Now more than ever it’s essential for organizations, and agencies to create a continuous opportunity for the voices of young people and families involved in/with the child welfare (and prevention) system to be centered, uplifted, and engaged during systemic changes. As you continue your work, and seek to meaningfully engage constituent voices you may be wondering:
What would integrating constituent voice in policy look like for your organization?
What are some steps you can take, no matter where you are in the process, to meaningfully engage constituents?
How can you build on skills you and your staff already have to make a seamless transition to policy advocacy?
To address these, and many more questions, Family Voices United has developed a Constituent Engagement Assessment Tool Kit which features a self-assessment on readiness to engage constituents and best practices from FosterClub, Children's Trust Fund Alliance and Casey Family Programs.
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding the tools or Family Voices United work.