Family Engagement Steering Committee Sub-Committee Structure The OFCF Family Engagement Committee will be expanding its membership in order to focus on the other priorities/strategies beyond the family engagement website in the strategic plan. The committee structure will be: Steering Committee (Chaired by the OFCF Director) 1. Improve communication about family engagement among departments and externally 2. Develop/identify shared funding options and fundraising opportunities 3. Identify public policy recommendations 4. Participate on and support the 3 below strategy sub-committees a. Family Engagement Website Sub-Committee (Co-Chaired by Internal/External Lead) 1. Work with the Ronald McDonald House to expand the website statewide 2. Participate on the RMH Website Steering Committee & Sub-Committees b. Parent Advocacy Sub-Committee (Co-Chaired by Internal/External Lead) 1. Work with the DD Council to develop, disseminate, and review the parent advocacy needs assessment 2. Identify existing resources and gaps in parent advocacy 3. Ensure parent advocacy resources are identified on the family engagement website 4. Identify/develop a formal advocacy module with information on how to advocate 5. Identify/develop a cross-system parent advocacy orientation 6. Identify/develop training modules on each child-serving system 7. Post training modules on the family engagement website 8. Identify other possibilities to strengthen and network parent advocacy 9. Address consumer advocacy c. Parent/Professional Sub-Committee (Co-Chaired by Internal/External Lead) 1. Develop the inter-systems family engagement conference for 2012 2. Inventory existing family engagement, parent leadership, and family/professional partnership trainings 3. Align existing state sponsored training modules 4. Identify additional research-based training modules for family engagement, parent leadership, and family/professional partnerships 5. Post family engagement, parent leadership, and family/professional training modules on the family engagement website The Steering Committee will meet bi-monthly at least for the first four to six months beginning in December 2010. The sub-committees will need to meet individually in between steering committee meeting months. Additional meetings may be needed based on the work.
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