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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 my family.”

• If you feel…

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: Provide information, assistance and support reg…

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: Provide information, assistance and support regarding healt…

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 information, assistance and support regarding healt…