Parent Leadership Toolkit


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HV CoIIN 2.0 believes that every parent adds value when they have an equal opportunity to share and leverage their strengths and gifts toward change efforts. Parents are integral to CQI efforts as it recognizes that innovative solutions stem from lived experiences and can address root causes of a problem. At the heart of our work, we strive to partner with parents to co-create solutions that can accelerate outcomes. 

In partnership with our expert Parent Leadership Coaches, HV CoIIN 2.0 created a Parent Leadership Toolkit to support home visiting programs to improve their capacity and infrastructure to successfully incorporate parent leadership at both the state and local levels. This toolkit helps programs clarify the process and guide teams in building the needed infrastructure to welcome families as leaders.

This toolkit outlines a five-stage continuum for engaging parents in CQI. These stages offer opportunities for CQI teams to build and sustain parent leadership in their CQI initiatives. The continuum ranges from early readiness to partner in CQI to long-term strategies for bolstering the infrastructure and team functioning needed for parent leadership to continue to flourish as part of day-to-day operations.

HV CoIIN 2.0 also developed the "Building Blocks for Parent Leadership in CQI Team Assessment" to help teams assess their current level of parent leadership and what needs to be in place to progress along the continuum. 

These valuable resources are now available to all home visiting programs*. Access them below:


Are you interested in accessing regular, specialized, no-cost training and coaching on intentionally planning for rolling out and implementing these resources with diverse populations?

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*For more infomration on the work HV CoIIN 2.0 is doign with Parents and Home Visitng agencies, check out our Parent Leadership Panel from Lead the Change's 2nd Learning Session. In this panel, participating teams heard real-life examples of the toolkit's key lessons. A panel consisting of parent leaders Joslyn Ward, Rebecca King, Tommara Grice, and Bryn Fortune provided teams with insight on building capacity for parent leadership. Watch the panel: here.