What skills are necessary for parent leaders?
  • Desire to be an advocate for children and families
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others
  • Willingness to share personal experiences
  • Vision beyond their own circumstance

 

Parent leaders play an essential role in the mission of Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee’s and the Children’s Trust Fund. This mission includes keeping children safe from abuse, promoting the well-being of children and instilling protective factors in our communities and families across the state. We support parent leadership in a variety of ways, to include involvement in programs and services across Tennessee. When parents are provided leadership opportunities, they become active participants in advocating for their child, family, and communities while realizing their potential for solving parenting and family issues. Through the work of the Parent Partnership, and the Tennessee Parent Leadership Team, parent leadership involvement is supported at the local, state, and national levels. Parent Leadership Powerpoint Parent Leader Nomination Form Parent Leadership Flyer

2014 Retreat

2014 Retreat

Hollie Butts and Deborah Arnold in Knoxville, TN planted their pinwheel garden with Catholic Charities!

Hollie Butts and Deborah Arnold in Knoxville, TN planted their pinwheel garden with Catholic Charities!

PCAT's Parent Leadership Coordinator, Melissa Perry and Jenn Martin, Parent and Community Educator from the Family Center in Nashville talk about the five protective factors during their workshop on Community Cafes at the annual TCSW conference- April 2015

PCAT’s Parent Leadership Coordinator, Melissa Perry and Jenn Martin, Parent and Community Educator from the Family Center in Nashville talk about the five protective factors during their workshop on Community Cafes at the annual TCSW conference- April 2015

Pinwheels for Prevention Kick-off at Nashville Farmers Market on April 4, 2015 Volunteer Adam Perry and Miss Nashville, Hannah Bobinger planting pinwheels and decorating!!

Pinwheels for Prevention Kick-off at Nashville Farmers Market on April 4, 2015
Volunteer Adam Perry and Miss Nashville, Hannah Bobinger planting pinwheels and decorating!!

Beth Stodghill, Parent Leader, Speaking during a Parent Leadership TN workshop at the annual TCSW conference with Parent Leadership Coordinator Melissa Perry and Parent Leader Ruth Gomez

Beth Stodghill, Parent Leader, Speaking during a Parent Leadership TN workshop at the annual TCSW conference with Parent Leadership Coordinator Melissa Perry and Parent Leader Ruth Gomez- April 2015

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Ruth Gomez, Parent Leader, Speaking at the Parent Leadership TN workshop at the annual TCSW conference with Parent Leadership Coordinator Melissa Perry and Parent Leader Beth Stodghill- April 2015

Parent Leader, Jenny Morton, Ms. Wheelchair TN 2015

Parent Leader, Jenny Morton, Ms. Wheelchair TN 2015

TN Parent Leaders featured in the Parents and Practitioners Newsletter 2015

TN Parent Leaders featured in the Parents and Practitioners Newsletter 2015

Parent Cafe at Washington-Douglas Head Start

Parent Cafe at Washington-Douglas Head Start

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Parent Leader Treva Maitland, Parent Leadership Coordinator Melissa Perry, and Parents at Washington Douglas Head Start Parent Cafe, March 2015

 

 

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