Connecticut Commission on Children Parent Leadership Training

Connecticut Commission on
Parent Leadership Training Institute
Initial Review: July 15, 2008
Additional Review: August 2, 2013
The Connecticut Commission on Children was
created with bipartisan support in 1985 by an act of
the Connecticut Legislature.
This 25-member
Commission brings representatives from the
legislative, executive and judicial branches of
government together with the private sector to
promote public policies in children's best interest.
The Commission's Parent Leadership Training
Institute (PTLI), part of its family civics initiative,
was designed to ensure that parents and other adult
caregivers have the skills necessary to become
change agents for the next generation through civic
involvement at the neighborhood, school,
community, state and/or national level. At the
request of the Connecticut Commission on Children,
and initial assessment of the Parent Leadership
Training Institute was conducted by Charter Oak
State College on July 15, 2008. A five year reevaluation confirming the results of the first
review was conducted on August 2, 2013.
Source of official records:
Connecticut Commission on Children
18-20 Trinity Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Introduction to Parent Leadership and Advocacy
(3 cr. Basic/Lower)
Location: Various sites in Connecticut
Length: First class is a full day retreat, followed by
3 hours classroom instruction one night per week for
20 weeks: total 68 hours
January, 2003 – August, 2018
PLTI trains, inspires and empowers parents to
become effective advocates for children. Through
PLTI's unique adult learning experience, participants
explore their passions, strengths, beliefs and ideas.
The curriculum is intentionally designed to develop
interpersonal and public communication skills as
well as an understanding of government, media and
civic relations. No one knows better what children
need than parents. PLTI helps parents, grandparents,
foster parents and other caring adults get and remain
informed, engaged, and involved in their
neighborhoods, schools and your community to
improve the health, safety and learning outcomes of