ADVOCACY TOOLS

Click here to see a brochure listing all the services that our department provide to PAT Affiliates.

Click here to see a brochure listing all the services that our department provide to PAT Affiliates.

As a Parents as Teachers program coordinator or parent educator you can access a variety of advocacy resources to help you stay informed, take action, and maximize your time.  

The Government & Community Engagement Department also provides targeted technical assistance, including writing legislative testimony and policy analysis. We also offer media support such as writing letters to the editor and media training. Our department also helps Affiliates with developing state specific advocacy materials such as one-pagers and fact sheets. 
 


Affiliate Advocacy Training Options

  1. Schedule a live advocacy training webinar for your next professional development day! Click here to schedule a time.
  2. Access free Parents as Teachers Advocacy Toolkits & Prerecorded Companion Webinars. Scroll down to see them all.

 

Tools to Use:


Using Social Media for Advocacy

  • Click here for the Facebook toolkit.
  • Click here for the Twitter toolkit.
  • Click here to listen to the recorded companion webinar: “Get Social. Why Facebook, Twitter & Social Networking Matter to Your Organization, with special guest Melanie Ross Levin, Director of Engagement & Mobilization at the National Women's Law Center (NWLC).
  • Download the webinar slides with clickable links to other resources.


Building a Relationship with your Elected Official

  • Click here for the toolkit.
  • Watch the companion webinar.


Building a Strong Advisory Committee

 

Infant and Toddler Messaging Guide

  • Listen to the recorded companion webinar, “Making the Case I: Infant and Toddler Messaging,” with special guests Barbara Gebhard, Assistant Director of Public Policy and Elizabeth DiLauro, Director of Advocacy.
  • Download the Infant and Toddler Messaging Guide, by Zero to Three. 
  • Download the webinar slides. 
  • Download the handout “Framing Early Childhood Development Framing Early Childhood Development Recommendations for Infant-Toddler Professionals & Advocates.” 
  • Download the handout Parents as Teachers evidence-based brochure. 

 

Engaging Decision Makers at Your Summer Roll and Read Event

  • Click here for the Roll and Read toolkit.
  • Listen to the recorded companion webinar, “Engaging Decision Makers at Your Summer Roll and Read Event,” with special guests Ms. Patricia Kempthorne, Former First Lady of Idaho, and Miriam Staffen, Developmental Specialist, from Idaho's South Central Public Health District.
  • Download the webinar slides.
  • Download sample articles about Roll & Read events.
  • Download a sample Roll & Read sponsorship form.
  • Please contact publicpolicy@parentsasteachers.org for access to the Roll & Read logos.


Advocacy Day at the Capitol

  • Download the Advocacy Day at the Capitol toolkit.
  • Listen to the recorded companion webinar: “Parents Take the Capitol by Storm: How to Plan a Parents as Teachers Day at the Capitol,” with special guest Callie Benton, President of the Kansas Parents as Teachers Association.
  • Download the slides for the presentation. 


Giving Legislative Testimony

  • Click here for the toolkit
  • Click here to listen to the recorded companion webinar: “Demystifying Legislative Testimony and Leveraging Unlikely Advocates” with special guest Laura Wells, Washington State Director of Fight Crime Invest in Kids. Download the webinar slides with clickable links to other resources, including copies of legislative testimony and reports by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. 
  • Download Sample Op Eds and LTEs from Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
  • Download an article by Zero to Three about Partnering with Law Enforcement. 


Writing Public Comments

  • Click here for the toolkit
  • Companion webinar coming soon!


Please send us an email if you would like to talk to our Government and Community Engagement team in person or would like to set up personalized training for your group publicpolicy@parentsasteachers.org.


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