Maryland Family Network recognizes that parents and caregivers play important leadership roles in our community. MFN has developed an interactive, highly effective curriculum within our network of Family Support Centers to help parents develop and hone their leadership skills.

The MFN Parent Leadership Institute helps parents gain the confidence to take active, productive leadership roles within their families and neighborhoods and to work collaboratively with others. Parents who participate in the two days of training will learn to become better advocates for themselves, their children and their communities.

The Parent Leadership curriculum provides training and practice in seven core areas:

  • Understanding parent leadership
  • Active listening
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision making
  • Communicating with impact
  • Public speaking and advocacy
  • Action planning

For more information about our Parent Leadership program, please contact Melanie Martin.