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Planning for Meaningful Family Involvement Worksheet

State/Jurisdiction: Oregon
Setting: Workplace
Population: CYSHCN Families & Caregivers Medical & Public Health Professionals
Topic Area: Family & Youth Engagement

The Planning for Meaningful Family Involvement Worksheet is a 30-item worksheet is to help professionals “think through” the details, logistics, and processes that family members deserve to understand before serving on a board, committee, or task force. It prompts professionals to consider foundational questions (“why do you want a family perspective?” and “what, specifically, would you like the family representative to do?”) and further prompts them to consider practical issues such as remuneration, travel, communications, technology, etc. The worksheet takes approximately 30 minutes, and it is strongly recommended that a minimum of two agency leaders work together on the answers.

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Oregon Center For Children and Youth with Special Health Needs
Tamara Bakewell
(503) 494-0865
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