Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) Mission:
Inspiring Excellence: Every Grownup, Every Child, Every Day.

Student, Family & Community Services

Family Advocate System (FAS)
Parent Zone

How Can a Parent Become an Effective Advocate?

What is an Advocate?

An advocate is one who pleads another's cause in support of something. A parent can be their child's best advocate. When advocating for your child, consider using this three-step approach.

What are the Steps to Effective Advocacy?
Step One:

Approach the right person in as professional a manner as possible.

Ask these questions;

Step Two:

Clearly identify what you need.

Ask these questions;

Step Three:

Have an idea of some options or be prepared to discuss options that can help those involved come to a mutually agreeable resolution.

Ask these questions;

What Does an Effective Advocate Know?
When should I advocate for my child?
How do I know when I need support from the Family Advocate Department?

If you would like to know more about Kansas City Kansas Public School's Family Advocate System, call 913-627-4389.

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