What we've heard from speaking with parents and guardians in Brownsville
Parents and guardians are asked to bear the burden of coordinating complex care for their children on top of all the other responsibilities and pressures they have. Moreover, family members often feel disempowered in their relationships with professionals.
Parents and guardians feel that doctors or specialized providers don’t treat them as people and don’t know them or their children.
Appointments may be hard to get to or at inconvenient times, and providers do not always communicate clearly about the requirements or purposes of appointments.
Parents are responsible for sharing information between service providers because providers are not set up to do this themselves.
Providers may use lots of technical terms parents and guardians don’t know and not leave space for the parents to ask questions.
Issues like these break down the relationships between parents and providers
- Parents don't feel supported by the system.
- Parents are unable to secure the right services at the right time for their children.
United for Brownsville aims to help families, care providers, and advocates understand each other's concerns in order to work together more effectively and efficiently.
WANTED: Local Residents to Lead the Family Advisory Board (FAB)
United for Brownsville is looking for parents, family members, and caregivers in Brownsville, Brooklyn, to join our Family Advisory Board.
FAB members will help us achieve our goal of improving education and services for infants and toddlers in the community. This is an opportunity to have people from Brownsville change the way early childhood services work in their neighborhood.
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Interested Brownsville residents should contact Co-Directors David Harrington and Kassa Belay at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.