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Advocate: Telling Your Story With a Purpose

July 13, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Join us in person or online:

Who: Parents, adult siblings, caregivers, and other advocates

What: Telling your story with a purpose (see course description below)

When: July 13 AND July 20th. 6:30-8:30

Where:  Friendship Adventures in Shoreline AND ONLINE

How: Explanation, demonstration, AND PRACTICE!

Cost:   $10 per person

Supplies:  A notebook and pen or laptop for taking notes, comfortable clothes, any snacks or drinks you would like to enjoy or share.

Questions: txt @Trish 253-861-8579

This training is designed to benefit parents and caregivers who are new to advocacy or those who have an intermediate level of experience, and who would like to advocate for policy or systems-level change for children with health conditions, behavioral or mental health conditions, or disabilities. It covers what it means to advocate for change; how to define an issue that can be addressed with policy or systems changes; and how to draw on personal experiences as examples to make a point effectively and memorably.  The focus of the training is to:

  1. Teach a process (and the rationale behind it) that can be used to develop a 3-minute presentation (without any visual aids) that could be delivered to an individual decision-maker or a group of decision-makers (e.g. legislators, a school board, city council, etc.)
  2. Have participants develop a 3-minute presentation,
  3. Provide the participants with the opportunity to practice their presentation.

Participants should not expect that they will leave the training with a high level of competence.  That will come by practicing the process and using it in real life situations.

Questions:  Text Trish at 253-861.8579

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    July 13, 2023
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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