Parent Leadership Training Institute Program

Program Reviewed

Parent Leadership Training Institute

Credit Recommendation

  • Introduction to Parent Leadership and Advocacy: 3 credits, lower division level

Effective Dates

January 2003 through August 2018

Source of Records

Connecticut Commission on Children; 18-20 Trinity Street; Hartford, CT 06106

About the Reviewed Program

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

How to Apply for the Credit


Introduction to Parent Leadership and Advocacy: 3 credits, lower division level
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 children.