your voice heard here

It’s an opportunity to inform the programs and services that serve us and build strong relationships with the educators and providers in our lives so we can reach the goals we have for ourselves and the people we love.

Finding our voice is a journey, and like most experiences that shape us, it can be messy and imperfect. The key is never giving up. When families and professionals commit to listening and learning with each other, making space and time for reflection and growth, and continue coming back to the table to create solutions together, we all thrive.

We are proud to partner with NH Children’s Trust on this effort to launch a state-wide dialogue about the power and potential of family voice. The resources below are designed to inspire families to consider the importance of their voices in education, healthcare, and other family-serving systems. Each month we will release new videos, podcasts, and personal stories. Sign up at the bottom of this page to get them in your inbox!

Family voice videos

Family Voice Stories from around NH

Our monthly 1-minute videos capture authentic family voice ideas and experiences from NH families and providers. While each video represents a unique perspective, they all show what Family Voice is, why it’s important, and how we build it. Use these videos to start a dialogue in your home or community!

WATCH THE VIDEOS

The Family Voice Toolkit

Explore the different ways family voice can reshape your experiences with education, healthcare, and family-serving systems. Find out how to cultivate conversations that build support for the vision and goals you have for your family with this toolkit.

VIEW TOOLKIT
Family Voice Toolkit
Family Voice Checklist

Family Voice Checklist

Use our family voice checklist to determine where you are at on your journey and use it to spark a conversation with those who serve you.

SEE THE CHECKLIST

Family Voice Podcast

Our podcasts provide additional perspectives on the importance of family voice. Learn how families and providers around NH use family voice to shape everyday experiences and ensure the programs and services families rely on remain responsive and accessible.

LISTEN TO THE PODCASTS
Family Voice Podcasts
Family Engagement Resources

Family Engagement Resources

Have you heard the term “family engagement”? It’s a way family-serving systems build productive partnerships with families to support their children. These resources help family-educator and family-provider teams identify the conditions needed to build trust and leverage each other’s strengths for maximum success.

EXPLORE THE ROADMAP

Our Organizations

For over 40 years, the Parent Information Center and New Hampshire Family Voices have been helping families understand the systems and programs they are a part of and how to navigate them to make informed decisions based on their individual needs and goals. Whether it’s education, healthcare, or family support services, a big part of our work is helping families find and use their voices to build meaningful partnerships with the providers serving them.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PIC & NHFV

The Family Voice Project

Learn more about the Family Voice Project and our partner, NH Children’s Trust

LEARN ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Share the power of FAMILY VOICE with your networks!

Each month we will release new videos, podcasts, and personal stories.
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This project was made possible by the NH Preschool Development Grant, grant number 90TP0060. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.”