What Is The PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL (PAC)?
PAC Mission Statement
The Parent Advisory Council represents the voice of Central NH families who are dedicated to building healthy environments and promising futures for our children and youth.
The Central NH Parent Advisory Council (PAC) facilitated by CADY is the recognized representative for the collective voice of parents in our region. PAC is made up of parent leaders from each of our regions (Pemi-Baker; Newfound; and Lincoln-Woodstock).
We also advise CADY on health-related issues, based on parents’ perspectives and our recommendations. This is done by working with CADY in a two-way networking model: parents informing CADY of their needs and perspectives and CADY informing parents of current trends and strategies related to parenting for prevention.
The PAC actively reaches out to engage parents in prevention decision-making processes and builds a partnership for youth wellness and safety among families, Communities for Alcohol- and Drug-Free Youth, and the Central NH Public Health Network. The PAC facilitates the interactions among parents and CADY and CADY supports parents in capacity-building initiatives that build the resiliency of our children and promising futures of our youth.
The vision of the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is to foster empowering interaction among community stakeholders with a focus on giving voice to parent ideas and concerns, as well as encouraging and enhancing parent participation and involvement in our community. The PAC seeks to do this by facilitating bi-directional communication among all involved parties across the whole range of issues that characterize parent involvement in prevention activities.
The ultimate goal of these efforts is to create an engaging, positive environment that encourages healthy behaviors that lead to significantly higher numbers of drug-free young people. This will not only help our children succeed in school and life, but will also contribute towards an improvement in the overall quality of life in our community.
We are proud to support parents at all levels of positive child and youth development.
The PAC will provide a regular forum for the exchange of ideas and information among our community.
For more information and meeting times, please contact Liz Brochu: firstname.lastname@example.org