august, 2021

24augAll DayWashington Statewide Leadership Initiative (WSLI) Annual Conference - Hand in Hand: Coming Together to Support Diverse Families Event Organized By: Washington Statewide Leadership Initiative Event Type:ConferenceIn-person or Online:Online

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Event Details

A free online event open to organizations who are interested in providing connections, support and tools to elevate the voice of families who have children and youth with disabilities or special health care needs.

Scheduled Sessions:

  • The History and Work of WSLI
  • Keynote speaker: Working with Families with Equity and Inclusion
  • Family Engagement to Leadership: Ripples of Transformation
  • Panel of Multi-Cultural Parent Partners

WSLI: Training Family Leaders. Elevating Family Voice. Changing Systems.

Contact Colleen Bradley ( or Jill McCormick  for more information





All Day (Tuesday)




Washington Statewide Leadership InitiativeOur Mission: To elevate family voice: provide connections so that family voice is respected, amplified, and heard in order to support Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and their families at all levels in Washington. Our Vision: Children, individuals, and families in Washington State, including those with special health care needs, will be healthy, safe, resilient, and included. Our Values: We value meaningful partnerships with communities and families so that we can: work towards collective impact, engage in cross systems partnerships statewide, utilize public health frameworks, and promote equity and inclusion. ​Our goal as an initiative is supporting a coalition infrastructure that allows organizations providing family support and leadership development to work together to leverage resources, create statewide connections, and increase organizational capacity to serve families. ​ We want to: Inform, support, and empower Washington families to be partners and leaders in their child’s care. Develop and implement a system to track and match trained families and consumers to relevant and meaningful leadership opportunities. Create a means to measure our success through continuous quality improvement. Use the evidence of our success to justify our work to funding entities.