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Fostering Family Leaders - The New Era of PACE Leadership

Tuesday - September 20, 2016

By: Kaila Davis & Magda Perez

United Way of Greater Atlanta’s PACE program hosted its first Fostering Family Leaders Training of Trainers Workshop on September 13th and 14th at Brookhaven’s Latin American Association.

With roughly 50 participants in attendance, the Fostering Family Leaders (FFL) training teaches parent educators how to facilitate a parent leadership program for the families they serve. The training teaches families, educators and service providers how to develop and strengthen family-staff partnerships, to increase parent leadership skills, and to create and sustain family engagement opportunities.

Five agencies, Reach Services Inc., the Clayton County Board of Health, Families First, the Butts County Family Enrichment Center and Easter Seals North Georgia all received $10,000 from the initiative to cover institute implementation costs. Representatives from these agencies were in attendance.

Additional partners associated with PACE's LIFE Path project also participated in the Training of Trainers workshop.  Partner agencies included Sheltering Arms Early Education Centers, Child Care Network, The Success Learning Academy and the Clayton County School System.

Following the two-day training, participants will partake in a 20-hour FFL Institute, broken down into ten separate sessions. Throughout the 20-hour session, numerous topics will be covered including, but not limited to- strategies of effective communication, how to affirm leadership within oneself, and learning to support children during academic transitions.  These institute sessions will begin at the end of October and will be carried on until May of next year.

For more information on the Fostering Family Leaders Institute, please send us an email using our “Contact” page. 

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