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Family Leadership Institute

Family Voices Family Leadership Institute will be held in 2014.  We are accepting 25 applicants, so get your application in early.  You can do so by clicking here

Please be sure to include your own e-mail.



The purpose of the Leadership Institute is to provide family members with the tools to expand their grassroots advocacy efforts through coalition building and mentoring activities.


Learning Objectives:
  1. State leadership –increase capacity and knowledge for family leaders regarding health policy in order to strengthen partnerships and policy development.
  2. Individual families – increase awareness and understanding of impact of health issues and services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.
  3. Promote and support family/professional partnerships.
  4. Increase the families’ ability to navigate the complex service system and access needed services.
  5. Provide families with access to information and the opportunities for training.
  6. Provide skills necessary for family support and leadership development by bringing together community resources based upon identified family needs.
Apply for an upcoming Leadership Institute

August 2008
May 2009
August 2009
August 2010
Family Leadership Reunion October 2010, sponsored by ND ECCS!  A fun day by all, agencies, family speakers, with the end of the day at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch with Penny and Pals for families and children.  Thanks to the University of Mary Students who also provided child care!