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coffee County Spotlight: Shasta County’s Parent Leadership Advisory Group | April 2018

Shasta County’s Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council (SCAPCC) has developed a very unique Parent Leadership Group known as the Parent Leadership Advisory Group (PLAG). Parents interested in getting involved in the community can attend the monthly group meeting or the Annual Parent Café. Through PLAG the Parent Cafes have evolved to be facilitated by Parent Leaders. These Parent Leaders volunteers participate in facilitation trainings so they can host a table at the yearly Parent Café. They also speak at different events to share their story and describe how PLAG has helped them through their journey.

PLAG participants want to help the community in any way they can. They created the PLAG phone line, Parent Reunification Celebration, the PLAG handbook and the Court Orientation for parents who may have or have had their children removed. In addition, the Parent Leaders submitted feedback for the PLAG Logic Model.

The PLAG phone line is for parents to call that may need resources or just want to vent. Court Orientation has one voluntary Parent Leader share their story and explain next steps with parents who may or have had children removed from their care. Participants have shared that it is helpful hearing someone’s story and knowing they got their kids back. It has made them feel more prepared and hopeful that removal of your kids doesn’t have to be forever.

The Parent Leaders involved in PLAG each have a unique story and love their community. Their work and ideas have benefitted the group in so many ways and many parents continue to maintain involvement in the program for years, stating that the support system is a significant factor in their involvement in the program.

For more information about the program contact Crystal Johnson at: cjohnson@shastacapcc.org

Grantee Spotlight: Family Hui’s Bloom this Spring with Aloha | April 2018

book and flower  Family Hui has created a positive parenting texting campaign for Child Abuse Prevention Month 2018. The purpose of the campaign is to provide parents with educational and encouraging messages throughout the month of April. Some messages are simply quotes and others offer quotes with links to such topics as mindfulness, postpartum depression as well as materials and toolkits from First 5 and Yolo County Children’s Alliance. Parents will receive a positive message each day for 29 days and will be asked to evaluate the texting campaign on the 30th day.  

The project is in Spanish and English. The sign-up phone number is the same for both (617-826-9932) but the texting word for English speakers is ALOHA and for Spanish speakers the texting word is ALOHA2U. How does it work? Text either ALOHA (for English) or ALOHA2U (for Spanish) to 617-826-9932. A message will appear letting you know you have been registered. Please note: Regular texting rates and fees apply.  

Please contact Family Hui Director, Lucy Roberts, for more information: lroberts@lead4tomorrow.org.

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