Sharing Personal Stories

NACAC Offers Free Webinar — Strategic Sharing: Using Personal Stories for Child Welfare Advocacy

Recorded on November 29, 2017: Strategic Sharing: Using Personal Stories for Child Welfare Advocacy Access the recorded webinar This webinar for young people who have experienced foster care and/or adoption, adoptive and foster parents, and leaders interested in child welfare advocacy teaches how personal stories can be powerful advocacy tools. This session addresses why personal… Read more

Categories: Advocacy, Sharing Personal Stories, Training

Strategic Sharing: Using Personal Stories for Child Welfare Advocacy

This webinar for young people who have experienced foster care and/or adoption, adoptive and foster parents, and leaders interested in child welfare advocacy teaches how personal stories can be powerful advocacy tools. This session addresses why personal stories can make a difference and best practices for telling or writing your own stories to achieve system… Read more

Categories: Advocacy, Sharing Personal Stories, Training, Youth Advocacy
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Tips for Using Personal Stories in Advocacy

by Janet Jerve, NACAC writer/editor Before you start interviewing people or gathering personal stories to help you with your advocacy efforts, you need to first answer the what, when, where, why, how and who questions regarding your advocacy work. You should first be able to answer these questions and explain your mission to prospective speakers… Read more

Categories: Advocacy, How to Advocate For Support, Sharing Personal Stories, Youth Advocacy

Sample Quotes and Stories

Below you will find a number of quotes and stories that are designed to demonstrate the importance and efficacy of post-permanency support. Use these and your own quotes and stories to bolster your advocacy message. Quotes When looking for quotes, seek those that are focused on the child’s need and demonstrate an outcome (adoption or… Read more

Categories: Advocacy, How to Advocate For Support, Sample Quotes and Stories, Sharing Personal Stories, Youth Stories

Sharing Personal Stories for Advocacy

[see also Engaging Constituents in Advocacy] A key component of any advocacy strategy is finding personal stories that demonstrate the importance of the change you seek. Personal stories: lend credibility to a problem or solution put a human face on a problem or solution help others identify with a problem or solution engage a reader’s… Read more

Categories: Advocacy, Sharing Personal Stories

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