Re-visioning Prevention: Exploring Systems Innovation and Best Practices in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Shawndi Johnson, Dads Matter Program Manager, shared with us the critical importance of engaging fathers in the process of sharing services, family healing, and creating strong, healthy communities.
- Parents want to be seen as individuals.
- A system cannot raise children.
- A Parent Partner can advocate for families and bring challenges up the chain of command.
- It makes a difference to have a consistent cheerleader reminding parents that they can overcome their adversity and reunite with their children.
We were honored to have Lindsey Day and Cecilia O. Herrera from Santa Barbara County, and Roger De Leon and Amber Kopp from Riverside County speak on the Parent Partner panel.