SPAN | Statewide Parent Advocacy Network

Partner Overview

The SPAN Parent Advocacy Network is an independent 501(c)3 organization committed to empowering families as advocates and partners in improving education, health, and mental health outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youth. SPAN is a “first stop” for New Jersey families. Our vision is that all families will have the resources and support they need to ensure that their children become fully participating and contributing members of our communities and society. Our mission is to empower and support families and inform and involve professionals interested in a healthy development and education of children and youth

Service Overview

SPAN offers families, professionals, policy makers and our parent center colleagues information, resources, support and advocacy assistance addressing: effective parent involvement, child care, general and special education, dropout and bullying prevention, child welfare, health care, mental health, youth leadership, transition to adult life, incarcerated youth, military family support, violence prevention & more.

-Know your rights
-Advocate for children and families
-Secure appropriate services
-Keep children in school
-Navigate education
-Health, mental health systems
-Prepare for life after high school
-Connect with other parents who understand
-Start a parent group: Become an effective partner in improving our schools
-Be a catalyst to improve services for children and families
-Access resources and information