Parents Partnering For Change

What is Parents Partnering for Change (PPC)?

Parents Partnering for Change is a two day leadership training for parents. Parents learn how to be leaders and active participants.  Training topics include:

  • How to tell your family story
  • What it means to be a parent leader
  • Understanding communication styles
  • How an advisory board works
  • Making meetings effective
  • Conflict management

Who Can Attend for the Training?

Any parents (biological, adoptive, foster and kinship or caregiver) in Michigan who has a child aged birth to 18 who has received public services in Michigan.  Priority is given to those who live closest to the training.

The Benefits of Parent Leadership Training

  • Parents bring valuable expertise and new perspectives to the table
  • Parents and professionals working together create stronger programs
  • Agencies that embrace parents as partners create programs and policies that bring positive changes to the agency and the community
  • Parents gain the opportunity to strengthen their confidence and competence through knowledge and skill building
  • Parents can become advocates for change at local, regional and state levels.

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What is the cost to attend?

There is no cost to parents to attend.  Parents receive mileage reimbursement, a stipend ($200) for their time, and meals during the training.

When are trainings offered?

Trainings are typically offered in the spring and summer months each year. Open trainings will be listed here.

How long is the training?

8:30 – 4:00 for two days and parents must commit to attending both days.

Is childcare available?

No child care available however up to $50 per day childcare reimbursement is provided.

Will I receive my stipend at the training?

No you will fill out a W-9 at the training and your stipend, mileage and child care will be mailed to you in about 3 weeks.

Can my spouse attend with me?

Absolutely!