month with you and the parents you serve. The “N” in  “PARENTS” is for “NURTURE”.  Explore the full Parent Acrostic tool on the Alliance website at: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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'T' is for Trust

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council is happy to celebrate National Parent Leadership month with you and the parents you serve. The “T” in  “PARENTS” is for “TRUST”.  Explore the full Parent Acrostic tool on the Alliance website at: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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'S' is for Succeed

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council is happy to celebrate National Parent Leadership month with you and the parents you serve. The “S” in  “PARENTS” is for “SUCCEED”.  Explore the full Parent Acrostic tool on the Alliance website at: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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