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Sharing Your Story: A Tool for #Advocacy

In this article, we provide tips on sharing your story.  These tips were based on  Sharing a Family’s Story: A Tool for Family Advocacy  by Iowa State University Extension to Families. This article also available in Spanish on our website>>     Families have an important role in sharing information and first-hand experiences with policymakers to help them understand the reality and complexity of situations that families face. Stories are powerful. Your story is powerful.   How do you tell your story effectively?  Remember you are speaking because you are a parent. Your family experiences are valuable.   • Think about what you will say in your presentation. Organize your ideas.   • Identify two or three main points you want the audience to learn.   • When you begin, briefly explain what your story will be about—  “I am going to share the special joys my children bring and what I want for their future, as well as the difficulties I have had trying to get support and services for

Family Voices is Hiring in the Fort Wayne area

Family Voices Indiana Seeking a Family Leader to serve as an additional Health Information Specialist in the  Fort Wayne  area If you are a parent of a child with a disability, Family Voices of Indiana wants and needs YOU! The Indiana Family to Family Health Information Center Project will: Address the health care financing information needs of Indiana’s families raising children with special health care needs and disabilities Connect families to existing resources, direct support and advocacy Support and expand our parent to parent network statewide Now accepting applications from Family Leaders to support this project as contractors working up to 40 hours a month from your community Requirements: Live in the Fort Wayne area •Bilingual preferred •Must be the parent of a child with special health care needs •Knowledge of Family Leadership •Knowledge of services and systems in Indiana. We provide additional training and support Responsibilities

Family Voices Indiana is Hiring in the New Albany Area

Family Voices Indiana Seeking a Family Leader to serve as a Health Information Specialist in the New Albany  area If you are a parent of a child with a disability, Family Voices of Indiana wants and needs YOU! The Indiana Family to Family Health Information Center Project will: Address the health care financing information needs of Indiana’s families raising children with special health care needs and disabilities Connect families to existing resources, direct support and advocacy Support and expand our parent to parent network statewide Now accepting applications from Family Leaders to support this project as contractors working up to 40 hours a month from your community Requirements: Live in the New Albany area •Bilingual preferred •Must be the parent of a child with special health care needs •Knowledge of Family Leadership •Knowledge of services and systems in Indiana. We provide additional training and support Responsibilities: P

Family Voices Indiana is Hiring in the #Evansville Area

Family Voices Indiana Seeking a Family Leader to serve as a Health Information Specialist in the  EVANSVILLE  area If you are a parent of a child with a disability, Family Voices of Indiana wants and needs YOU! The Indiana Family to Family Health Information Center Project will: Address the health care financing information needs of Indiana’s families raising children with special health care needs and disabilities Connect families to existing resources, direct support and advocacy Support and expand our parent to parent network statewide Now accepting applications from Family Leaders to support this project as contractors working up to 40 hours a month from your community Requirements: Live in the Evansville area •Bilingual preferred •Must be the parent of a child with special health care needs •Knowledge of Family Leadership •Knowledge of services and systems in Indiana. We provide additional training and support Responsibilities: Provide