We have long been told to not band-aid problems but to seek to understand the “root cause” and seek lasting solutions through changing the “system.” This lofty idea is very appealing in theory but very difficult to put into practice. First and foremost, while we understand systems conceptually, we are often not clear on how they work and what they mean for us.
This monograph provides information on how advocates might work to build a broader set of allies to promote an early childhood agenda to improve school readiness. It stresses the importance of recognizing the cultures, or cognitive frames, of groups of allies and crafting outreach messages accordingly. Recommendations for advocacy groups are included.
Priority skill areas have been identified for each of the five CYFAR Core Competencies listed here. Supervisors are encouraged to work individually with their CYFAR “front-line” staff and volunteers to assess specific skills and training needs.
CYFAR 2009 workshop identifying technologies and how to incorporate them into day-to-day work life to simplify and manage tasks. Basic technologies and some newer technologies are presented with overviews of how these tools can be used to help with work activities.
Want to gain trust and find new ways to engage Latino audiences? Watch this webinar to get tools, resources, and new ideas for improving your work with Latino audiences. Learn to effectively recruit, engage, and retain diverse audiences in your programs and in your research.