Family and Community Outreach – Help Me Grow National Center

Family and Community Outreach promotes HMG, facilitates provider networking, and bolsters children’s healthy development through families.

Family and Community Outreach is key to promoting the use of HMG and providing networking opportunities among families and community-based service providers. Family and Community Outreach staff work to engage families by participating in community meetings, forums, public events, fairs, and facilitating sessions that help families learn about child development and the role of HMG. These staff also establish and maintain relationships with community-based service providers.

A community presence encourages support for and participation in the HMG system and helps to market the service. It also facilitates efforts to gather and update information to include in a local early childhood resource directory.

Family and Community Outreach Key Activities and Resources

The Basics

  1. Community & Family Outreach Manual Excerpt
  2. Ensuring Family Engagement in the HMG System to Promote Protective Factors
  3. HMG 101: Family & Community Outreach

key activity #1: UTILIZE Community PartnersHIPS foR HELP ME GROW

  1. HMG Informational Handout for Community Partners
  2. HMG Customizable Brochure
  3. Messaging System Change for Collective Impact
  4. A Parent’s Story Promotional Video
  5. HMG 101: Family & Community Outreach

key activity #2: HOST OR PARTICIPATE IN NETWORKING EVENTS FOR COMMUNITY-BASED PROVIDERS

  1. Networking Meetings – Lessons Learned
  2. HMG Orange County Networking Events Evaluation
  3. Care Coordination Collaborative Webinars

key activity #3: HOST OR PARTICIPATE IN community and family-oriented events and trainings 

  1. Ensuring Family Engagement with the HMG System
  2. Engaging Families for System Change in Early Childhood
  3. Nothing About Families Without Families: Effective Strategies for Diverse Family Leadership and Engagement

key activity #4: Marketing to Promote Awareness of HMG

  1. Marketing HMG Manual Excerpt
  2. Marketing Materials: HMG Alameda County Postcard
  3. Marketing Materials: HMG South Carolina Flyer