Family Partnership Process Practitioner Highlights (2)
Practitioner Highlights #2: Liz Bender, Youth in Need, MO
Head Start programs across the country are using Parent Gauge to advance child development, improve their engagement with families, and demonstrate their use of data during their monitoring reviews. Come hear from Liz Bender, an expert director about how her program implements Parent Gauge and what benefits it brings.
Liz Bender, LMSW is the Family and Community Engagement Director at Youth in Need in St. Louis, MO. She started working in Head Start as a home visitor in 2010. She spent a few years in between as the operations manager of a nonprofit community center and earned her Masters in Social Work from St. Louis University. She has also been a professor at St. Louis University teaching macro social work to undergraduate students.